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Key data BASF Group 2008

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Economic data (million €)

 

 

 

2008

2007

Change in %

1

Including acquisitions

Sales

62,304

57,951

7.5

Income from operations before depreciation
and amortization (EBITDA)  

9,562

10,225

(6.5)

Income from operations (EBIT) before special items  

6,856

7,614

(10.0)

Income from operations (EBIT)  

6,463

7,316

(11.7)

Income before taxes and minority interests  

5,976

6,935

(13.8)

Net income

2,912

4,065

(28.4)

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share (€)

3.13

4.16

(24.8)

Dividend per share (€)

1.95

1.95

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities

5,023

5,807

(13.5)

Additions to long-term assets1

3,634

4,425

(17.9)

Depreciation and amortization

3,099

2,909

6.5

 

 

 

 

Return on assets (%)

13.5

16.4

Return on equity after tax (%)

17.0

22.4

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses  

1,355

1,380

(1.8)

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Environment and safety

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2007

Change in %

Excluding emissions from oil and gas production

Operating costs for environmental protection facilities

Million €

706

640

10.3

Investments in environmental protection

Million €

165

103

60.2

Emissions of greenhouse gases
(CO2 equivalent)2

Million metric
tons/year

27.1

27.5

(1.5)

Emissions to air (air pollutants)2

Thousand metric
tons/year

36.5

50.6

(27.9)

Emissions to water2 of:

 

 

 

 

– Organic substances

Thousand metric
tons/year

20.6

31.2

(34.0)

– Nitrogen

Thousand metric
tons/year

4.4

5.3

(17.0)

– Heavy Metals

Metric tons/year

27.0

34.0

(20.6)

Transportation accidents

Per 10,000 shipments

0.36

0.28

28.6

Number of environmental
and safety audits

 

86

107

(19.6)

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Employees and society

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2007

Change in %

Employees as of December 31

 

96,924

95,175

1.8

Trainees as of December 31

 

2,171

2,160

0.5

Personnel costs

Million €

6,364

6,648

(4.3)

Donations and sponsoring

Million €

64.7

75.3

(14.1)

Annual bonus

% of Group companies

74.7

73.7

1.4

Lost time accidents

Per million working hours

1.8

2.2

(18.2)

Occupational diseases

Per million working hours

0.31

0.22

40.9

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