Mexico City, July 25, 2019, Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOF UBL, 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 and the first six months of 2019.
SECOND QUARTER OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Volumes increased in Brazil, Central America and Colombia; transactions outperformed volumes in Argentina and Brazil.
- Revenues increased 7.6%, while comparable revenues grew 11.6%. Solid pricing, revenue management initiatives across our operations and volume growth in Brazil, Central America and Colombia were partially offset by unfavorable currency translation effects from all of our operating currencies.
- Operating income increased 6.5%, while comparable operating income increased 13.8%. Favorable price mix effect, more stable raw material prices, and operating expense efficiencies, were partially offset by higher concentrate costs, the depreciation of most of our operating currencies as applied to our U.S. dollar denominated raw material costs, and restructuring severances for Ps. 512 million in Argentina, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico related to our efficiency initiatives to create a leaner and more agile organization.
- Earnings per share1 were Ps. 0.21 (Earnings per unit were Ps. 1.66 and per ADS were Ps. 16.60).
John Santa Maria, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s CEO, commented:
“Our second quarter results show continuous progress and positive momentum. Despite prevailing external volatility and currency headwinds, our consolidated revenues grew 7.6% while our comparable revenues grew 11.6%. Importantly, our majority net income grew 25.4%, reflecting our progress to transform Coca-Cola FEMSA into a stronger and more resilient business. In Mexico and Central America, we continue to report healthy top-and-bottom line growth. In South America, we continue to see strong top-line performance driven mainly by strong volumes in Brazil, better-than-expected volume performance in Colombia and signs of stabilization in Argentina —encouraging trends as we move into the second half of the year.
Finally, as part of our commitment to drive agility and efficiency across our organization, we started the rollout of a set of initiatives during the first half of the year to create a leaner, more agile organization that is fully focused on its consumers. We expect that these efforts, which will be rolled out to all of our operations throughout the coming months, combined with ongoing digitalization, will provide us with the required flexibility to continue driving growth in our business.”
- On May 3, 2019, Coca-Cola FEMSA paid the first installment of the 2018 dividend in the amount of Ps. 0.4425 per share.
(1) Quarterly earnings / outstanding shares. Earnings per share (EPS) for all periods are adjusted to give effect to the stock split resulting in 16,806.7 million shares outstanding. For the convenience of the reader, as a KOF UBL Unit is comprised of 8 shares (3 Series B shares and 5 Series L shares); earnings per unit are equal to EPS multiplied by 8. Each ADS represents 10 KOF UBL Units.
(2) According to IFRS 5, figures for 2018 do not include the Philippines as it is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018.
(3) Please refer to page 3 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.