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Cola Hellenic Announces Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2012



     Cola Hellenic Announces Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2012

PR Newswire

ATHENS, Greece, February 14, 2013

ATHENS, Greece, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 

   
                       FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS


                                                  Q4 2012     Q4 2011
                                                   before     before
                            Q4      Q4     %    adjustments adjustments   %
                           2012    2011  Change                         Change
    Volume (m unit
    cases)                  477     466    2%        476         465      2%
    Net Sales Revenue     1,605   1,524    5%      1,610       1,529      5%
    Comparable Cost of
    Goods Sold            1,050     979    7%      1,054         982      7%
    Comparable EBIT          56      72  -22%         53          73    -27%
    Comparable Net
    Profit                   22      29  -22%         22          29    -23%
    Comparable EPS (EUR)   0.06    0.08  -25%       0.06        0.08    -25%


                                                 Full Year
                                                   2012      Full Year
                                   Full           before    2011 before
                         Full Year Year    %    adjustments adjustments   %
                           2012    2011  Change                         Change
    Volume (m unit
    cases)                 2,085   2,087    -      2,081       2,083      -
    Net Sales Revenue      7,045   6,824    3%     7,078       6,854      3%
    Comparable Cost of
    Goods Sold             4,518   4,253    6%     4,527       4,257      6%
    Comparable EBIT          453     523  -13%       465         541    -14%
    Comparable Net
    Profit                   285     326  -12%       287         330    -13%
    Comparable EPS (EUR)    0.78    0.90  -13%      0.79        0.91    -13%


Note : All units in €m except per share data and volume data & volume.
  Numbers before adjustments are excluding the impact of the early adopted
accounting standards as detailed in page 14 and in note 1 of the condensed
consolidated financial statements.

Fourth Quarter 2012

-
Volume: Volume grew by 2% in the fourth quarter of 2012. An 8% volume increase in emerging markets and a 1%
volume increase in developing markets were partly offset by a 5% volume decline in established markets.

- Sales: Net sales revenue grew by 5% registering the sixth consecutive
quarter where revenue growth exceeded volume growth.

-
Comparable operating profit (EBIT): A combination of higher input costs and operating expenses resulted in a EUR16 million year on year decrease 
in comparable operating profit.

Full Year 2012

- Volume: Volume was flat in 2012. Emerging markets posted a 4% volume
increase that was offset by a 2% volume decline in developing markets and a 5%
volume decline in established markets.

- Sales: Net sales revenue grew by 3%, with currency neutral net sales revenue
per case growing 2.2% excluding the impact of Belarus.

- Comparable operating profit (EBIT): Our revenue growth initiatives more than
offset total input cost increases in absolute terms, but were not sufficient
to prevent gross margin decline. In addition, unfavourable foreign currency
fluctuations and higher operating expenses resulted in a 13% decline in
comparable operating profit.

  + Full Year 2012 market shares: We continued to win in the marketplace. We
    gained or maintained volume share in sparkling beverages in 21 out of 28
    markets and value share in the overall non-alcoholic ready to drink
    beverages category in 23 out of 28 of our markets.
  + Full Year 2012 free cash flow: Working capital improved by €84 million
    year-on-year and we generated free cash flow of €341 million.

Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Hellenic, commented:

"Our strategy enabled us to grow currency neutral net sales revenue by 2% for
the full year. The volume and revenue growth we generated in the third quarter
continued in the fourth quarter, with revenue growing faster than volume for
the sixth consecutive quarter. In 2012, we maintained our volume overall,
despite the very challenging trading conditions in most of our markets
throughout the year. In 2012, we were able to strengthen our business further,
by expanding our volume and value share in the majority of our markets, while
growing Trademark Coca-Cola products by 2%.

We anticipate that in 2013, disposable income will remain under pressure,
resulting from continued austerity measures and high unemployment,
particularly in our established markets. We will remain focused on delivering
on our strategic priorities: further strengthening our leadership position in
the marketplace, driving revenue growth ahead of volume, executing our cost
optimisation and process efficiency plans, and continuing to generate strong
free cash flow. The voluntary share exchange offer by Coca-Cola HBC AG will
facilitate the listing of the Group on the premium segment of the London Stock
Exchange which forms part of our ongoing commitment to enhance shareholder
value."

SOURCE Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA

Contact: Panagiotis Vergis, panagiotis.vergis@cchellenic.com, Tel:
+30-210-618-3124
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