Monterrey, Mexico, October 28, 2022 — Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (“FEMSA”) (NYSE: FMX; BMV: FEMSAUBD, FEMSAUB) announced today its operational and financial results for the third quarter of 2022.
- FEMSA: Total Consolidated Revenues grew 20.5% against 3Q21.
- PROXIMITY: Total Revenues increased 20.6% against 3Q21.
- HEALTH: Same-store sales grew 6.3% against 3Q21 on a currency-neutral basis.
- LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION: 14.6% organic total revenue growth compared to 3Q21.
- DIGITAL: Spin by OXXO reached 4.3 million users (over 69% active) while OXXO Premia reached 22.3 million loyalty users (over 61% active3) and a 19% tender.
- COCA-COLA FEMSA: Total volume grew 8.4% against 3Q21, driven by growth across all its geographies.
Daniel Rodríguez Cofré, FEMSA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Our third quarter results reflect sustained positive momentum across our business units. OXXO Mexico delivered another strong set of numbers, with accelerating traffic growth on top of robust ticket expansion and reflecting a resilient consumer environment. We again saw some of our key categories performing extremely well, delivering strong top line performance, that combined with a leaner expense structure produced solid operating leverage. On the Digital front, we continued to add OXXO Premia and Spin by OXXO customers at an accelerated pace, but more importantly, Spin by OXXO received its definitive authorization to operate as a fintech in Mexico. This is a relevant milestone and will allow us to continue pursuing our ambition to become the preeminent fintech in Mexico.
Beyond Mexico, Proximity continued to grow at a good pace in most markets, and we closed the acquisition of Valora earlier this month. OXXO Gas had another strong quarter on the back of increased vehicle mobility which drove strong volume recovery, finally getting back to pre-COVID levels. And FEMSA Health delivered stable results against a demanding comparison base while facing a challenging macroeconomic environment, particularly in Chile. For its part, Logistics and Distribution had a strong quarter driven by a standout performance at Envoy Solutions, showing strong top-line growth and stable margins. Finally, Coca-Cola FEMSA also had a strong set of results with volumes increasing across territories and double-digit growth at the top and bottom-lines.
Against this backdrop of strong operational momentum and with such a rich opportunity set ahead of us, we want to thank and recognize John Santa Maria and Alfonso Garza for their extraordinary contributions to the FEMSA success story over so many decades, and we also congratulate Ian Craig and Constantino Spas for their new positions. We look forward to the exciting future Ian and Constantino will help us build.”
FEMSA is a company that creates economic and social value through companies and institutions and strives to be the best employer and neighbor to the communities in which it operates. It participates in the retail industry through a Proximity Division operating OXXO, a small-format store chain, OXXO Gas, a chain of retail service stations, and Valora, an operator of convenience and foodvenience formats present in 5 countries in Europe. In the retail industry it also participates though a Health Division, which includes drugstores and related activities and Digital@FEMSA, which includes Spin by OXXO and OXXO Premia, among other loyalty and digital financial services initiatives. In the beverage industry, it participates through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by volume; and in the beer industry, as the second largest shareholder of Heineken, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. FEMSA also participates in the logistics and distribution industry through its Strategic Business Unit, which additionally provides point-of-sale refrigeration and plastic solutions to its business units and third-party clients. Across its business units, FEMSA has more than 320,000 employees in 18 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainability Index: S&P/BMV Total México ESG, among other indexes that evaluate its sustainability performance.