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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results, Affirms Full-Year Earnings Outlook
  • Second-quarter earnings per diluted share totaled 78 cents on a reported basis, or 90 cents on a comparable basis, including a currency benefit of approximately 6 cents.
  • Net sales totaled $2.3 billion, up 8 percent on a reported basis, or up 2½ percent on a currency-neutral basis; volume increased 3½ percent.
  • Operating income totaled $295 million on a reported basis, or $341 million on a comparable basis. Comparable operating income increased 8½ percent, or 2 percent on a currency-neutral basis.
  • CCE affirms 2014 full-year guidance, including comparable and currency-neutral earnings per diluted share growth of approximately 10 percent, low single-digit net sales growth, and mid-single-digit operating income growth.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 24, 2014-- Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: CCE) (Euronext Paris: CCE) today reported second-quarter operating income of $295 million on a reported basis, or $341 million on a comparable basis. In the quarter, reported earnings per diluted share totaled 78 cents, or 90 cents on a comparable basis. Currency translation had a positive impact of approximately 6 cents on comparable earnings per diluted share. Items affecting comparability are detailed on pages 10 through 13 of this release.

For the second quarter, net sales totaled $2.3 billion, an increase of 8 percent from the same quarter in 2013 on a reported basis, or 2½ percent on a currency-neutral basis.

“While we are encouraged by a return to volume growth, we continue to face ongoing macroeconomic weakness, competitive and marketplace pressures, and a dynamic customer landscape, particularly in Great Britain,” said John F. Brock, chairman and chief executive officer. “These challenges demand that we continue to work diligently to build on the strengths of our solid marketing programs, provide outstanding service to our customers, and maximize the effectiveness of our operations.

“Ultimately, we remain focused on our primary objective – delivering growth in shareowner value – and we continue to utilize all business levers to reach this goal.”

OPERATING REVIEW

Total second-quarter volume grew 3½ percent, with growth in sparkling drinks of 3½ percent. Coca-Cola trademark brands grew 4 percent as Coca-Cola Zero achieved growth of more than 14 percent and Coca-Cola grew 4½ percent. CCE’s portfolio of energy brands grew 3 percent. Still beverages increased 2 percent with growth in water, Oasis, Capri Sun, and Nestea. Volume in Great Britain grew 2 percent, and volume in continental Europe (including Norway and Sweden) grew 4 percent.

Net pricing per case in the second quarter was flat, while cost of sales per case declined 1 percent. Operating expenses increased 6 percent, reflecting volume growth and timing of current year and prior year promotional expenses. These figures are comparable and currency-neutral.

“To grow we will continue to execute against the strong combination of marketing, brand, packaging, and operating initiatives we have in place. These initiatives include brand innovations, new take-home and immediate consumption packaging, and efficiency and effectiveness programs,” said Hubert Patricot, executive vice president and president, European Group. “Although we operate in a highly competitive marketplace, with dynamic consumer, customer and economic challenges, we remain focused on delivering sustained profitable growth.”

FULL-YEAR 2014 OUTLOOK

CCE affirms its guidance for full-year 2014. It continues to expect 2014 earnings per diluted share growth of approximately 10 percent, net sales growth in a low single-digit range, and operating income growth in a mid-single-digit range. This guidance is comparable and currency-neutral. Based on recent rates, currency translation would benefit full-year 2014 earnings per diluted share by slightly more than 5 percent.

The company continues to expect 2014 free cash flow of approximately $650 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 2014 is expected to be in a range of 26 percent to 28 percent.

SHARE REPURCHASE

In December 2013, our Board of Directors approved a $1 billion share repurchase program – the fourth program since the creation of new CCE. Through the second quarter of the year, the company has repurchased approximately $600 million of its shares, and continues to expect to repurchase approximately $800 million of its shares by the end of 2014. These plans may be adjusted depending on economic, operating, or other factors, including acquisition opportunities.

CONFERENCE CALL

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

ABOUT CCE

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 most recent Form 10-K and other SEC filings.

 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited; in millions, except per share data)
       
Second Quarter First Six Months
2014     2013 2014     2013
Net sales $ 2,333 $ 2,156 $ 4,203 $ 4,006
Cost of sales 1,487   1,403   2,707   2,619  
Gross profit 846 753 1,496 1,387
Selling, delivery, and administrative expenses 551   481   1,017   1,004  
Operating income 295 272 479 383
Interest expense, net 30 24 58 49
Other nonoperating income (expense) 1   (2 )   (4 )
Income before income taxes 266 246 421 330
Income tax expense 68   64   108   87  
Net income $ 198   $ 182   $ 313   $ 243  
Basic earnings per share $ 0.80   $ 0.67   $ 1.24   $ 0.89  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.78   $ 0.66   $ 1.22   $ 0.87  
Dividends declared per share $ 0.25   $ 0.20   $ 0.50   $ 0.40  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 249   271   252   275  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 254   277   257   281  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited; in millions)
         
Second Quarter First Six Months
2014     2013 2014     2013
Net income $ 198 $ 182 $ 313 $ 243
Components of other comprehensive income (loss):
Currency translations
Pretax activity, net 13 (10 ) 24 (190 )
Tax effect        
Currency translations, net of tax 13 (10 ) 24 (190 )
Net investment hedges
Pretax activity, net 18 (9 ) 17 18
Tax effect (6 ) 3   (6 ) (6 )
Net investment hedges, net of tax 12 (6 ) 11 12
Cash flow hedges
Pretax activity, net (3 ) 13 (6 ) 28
Tax effect   (4 ) 1   (8 )
Cash flow hedges, net of tax (3 ) 9 (5 ) 20
Pension plan adjustments
Pretax activity, net 7 6 13 12
Tax effect (2 ) (1 ) (3 ) (2 )
Pension plan adjustments, net of tax 5   5   10   10  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 27   (2 ) 40   (148 )
Comprehensive income $ 225   $ 180   $ 353   $ 95  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited; in millions)
       
June 27, December 31,
2014 2013
ASSETS
Current:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 356 $ 343
Trade accounts receivable 2,136 1,515
Amounts receivable from The Coca-Cola Company 63 89
Inventories 488 452
Other current assets 252   169  
Total current assets 3,295 2,568
Property, plant, and equipment, net 2,304 2,353
Franchise license intangible assets, net 4,048 4,004
Goodwill 122 124
Other noncurrent assets 399   476  
Total assets $ 10,168   $ 9,525  
LIABILITIES
Current:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 2,292 $ 1,939
Amounts payable to The Coca-Cola Company 151 145
Current portion of debt 423   111  
Total current liabilities 2,866 2,195
Debt, less current portion 4,053 3,726
Other noncurrent liabilities 226 221
Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities 1,113   1,103  
Total liabilities 8,258 7,245
SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY
Common stock 4 3
Additional paid-in capital 3,916 3,899
Reinvested earnings 1,763 1,577
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (291 ) (331 )
Common stock in treasury, at cost (3,482 ) (2,868 )
Total shareowners’ equity 1,910   2,280  
Total liabilities and shareowners’ equity $ 10,168   $ 9,525  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited; in millions)
   
First Six Months
2014     2013
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $ 313 $ 243
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash derived from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 153 159
Share-based compensation expense 15 16
Deferred income tax expense (benefit) 13 (15 )
Pension expense less than contributions (4 ) (4 )
Net changes in assets and liabilities (277 ) (252 )
Net cash derived from operating activities 213   147  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital asset investments (156 ) (149 )
Capital asset disposals 26    
Net cash used in investing activities (130 ) (149 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Net change in commercial paper 412 16
Issuances of debt 347 459
Payments on debt (108 ) (217 )
Shares repurchased under share repurchase programs (588 ) (588 )
Dividend payments on common stock (125 ) (109 )
Other financing activities, net (7 ) 5  
Net cash used in financing activities (69 ) (434 )
Net effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (1 ) (8 )
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents 13 (444 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period 343   721  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 356   $ 277  
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP (a)
(Unaudited; in millions, except per share data which is calculated prior to rounding)
     
Second-Quarter 2014
  Selling,        
Delivery, and Diluted
Administrative Operating Income Tax Earnings Per
Cost of Sales   Expenses   Income   Expense   Net Income   Share
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,487 551 295 68 $ 198 $ 0.78
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) 7 1 (8 ) (3 ) (5 ) (0.02 )
Restructuring Charges (d)     (54 )   54     18     36     0.14  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,494     498     341     83     $ 229     $ 0.90  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 254
 
 
Second-Quarter 2013
Selling,
Delivery, and Diluted
Administrative Operating Income Tax Earnings Per
Cost of Sales   Expenses   Income   Expense   Net Income   Share
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 1,403 481 272 64 $ 182 $ 0.66
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) (6 ) (2 ) 8 2 6 0.02
Restructuring Charges (d) (1 )   (33 )   34     9     25     0.09  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 1,396     446     314     75     $ 213     $ 0.77  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 277
 
(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.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP (a)
(Unaudited; in millions, except per share data which is calculated prior to rounding)
     

First Six Months 2014

  Selling,        
Delivery, and Diluted
Administrative Operating Income Tax Earnings Per
Cost of Sales   Expenses   Income   Expense   Net Income   Share
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 2,707 1,017 479 108 $ 313 $ 1.22
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) 6 (6 ) (2 ) (4 ) (0.02 )
Restructuring Charges (d)     (62 )   62     21     41     0.16  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 2,713     955     535     127     $ 350     $ 1.36  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 257
 
 
First Six Months 2013
Selling,
Delivery, and Diluted
Administrative Operating Income Tax Earnings Per
Cost of Sales   Expenses   Income   Expense   Net Income   Share
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 2,619 1,004 383 87 $ 243 $ 0.87
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) (9 ) 9 2 7 0.02
Restructuring Charges (d) (4 )   (98 )   102     28     74     0.27  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 2,606     906     494     117     $ 324     $ 1.16  
Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 281
 
(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.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SEGMENT INCOME (a)
(Unaudited; in millions)
     
Second-Quarter 2014
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 321   $ (26 )   $ 295
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) (8 ) (8 )
Restructuring Charges (d) 54         54  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 375     $ (34 )   $ 341  
 
Second-Quarter 2013
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 309 $ (37 ) $ 272
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) 8 8
Restructuring Charges (d) 34         34  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 343     $ (29 )   $ 314  
 
 
First Six Months 2014
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 545 $ (66 ) $ 479
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) (6 ) (6 )
Restructuring Charges (d) 62         62  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 607     $ (72 )   $ 535  
 
First Six Months 2013
Europe   Corporate   Operating Income
Reported (GAAP) (b) $ 454 $ (71 ) $ 383
Items Impacting Comparability:
Mark-to-Market Effects (c) 9 9
Restructuring Charges (d) 102         102  
Comparable (non-GAAP) $ 556     $ (62 )   $ 494  
 
(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.
 
 
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(Unaudited; in millions, except percentages)
           
Second-Quarter 2014 First Six Months 2014
Change Versus

Change Versus

 

Second-Quarter 2013    

First Six Months 2013

Net Sales Per Case

Change in Net Sales per Case 4.5% 4.5%
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other 1.0%     0.5%
Bottle and Can Net Pricing Per Case 5.5% 5.0%
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes (5.5)%     (4.5)%
Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can
Net Pricing Per Case (a) —% 0.5%
 

Cost of Sales Per Case

Change in Cost of Sales per Case 2.5% 3.0%
Impact of Excluding Post Mix, Non-Trade, and Other 1.5%     1.0%
Bottle and Can Cost of Sales Per Case 4.0% 4.0%
Impact of Currency Exchange Rate Changes (5.0)%     (4.5)%
Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can
Cost of Sales Per Case (a) (1.0)% (0.5)%
           

Physical Case Bottle and Can Volume

Change in Volume 3.5% 0.5%
Impact of Selling Day Shift —%     0.5%
Comparable Bottle and Can Volume (b) 3.5%     1.0%
 
 
First Six Months

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (c)

2014     2013
Net Cash Derived From Operating Activities $ 213 $ 147
Less: Capital Asset Investments (156 ) (149 )
Add: Capital Asset Disposals 26        
Free Cash Flow $ 83       $ (2 )
 
June 27, December 31,

Reconciliation of Net Debt (d)

2014     2013
Current Portion of Debt $ 423 $ 111
Debt, Less Current Portion 4,053 3,726
Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents (356 )     (343 )
Net Debt $ 4,120       $ 3,494  
 
(a) The non-GAAP financial measures "Currency-Neutral Bottle and Can Net Pricing Per Case" and "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 items not directly related to bottle and can pricing or cost and currency exchange rate changes.
 
(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 the second quarter of 2014 versus the second quarter of 2013. There was one less selling day in the first six months of 2014 versus the first six months of 2013.
 
(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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