Source - RNS
RNS Number : 8354C
Coca-Cola European Partners plc
13 February 2020
 

COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS

 

Preliminary Unaudited Results for the Full-Year Ended 31 December 2019

 

Another solid full-year; growth in 2020 to continue in line with mid-term objectives

 

FY 2019 Metric [1]

As Reported

 

Comparable

 

Change vs 2018

 

As Reported

 

Comparable

 

Comparable Fx-Neutral

Volume (m unit cases)[2]

2,521

 

 

2,521

 

 

1.0

%

 

1.0

%

 

 

Revenue[3] (€M)

12,017

 

 

12,017

 

 

4.5

%

 

4.5

%

 

4.5

%

Cost of sales [4] (€M)

7,424

 

 

7,423

 

 

5.0

%

 

5.5

%

 

5.5

%

Operating expenses (€M)

3,045

 

 

2,918

 

 

(3.5

)%

 

0.5

%

 

0.5

%

Operating profit (€M)

1,548

 

 

1,676

 

 

19.0

%

 

6.0

%

 

6.0

%

Profit after taxes (€M)

1,090

 

 

1,185

 

 

20.0

%

 

6.0

%

 

6.0

%

Diluted EPS (€)

2.32

 

 

2.53

 

 

24.5

%

 

10.0

%

 

10.0

%

Revenue per unit case [3] (€)

 

 

4.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

%

Cost of sales per unit case [4] (€)

 

 

2.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

%

Free cash flow (€M)

 

 

1,099

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Returns:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend per share[5] (€)

1.24

 

 

 

 

+17.0% versus 2018

 

 

2019 Share buyback (€M)

1,005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAMIAN GAMMELL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SAID:

"2019 saw our business deliver another solid full-year demonstrating our continued focus on driving profitable revenue growth through managing price and mix across our portfolio, delivering solid in-market execution and a step up in innovation, collectively reflected in market value share gains across all our geographies[6]. 2019 was a great year for our customers too; joint value creation remains a key priority, so it has been great to see that once again we were by far the largest FMCG value creator in the retail channel[6]. And all of this alongside the successful closure of our merger commitments.

"Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, our journey continues to be built on three pillars: great people, great service and great beverages. We continue to build our core business alongside scaling up recent innovations and enhancing our commercial capabilities, by investing to better serve our customers and further improve in-market execution. All underpinned by a 23,500 strong team of talented and engaged people, an aligned relationship with The Coca-Cola Company and a bold and integrated sustainability agenda. We are making good progress on carbon and water, as well as packaging, where we are taking robust action and leading innovation. Having already expedited our CCEP recycled plastic (rPET) targets, Sweden will become our first 100% rPET market this year. We do however recognise that we have much more to do as we transition to a low-carbon, circular business. We look forward to sharing our progress and opportunities in all these areas during our capital markets event in May.

"It is a fantastic time to be leading CCEP. Our 2020 guidance is firmly in line with our mid-term growth objectives, which when combined with a new €1 billion share buyback programme and a 50% dividend payout ratio, collectively demonstrate our commitment to driving sustainable value for our shareholders."

 

 

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[1] Refer to 'Note Regarding the Presentation of Alternative Performance Measures' for further details

[2] Unit Case = approximately 5.678 litres or 24 8-ounce servings

[3] Includes the impact of 1.0% related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain and France

[4] Includes the impact of 1.5% related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain and France

[5] Declared €0.62 at Q1, paid June 2019 & declared €0.62 at Q3, paid December 2019

[6] Source: Nielsen European Strategic Planner for the year 2019 to week ending 29 December 2019. Countries included are Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. CCEP is defined as TCCC and Monster Energy excluding Innocent. Grocery customers here generally includes hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters, although there are slight variations by market.

 

 

FULL-YEAR 2019 HIGHLIGHTS[1]

Revenue (+4.5%, +3.5% excluding incremental soft drinks taxes)

•     Comparable volume +1.0% reflecting solid execution & innovation-led growth partially offset by strong Q3 comparables

◦         Innovation gaining traction in 2019 driven by Fuze Tea, new Monster variants & Tropico

•     Revenue per unit case +2.0% exc. taxes[2] benefiting from favourable price & package mix (e.g. small cans volume +11.0%)

•     Transactions[3] outpaced volume growth

•     2019 value share gains in all geographies across measured channels[4]

Comparable Operating Profit +6.0% (Reported Operating Profit +19.0%)

•     Cost of sales per unit case +3.0% exc. taxes[5] reflects portfolio mix, upweighted innovation & strong revenue per unit case growth driving higher concentrate costs

•     Comparable operating profit of €1,676m, +6.0%[6] (Reported +19.0%) reflecting revenue growth & merger synergies of €55m (€330m cumulative close out of programme)

•     Comparable diluted EPS of €2.53, +10.0% (Reported +24.5%)

Capital Returns

•   Dividends: Full-year dividend of €1.24 per share, +17.0% versus last year, maintaining annualised dividend payout ratio of c.50%

•   Share buyback:

◦         Returned €1bn[7] via share buyback (completes previously announced €1.5bn programme)

◦         Announces new 2020 share buyback[8] programme of up to €1bn

Other

•   Generated free cash flow of €1.1bn (net cashflows from operating activities of €1.9bn)

•   Improved ROIC by 40 basis points to 10.3%[9]

•   Announces full-year 2020 guidance (see below) in line with mid-term objectives

•   Closed 2019 at c.30% rPET[10]; targeting 40% by 2020 & 50% by 2023

◦       Sweden to become first 100% rPET market in 2020, eliminating the use of 3,500 tons of virgin plastic per year

•   Secured two CCEP Ventures investments in on-demand delivery & self-driving technology

 

FULL-YEAR 2020 GUIDANCE[1]

•     Low-single digit revenue growth[6]

•     Cost of sales per unit case growth[6] of c.2.5-3%

•     Mid-single digit operating profit growth[6]; High-single digit diluted earnings per share growth[6],[11]

•     Comparable tax rate of c.25%

•     Share buyback of up to €1bn[8]; dividend payout ratio of c.50%[12]

•     Free cash flow of c.€1bn after capital expenditures[13] in the range of €650m to €700m; Return on invested capital (ROIC) to improve by c.40 basis points

___________________________

[1] Refer to 'Note Regarding the Presentation of Alternative Performance Measures' for further details; Change percentages against prior year equivalent period

[2] Defined as Fx-Neutral; Excludes the impact of 1.0% related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain & France

[3] Defined as the serving container ultimately used directly by the consumer. It can be a standalone container or one part of a multipack

[4] Nielsen Local Databases to w/e DE & IS 29.12.19, SE 05.01.20, GB 11.01.20, ES PT FR BE NL & NO 12.01.20; CCEP is defined as TCCC and Monster Energy excluding Innocent. Grocery customers here generally includes hypermarkets, supermarkets and discounters, although there are slight variations by market

[5] Defined as comparable Fx-Neutral; Excludes the impact of 1.5% related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain & France

[6] Comparable Fx-Neutral

[7] Equates to 20.6m shares

[8] Subject to further shareholder approval at the 2020 AGM

[9] As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16 there was a reduction in ROIC of approximately 25 basis points

[10] Unaudited. Provisional.

[11] Assumes share buybacks of €1bn in 2020

[12] Dividends subject to Board approval

[13] Includes payments of principal on lease obligations

 

 

Revenue Performance by Geography

All values are unaudited, changes versus 2018

 

As reported

 

Fx-Neutral

Full-Year

€ million

 

% of Total

 

% change

 

% change

Great Britain

2,412

 

 

20.0

%

 

6.0

%

 

5.0

%

France (France & Monaco)

1,897

 

 

16.0

%

 

7.0

%

 

7.0

%

Germany

2,432

 

 

20.5

%

 

4.0

%

 

4.0

%

Iberia (Spain, Portugal & Andorra)

2,784

 

 

23.0

%

 

4.5

%

 

4.5

%

Northern Europe[1]

2,492

 

 

20.5

%

 

1.5

%

 

2.5

%

Total

12,017

 

 

100.0

%

 

4.5

%

 

4.5

%

 

 

As reported

 

Fx-Neutral

Q4

€ million

 

% of Total

 

% change

 

% change

Great Britain

635

 

 

21.5

%

 

4.0

%

 

1.0

%

France (France & Monaco)

459

 

 

15.5

%

 

8.0

%

 

8.0

%

Germany

611

 

 

21.0

%

 

6.5

%

 

6.5

%

Iberia (Spain, Portugal & Andorra)

624

 

 

21.5

%

 

4.0

%

 

4.0

%

Northern Europe[1]

604

 

 

20.5

%

 

3.5

%

 

5.0

%

Total

2,933

 

 

100.0

%

 

5.0

%

 

4.5

%

___________________________

[1] Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden & Iceland.

Great Britain

•     FY revenue +2.0%[1] excluding the impact of incremental soft drinks taxes

•     FY volume growth supported by solid growth in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta & Monster, partially offset by tough Q3 comparables & softer market conditions in Q4 as well as a decline in juice drinks, mainly due to the proactive delisting of Kia Ora following a recent portfolio review

•     FY revenue/UC[2] growth supported by positive pack, category & channel mix (e.g. small cans +15.5% & outperformance of away-from-home (AFH) channel partly due to new customer wins)

France

•     FY revenue +4.5% excluding the impact of incremental soft drinks taxes

•     FY volume growth supported by the resolution of last year's customer dispute as well as solid growth in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fuze Tea, Monster & Tropico. Partially offset by challenging market conditions, particularly in the Home channel

•     FY positive pack mix with continued volume growth in priority small packs[3] (e.g. small cans +12.5% driven by Coca-Cola light taste 250ml & recent innovation)

Germany

•     FY volume growth driven by strong execution with solid growth in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Monster & Fuze Tea. Partially offset by tough Q3 comparables & a decline in our water brands, Apollinaris & Vio

•     Strong FY revenue/UC[2] growth supported by positive price & pack mix (e.g. strong growth in energy, +3.5% growth in small glass & more effective promotions in water)

Iberia

•     Solid FY volume growth reflecting improving market & weather trends

•     Strong volume growth in Portugal led by solid execution in AFH channel

•     FY volume growth led by Cola-ColaTM, Monster, Aquarius & Appletiser, partly offset by a decline in our water brand Aquabona due to pricing initiatives

•     FY revenue/UC[2] growth supported by positive price & channel mix (e.g. strong growth in HoReCa[4])

Northern Europe

•     FY revenue growth driven by the Netherlands (+4.0%) & Belux (+2.0%)

•     FY volumes led by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Monster, Fuze Tea & Tropico, partially offset by tough Q3 comparables

•     FY revenue/UC[2] growth supported by positive price & priority small packs[3] volume growth (e.g. small cans +7.5%)

___________________________

[1] Fx-Neutral

[2] Revenue per Unit Case

[3] PET & Glass < 1litre; Cans <33cl

[4] HoReCa = Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes

 

 

Volume Performance by Category

Comparable volumes, changes versus 2018

 

Q4

 

YTD

 

% of Total

% Change

 

% of Total

% Change

Sparkling

88.0

%

1.5

%

 

86.0

%

1.5

%

Coca-ColaTM

65.5

%

2.0

%

 

63.5

%

1.5

%

Flavours, Mixers & Energy

22.5

%

(0.5

)%

 

22.5

%

1.0

%

Stills

12.0

%

(1.5

)%

 

14.0

%

(0.5

)%

Hydration

7.0

%

(4.5

)%

 

8.5

%

(3.0

)%

RTD Tea, RTD Coffee, Juices & Other[1]

5.0

%

4.0

%

 

5.5

%

4.0

%

Total

100.0

%

1.0

%

 

100.0

%

1.0

%

 

Coca-ColaTM

•     FY transactions +2.0%, ahead of volume growth

•     FY classic -1.0% with growth in Iberia & France offset by strong Q3 weather driven comparables & soft drinks tax impact in H1 2018

•     FY lights +5.5% with robust growth across all markets driven by Zero Sugar (+13.0%) & new flavours across both ranges

 

 

Flavours, Mixers & Energy

•     FY Fanta +0.5% driven by higher distribution of Zero & new flavours (e.g. Grape Zero) & strong Halloween activation

•     FY Energy +16.0% with strong performance of the Monster Mango Loco & Ultra ranges. Coca-Cola Energy now available in all markets

•     FY Appletiser +53.5% driven by launch in Iberia & solid GB growth

•     FY Schweppes +2.0% in GB & Royal Bliss +15.5% in Spain driven by distribution gains

 

 

Hydration

•     Reflecting strong weather driven comparables in Q3 & fewer low value promotions

•     Encouraging initial customer reaction to Aquarius Enhanced Water (now live in Germany, GB, France & Netherlands)

•     FY isotonic drinks +4.5% led by growth of Aquarius in Iberia & Powerade in France & Germany

 

 

RTD Tea, RTD Coffee, Juices & Other[1]

•     Solid share gains in the RTD tea category. Fuze Tea now the number 1 RTD tea brand in Germany; Honest Tea continued to gain distribution

•     Tropico doubled its category share in France since we began distribution[2]. Positive early results from expansion of Tropico in Belgium

•     Costa Coffee RTD growing distribution in GB, now with 6% category share[3]. Monster Espresso performed well; salted caramel flavour launched in GB in Q4

 

 

 

 

 

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[1] RTD refers to Ready To Drink

[2] Nielsen Local FR Database. Category value share comparison Mar19 vs Dec19

[3] Nielsen RTD Coffee Data; Multiple Grocers; GB 28.12.19

 

 

Conference Call

•       13 February 2020 at 12:30 GMT, 13:30 CET and 7:30 a.m. EST; accessible via www.cocacolaep.com

•       Replay & transcript will be available at www.cocacolaep.com as soon as possible

 

Financial Calendar

•       First-quarter trading update: 28 April 2020

•       Capital markets event in Brussels: 6-7 May 2020

•       Financial calendar available here: https://ir.cocacolaep.com/financial-calendar/

 

Results & Presentations

•       Previous results & presentations available here:

https://ir.cocacolaep.com/financial-reports-and-results/financial-releases/default.aspx

 

Contacts

Investor Relations

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Media Relations

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About CCEP

Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a leading consumer goods company in Western Europe, making, selling & distributing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages & is the world's largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue. Coca-Cola European Partners serves a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain & Sweden. The Company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange & on the Spanish Stock Exchanges, trading under the symbol CCEP.

For more information about CCEP, please visit www.cocacolaep.com & follow CCEP on Twitter at @CocaColaEP.

 

 

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains statements, estimates or projections that constitute "forward-looking statements" concerning the financial condition, performance, results, strategy and objectives of Coca-Cola European Partners plc and its subsidiaries (together "CCEP" or the "Group"). Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "seek," "may," "could," "would," "should," "might," "will," "forecast," "outlook," "guidance," "possible," "potential," "predict," "objective" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature.

 

Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from CCEP's historical experience and present expectations or projections. As a result, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. These risks include but are not limited to those set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of CCEP's 2018 Integrated Report/Annual Report on Form 20-F, including the statements under the following headings: Changing consumer preferences and the health impact of soft drinks (such as sugar alternatives); Legal and regulatory intervention (such as the development of regulations regarding packaging, taxes and deposit return schemes); Packaging and plastics (such as climate change, resource scarcity, marine litter and water scarcity); Competitiveness and transformation; Cyber and social engineering attacks; The market (such as customer consolidation and route to market); Economic and political conditions (such as continuing developments in relation to the UK's exit from the EU); The relationship with TCCC and other franchisors; Product quality; and Other risks (such as global pandemics, including their impact on our supply chain).

 

Due to these risks, CCEP's actual future results, dividend payments, and capital and leverage ratios may differ materially from the plans, goals, expectations and guidance set out in CCEP's forward-looking statements. Additional risks that may impact CCEP's future financial condition and performance are identified in filings with the SEC which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. CCEP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required under applicable rules, laws and regulations. CCEP assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements. Any or all of the forward-looking statements contained in this filing and in any other of CCEP's respective public statements may prove to be incorrect.

 

 

 

 

Note Regarding the Presentation of Alternative Performance Measures

We use certain alternative performance measures (non-GAAP performance measures) to make financial, operating and planning decisions and to evaluate and report performance. We believe these measures provide useful information to investors and as such, where clearly identified, we have included certain alternative performance measures in this document to allow investors to better analyse our business performance and allow for greater comparability. To do so, we have excluded items affecting the comparability of period-over-period financial performance as described below. The alternative performance measures included herein should be read in conjunction with and do not replace the directly reconcilable GAAP measure.

 

For purposes of this document, the following terms are defined:

 

''As reported'' are results extracted from our consolidated financial statements.

''Comparable'' is defined as results excluding items impacting comparability, such as restructuring charges, out of period mark-to-market impact of hedges and net tax items relating to rate and law changes. Comparable volume is also adjusted for selling days.

''Fx-neutral'' is defined as comparable results excluding the impact of foreign exchange rate changes. Foreign exchange impact is calculated by recasting current year results at prior year exchange rates.

''Capex'' or "Capital expenditures'' is defined as purchases of property, plant and equipment plus purchases of capitalised software and payments of principal on lease obligations, less proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment. Capex is used as a measure to ensure that the cash spending is in line with the Group's overall strategy for the use of cash.

''Free cash flow'' is defined as net cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures (as defined above) and interest paid. Free cash flow is used as a measure of the Group's cash generation from operating activities, taking into account investments in property, plant and equipment and non-discretionary lease and interest payments. Free cash flow is not intended to represent our residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.

''Adjusted EBITDA'' is calculated as Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA), after adding back items impacting the comparability of year-over-year financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments. Further, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs, and although depreciation and amortisation are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortised are likely to be replaced in the future and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash requirements for such replacements.

''Net Debt'' is defined as the net of cash and cash equivalents less currency adjusted borrowing. We believe that reporting Net Debt is useful as it reflects a metric used by the Group to assess cash management and leverage. In addition, the ratio of Net debt to Adjusted EBITDA is used by investors, analysts and credit rating agencies to analyse our operating performance in the context of targeted financial leverage.

''ROIC'' is defined as comparable operating profit after tax divided by the average of opening and closing invested capital for

the year. Invested capital is calculated as the addition of borrowings and equity less cash and cash equivalents. ROIC is used as a measure of capital efficiency and reflects how well the Group generates comparable operating profit relative to the capital invested in the business.

''Dividend Payout Ratio'' is defined as dividends as a proportion of comparable profit after tax.

Additionally, within this document, we provide certain forward-looking non-GAAP financial Information, which management uses for planning and measuring performance. We are not able to reconcile forward-looking non-GAAP measures to reported measures without unreasonable efforts because it is not possible to predict with a reasonable degree of certainty the actual impact or exact timing of items that may impact comparability throughout 2020.

Unless otherwise stated, percent amounts are rounded to the nearest 0.5%.

 

Supplementary Financial Information - Income Statement

The following provides a summary reconciliation of CCEP's reported and comparable results for the periods presented:

Full year 2019

Unaudited, in millions of € except per share data which is calculated prior to rounding

As Reported

 

Items Impacting Comparability

 

Comparable

CCEP

 

Mark-to-market effects[1]

Restructuring Charges[2]

Net tax[3]

 

CCEP

Revenue

12,017

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

12,017

 

Cost of sales

7,424

 

 

(1

)

-

 

-

 

 

7,423

 

Gross profit

4,593

 

 

1

 

-

 

-

 

 

4,594

 

Operating expenses

3,045

 

 

3

 

(130

)

-

 

 

2,918

 

Operating profit

1,548

 

 

(2

)

130

 

-

 

 

1,676

 

Total finance costs, net

96

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

96

 

Non-operating items

(2

)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

(2

)

Profit before taxes

1,454

 

 

(2

)

130

 

-

 

 

1,582

 

Taxes

364

 

 

(1

)

36

 

(2

)

 

397

 

Profit after taxes

1,090

 

 

(1

)

94

 

2

 

 

1,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (€)

2.32

 

 

-

 

0.21

 

-

 

 

2.53

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

469

 

 

Full year 2018

Unaudited, in millions of € except per share data which is calculated prior to rounding

As Reported

 

Items Impacting Comparability

 

Comparable

CCEP

 

Mark-to-market effects[1]

Restructuring Charges[2]

Net tax[3]

 

CCEP

Revenue

11,518

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

11,518

 

Cost of sales

7,060

 

 

(7

)

(24

)

-

 

 

7,029

 

Gross profit

4,458

 

 

7

 

24

 

-

 

 

4,489

 

Operating expenses

3,158

 

 

(1

)

(250

)

-

 

 

2,907

 

Operating profit

1,300

 

 

8

 

274

 

-

 

 

1,582

 

Total finance costs, net

93

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

93

 

Non-operating items

2

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

2

 

Profit before taxes

1,205

 

 

8

 

274

 

-

 

 

1,487

 

Taxes

296

 

 

1

 

68

 

2

 

 

367

 

Profit after taxes

909

 

 

7

 

206

 

(2

)

 

1,120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (€)

1.86

 

 

0.02

 

0.42

 

-

 

 

2.30

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

488

 

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[1] Amounts represent the net out-of-period mark-to-market impact of non-designated commodity hedges.

[2] Amounts represent restructuring charges related to business transformation activities.

[3] Amounts include the deferred tax impact related to income tax rate and law changes. The amount in 2018 includes the net book tax impact of US tax reform and the related simplification of our debt and capital structure.

 

 

Supplemental Financial Information - Revenue

 

Revenue

In millions of €, except per case data which is calculated prior to rounding. FX impact calculated by recasting current year results at prior year rates.

Fourth Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

 

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

As reported

2,933

 

2,794

 

5.0

%

 

12,017

 

11,518

 

4.5

%

Adjust: Total items impacting comparability

-

 

-

 

-

%

 

-

 

-

 

-

%

Comparable[1]

2,933

 

2,794

 

5.0

%

 

12,017

 

11,518

 

4.5

%

Adjust: Impact of fx changes

(12

)

n/a

0.5

%

 

9

 

n/a

-

%

Comparable & fx-neutral

2,921

 

2,794

 

4.5

%

 

12,026

 

11,518

 

4.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue per unit case[1]

4.74

 

4.63

 

2.0

%

 

4.77

 

4.62

 

3.0

%

___________________________

[1] The change in revenue and revenue per unit case includes the impact of 1.0% for the year ended 31 December 2019, related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain and France.

 

Revenue by Geography

In millions of €

Fourth Quarter Ended 31 December 2019

 

Year Ended 31 December 2019

 

As reported

Reported

% change

Fx-Neutral

% change

 

As reported

Reported

% change

Fx-Neutral

% change

 
 

Iberia (Spain, Portugal & Andorra)

624

 

4.0

%

4.0

%

 

2,784

 

4.5

%

4.5

%

 

Germany

611

 

6.5

%

6.5

%

 

2,432

 

4.0

%

4.0

%

 

Great Britain

635

 

4.0

%

1.0

%

 

2,412

 

6.0

%

5.0

%

 

France (France & Monaco)

459

 

8.0

%

8.0

%

 

1,897

 

7.0

%

7.0

%

 

Belgium/Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

1,002

 

2.0

%

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

602

 

4.0

%

 

 

Norway

 

 

 

 

437

 

(0.5

)%

 

 

Sweden

 

 

 

 

366

 

0.5

%

 

 

Iceland

 

 

 

 

85

 

(6.5

)%

 

 

Northern Europe

604

 

3.5

%

5.0

%

 

2,492

 

1.5

%

2.5

%

 

Total

2,933

 

5.0

%

4.5

%

 

12,017

 

4.5

%

4.5

%

 

 

Comparable Volume - Selling Day Shift

 

In millions of unit cases, prior period volume recast using current year selling days

Fourth Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

 

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

Volume

616

 

603

 

2.0

%

 

2,521

 

2,493

 

1.0

%

Impact of selling day shift

n/a

7

 

n/a

 

n/a

-

 

n/a

Comparable volume - Selling Day Shift adjusted

616

 

610

 

1.0

%

 

2,521

 

2,493

 

1.0

%

 

Comparable Volume by Brand Category

Adjusted for selling day shift

Fourth Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

Volume % Change

 

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

% of Total

% of Total

% of Total

% of Total

Sparkling

88.0

%

87.5

%

1.5

%

 

86.0

%

85.5

%

1.5

%

Coca-ColaTM

65.5

%

65.0

%

2.0

%

 

63.5

%

63.0

%

1.5

%

Flavours, Mixers & Energy

22.5

%

22.5

%

(0.5

)%

 

22.5

%

22.5

%

1.0

%

Stills

12.0

%

12.5

%

(1.5

)%

 

14.0

%

14.5

%

(0.5

)%

Hydration

7.0

%

6.0

%

(4.5

)%

 

8.5

%

7.0

%

(3.0

)%

RTD Tea, RTD Coffee, Juices & Other[1]

5.0

%

6.5

%

4.0

%

 

5.5

%

7.5

%

4.0

%

Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

1.0

%

 

100.0

%

100.0

%

1.0

%

___________________________

[1] RTD refers to Ready To Drink.

Supplemental Financial Information - Cost of Sales and Operating Expenses

Cost of Sales

Cost of Sales

In millions of €, except per case data which is calculated prior to rounding. FX impact calculated by recasting current year results at prior year rates.

 

Year Ended

 

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

As reported

 

7,424

 

7,060

 

5.0

%

Adjust: Total items impacting comparability

 

(1

)

(31

)

0.5

%

Comparable[1]

 

7,423

 

7,029

 

5.5

%

Adjust: Impact of fx changes

 

6

 

n/a

-

%

Comparable & fx-neutral

 

7,429

 

7,029

 

5.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales per unit case[1]

 

2.95

 

2.82

 

4.5

%

___________________________

[1] The change in cost of sales and cost of sales per unit case includes the impact of 1.5% for the year ended 31 December 2019 related to incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain and France.

Reported cost of sales were €7,424 million, up 5.0 percent. Comparable cost of sales were €7,423 million, up 5.5 percent on a both a comparable and a comparable and fx-neutral basis. Cost of sales per unit case increased by 4.5 percent on a comparable and fx-neutral basis. This reflects the impact of the incremental soft drinks taxes introduced during 2018 in Great Britain and France, mix, higher co-packing costs due to innovation, and also higher concentrate costs through the incidence pricing model given increased revenue per unit case growth.

Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses

In millions of €. FX impact calculated by recasting current year results at prior year rates.

 

Year Ended

 

31 December 2019

31 December 2018

% Change

As reported

 

3,045

 

3,158

 

(3.5

)%

Adjust: Total items impacting comparability

 

(127

)

(251

)

4.0

%

Comparable

 

2,918

 

2,907

 

0.5

%

Adjust: Impact of fx changes

 

1

 

n/a

-

%

Comparable & fx-neutral

 

2,919

 

2,907

 

0.5

%

Reported operating expenses were €3,045 million, down 3.5 percent. Comparable operating expenses were €2,918 million, up 0.5 percent on both a comparable and a comparable and fx-neutral basis. This reflects our continued investments for the future partially offset by synergy benefits and a continued focus on managing expenses.

 

Supplemental Financial Information - Free Cash Flow

 

Free Cash Flow

In millions of €

 

Year Ended

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

Net cash flows from operating activities

 

1,904

 

 

1,806

 

Less: Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(506

)

 

(525

)

Less: Purchases of capitalised software

 

(96

)

 

(75

)

Less: Interest paid, net

 

(86

)

 

(81

)

Add: Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment

 

11

 

 

4

 

Less: Payments of principal on lease obligations[1]

 

(128

)

 

(18

)

Free Cash Flow

 

1,099

 

 

1,111

 

___________________________

[1]As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019, the majority of the Group's lease obligations are now presented on the balance sheet as right-of-use (ROU) assets within Property, Plant and Equipment.

Cash outflows relating to operating leases had previously been presented in Net cash flows from operating activities and, from 1 January 2019, these equivalent cash flows are now included as cash flows from financing activities. During the year ended 31 December 2019, total cash outflows from payments of principal on lease obligations were €128 million.

Our lease obligations are operating in nature and so we believe it is appropriate to include the related cash outflows in our Free Cash Flow measure. The Group has thus elected to amend its definition of Free Cash Flow and now includes cash outflows from lease obligations. This change is commensurate with the overall objective of the Non-GAAP measure, being a measure of the Group's cash generation from operating activities and taking into account our investing activities and non-discretionary interest payments.

In 2018, whilst our operating lease cash flows were presented as operating cash flows, our finance lease cash flows were included within financing activities and not adjusted for within Free Cash Flow. In amending our Free Cash Flow definition in 2019, our Free Cash Flow for the comparative 2018 period has been adjusted by €18 million, to €1,111 million.

 

Supplemental Financial Information - Borrowings

 

Net Debt

In millions of €

As at

 

Credit Ratings

As of 12 February 2020

 

 

 

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

 

 

Moody's

 

Standard & Poor's

Total borrowings[1]

6,421

 

 

5,618

 

 

Long-term rating

 

A3

 

BBB+

Add: fx impact of non-EUR borrowings

6

 

 

24

 

 

Outlook

 

Stable

 

Stable

Adjusted total borrowings

6,427

 

 

5,642

 

 

Note: Our credit ratings can be materially influenced by a number of factors including, but not limited to, acquisitions, investment decisions and working capital management activities of TCCC and/or changes in the credit rating of TCCC. A credit rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

Less: cash and cash equivalents

(316

)

 

(309

)

 

Net debt

6,111

 

 

5,333

 

 

___________________________

[1]As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019, Borrowings now include the majority of the Group's leasing obligations. As at 31 December 2019, lease obligations included within Total borrowings totalled €387 million. For the comparative period, only finance lease obligations of €75 million were included within Total borrowings.

 

 

Supplemental Financial Information - Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA

In millions of €

 

Year Ended

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

Reported profit after tax

 

1,090

 

 

909

 

Taxes

 

364

 

 

296

 

Finance costs, net

 

96

 

 

93

 

Non-operating items

 

(2

)

 

2

 

Reported operating profit

 

1,548

 

 

1,300

 

Depreciation and amortisation[1]

 

639

 

 

512

 

Reported EBITDA

 

2,187

 

 

1,812

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items impacting comparability

 

 

 

 

Mark-to-market effects[2]

 

(2

)

 

8

 

Restructuring charges[3]

 

92

 

 

259

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

2,277

 

 

2,079

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt to EBITDA

 

2.79

 

 

2.94

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA

 

2.68

 

 

2.57

 

______________________

[1] Depreciation in 2019 includes the effects relating to the adoption of IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019. For the year ended 31 December 2019, depreciation related to ROU assets capitalised under IFRS 16 was €124 million.

[2] Amounts represent the net out-of-period mark-to-market impact of non-designated commodity hedges.

[3]Amounts represent restructuring charges related to business transformation activities, excluding accelerated depreciation included in the depreciation and amortisation line.

 

Supplemental Financial Information - Return on invested capital

ROIC

In millions of €

 

Year Ended

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

Comparable operating profit[1]

 

1,676

 

 

1,582

 

Taxes[2]

 

(421

)

 

(391

)

Comparable operating profit after tax

 

1,255

 

 

1,191

 

Opening borrowings less cash and cash equivalents[3]

 

5,631

 

 

5,388

 

Opening equity

 

6,564

 

 

6,685

 

Opening Invested Capital

 

12,195

 

 

12,073

 

Closing borrowings less cash and cash equivalents

 

6,105

 

 

5,309

 

Closing equity

 

6,156

 

 

6,564

 

Closing Invested Capital

 

12,261

 

 

11,873

 

 

 

 

 

Average Invested Capital

 

12,228

 

 

11,973

 

 

 

 

 

ROIC[4]

 

10.3

%

 

9.9

%

______________________

[1] Reconciliation from reported operating profit to comparable operating profit is included in Supplementary Financial Information - Income Statement section.

[2] Tax rate used is the comparable effective tax rate for the year (2019: 25.1%; 2018: 24.7%).

[3] As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019, lease obligations previously classified as operating leases were included in Borrowings. As at 31 December 2019 this resulted in an opening balance on Borrowings of €5,631 million. The closing position as at 31 December 2018 included only finance lease obligations of €75 million.

[4] As a result of the adoption of IFRS 16 there was a reduction in ROIC of approximately 25 basis points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola European Partners plc

Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)

 

 

Year ended

 

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

 

 

€ million

 

€ million

Revenue

 

12,017

 

 

11,518

 

Cost of sales

 

(7,424

)

 

(7,060

)

Gross profit

 

4,593

 

 

4,458

 

Selling and distribution expenses

 

(2,258

)

 

(2,178

)

Administrative expenses

 

(787

)

 

(980

)

Operating profit

 

1,548

 

 

1,300

 

Finance income

 

49

 

 

47

 

Finance costs

 

(145

)

 

(140

)

Total finance costs, net

 

(96

)

 

(93

)

Non-operating items

 

2

 

 

(2

)

Profit before taxes

 

1,454

 

 

1,205

 

Taxes

 

(364

)

 

(296

)

Profit after taxes

 

1,090

 

 

909

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (€)

 

2.34

 

 

1.88

 

Diluted earnings per share (€)

 

2.32

 

 

1.86

 

 

The financial information presented in the unaudited consolidated income statement, consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of cash flows within this document does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. This financial information has been extracted from CCEP's consolidated financial statements which will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in due course.

 

 

Coca-Cola European Partners plc

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (Unaudited)

 

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

 

 

€ million

 

€ million

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current:

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

8,506

 

 

8,384

 

Goodwill

 

2,520

 

 

2,518

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

4,205

 

 

3,888

 

Non-current derivative assets

 

3

 

 

2

 

Deferred tax assets

 

27

 

 

37

 

Other non-current assets

 

321

 

 

396

 

Total non-current assets

 

15,582

 

 

15,225

 

Current:

 

 

 

 

Current derivative assets

 

12

 

 

13

 

Current tax assets

 

18

 

 

21

 

Inventories

 

723

 

 

693

 

Amounts receivable from related parties

 

106

 

 

107

 

Trade accounts receivable

 

1,669

 

 

1,655

 

Other current assets

 

259

 

 

193

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

316

 

 

309

 

Total current assets

 

3,103

 

 

2,991

 

Total assets

 

18,685

 

 

18,216

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Non-current:

 

 

 

 

Borrowings, less current portion

 

5,622

 

 

5,127

 

Employee benefit liabilities

 

221

 

 

142

 

Non-current provisions

 

54

 

 

119

 

Non-current derivative liabilities

 

13

 

 

51

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

2,203

 

 

2,157

 

Non-current tax liabilities

 

254

 

 

219

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

47

 

 

45

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

8,414

 

 

7,860

 

Current:

 

 

 

 

Current portion of borrowings

 

799

 

 

491

 

Current portion of employee benefit liabilities

 

17

 

 

19

 

Current provisions

 

142

 

 

133

 

Current derivative liabilities

 

28

 

 

20

 

Current tax liabilities

 

95

 

 

110

 

Amounts payable to related parties

 

249

 

 

191

 

Trade and other payables

 

2,785

 

 

2,828

 

Total current liabilities

 

4,115

 

 

3,792

 

Total liabilities

 

12,529

 

 

11,652

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

5

 

 

5

 

Share premium

 

178

 

 

152

 

Merger reserves

 

287

 

 

287

 

Other reserves

 

(449

)

 

(552

)

Retained earnings

 

6,135

 

 

6,672

 

Total equity

 

6,156

 

 

6,564

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

18,685

 

 

18,216

 

 

 

 

 

Coca-Cola European Partners plc

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

 

Year ended

 

 

31 December 2019

 

31 December 2018

 

 

€ million

 

€ million

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxes

 

1,454

 

 

1,205

 

Adjustments to reconcile profit before tax to net cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

587

 

 

461

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

52

 

 

51

 

Share-based payment expense

 

15

 

 

17

 

Finance costs, net

 

96

 

 

93

 

Income taxes paid

 

(270

)

 

(263

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Decrease in trade and other receivables

 

5

 

 

72

 

(Increase) in inventories

 

(25

)

 

(45

)

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

 

(63

)

 

297

 

(Decrease)/increase in provisions

 

(57

)

 

9

 

Change in other operating assets and liabilities

 

110

 

 

(91

)

Net cash flows from operating activities

 

1,904

 

 

1,806

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(506

)

 

(525

)

Purchases of capitalised software

 

(96

)

 

(75

)

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment

 

11

 

 

4

 

Investments in equity instruments

 

(8

)

 

-

 

Net cash flows used in investing activities

 

(599

)

 

(596

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings, net

 

987

 

 

398

 

Changes in short-term borrowings

 

101

 

 

(131

)

Repayments on third party borrowings

 

(625

)

 

(426

)

Payments of principal on lease obligations

 

(128

)

 

(18

)

Interest paid, net

 

(86

)

 

(81

)

Dividends paid

 

(574

)

 

(513

)

Purchase of own shares under share buyback programme

 

(1,005

)

 

(502

)

Exercise of employee share options

 

26

 

 

25

 

Other financing activities, net

 

2

 

 

(11

)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

 

(1,302

)

 

(1,259

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

3

 

 

(49

)

Net effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

4

 

 

(2

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

309

 

 

360

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

316

 

 

309

 

 

 


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