BASF Scraps 2020 Outlook; Maintains Dividend
By Kim Richters
BASF SE has withdrawn its outlook for the year amid the
coronavirus pandemic, but confirmed its dividend proposal for
The German chemical company said late Wednesday that it wasn't
currently possible to estimate the length and further spread of the
coronavirus pandemic, and it therefore couldn't comment on sales or
earnings developments for the time being.
The company had issued a full-year guidance in February, which
included sales between 60 billion euros and 63 billion euros
($65.23 billion and $68.50 billion)and earnings before interest and
taxes before special items to range between EUR4.2 billion and
The company said it is keeping its dividend proposal of EUR3.30
euros per share for 2019 unchanged.
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April 30, 2020 01:18 ET (05:18 GMT)
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