FDBusiness.com

Strong Performance By Heineken

 Breaking News
  • Firmenich Launches Advanced Natural Flavour Solutions For High Protein Beverages Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned company in the flavour and fragrance industry, has officially launched its Protein Shield Flavors, a new line of natural flavour solutions aimed to help developers address the challenges they face when creating beverage products with high protein content. “These natural solutions confirm Firmenich’s deep commitment to advancing health and wellness,” says Chris [...]...
  • JDE Invests Heavily in Kenco Coffee Company Rebrand Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional has unveiled a fresh, new brand positioning for Kenco The Coffee Company, complete with a bold new logo and pack design. The new design brings to life the heritage, passion and expertise behind the well-loved brand, helping to further boost value and volume growth across the sector. The Kenco brand is [...]...
  • ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project A £22 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes. ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The ABP Food Group facility is located adjacent to the Arla dairy, [...]...
  • How Steel Packaging Contributes to Saving Food A new film from APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has been launched to highlight the unique preservation qualities of steel packaging. Having recently welcomed the European Parliament’s (EP) initiative report – Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety – APEAL is increasing its own efforts to drive improvements in managing food waste [...]...
  • New Website Brings Easy Access to Food Processing Equipment Interfood Technology has launched a new website to provide an easy-to-use resource for sourcing the latest in food technology and processing equipment. The site has been introduced to coincide with the company’s relocation to new, larger premises and marks another significant investment in Interfood’s development. The main reasons behind the complete revamp from the company’s previous [...]...

Strong Performance By Heineken

Strong Performance By Heineken
February 11
18:44 2016

Heineken has reported a 25% jump in net profit to €1.892 billion on revenue up by 6.5% to €20.511 billion for 2015. Operating profit (beia) grew 6.9% organically to €2.048 billion, primarily reflecting higher revenue and improved cost efficiencies.

Revenue increased 3.5% organically, with a 2.2% increase in total volume and a 1.3% increase in revenue per hectolitre. Revenue per hectolitre improved despite limited pricing and deflationary pressures in a number of the group’s key markets. Furthermore, the organisational changes announced in March 2015 allowed Heineken to improve it focus on growth opportunities, be more agile in responding to consumer needs in the marketplace and to be more cost effective.

Consolidated beer volume rose by 2.3% with positive growth in Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe offsetting weaker volume in Africa Middle East & Eastern Europe.

Heineken continues to invest in key developing growth markets, and during the year announced plans to build new breweries in the Ivory Coast, East Timor, Mexico and Brazil and to expand capacity in Ethiopia. A new brewery opened in Myanmar in July 2015.

Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive and chairman of Heineken.

Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive and chairman of Heineken.

Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive and chairman of Heineken, comments: “Our strong performance in 2015 reflects the successful execution of our strategy, as well as the relevance of our unique geographic diversity and our portfolio of premium brands, led by Heineken. In 2015, top and bottom line growth was supported by increased investment in our brands, sustained innovation, and cost efficiencies. We improved operating margin by 46bps before the impact of the dilution from the Empaque disposal.”

Heineken completed the divestment of its Mexican packaging business Empaque for an enterprise value of $1.225 billion in early 2015.

He continues: “At the same time we have continued to invest for future growth, by entering or expanding our presence in markets including Myanmar, Ivory Coast, East Timor, Jamaica, Malaysia, Slovenia and South Africa. We are also particularly excited by our new partnership with Lagunitas, one of the leading craft brewers in the US. Whilst we expect further volatility in emerging markets and deflationary pressures in 2016, we are confident that we will again deliver top and bottom line growth, as well as margin expansion in line with our guidance.”

In 2016, Heineken expects to deliver further organic revenue and profit growth despite an increasingly challenging external environment, with margin expansion in line with the medium term margin guidance of a year on year improvement in operating profit (beia) margin of around 40bps.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2017PMA Fresh Summit 2017
  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements