A robust BASF surveys more cyclical upside

Williams, Dede; Robinson, Simon
August 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;8/14/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 31, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the sales growth of BASF AG. BASF IS predicting full-year sales growth of 17% to €50 billion, after completing four big acquisitions up to July. The acquisitions are Engelhard, Degussa's construction chemicals business, Johnson Polymer, and biotechnology firm CropDesign. Cumulative sales over the first two quarters -- partly acquisition-related -- rose 20% to €25 billion, and earnings before interest, taxes and special items climbed 17% to €3.8 billion.


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