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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2012 Results
  • Second-quarter diluted earnings per share totaled 67 cents on a reported basis or 73 cents on a comparable basis.
  • Net sales were $2.2 billion, down 8½ percent on a reported basis, flat on a currency neutral basis, and down 2 percent on a currency neutral basis excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase.
  • Operating income was $301 million on a reported basis and $328 million on a comparable basis; comparable operating income was down 11 percent, and down 2 percent on a currency neutral basis.
  • Second-quarter volume declined 6 percent reflecting the impact of unfavorable weather, the French excise tax increase, and prior year growth hurdles.
  • CCE now expects to repurchase at least $600 million of its shares by the end of 2012.
  • CCE expects full-year 2012 comparable diluted earnings per share in a range of $2.18 to $2.24, including a negative currency impact of approximately 10 percent at recent rates.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2012-- Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: CCE) (Euronext Paris: CCE) today reported second-quarter 2012 diluted earnings per share of 67 cents on a reported basis and 73 cents on a comparable basis. Reported operating income for the quarter totaled $301 million; comparable operating income totaled $328 million, down 11 percent on a comparable basis and down 2 percent on a comparable and currency neutral basis versus second-quarter 2011 results. Currency translation negatively affected second-quarter 2012 earnings per diluted share by 8 cents, or 10½ percent. Items affecting comparability and other pro forma adjustments are detailed on pages 11 through 15 of this release.

Second-quarter net sales totaled $2.2 billion, a decline of 8½ percent from the same quarter a year ago, flat on a currency neutral basis, and down 2 percent on a currency neutral basis excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase.

“As we face a unique combination of unfavorable weather and ongoing marketplace challenges, we continue to closely manage each element of the business to drive results and deliver against our objectives,” said John F. Brock, chairman and chief executive officer. “By executing against our strong sales and operating plans, controlling costs, and leveraging our strong balance sheet, we remain confident in our ability to create increasing value for our customers, and importantly, for our shareowners.”

OPERATING REVIEW

Total second-quarter volume declined 6 percent, reflecting unfavorable weather, the impact of the French excise tax increase, and prior year hurdles. Despite unfavorable weather throughout the second quarter, there was sequential improvement in volume growth late in the quarter. Declines were consistent in both the sparkling and still categories. Energy continued to achieve growth, up 16 percent, and Coke Zero grew 2½ percent. Total volume in Great Britain declined 4½ percent, while volume in continental Europe (including Norway and Sweden) declined 7 percent.

Second-quarter net pricing per case grew 6½ percent and cost of sales per case grew 6½ percent, both including the impact of the French excise tax increase. Excluding the impact of the French excise tax increase, net pricing per case increased 4 percent, and cost of sales per case increased 3 percent. Operating expenses were essentially flat, reflecting timing of market initiatives offset by continued expense control and volume declines. These figures are comparable and currency neutral.

“The challenges of the second quarter demonstrate the importance of our commitment to outstanding day-to-day execution, exceptional customer service, and sustained cost control efforts,” said Hubert Patricot, executive vice president and president, European Group. “Maximizing these strengths is essential as we work to deliver our full-year objectives.

“Looking ahead, we will work to successfully execute our initiatives in support of the London Olympics and Paralympics, which remain a unique multi-year opportunity for CCE to build brands, enhance relationships with our customers, and demonstrate our world-class capabilities,” Mr. Patricot said. “We believe our support of the Olympics and Paralympics will prove an enduring, long-term benefit to our company and I am confident that everyone at CCE is fully prepared to make our Olympic effort a success.”

SHARE REPURCHASE

As previously announced, CCE began a new $1 billion share repurchase program in January 2012. During the second quarter, CCE repurchased $225 million of its shares and has repurchased $375 million year to date.

The current share repurchase program allows for a total repurchase of $1 billion, and as previously disclosed, is capped at a total of 65 million shares, including the prior repurchase program completed in 2011. Through the second-quarter 2012, CCE has repurchased 51.5 million shares under both programs. CCE now expects to repurchase at least $600 million of its shares by the end of 2012 subject to the cumulative share cap of 65 million shares. These plans may be adjusted depending on economic, operating, or other factors, including acquisition opportunities.

FULL-YEAR 2012 OUTLOOK

For 2012, CCE expects comparable earnings per diluted share in a range of $2.18 to $2.24, including the negative impact of currency translation. Based on recent rates, currency translation would decrease full-year and third-quarter earnings per diluted share approximately 10 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Net sales are expected to grow in a mid-single-digit range, with operating income growth in a mid-single-digit range. Our outlook for earnings per diluted share, net sales, and operating income include the impact of the French excise tax increase and is comparable. Net sales and operating income guidance is also currency neutral.

Based on recent currency rates, the company now expects 2012 free cash flow in a range of $475 million to $500 million, with capital expenditures in a range of $375 million to $400 million. Weighted average cost of debt is expected to be approximately 3 percent and the effective tax rate for 2012 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 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed through our website at www.cokecce.com.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment 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. For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.cokecce.com.

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, 2011, and other SEC filings.

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
           
Second Quarter
  2012   2011  
Net Sales $ 2,208 $ 2,407
Cost of Sales   1,401   1,513  
Gross Profit 807 894
Selling, Delivery, and Administrative Expenses   506   535  
Operating Income 301 359
Interest Expense 23 20
Other Nonoperating Income (Expense)   2   (2 )
Income Before Income Taxes 280 337
Income Tax Expense   75   91  
Net Income $ 205 $ 246  
Basic Earnings Per Share $ 0.68 $ 0.76  
Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 0.67 $ 0.74  
Dividends Declared Per Share $ 0.16 $ 0.13  
Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   298   323  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   305   331  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
           
First Six Months
  2012   2011  
Net Sales $ 4,076

$

4,251

Cost of Sales   2,613   2,696  
Gross Profit 1,463 1,555
Selling, Delivery, and Administrative Expenses   991   1,032  
Operating Income 472 523
Interest Expense 46 39
Other Nonoperating Income (Expense)   3   (3 )
Income Before Income Taxes 429 481
Income Tax Expense   115   129  
Net Income $ 314 $ 352  
Basic Earnings Per Share $ 1.04 $ 1.08  
Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 1.02 $ 1.05  
Dividends Declared Per Share $ 0.32 $ 0.25  
Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   300   326  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   308   335  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited; In Millions)
                       
Second Quarter First Six Months
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Net Income $ 205 $ 246 $ 314 $ 352
Components of Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income:
Currency Translations (130 ) 20 (8 ) 195
Net Investment Hedges, Net of Tax 13 (4 ) 8 (6 )
Cash Flow Hedges, Net of Tax (2 ) 7 (3 ) 24
Pension Plan Liability Adjustments, Net of Tax   4     2     7     3  
Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income   (115 )   25     4     216  
Comprehensive Income $ 90   $ 271   $ 318   $ 568  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited; In Millions)
         
June 29, December 31,
  2012     2011  
ASSETS
Current:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 422 $ 684
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,688 1,387
Amounts receivable from The Coca-Cola Company 66 64
Inventories 455 403
Other current assets   194     148  
Total Current Assets 2,825 2,686
Property, plant, and equipment, net 2,163 2,230
Franchise license intangible assets, net 3,770 3,771
Goodwill 124 124
Other noncurrent assets   352     283  
Total Assets $ 9,234   $ 9,094  
LIABILITIES
Current:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 1,821 $ 1,716
Amounts payable to The Coca-Cola Company 132 116
Current portion of debt   396     16  
Total Current Liabilities 2,349 1,848
Debt, less current portion 2,761 2,996
Other noncurrent liabilities 165 160
Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities   1,195     1,191  
Total Liabilities 6,470 6,195
 
SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY
Common stock 3 3
Additional paid-in capital 3,797 3,745
Reinvested earnings 855 638
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (469 ) (473 )
Common stock in treasury, at cost   (1,422 )   (1,014 )
Total Shareowners' Equity   2,764     2,899  
Total Liabilities and Shareowners' Equity $ 9,234   $ 9,094  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited; In Millions)
         
 
First Six Months
  2012     2011  

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

Net income $ 314 $ 352
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash derived from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 170 161
Share-based compensation expense 20 23
Deferred income tax benefit (22 ) (37 )
Pension expense less than contributions (46 ) (5 )
Net change in assets and liabilities   (206 )   (238 )
Net cash derived from operating activities   230     256  

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

Capital asset investments (183 ) (181 )
Capital asset disposals   13     -  
Net cash used in investing activities   (170 )   (181 )

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

Net change in commercial paper 166 24
Issuances of debt - 400
Payments on debt (10 ) (7 )
Shares repurchased under share repurchase program (375 ) (400 )
Dividend payments on common stock (95 ) (81 )
Net cash received from The Coca-Cola Company for transaction-related items - 48
Other financing activities   (8 )   8  
Net cash used in financing activities   (322 )   (8 )
Net effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   -     16  
Net Change In Cash and Cash Equivalents (262 ) 83
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period   684     321  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 422   $ 404  
 
 
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)
                       
 
                                         

Second-Quarter 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) $2,208 1,401 807 506 301 23 2 280 75 $ 205 $ 0.67
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (7) 7 (6) 13 - - 13 4 9 0.03
Restructuring Charges (d) -   -   -   (14)   14   -   -   14   4   10   0.03
Comparable (non-GAAP) $2,208   1,394   814   486   328   23   2   307   83   $ 224   $ 0.73
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 305
 
                                         

Second-Quarter 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) $2,407 1,513 894 535 359 20 (2) 337 91 $ 246 $ 0.74
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 1 (1) (4) 3 - - 3 1 2 0.01
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (1) 1 - - 1 - 1 -
Tax Indemnification Charges (e) -   -   -   (5)   5   -   -   5   1   4   0.01
Comparable (non-GAAP) $2,407   1,514   893   525   368   20   (2)   346   93   $ 253   $ 0.76
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 331
 
 
 
(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 post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to TCCC for periods prior to the Merger.
 
 
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)
                       
 
                                         
First Six Months 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) $ 4,076 2,613 1,463 991 472 46 3 429 115 $ 314 $ 1.02
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (5) 5 (4) 9 - - 9 3 6 0.02
Restructuring Charges (d) -   -   -   (22)   22   -   -   22   6   16   0.05
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 4,076   2,608   1,468   965   503   46   3   460   124   $ 336   $ 1.09
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 308
 
                                         
First Six Months 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) $ 4,251   2,696   1,555   1,032   523   39   (3)   481   129   $ 352   $ 1.05
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 1 (1) 1 (2) - - (2) - (2) -
Restructuring Charges (d) - - - (15) 15 - - 15 4 11 0.03
Tax Indemnification Charges (e) -   -   -   (5)   5   -   -   5   1   4   0.01
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 4,251   2,697   1,554   1,013   541   39   (3)   499   134   $ 365   $ 1.09
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 335
 
 
 
(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 post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to TCCC for periods prior to the Merger.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SEGMENT INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; In Millions)
 
 
     

Second-Quarter 2012

Europe Corporate Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 350 (49 )

$

301

Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 13 13
Restructuring Charges (d)   14 -     14
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 364 (36 )

$

328

 
 
 
     

Second-Quarter 2011

Europe Corporate Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 408 (49 )

$

359

Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 3 3
Restructuring Charges (d) 1 - 1
Tax Indemnification Charges (e)   - 5     5
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 409 (41 )

$

368

 
 
(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 post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to TCCC for periods prior to the Merger.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SEGMENT INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; In Millions)
 
 
     
First Six Months 2012
Europe Corporate Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 557 (85 )

$

472

Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - 9 9
Restructuring Charges (d)   22 -     22  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 579 (76 )

$

503

 
 
 
 
     
First Six Months 2011
Europe Corporate Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 608 (85 )

$

523
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) - (2 ) (2 )
Restructuring Charges (d) 15 - 15
Tax Indemnification Charges (e)   - 5     5  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 623 (82 )

$

541  
 
(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 post-Merger changes to certain underlying tax matters covered by our indemnification to TCCC for periods prior to the Merger.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(Unaudited; In Millions, Except Percentages)
   

Second-Quarter 2012
Change Versus
Second-Quarter 2011

First Six Months 2012
Change Versus
First Six Months 2011

Net Sales Per Case

Change in Net Sales per Case (2.5 )% (0.5 )%
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other 0.0 % (0.5 )%
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes   9.0 %   6.5 %
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 (2.5 )% 0.0 %
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other 0.0 % (0.5 )%
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes   9.0 %   6.5 %
Bottle and Can Cost of Sales Per Case
Including French Excise Tax Increase 6.5 % 6.0 %
Impact of French Excise Tax Increase   (3.5 )%   (3.5 )%
Comparable Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can
Cost of Sales Per Case(a) 3.0 % 2.5 %
   

Physical Case Bottle and Can Volume

Comparable Bottle and Can Volume(b)   (6.0 )%   (3.5 )%
 
 
First Six Months

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (c)

  2012     2011  
Net Cash Derived From Operating Activities $ 230 $ 256
Less: Capital Asset Investments (183 ) (181 )
Add: Capital Asset Disposals   13     -  
Free Cash Flow $ 60   $ 75  
 
June 29, December 31,

Reconciliation of Net Debt (d)

2012 2011
Current Portion of Third Party Debt $ 396 $ 16
Debt, Less Current Portion 2,761 2,996
Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents   (422 )   (684 )
Net Debt $ 2,735   $ 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 were the same number of selling days in both the second quarter and first six months of 2012 and 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.

Source: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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