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24 Jul 2009

Coca-Cola FEMSA Announces 2009 Second Quarter and First Six Months Results


Friday, 07/24/2009, 9:20:00 am

Mexico City (July 24, 2009), Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA” or the “Company”), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world in terms of sales volume, announces results for the second quarter of 2009.
 
"In the middle of a tough operating environment, our company continued to achieve strong top- and bottom-line results for the quarter, growing revenues, operating income, and EBITDA by 30%, 16%, and 16%, respectively. Among other factors, we benefited from the growth of our sparkling beverages category, particularly in Mexico; the consolidation of our REMIL franchise territory in Brazil; and the strong performance of the Jugos del Valle line of juice-based beverages throughout our operations along with our ability to improve our pricing architecture. Our portfolio of products continued to outperform macroeconomic conditions across our territories, demonstrating its defensiveness. Also, as of June 1st, 2009, we took over the sales and distribution functions of the Brisa water business in Colombia. Furthermore, we believe our company is in a very strong financial position as exemplified by the debt maturities that we met during July—US$265 million of a Yankee bond and Certificados Bursátiles in the amount of MXN$500 million." said Carlos Salazar Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
 
Our consolidated total revenues increased 30.4% to Ps. 24,184 million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the second quarter of 2008, as a result of revenue increases in all of our divisions. Revenue growth was driven by (i) organic growth, driven both by pricing and volumes, which accounted for more than 50% of incremental revenues, (ii) a positive exchange rate translation effect contributing less than 30% of incremental revenues and (iii) the consolidation of Refrigerantes Minas Gerais, Ltda. (“REMIL”) in Brazil and Brisa in Colombia, which contributed approximately 20% of incremental revenues, providing the balance. Excluding the positive exchange rate translation effect and the acquisitions of REMIL and Brisa, our consolidated total revenues would have increased more than 16%.
 
Total sales volume increased 9.8% to reach 607.0 million unit cases in the second quarter of 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008. Excluding REMIL, total sales volume increased 6.8%, mainly driven by increases in sparkling beverages across all divisions, accounting for almost 40% of incremental volumes. Still beverages sales volume, mainly driven by the Jugos del Valle line of business in our Mexico and Latincentro divisions, grew almost 100%, which accounted for approximately 40% of incremental sales volumes. Our bottled water business, driven by the acquisitions of Agua de Los Angeles in Mexico and Brisa in Colombia, grew almost 10% and represented the balance.
 
Our gross profit increased 27.7% to Ps. 11,427 million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the second quarter of 2008. Cost of goods sold increased 32.9% mainly driven by (i) higher year-over-year sweetener costs, (ii) the devaluation of the local currencies in our main operations as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material cost and (iii) the integration of REMIL; which were partially offset by a lower cost of resin. Gross margin reached 47.3% in the second quarter of 2009 as compared to 48.2% in the same period in 2008.
 
Our consolidated operating income increased 16.0% to Ps. 3,677 million in the second quarter of 2009, mainly driven by double-digit operating income growth in our Latincentro and Mercosur divisions. Our operating margin was 15.2% in the second quarter of 2009, a decrease of 190 basis points compared to the same period in 2008 as a result of higher operating expenses and cost of goods sold, which were partially offset by revenue growth.
 
During the second quarter of 2009, we recorded Ps. 453 million in other expenses. These expenses were mainly driven by the loss on sale of certain fixed assets and employee profit sharing recorded in the other expenses line, in accordance with Mexican Financial Reporting Standards.
 
Our comprehensive financing result in the second quarter of 2009 recorded a gain of Ps. 23 million as compared to an expense of Ps. 51 million in the same period of 2008, mainly due to lower interest expenses as a result of lower net debt.
 
During the second quarter of 2009, income tax, as a percentage of income before taxes, was 29.9% compared to 28.3% in the same period of 2008.
 
Our consolidated majority net income increased by 17.2% to Ps. 2,161 million in the second quarter of 2009 as compared to the second quarter of 2008, mainly as a result of higher operating income. Earnings per share (EPS) were Ps. 1.17 (Ps. 11.70 per ADR) computed on the basis of 1,846.5 million shares outstanding (each ADR represents 10 local shares).
 
 
 BALANCE SHEET
 
As of June 30, 2009, we had a cash balance of Ps. 11,364 million, including US$ 458 million denominated in US dollars, an increase of Ps. 5,172 million compared to December 31, 2008, as a result of cash generated by our operations and financing during the first half of the year.
 
Total short-term debt was Ps. 10,130 million and long-term debt was Ps. 10,652 million. Total debt increased Ps. 2,208 million compared with year-end 2008 mainly due to the issuance of Ps. 2,000 million in “Certificados Bursátiles”, with a 13-month maturity, in January 2009. Net debt decreased Ps. 2,964 million compared to year-end 2008, mainly as a result of cash generated during the first half of the year. KOF’s total debt balance includes U.S. dollar-denominated debt in the amount of US$ 642 million (1).

The weighted average cost of debt for the quarter was 7.1%. The following charts set forth the Company’s debt profile by currency and interest rate type and by maturity date as of June 30, 2009:
 
Currency
% Total Debt(1)
% Interest Rate Floating(1)(2)
Mexican pesos
44.3%
46.4%
U.S. dollars
Colombian pesos
Venezuelan bolivars
40.1%
9.3%
0.8%
38.6%
100.0%
0.0%
Argentine pesos
5.5%
29.3%
 
(1)     After giving effect to cross-currency swaps and interest rate swaps.
(2)     Calculated by weighting each year’s outstanding debt balance mix.
 
Debt Maturity Profile
 
Maturity Date
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014 +
% of Total Debt
27.3%
22.1%
0.3%
18.9%
11.1%
20.3%
 
On July 1 and July 10, 2009, we paid, using cash from our balance, the maturities of our Yankee bond in the amount of US$ 265 million and our “Certificados Bursátiles” in the amount of Ps. 500 million. 

 
MEXICO DIVISION OPERATING RESULTS
 
Revenues
Total revenues from our Mexico division increased 7.8% to Ps. 9,749 million in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to the same period in 2008. Increased sales volumes accounted for close to 90% of incremental revenues during the quarter. Average price per unit case reached Ps. 29.42, an increase of 0.7%, as compared to the second quarter of 2008, reflecting higher average prices per unit case from the cola category that were partially offset by lower average prices per unit case in flavored sparkling beverages. Excluding bulk water under the brands Ciel and Agua de Los Angeles, our average price per unit case was Ps. 34.67, a 1.0% increase as compared to the same period in 2008.
 
Total sales volume increased 6.6% to 329.2 million unit cases in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to the second quarter of 2008, mainly driven by (i) a 2.9% volume growth in sparkling beverages supported by incremental volumes from the Coca-Cola brand in multiserve presentations that compensated for a decline in flavored sparkling beverages, (ii) incremental volumes in the still beverage category, increasing more than two times, driven by the Jugos del Valle product line and (iii) volume growth in our bottled water business by almost 7%.
 
Operating Income
Our gross profit increased 5.0% to Ps. 4,888 million in the second quarter of 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008. Cost of goods sold increased 10.7% as a result of (i) the third and final yearly stage of the scheduled Coca-Cola Company concentrate price increase announced in 2006, (ii) the higher costs of sweeteners and (iii) the devaluation of the Mexican peso as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material cost; all of which were partially offset by the lower year-over-year cost of resin. Gross margin decreased from 51.5% in the second quarter of 2008 to 50.1% in the same period of 2009.
 
Operating income increased 2.4% to Ps. 1,902 million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to Ps. 1,858 million in the same period of 2008. Our operating margin was 19.5% in the second quarter of 2009, a decrease of 100 basis points as compared to the same period of 2008, mainly due to gross margin pressures.
 

LATINCENTRO DIVISION OPERATING RESULTS (Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama)
 
As of June 1st, 2009, Coca-Cola FEMSA started to distribute the Brisa portfolio in Colombia.
 
Revenues
Total revenues reached Ps. 8,666 million in the second quarter of 2009, an increase of 63.9% as compared to the same period of 2008. Higher average price per unit case and volume growth accounted for approximately 55% of incremental revenues. A positive currency translation effect and the integration of Brisa represented the balance. Excluding this positive currency translation effect and the acquisition of Brisa, our Latincentro division’s revenues would have increased approximately 35%.
 
Total sales volume in our Latincentro division increased 10.0% to 142.4 million unit cases in the second quarter of 2009 as compared to the same period of 2008. Volume growth was mainly driven by (i) increases in sparkling beverages in Venezuela, (ii) the strong performance of the Jugos del Valle line of business in Colombia and Central America and (iii) the consolidation of the Brisa water brand in Colombia.
 
Operating Income
Gross profit reached Ps. 4,091 million, an increase of 68.1% in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to the same period of 2008. Cost of goods sold increased 60.4% mainly driven by higher sweetener costs across the division and the depreciation of the Colombian peso as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated packaging costs, which were compensated by a lower cost of resin. Gross margin increased 120 basis points to 47.2% in the second quarter of 2009.
 
Our operating income increased 38.7% to Ps. 1,036 million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the second quarter of 2008, as a result of operating leverage achieved by higher revenues that more than compensated for higher labor and maintenance costs in Venezuela and Colombia respectively. Our operating margin reached 12.0% in the second quarter of 2009, resulting in a 210 basis points decline as compared to the same period of 2008.
 
 
MERCOSUR DIVISION OPERATING RESULTS (Brazil and Argentina)
 
As of June 1st, 2008, Coca-Cola FEMSA includes the REMIL operation in its Mercosur division. Volume and average price per unit case exclude beer results.
  
Revenues
Net revenues increased 36.7% to Ps. 5,686 million in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to the same period of 2008. Excluding beer, which accounted for Ps. 614 million during the quarter, net revenues increased 34.6% to Ps. 5,072 million, compared to the same period of 2008. The acquisition of REMIL accounted for approximately 65% of net revenue growth, while higher average prices per unit case and volume growth accounted for approximately 30% of incremental net revenues. A positive translation effect represented the balance. Excluding this positive currency translation effect, our Mercosur division’s net revenues would have increased approximately 35%.
 
Sales volume, excluding beer, increased 18.2% to 135.4 million unit cases in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to the second quarter of 2008, mainly driven by the acquisition of REMIL. Sales volume, excluding REMIL and beer, increased 3.4% to reach 110.6 million unit cases mainly driven by (i) sparkling beverages in Brazil and Argentina, (ii) the Jugos del Valle portfolio in Brazil and (iii) Aquarius flavored water in Argentina.
 
Operating Income
In the second quarter of 2009, our gross profit increased 31.9% to Ps. 2,448 million, as compared to the same period in 2008. Cost of goods sold increased 41.0% driven by (i) the integration of REMIL in Brazil, (ii) higher sweetener cost in the division and (iii) the devaluation of the local currencies as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material cost; all of which were partially compensated by the lower cost of resin. Our Mercosur division gross margin decreased 170 basis points to 42.4% in the second quarter of 2009.
 
Operating income increased 31.0%, reaching Ps. 739 million in the second quarter of 2009, as compared to Ps. 564 million in the same period of 2008. Operating leverage achieved by higher revenues more than compensated for higher labor and freight costs in Argentina. Our operating margin was 12.8% in the second quarter of 2009, a decrease of 60 basis points as compared to the second quarter of 2008.
  
 
 SUMMARY OF SIX-MONTH RESULTS
 
Our consolidated total revenues increased 29.2% to Ps. 46,339 million in the first half of 2009, as compared to the first half of 2008, as a result of revenue growth in all of our divisions. Organic growth across our operations contributed almost 50% of incremental revenues; a positive exchange rate translation effect accounted for more than 25% and the acquisitions of REMIL in Brazil and Brisa in Colombia contributed approximately 25%, representing the balance. Excluding this positive currency exchange rate translation effect and the acquisitions of REMIL and Brisa, our consolidated revenues for the first six months would have increased approximately 14%.
 
Total sales volume increased 8.5% to 1,161.2 million unit cases in the first half of 2008, as compared to the same period in 2008. Excluding Remil, total sales volume increased 4.3% to reach 1,108.9 million unit cases. The still beverage category, mainly driven by the performance of the Jugos del Valle line of business across our territories, contributed to more than 60% of incremental volumes; water, including bulk water, represented approximately 30% of incremental volumes and the sparkling beverage category, driven by brand Coca-Cola, contributed less than 10% representing the balance.
 
Our gross profit increased 25.9% to Ps. 21,708 million in the first half of 2009, as compared to the same period of 2008, driven by gross profit growth across all of our divisions. Cost of goods sold increased 32.2% as a result of (i) the higher cost of sweetener across our operations, (ii) the devaluation of local currencies in our main operations as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs and (iii) the integration of REMIL, all of which were partially compensated by the lower cost of resin. Gross margin reached 46.8% for the first six months of 2009, a decrease of 130 basis points as compared to the same period of 2008.
 
Our consolidated operating income increased 15.8% to Ps. 6,939 million in the first half 2009, as compared to 2008. Our Mercosur and Latincentro divisions accounted for more than 90% of this growth. Our operating margin was 15.0% for the first half of 2009, a 170 basis points decline as compared to the same period of 2008.
 
Our consolidated majority net income was Ps. 3,499 million in the first six months of 2009, an increase of 1.6% compared to the same period in 2008, mainly reflecting higher operating income. EPS was Ps. 1.89 (Ps. 18.95 per ADR) in the first half of 2009, computed on the basis of 1,846.5 million shares outstanding (each ADR represents 10 local shares).
 
RECENT DEVELOPEMENTS 
 
  • As of June 1st, 2009, pursuant to the transition agreement with Bavaria, a subsidiary of SABMiller, we started to sell and distribute the Brisa portfolio in Colombia.
  • In July, 2009 we paid down the maturities related to the Yankee Bond inherited with the acquisition of Panamco for an amount of US$ 265 million and the Certificado Bursátil for an amount of Ps. 500 million, both with cash generated from our operations.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lift and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City and southeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, part of the state of Goias and part of the state of Minas Gerais) and Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas), along with bottled water, beer and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 31 bottling facilities in Latin America and serves over 1,500,000 retailers in the region. The Coca-Cola Company owns a 31.6% equity interest in Coca-Cola FEMSA.
 
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning Coca-Cola FEMSA’s future performance and should be considered as good faith estimates by Coca-Cola FEMSA. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, many of which are outside Coca-Cola FEMSA’s control that could materially impact the Company’s actual performance.
References herein to “US$” are to United States dollars. This news release contains translations of certain Mexican peso amounts into U.S. dollars for the convenience of the reader. These translations should not be construed as representations that Mexican peso amounts actually represent such U.S. dollar amounts or could be converted into U.S. dollars at the rate indicated.

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