Mondelēz International: Reports Q1-2022 Results

Chicago / IL. (mdlz) Mondelez International reported its first quarter 2022 results. «We delivered strong top-line results in our first quarter, driven by higher pricing and strong volume growth. Our chocolate and biscuit businesses continue to power our virtuous cycle of attractive revenue growth, strong profitability and robust cash flow,» said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

«Demand remains strong across both developed and emerging markets, with all our regions posting growth. We expect elevated levels of input cost inflation to continue through the remainder of the year, and we will continue to take necessary actions to offset this dynamic – including a broader revenue growth management agenda, ongoing cost discipline, and further simplification within our business. We remain confident in our strategy and ability to create long-term value, while recognizing the need to stay agile to navigate the dynamic economic and geopolitical environment. We are also excited about our recently announced agreement to acquire Ricolino that will step-change our presence in the priority market of Mexico – adding to our portfolio some of the country’s most beloved chocolate and candy brands, while broadening our distribution footprint with more than 2,100 direct store delivery routes reaching 440,000 traditional trade outlets.»

First Quarter Highlights

  • Net revenues increased +7.3 percent driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +8.6 percent
  • Diluted EPS was USD 0.61, down -10.3 percent; Adjusted EPS1 was USD 0.84, up +13.9 percent on a constant-currency basis
  • Cash provided by operating activities was USD 1.1 billion, an increase of +USD 0.2 billion versus prior year; Free Cash Flow was USD 1.0 billion, +USD 0.3 billion
  • Return of capital to shareholders was USD 1.2 billion
  • Announced agreement to acquire Ricolino, Mexico’s leading confectionery company with iconic brands and strong distribution capabilities, doubling the size of our Mexico business
  • Appointed Mariano Lozano to the role of EVP and President, Latin America

For additional information please read the Company’s PDF file below (292 KB):

20220426-MONDELEZ-Q1-2022
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