Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

  • CCE achieved full-year earnings per diluted share of $2.25 on a reported basis, or $2.26 on a comparable basis.
  • Full-year net sales totaled $8.1 billion, down 2½ percent on a reported basis, up 3 percent on a currency neutral basis, and up 1 percent on a currency neutral basis excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase.
  • Full-year reported operating income was $928 million, down 10 percent; full-year comparable operating income was $1.0 billion, down 4 percent, and up 2½ percent on a currency neutral basis.
  • Fourth-quarter earnings per diluted share totaled 34 cents on a reported basis, or 45 cents on a comparable basis; free cash flow totaled $582 million.
  • Initiated a new $1.5 billion share repurchase program in 2013, with a goal of purchasing at least $500 million by year end.
  • CCE continues to expect 2013 comparable and currency neutral earnings per diluted share growth of approximately 10 percent.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE)today reported full-year 2012 earnings per diluted share of $2.25, or $2.26 on a comparable basis.

Reported operating income for the year totaled $928 million; comparable operating income totaled $1.0 billion, up 2½ percent on a comparable and currency neutral basis versus a year ago. Currency translation negatively affected full-year comparable earnings per diluted share by 16 cents. Items affecting comparability are detailed on pages 12 through 15 of this release.

“We achieved solid earnings per share growth in 2012 while working through significant marketplace challenges and the ongoing macroeconomic softness that continues to affect our territories,” said John F. Brock, chairman and chief executive officer. “Managing through these factors, we also delivered modest comparable, currency neutral net sales and operating income growth, and strong free cash flow.

“We remain confident in our ability to restore, over time, our sales and operating income growth to levels in line with our long-term targets,” Mr. Brock said. “Our optimism is fueled by the popularity of our brands, the effectiveness of our marketplace initiatives, the benefits of our Business Transformation Program, and the skill and dedication of our people.

“Going forward, we will continue to focus on value-creating opportunities in order to achieve sustained growth and to deliver on our most important goal – creating value for our shareowners,” Mr. Brock said.

OPERATING REVIEW

Full-year 2012 net sales totaled $8.1 billion, a decline of 2½ percent versus prior year results, up 3 percent on a currency neutral basis, and up 1 percent on a currency neutral basis excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase. For the fourth quarter, net sales grew 1 percent on a reported basis, 2 percent on a currency neutral basis, and was flat on a currency neutral basis excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase.

Full-year comparable operating income declined 4 percent over prior year results, and increased 2½ percent on a comparable and currency neutral basis. For the quarter, operating income grew 13 percent on a comparable basis and 13½ percent on a comparable and currency neutral basis, driven by modest gross margin improvement after excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase, and focused expense controls.

Free cash flow for 2012 totaled $582 million, including benefits from favorable year-over-year changes in working capital.

Full-year volume declined 3 percent. Sparkling brands declined 3½ percent; however, Coca-Cola Zero continued to perform well with growth of 6½ percent, and energy grew over 15 percent, led by Monster. Still brands were flat for the year, as growth in Capri-Sun, Nestea, and Chaudfontaine and Abbey Well waters was offset by declines in juices, juice drinks, and sports drinks. On a territory basis, volume was down 3 percent in both Great Britain and continental Europe.

For 2012, excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase, net pricing per case grew 3 percent and cost of sales per case grew 2½ percent. Operating expenses were flat as volume declines and expense controls offset increases, including incremental costs associated with our support of the Olympic Games. These figures are comparable and currency neutral.

For the fourth quarter, volume declined 5½ percent, driven by ongoing challenging conditions and cycling strong growth in the prior year. Volume in continental Europe declined 5½ percent, and volume in Great Britain declined 6 percent. Net pricing per case grew 4 percent and cost of sales per case increased 3½ percent, both excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase. These figures are comparable and currency neutral.

“In a year marked by unique operating challenges, we continued to focus on marketplace excellence while positioning our company to take advantage of the growth opportunities we see ahead,” said Hubert Patricot, executive vice president and president, European Group. “We expect a return to volume growth in 2013 through a combination of marketing efforts, solid customer plans, and effectiveness initiatives. “We also are on track to realize benefits from our Business Transformation Program, including a restructured commercial organization that we believe will deliver increased productivity, operating efficiency, and enhance best practices while maintaining our world class levels of customer service,” Mr. Patricot said.

SHARE REPURCHASE

CCE completed its most recent share repurchase program in the fourth quarter of 2012, resulting in 27 million shares or $780 million in repurchases last year. In January of this year, a new $1.5 billion share repurchase program began with a goal of purchasing at least $500 million of our shares in 2013. These plans may be adjusted depending on economic, operating, or other factors, including acquisition opportunities.

FULL-YEAR 2013 OUTLOOK

For 2013, CCE expects earnings per diluted share to grow approximately 10 percent on a comparable and currency neutral basis. Although it is too early to predict the 2013 currency impact, based on recent rates, currency translation would benefit full-year earnings per share in a range of 2 percent to 3 percent.

Net sales and operating income are expected to grow in a mid-single-digit range. This guidance reflects declining gross margins with expected net pricing per case growth less than an above-average cost of sales per case growth in 2013. While CCE remains committed to preserving or expanding margins over time, in light of sustained macroeconomic weakness and marketplace conditions we have a more modest approach in 2013. As a result, operating income margins are expected to be down modestly. This outlook is comparable and currency neutral.

The company also expects 2013 free cash flow in a range of $450 million to $500 million after including a year-over-year increase in cash restructuring expenses of approximately $125 million. Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $350 million. Weighted average cost of debt is expected to be approximately 3 percent and the comparable effective tax rate for 2013 is expected to be in a range of 26 percent to 28 percent.

CONFERENCE CALL

CCE will host a conference call with investors and analysts today at 10:00 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed through the company’s website at www.cokecce.com.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) is the leading Western European marketer, producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. We operate with a local focus and have 17 manufacturing sites across Europe, where we manufacture nearly 90 percent of our products in the markets in which they are consumed. Corporate responsibility and sustainability is core to our business, and we have been recognized by leading organizations in North America and Europe for our progress in water use reduction, carbon footprint reduction, and recycling initiatives. For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.cokecce.com and follow us on twitter at @cokecce.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Included in this news release are forward-looking management comments and other statements that reflect management’s current outlook for future periods. As always, these expectations are based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data along with our current operating plans and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release should be read in conjunction with the risks and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and other SEC filings.

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
           
Fourth Quarter
  2012     2011
Net Sales $ 1,916 $ 1,893
Cost of Sales   1,254     1,226
Gross Profit 662 667
Selling, Delivery, and Administrative Expenses   512     487
Operating Income 150 180
Interest Expense 25 23
Other Nonoperating (Expense) Income   (1 )   1
Income Before Income Taxes 124 158
Income Tax Expense   24     45
Net Income $ 100   $ 113
Basic Earnings Per Share $ 0.35   $ 0.37
Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 0.34   $ 0.36
Dividends Declared Per Share $ 0.16   $ 0.13
Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   284     309
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   291     317
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
           
Full Year
  2012   2011  
Net Sales $ 8,062 $ 8,284
Cost of Sales   5,162   5,254  
Gross Profit 2,900 3,030
Selling, Delivery, and Administrative Expenses   1,972   1,997  
Operating Income 928 1,033
Interest Expense 94 85
Other Nonoperating Income (Expense)   3   (3 )
Income Before Income Taxes 837 945
Income Tax Expense   160   196  
Net Income $ 677 $ 749  
Basic Earnings Per Share $ 2.30 $ 2.35  
Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 2.25 $ 2.29  
Dividends Declared Per Share $ 0.64 $ 0.51  
Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   294   319  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   301   327  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In Millions)
         
Year Ended December 31,

 

  2012     2011  
Net income $ 677 $ 749
Components of other comprehensive income (loss):
Currency translations
Pretax activity, net 175 (74 )
Tax effect   -     -  
Currency translations, net of tax 175 (74 )
Net investment hedges
Pretax activity, net (45 ) 23
Tax effect   16     (8 )
Net investment hedges, net of tax (29 ) 15
Cash flow hedges
Pretax activity, net (11 ) (13 )
Tax effect   3     4  
Cash flow hedges, net of tax (8 ) (9 )
Pension plan adjustments
Pretax activity, net (126 ) (82 )
Tax effect   31     22  

Pension plan adjustments, net of tax

  (95 )   (60 )

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

  43     (128 )
Comprehensive income $ 720   $ 621  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Millions)
         

December 31,

  2012     2011  
ASSETS
Current:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 721 $ 684
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,432 1,387
Amounts receivable from The Coca-Cola Company 66 64
Inventories 386 403
Other current assets   157     148  
Total Current Assets 2,762 2,686
Property, plant, and equipment, net 2,322 2,230
Franchise license intangible assets, net 3,923 3,771
Goodwill 132 124
Other noncurrent assets   371     283  
Total Assets $ 9,510   $ 9,094  
LIABILITIES
Current:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 1,844 $ 1,716
Amounts payable to The Coca-Cola Company 103 116
Current portion of debt   632     16  
Total Current Liabilities 2,579 1,848
Debt, less current portion 2,834 2,996
Other noncurrent liabilities 276 160
Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities   1,128     1,191  
Total Liabilities 6,817 6,195
 
SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY
Common stock 3 3
Additional paid-in capital 3,825 3,745
Reinvested earnings 1,126 638
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (430 ) (473 )
Common stock in treasury, at cost   (1,831 )   (1,014 )
Total Shareowners' Equity   2,693     2,899  
Total Liabilities and Shareowners' Equity $ 9,510   $ 9,094  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Millions)
           
 
Year Ended December 31,
  2012     2011  

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

Net income $ 677 $ 749
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash derived from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 335 321
Share-based compensation expense 35 43
Deferred income tax benefit (132 ) (121 )
Pension expense less than contributions (75 ) (24 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition amounts:
Trade accounts receivable - (85 )
Inventories 30 (44 )
Prepaid expense and other assets (5 ) (26 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 58 88
Other changes, net   24     (39 )
Net cash derived from operating activities   947     862  

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

Capital asset investments (378 ) (376 )
Capital asset disposals 13 4
Settlement of net investment hedges - 22
Other investing activities, net   (8 )   (9 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (373 )   (359 )

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

Net change in commercial paper - (145 )
Issuances of debt 430 900
Payments on debt (16 ) (9 )
Shares repurchased under share repurchase programs (780 ) (800 )
Dividend payments on common stock (187 ) (162 )
Net cash received from The Coca-Cola Company for transaction-related items - 71
Other financing activities, net   (3 )   16  
Net cash used in financing activities   (556 )   (129 )
Net effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   19     (11 )
Net Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents 37 363
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period   684     321  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 721   $ 684  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Per Share Data which is calculated prior to rounding)
                                           
 
                                                             
Fourth-Quarter 2012

Net
Sales

   

Cost of
Sales

   

Gross
Profit

   

Selling,
Delivery, and
Administrative
Expenses

   

Operating
Income

   

Interest
Expense

   

Other
Nonoperating
Expense

   

Income
Before
Income
Tax

   

Income
Tax
Expense

   

Net
Income

   

Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share

Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,916 1,254 662 512 150 25 (1) 124 24 $ 100 $ 0.34
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (5) 5 (2) 7 - - 7 2 5 0.02
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (51) 51 - - 51 13 38 0.13
Net Tax Items (e) -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     12     (12)     (0.04)
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,916     1,249     667     459     208     25     (1)     182     51     $ 131     $ 0.45
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 291
 
                                                             
Fourth-Quarter 2011

Net
Sales

   

Cost of
Sales

   

Gross
Profit

   

Selling,
Delivery, and
Administrative
Expenses

   

Operating
Income

   

Interest
Expense

   

Other
Nonoperating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Tax

   

Income
Tax
Expense

   

Net
Income

   

Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share

Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,893 1,226 667 487 180 23 1 158 45 $ 113 $ 0.36
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (3) 3 2 1 - - 1 - 1 -
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (3) 3 - - 3 1 2 -
Net Tax Items (e) -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,893     1,223     670     486     184     23     1     162     46     $ 116     $ 0.36
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 317
 
 
 
(a) These non-GAAP measures are provided to allow investors to more clearly evaluate our operating performance and business trends. Management uses this information to review results excluding items that are not necessarily indicative of ongoing results. The adjusting items are based on established defined terms and thresholds and represent all material items management considered for year-over-year comparability.
(b) As reflected in CCE's U.S. GAAP Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
(c) Amounts represent the net out of period mark-to-market impact of non-designated commodity hedges.
(d) Amounts represent non-recurring restructuring charges.
(e) Amounts represent the deferred tax impact related to income tax rate or law changes.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Per Share Data which is calculated prior to rounding)
                                           
 
                                                             
Full-Year 2012

Net
Sales

   

Cost of
Sales

   

Gross
Profit

   

Selling,
Delivery, and
Administrative
Expenses

   

Operating
Income

   

Interest
Expense

   

Other
Nonoperating
Income

   

Income
Before
Income
Tax

   

Income
Tax
Expense

   

Net
Income

   

Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share

Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 8,062 5,162 2,900 1,972 928 94 3 837 160 $ 677 $ 2.25
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (2) 2 (2) 4 - - 4 1 3 0.01
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (85) 85 - - 85 24 61 0.21
Net Tax Items (f) -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     62     (62)     (0.21)
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 8,062     5,160     2,902     1,885     1,017     94     3     926     247     $ 679     $ 2.26
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 301
 
                                                             
Full-Year 2011

Net
Sales

   

Cost of
Sales

   

Gross
Profit

   

Selling,
Delivery, and
Administrative
Expenses

   

Operating
Income

   

Interest
Expense

   

Other
Nonoperating
Expense

   

Income
Before
Income
Tax

   

Income
Tax
Expense

   

Net
Income

   

Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share

Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 8,284 5,254 3,030 1,997 1,033 85 (3) 945 196 $ 749 $ 2.29
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (4) 4 1 3 - - 3 1 2 -
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (19) 19 - - 19 6 13 0.04
Tax Indemnification Charges (e) - - - (5) 5 - - 5 1 4 0.01
Net Tax Items (f) -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     53     (53)     (0.16)
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 8,284     5,250     3,034     1,974     1,060     85     (3)     972     257     $ 715     $ 2.18
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 327
 
 
 
(a) These non-GAAP measures are provided to allow investors to more clearly evaluate our operating performance and business trends. Management uses this information to review results excluding items that are not necessarily indicative of ongoing results. The adjusting items are based on established defined terms and thresholds and represent all material items management considered for year-over-year comparability.
(b) As reflected in CCE's U.S. GAAP Consolidated Financial Statements.
(c) Amounts represent the net out of period mark-to-market impact of non-designated commodity hedges.
(d) Amounts represent non-recurring restructuring charges.
(e) Amounts represent post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to The Coca-Cola Company for periods prior to the Merger.
(f) Amounts represent the deferred tax impact related to income tax rate or law changes.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SEGMENT INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; In Millions)
       
 
         
Full-Year 2012
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,073 (145 ) $ 928
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 4 4
Restructuring Charges (d)   85   -       85
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,158   (141 )   $ 1,017
 
         
Full-Year 2011
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,195 (162 ) $ 1,033
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 3 3
Restructuring Charges (d) 19 - 19
Tax Indemnification Charges (e)   -   5       5
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,214   (154 )   $ 1,060
 
 
 
         
Fourth-Quarter 2012
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 194 (44 ) $ 150
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 7 7
Restructuring Charges (d)   51   -       51
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 245   (37 )   $ 208
 
         
Fourth-Quarter 2011
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 223 (43 ) $ 180
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 1 1
Restructuring Charges (d)   3   -       3
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 226   (42 )   $ 184
 
 
(a) These non-GAAP measures are provided to allow investors to more clearly evaluate our operating performance and business trends. Management uses this information to review results excluding items that are not necessarily indicative of ongoing results. The adjusting items are based on established defined terms and thresholds and represent all material items management considered for year-over-year comparability.
(b) As reflected in CCE's U.S. GAAP Consolidated Financial Statements.
(c) Amounts represent the net out of period mark-to-market impact of non-designated commodity hedges.
(d) Amounts represent non-recurring restructuring charges.
(e) Amounts represent post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to The Coca-Cola Company for periods prior to the Merger.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Percentages)
   
     

Fourth-Quarter 2012
Change Versus
Fourth-Quarter 2011

 

Full-Year 2012
Change Versus
Full-Year 2011

Net Sales Per Case

Change in Net Sales per Case 6.0 % 0.0 %
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other (0.5)% 0.0 %
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes 1.0 %   5.5 %
Bottle and Can Net Pricing Per Case
Including French Excise Tax Increase 6.5 % 5.5 %
Impact of French Excise Tax Increase (2.5)%   (2.5)%
Comparable Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can
Net Pricing Per Case (a) 4.0 % 3.0 %
 

Cost of Sales Per Case

Change in Cost of Sales per Case 6.5 % 1.0 %
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other (0.5)% (0.5)%
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes 1.0 %   5.5 %
Bottle and Can Cost of Sales Per Case
Including French Excise Tax Increase 7.0 % 6.0 %
Impact of French Excise Tax Increase (3.5)%   (3.5)%
Comparable Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can
Cost of Sales Per Case (a) 3.5 % 2.5 %
     

Physical Case Bottle and Can Volume

Change in Volume (4.0)% (2.5)%
Impact of Selling Day Shift (1.5)%   (0.5)%
Comparable Bottle and Can Volume (b) (5.5)%   (3.0)%
 
 

Full Year

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (c)

2012   2011
Net Cash Derived From Operating Activities $ 947 $ 862
Less: Capital Asset Investments (378) (376)
Add: Capital Asset Disposals 13   4
Free Cash Flow $ 582   $ 490
 

December 31,

Reconciliation of Net Debt (d)

2012   2011
Current Portion of Debt $ 632 $ 16
Debt, Less Current Portion 2,834 2,996
Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents (721)   (684)
Net Debt $ 2,745   $ 2,328
 

(a) The non-GAAP financial measures "Comparable Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can Net Pricing Per Case" and "Comparable Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can Cost of Sales per Case" are used to more clearly evaluate bottle and can pricing and cost trends in the marketplace. These measures exclude: (1) items not directly related to bottle and can pricing or cost, (2) currency exchange rate changes, and (3) the impact of the French excise tax increase effective January 1, 2012.

 
 
 

(b) The non-GAAP measure "Comparable Bottle and Can Volume" is used to analyze the performance of our business on a constant period basis. There was one additional selling day in the fourth quarter and full year of 2012 versus the fourth quarter and full year of 2011.

 

(c) The non-GAAP measure "Free Cash Flow" is provided to focus management and investors on the cash available for debt reduction, dividend distributions, share repurchase, and acquisition opportunities.

 

(d) The non-GAAP measure "Net Debt" is used to more clearly evaluate our capital structure and leverage.



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