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Nestlé S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides nutrition, health, and wellness products worldwide. It offers baby foods primarily under the Cerelac, Gerber, Gerber Graduates, NaturNes, and Nestum brands; bottle water principally under Nestlé Pure Life, Perrier, Poland Spring, and S.Pellegrino brand names; cereals under the Chocapic, Cini Minis, Cookie Crisp, Estrelitas, Fitness, and Nesquik brands; and chocolate and confectionery products primarily under the Aero, Butterfinger, Cailler, Crunch, Orion, Smarties, Toll House, Wonka, and KitKat brands. The company also provides coffee products primarily under the Nescafé, Nescafé Original, Nescafé Gold Blend, Coffee-Mate, Nescafé Original 3in1, Nescafé Cappuccino, Nescafé Ready to Drink, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, and Nespresso brand names; culinary, chilled, and frozen foods principally under the Buitoni, DiGiorno, Herta, Hot Pockets, Jack's, Lean Cuisine, Maggi, Stouffer's, Thomy, and Tombstone brands; dairy products primarily under the Carnation, Coffee-Mate, La Laitière, and Nido brand names; and drinks principally under the Milo, Nesquik, and Nestea brands. In addition, it offers food service products primarily under the Chef, Chef-Mate, Lean Cuisine, Maggi, Milo, Minor’s, Nescafé, Nestea, Sjora, and Stouffer's brand names; healthcare nutrition products principally under the Boost, Nutren Junior, Peptamen, and Resource brands; ice cream products primarily under the Dreyer’s, Extrême, Häagen-Dazs, Mövenpick, and Nestlé Ice Cream brands; and petcare products principally under the Alpo, Bakers Complete, Beneful, Cat Chow, Chef Michael’s Canine Creations, Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Felix, Friskies, Gourmet, Purina, Purina ONE, and Pro Plan brands. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland.

339,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15
Founded in 1866

nestle sa-reg (NESN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Member of Executive ...
Total Annual Compensation: SFr.5.5M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

nestle sa-reg (NESN) Key Developments

Nestlé Nutrition Announces Sales Results for the Full Year of 2014

Nestlé Nutrition announced sales results for the full year of 2014. For the year, the company reported sales of CHF 9.6 billion, 7.7% organic growth, 3.6% real internal growth; 20.8% trading operating profit margin, +80 basis points. Infant nutrition business saw a very strong performance in many Asian markets including China. Growth was double-digit across Asia, despite political unrest in parts of the Middle East that hindered the distribution of products there. Growth in Latin America was solid, while in Europe and North America, the environment was more challenging. Infant formula's growth was driven by strong sales of NAN and premium brands S-26 and Illuma which benefited from the roll-out of successful innovation. In baby food, infant cereals saw a steady recovery in the United States and Gerber Organic fruit purée pouches for infants, combining good nutrition with convenience, were a highlight for meals and drinks. The trading operating profit margin rose 80 basis points to 20.8%, despite the impact of higher input costs. The improvement was driven by the effects of portfolio management, the good performance in Wyeth Nutrition and efficiencies.

Nestlé S.A. Announces Earnings Results for the Full Year of 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015; Proposes Dividend, Payable as from April 22, 2015

Nestlé S.A. announced earnings results for the full year of 2014. For the year, the company reported sales of CHF 91.6 billion. Underlying earnings per share was up 4.4% in constant currencies. Strong operating cash flow was CHF 14.7 billion. The Group's trading operating profit was CHF 14.0 billion, representing a margin of 15.3%, up 10 basis points, and up 30 basis points in constant currencies. Net profit rose from CHF 4.4 billion to CHF 14.5 billion. The increase also reflects the profit realised on the disposal of part of the stake in L'Oréal and the revaluation gain on the 50% of Galderma already held when the Group brought its ownership from 50% to 100%. Reported earnings per share were CHF 4.54, up 44.6%. The group's operating cash flow remained strong at CHF 14.7 billion. Annual sales fell in Swiss franc terms because of hesitant consumers in Europe and shifting exchange rates. Sales figure was off 0.6% lowered by currency exchange rate effects. The group's free cash flow remained strong at CHF 14.1 billion and operating cash flow was CHF 14.7 billion. The group's net debt fell from CHF 14.7 billion to CHF 12.3 billion. Underlying EPS reported decreased by 1.7% to CHF 3.44. For the year 2015, the company aim to achieve organic growth of around 5% with improvements in margins, underlying earnings per share in constant currencies and capital efficiency. The company expects 2015 to be similar to 2014. The company predicted an increase in earnings in 2015. The company announced that the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting to be held on April 16, 2015, will propose an increase in the dividend to CHF 2.20 per share. The last trading day with entitlement to receive the dividend is April 17, 2015. The net dividend will be payable as from April 22, 2015. Shareholders who are on record in the share register with voting rights on April 9, 2015 will be entitled to exercise their voting rights.

Nestle SA Mulls Acquisition

Nestlé S.A. (SWX:NESN) is seeking acquisitions. Wan Ling, Chief Financial Officer of Nestle, said in Nestle earnings call, “This is clearly a very interesting time that we are in, and as a company, Nestle, we are obviously going to leverage whatever favorable condition that is out there, and so that we will continue. In terms of M&A, we don't guide in terms of specific transactions. Clearly, we as a company, our first focus is on growth and investing for our future. So to the extent that there are interesting acquisition possibilities out there, we are always looking at them, but we don't guide in terms of specific -- with specific names."


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