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NESTLE India Ltd announces Q4, CY2022 results

Posted On : 2023-02-16 14:11:20( TIMEZONE : IST )

NESTLE India Ltd announces Q4, CY2022 results

The Board of Directors of Nestlé India today approved the results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India said, 2022 was an extraordinary year, where adversities were aplenty, where the efforts of the Nestlé team and all our partners and stakeholders were stretched and where every new day brought a fresh challenge. Adversity also brings teams together to a common cause which is why they displayed calm, resolve, consistency in the face of storm by combating volatilities, using imagination, courage, thoughtful strategies which kept the growth engine growing. My heartfelt appreciation to each of my colleagues and partners for weathering the storm and coming out well.

I am delighted to share that we delivered our highest double-digit growth in a decade led by sustained volume and mix led growth, leading to a strong value growth. In 2022 totalsales grew by 14.5% and domestic sales increased by 14.8%, with broad based performance across all categories. Our robust performance on e-commerce continued, fuelled by Quick Commerce and Click & Mortar. Out-Of-Home (OOH) business made a strong comeback in 2022, recovering its pre-covid base and delivering robust growth by revamping, resetting geography, channel and sales priority. We launched our first ever 'direct to consumer' (D2C) platform - where products manufactured by the Company in India are available in Delhi - NCR.

We strengthened our RURBAN approach by sharpening our geographic focus, increasing distribution points, and going deeper into smaller towns and cities. This faith, investment and execution in RURBAN is bearing fruitsfor our Company in terms ofstrong and sustained growth in smaller towns and especially rural villages. Through Project Swabhimaan, we have made our endeavour to empower and encourage rural women to initiate business in their villages.

Premiumization is one of the growth engines that will lead to future acceleration of the business. In 2022, Nestlé India acquired PURINA Petcare business, that delivers nutrition to pets and also launched globally renowned GERBER cereals catering to the nutrition needs of toddlers. GERBER cereals are 'Made in India' and 'Made for India'.

2023 has been declared as the International Year of Millets. Indeed, India's nutritional legacy has been around millets, and it is appropriate that it is brought into the limelight with enhanced public awareness and suitable products. I am delighted to announce our ambition to integrate millets into relevant product categories in our portfolio. We launched a new sub-brand, CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™. Inspired by traditional ingredients, a nutritious cereal for toddlers made from ragi (finger millet), mixed fruits and ghee. Millets have been an integral component of the food basket in India, and CEREGROW™ Grain Selection™ rediscovers the value of these traditional millets. There is more to follow this year and the team is fully energized to this challenge.

Nestlé is fundamentally a science based and technology led Company and ourreputation comes from the capability to bring scientifically balanced nutrition to our consumers. Nestlé S.A. continued to invest in augmenting R&D capabilities to make our portfolio more nutritious and sustainable through localization of various ingredients, recipes and spices, and collaborative partnerships with start-ups that are good for you and good for the planet. Nestlé R&D Centre India Pvt. Ltd (a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A and a part of Nestlé's global R&D network) recently signed an MOU with Nutrihub, ICAR-Institute of Millet Research with the aim of collaborating in areas such as millet processing, understanding health and nutrition benefits of millets in different product applications, building consumer awareness, sustainability of millet by developing regenerative agriculture practices to enhance cultivation and encouraging start-up collaborations.

We have made bold commitment on sustainability to protect and restore the planet'sresources by accelerating our sustainability efforts. Our initiatives on climate, packaging, sourcing and water are ongoing and on track.

Financial Highlights - Full Year 2022:

- Total Sales of INR 16,790 Crore
- Domestic Sales Growth at 14.8%
- Profit from Operations at 20.0%
- Net Profit of INR 2,390 Crore
- Robust Cash Generated from Operations at INR 2,737 Crore
- Earnings Per Share of INR 247.9
- Final Dividend recommended INR 75.00 per equity share
- Total Dividend including final dividend INR 220.00 per equity share
-CSR Spend INR 56.3 Crore
- Contribution to exchequer of INR 4,259 Crore

Business Comments - Full Year 2022:

- E-commerce: The channel delivered strong accelerated growth driven by new emerging formats such as quick commerce and click & mortar. Quick Commerce growth was fueled by new user acquisition initiatives through targeted digital communication.

- Organized Trade: The channel continued to witness strong growth across customers and categories.

- Out of Home (OOH): The channel made a strong comeback in 2022 recovering its pre-covid base and delivering robust growth. Robust performance was an outcome of revamping, resetting geography, channel and sales priority.

- Exports: Delivered growth as it continued to expand its presence in new markets through both traditional and mainstream channels.

Category Performance - Full Year 2022:

Year 2022 witnessed broad based, double digit, volume & mix led growth, despite challenging and highly volatile economic environment.

- Prepared Dishes and Cooking Aids: Strong growth momentum continued with a healthy balance of product mix, pricing and volume growth in MAGGI Noodles and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic aided by strong consumer engagements, market presence with media campaigns and attractive consumer activations.

- Milk Products and Nutrition: MILKMAID and Ready-to-Drink (RTD) registered strong growth. Milk products continued to face challenges due to unprecedented milk price increase.

- Confectionery: Gained market share and delivered robust growth driven by KITKAT and MUNCH.

- Beverages: NESCAFÉ Classic, NESCAFÉ Sunrise, NESCAFÉ GOLD delivered broad based double-digit growth. Recorded highest ever single year growth in household penetration, cemented its leadership position in the category with highest ever market share. NESCAFÉ RTD and out of home also delivered strong double-digit growth.

- Pet Food: Pet Food, recently acquired by Nestlé India, continued to provide complete and balanced nutrition for cats and dogs.

Commodity Outlook in Short to Medium Term:

Key categories such as cereals, grains and coffee continued to be at a 10-year high. Edible oil too was at a 10-year high and moderated towards the last quarter. Fresh milk prices continue to remain firm due to Lumpy Skin Disease in H2'22 and rise in feed costs to farmers. With some respite in crude oil, input materialssuch as packaging have witnessed relief. Demand continues to be robust with domestic outlook of prices evolving because of supply and weather conditions.

Key Highlights for the Quarter and Year ended 31 December 2022:

Total sales and Domestic sales for the year increased by 14.5% and 14.8% respectively. Domestic sales growth was broad based with a healthy balance of pricing and volume. Export sales increased by 8.2 % for the full year.

Total sales and Domestic sales for the quarter increased by 14.0% and 13.8%, respectively. Domestic sales growth was broad based. Export sales for the quarter increased by 17.1%.

Shares of Nestle India Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 19245.80 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 19082.85. The total number of shares traded during the day was 828 in over 427 trades.

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 19300.00 and intraday low of 18947.50. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 15861367.00.

Source : Equity Bulls


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