Mexico City, April 28, 2022, Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFUBL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA”, “KOF” or the “Company”), the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume, announces results for the first quarter of 2022.
FIRST QUARTER OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Consolidated volumes increased 10.1% as compared to the first quarter of 2021. This increase was driven mainly by doubledigit volume increases in Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Central America, coupled with volume growth in the rest of our territories. Volumes of the recently acquired territory in Brazil were consolidated as of February 1, 2022. On a comparable basis, our volume increased 9.3%.
- Total revenues increased 14.6%, while comparable revenues increased 13.4%, driven mainly by volume growth, pricing initiatives, favorable price-mix effects, and favorable currency translation effects. These factors were partially offset by a decline in beer revenues related to the transition of the beer portfolio in Brazil.
- Operating income increased 16.0%, while comparable operating income increased 13.9%. Our solid top-line, favorable raw material hedging strategies, coupled with operating expense efficiencies, were partially offset by higher PET and sweetener costs.
- Majority net income decreased 8.3%, driven mainly by non-cash effects, a loss in the market value of financial instruments and a foreign exchange loss.
- Earnings per share1 were Ps. 0.17 (Earnings per unit were Ps. 1.38 and per ADS were Ps. 13.77).
John Santa Maria, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s CEO, commented: “Against the backdrop of what is still a volatile environment, we are building on last year’s positive momentum to deliver a solid start of the year. For the quarter, our consolidated revenues increased 14.6% while our operating income increased by 16.0%. In Mexico and Central America, our top-line grew double digits while we managed to mitigate margin pressures by generating savings and operating expense efficiencies. In South America, a very solid performance across our territories was especially evident by the strong volume growth achieved in Brazil and Colombia, where volumes increased 20.2% and 18.8%, respectively. On the profitability front, despite increases in raw material costs and the challenging supply chain environment affecting industries worldwide, we were able to mitigate pressures.
As we continue progressing, our positive momentum shows that we are executing and delivering against our strategic agenda. Looking forward, we will continue working in building a consumer-centric multi-category portfolio, accelerate the rollout of our omnichannel platforms, fostering an agile, people-centric culture and continue to place sustainability at the center of everything we do”.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Stock listing information: Mexican Stock Exchange, Ticker: KOFUBL | NYSE (ADS), Ticker: KOF | Ratio of KOFUBL to KOF = 10:1
Coca-Cola FEMSA files reports, including annual reports and other information with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the “SEC,” and the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, or the “BMV”) pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC (that apply to foreign private issuers) and of the BMV. Filings we make electronically with the SEC and the BMV are available to the public on the Internet at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, the BMV’s website at www.bmv.com.mx, and our website at www.coca-colafemsa.com.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The Company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 131 brands to a population of more than 266 million. With over 80 thousand employees, the Company markets and sells approximately 3.5 billion unit cases through 2 million points of sale a year. Operating 49 manufacturing plants and 260 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The Company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, and Argentina, and, nationwide, in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, and Venezuela through its investment in KOF Venezuela. For further information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com.