Mexico City, July 25, 2023, 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 second quarter of 2023.
SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
- Volume growth 7.0% — achieved a record of one billion unit cases for the first time during a quarter
- Revenue growth 7.2%
- Operating income growth 11.9%
- Majority net income growth 6.5%
- Earnings per share were Ps. 0.29. (Earnings per unit were Ps. 2.34 and per ADS were Ps. 23.45.)
- Achieved more than 910 thousand monthly active buyers on Juntos+, our omnichannel B2B platform
FIRST SIX MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS
- Volume growth 6.8%
- Revenue growth 9.2%
- Operating income growth 12.1%
- Majority net income growth 17.3%
- Earnings per share were Ps. 0.53. (Earnings per unit were Ps. 4.21 and per ADS were Ps. 42.07.)
- Achieved more than US$ 1 billion in digital revenues through Juntos+
Ian Craig, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s CEO, commented:
“We are pleased to report another set of positive results. During the quarter, our volume grew across all territories, and surpassed a billion unit cases for the first time during a quarter. Notably, our efforts to optimize costs and generate efficiencies, resulted in sequential margin improvements. On the digital front, the rollout of Juntos+, our B2B omnichannel platform, enabled us to reach more than US$ 1 billion in digital sales during the first six months of year. All this, as we continue bolstering our customer centricity to deepen our connection with our customers and improve their overall experience. As we enter the second half of the year, we are confident in our ability to maintain our growth momentum.
Finally, I want to congratulate our team at Coca-Cola FEMSA Argentina, which was recognized by The Coca-Cola Company with the Candler Cup 2022 due to its excellence in execution, talent, and culture. Working together as one single team with our colleagues from The Coca-Cola Company, our team in Argentina have made this recognition possible.”
- On May 3, 2023, Coca-Cola FEMSA paid the first installment of the dividend declared in the Annual Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in the amount of Ps. 0.3625 per share, for a total cash distribution of Ps. 6,092 million.
- On June 12, 2023, Coca-Cola FEMSA provided an update on the previously disclosed cybersecurity incident. In this update, the Company announced that its investigation determined that the party responsible for the incident extracted and published certain Company data. Importantly, the Company also announced that this cybersecurity incident did not materially adversely impact Coca-Cola FEMSA’s business operations or related functions, and our service to customers continues uninterrupted. Data security is extremely important to us. Our team, including third party experts, has been working to enhance our cybersecurity risk management program and security posture.
- On July 12, 2023, Coca-Cola FEMSA, The Coca-Cola Company, and other leading bottling partners announced the creation of a sustainability-focused venture capital fund in partnership with Greycroft. The creation of the US$137.7 million fund will focus on key investments in packaging, decarbonization, and other initiatives with the potential to reduce the Coca-Cola system’s carbon footprint. The fund’s US$137.7 million in capital comes primarily from US$15 million of committed capital from each of the participating companies.
- On July 18, 2023, Coca-Cola FEMSA Argentina was awarded by The Coca-Cola Company with the Candler Cup 2022. The Candler cup, named after Asa Candler, founder of The Coca-Cola Company and who granted the first Coca-Cola franchise, is an award given to a bottler in recognition for its excellence in execution, coupled with its investments behind its people’s development, training, and culture.
CONSOLIDATED SECOND QUARTER RESULTS
Volume increased 7.0% to 1,018.9 million unit cases, driven by volume growth in all of our territories, including strong performances in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, and Uruguay. Excluding the acquisition of the Cristal bulk water business in Mexico, total volume would have increased 5.2%.
Total revenues increased 7.2% to Ps. 61,428 million. Volume growth, revenue management initiatives, and favorable mix effects drove this increase. These factors were partially offset by an unfavorable currency translation into Mexican Pesos. On a comparable basis, excluding currency translations, total revenues increased 16.9%.
Gross profit increased 7.9% to Ps. 27,267 million, and gross margin increased 30 basis points to 44.4%. This gross profit increase was driven mainly by our top-line growth and favorable raw material hedging initiatives, partially offset by higher sweetener costs across our territories. On a comparable basis, gross profit increased 16.9%.
Operating income increased 11.9% to Ps. 8,562 million, and operating margin increased 50 basis points to 13.9%. This expansion was driven mainly by a solid top-line performance and an operating foreign exchange gain in Mexico as a result of the appreciation of the Mexican Peso. These effects were partially offset by an increase in raw material costs, mainly sweeteners, coupled with an increase in operating expenses such as labor, marketing, and maintenance. On a comparable basis, operating income increased 18.7%.
Comprehensive financing result recorded an expense of Ps. 1,377 million, compared to an expense of Ps. 574 million in the previous year. This increase was driven mainly by a foreign exchange loss of Ps. 437 million as compared to a gain of Ps. 80 million, as our net cash exposure in U.S. dollars was negatively impacted by the appreciation of the Mexican Peso and the Brazilian Real.
Additionally, we recorded a loss of Ps. 68 million in financial instruments as compared to a gain of Ps. 355 million due to a one-off market value gain recognized during the same period of 2022. In accordance with IFRS 9, as of the second quarter 2022, we are recognizing the hedging gain or loss on the debt instrument that is being hedged using interest rate derivatives.
These effects were partially offset by a decrease in our interest expense, net, mainly as a result of a higher gain in our interest income that was driven by an increase in interest rates.
Finally, we recognized a lower gain in monetary position in inflationary subsidiaries during the second quarter of 2023 as compared to the same period of the previous year.
Income tax as a percentage of income before taxes was 27.2% as compared to 35.5% during the same period of 2022. This decrease was driven mainly by favorable inflationary effects in Mexico and deferred taxes.
Net income attributable to equity holders of the company was Ps. 4,926 million as compared to Ps. 4,627 million during the same period of the previous year. This increase was driven mainly by operating income growth, partially offset by an increase in our comprehensive financing result. Earnings per share were Ps. 0.29 (Earnings per unit were Ps. 2.34 and per ADS were Ps. 23.45.).
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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.
All of the financial information presented in this report was prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning Coca-Cola FEMSA’s future performance, which 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, which 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.