6-K 1 tv505572_6k.htm FORM 6-K

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of October 2018

 

FOMENTO ECONÓMICO MEXICANO, S.A.B. DE C.V.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Mexican Economic Development, Inc.

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

 

United Mexican States

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

General Anaya No. 601 Pte.
Colonia Bella Vista
Monterrey, Nuevo León 64410
México

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

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FEMSA Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

 

Monterrey, Mexico, October 26, 2018 — Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (“FEMSA”) (NYSE: FMX; BMV: FEMSAUBD) announced today its operational and financial results for the third quarter of 2018.

 

As of the third quarter of 2018, we have made a change to the disclosure related to our businesses formerly named as FEMSA Comercio’s “Retail Division”: We have removed those operations that are not directly related to our proximity store business, namely our restaurant and discount retail units, from this segment. The segment is now named the “Proximity Division”, and will only include proximity and proximity-related operations, most of which operate today under the OXXO brand across markets. This change will provide a more accurate picture of the performance of this key, high-growth business.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

 

·7.9% revenue growth (8.9% on an organic1 basis) at FEMSA Consolidated
·12.1% revenue growth (11.7% on an organic1 basis) at FEMSA Comercio’s Proximity Division
·29.5% income from operations growth at FEMSA Comercio’s Health Division
·41.5% income from operations growth at FEMSA Comercio’s Fuel Division
·8.2% income from operations growth (-6.9% on an organic1 basis) at Coca-Cola FEMSA

 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2018

Change vs. same period of last year

 

   Revenues   Gross Profit   Income
from Operations
   Same-Store Sales 
   3Q18   YTD18   3Q18   YTD18   3Q18   YTD18   3Q18   YTD18 
FEMSA CONSOLIDATED   7.9%   5.1%   9.3%   6.9%   8.1%   6.1%          
FEMSA COMERCIO                                        
Proximity Division   12.1%   12.0%   17.2%   15.7%   8.7%   11.6%   6.2%   5.5%
Health Division   10.2%   10.2%   11.8%   14.1%   29.5%   46.0%   6.3%   6.2%
Fuel Division   26.7%   21.6%   47.4%   47.0%   41.5%   122.8%   7.1%   5.3%
COCA-COLA FEMSA   (0.7)%   (4.7)%   0.6%   (2.1)%   8.2%   1.6%          

 

Eduardo Padilla, FEMSA’s CEO, commented:

 

“During the third quarter, we continued to see our business units making steady progress. Store counts, comparable sales and gross margins once again grew across retail formats and markets. However, operating margins were under moderate pressure particularly in Mexico, reflecting tight labor conditions and higher operational costs, as well as OXXO’s increased international organic expansion efforts. At Coca-Cola FEMSA, we saw positive top-line performance in several of our markets, particularly Mexico, as well as encouraging signs of progress in other regions, including the recently acquired operations in Guatemala and Uruguay.

 

On the strategic front, there are interesting news as well. We recently announced our entry into Ecuador through our Health Division, with a transaction that is still subject to regulatory approval, and today we are announcing our entry into Peru through the opening of our first OXXO store in the city of Lima. These two announcements reflect our commitment to continue expanding our small-box platform across Latin America.

 

 

1 Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months and the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Venezuela in 2017. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

 

 

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As we look toward the end of 2018 and into next year, we continue to see some macroeconomic uncertainty in many of our markets, including Mexico and Brazil. However, uncertainty can often bring opportunity, and with that view we are optimistic about our possibilities to create value as we chart our strategic path for 2019 and beyond.”

 

  

Results are compared to the same period of previous year

 

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FEMSA CONSOLIDATED

3Q18 Financial Summary

(Millions of Ps.)

   3Q18   3Q17   Var.   Org. 
Revenues   118,371    109,749    7.9%   8.9%
Income from Operations   9,992    9,240    8.1%   (1.2)%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   8.4    8.4    0 bps      
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   15,046    14,106    6.7%   2.6%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   12.7    12.9    -20 bps      
Net Income   6,598    33,715    (80.4)%     

  

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Millions of Ps.)  

As of September 30, 2018  Ps.   US$2 
Cash   54,166    2,896 
Short-term debt   12,349    660 
Long-term debt   117,071    6,259 
Net debt3   75,254    4,023 

 

Total revenues increased 7.9%, reflecting growth across FEMSA Comercio’s three business units, partially offset by a slight decrease at Coca-Cola FEMSA. On an organic basis,1 total revenues grew 8.9%.

 

Gross profit grew 9.3%. Gross margin expanded by 50 basis points, reflecting strong margin expansion across all business units.

 

Income from operations increased 8.1%. On an organic basis,1 income from operations decreased 1.2%, reflecting a decline at Coca-Cola FEMSA. Consolidated operating margin remained in line at 8.4% of total revenues, mostly driven by margin expansion at Coca-Cola FEMSA reflecting a non-cash operating foreign exchange gain in Mexico, and operating expense efficiencies in South America. This expansion was offset by modest margin contraction at FEMSA Comercio’s Proximity Division, driven by higher operating expenses.

 

Our effective income tax rate was 36.6% in 3Q18 compared to 16.4% in 3Q17. 

 

Net consolidated income decreased 80.4% to Ps. 6,598 million, reflecting a demanding comparison base caused by the extraordinary non-operating income generated in 3Q17 from the sale of 5.24% of the combined interest in the Heineken Group. This decrease also reflected a non-cash foreign exchange loss related to FEMSA’s U.S. dollar denominated cash position, as impacted by the appreciation of the Mexican peso and partially offset by lower interest expense.

 

 

1 Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months and the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Venezuela in 2017. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

2 The exchange rate published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for September 28, 2018 was 18.7050 MXN per USD.

3 Includes the effect of derivative financial instruments on long-term debt.

 

October 26, 2018 2
 

 

Net majority income was Ps. 1.31 per FEMSA Unit2 and US$ 0.70 per FEMSA ADS.

 

Capital expenditures amounted to Ps. 6,650 million, reflecting higher investments across all business units.

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – PROXIMITY Division

  

FEMSA COMERCIO – PROXIMITY DIVISION
3Q18 Financial Summary
(Millions of Ps. except same-stores sales)
   3Q18   3Q17   Var.   Org. 
Same-store sales (thousands of Ps.)   811    763    6.2%     
Revenues   43,967    39,212    12.1%   11.7%
Income from Operations   3,610    3,320    8.7%   6.3%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   8.2    8.5    -30 bps      
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   4,997    4,436    12.6%   9.4%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   11.4    11.3    10 bps      

 

 

 

Total revenues increased 12.1% in 3Q18 compared to 3Q17. On an organic basis,1 total revenues grew 11.7%, reflecting the opening of 182 net new OXXO stores in the quarter to reach 1,430 total net new store openings for the last twelve months. As of September 30, 2018, FEMSA Comercio’s Proximity Division had a total of 17,478 OXXO stores. OXXO’s same-store sales increased an average of 6.2%, reflecting resilient consumer demand and the undemanding comparison base that was affected by the natural disasters in central and southern Mexico during September 2017. This performance was driven by 3.6% growth in average customer ticket and a robust increase of 2.5% in store traffic.

 

Gross profit increased 17.2%, resulting in a gross margin expansion of 170 basis points to 38.8% of total revenues. This expansion mainly reflects: i) sustained growth of the services category, including income from financial services; ii) increased and more efficient promotional programs with our key supplier partners; iii) healthy trends in our commercial income activity, and iv) the consolidation of Caffenio.

 

 

1Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

2FEMSA Units consist of FEMSA BD Units and FEMSA B Units. Each FEMSA BD Unit is comprised of one Series B Share, two Series D-B Shares and two Series D-L Shares. Each FEMSA B Unit is comprised of five Series B Shares. The number of FEMSA Units outstanding as of September 30, 2018 was 3,578,226,270, equivalent to the total number of FEMSA Shares outstanding as of the same date, divided by 5.

 

October 26, 2018 3
 

 

Income from operations increased 8.7%. On an organic basis,1 income from operations grew 6.3%. Operating expenses increased 19.7% to Ps. 13,440 million, above revenues, mainly reflecting: i) higher secure cash transportation costs driven by increased volume and higher operational costs including fuel prices; ii) our continuing and gradual shift from commission-based store teams to employee based teams; iii) an increase in electricity tariffs during the last month of the quarter, and iv) organic growth of OXXO’s international operations that achieved healthy sales levels per store, but have yet to reach sufficient scale to better absorb overhead. Operating margin contracted 30 basis points to 8.2% of total revenues.

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – HEALTH DIVISION

  

FEMSA COMERCIO – HEALTH DIVISION
3Q18 Financial Summary
(Millions of Ps. except same-stores sales)
   3Q18   3Q17   Var. 
Same-store sales (thousands of Ps.)   1,532    1,442    6.3%
Revenues   12,562    11,395    10.2%
Income from Operations   540    417    29.5%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   4.3    3.7    60 bps 
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   789    636    24.1%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   6.3    5.6    70 bps 

 

  

Total revenues increased 10.2% in 3Q18 compared to 3Q17, mainly driven by growth in our South American operations as well as a continuation of gradually improving trends in Mexico. As of September 30, 2018, FEMSA Comercio’s Health Division had a total of 2,303 points of sale across our territories. This figure reflects the addition of 52 net new stores, including a small acquisition in Colombia to reach 125 total net new stores for the last twelve months. Same-store sales for drugstores increased an average of 6.3%, which includes a positive currency translation effect related to the depreciation of the Mexican peso compared to the Chilean and Colombian pesos in our operations in South America.

 

 

1 Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

 

October 26, 2018 4
 

 

Gross profit increased 11.8%, resulting in a gross margin expansion of 40 basis points to 30.3% of total revenues. This increase reflects commercial activity driving positive margin mix and volume, as well as more effective execution across markets, mainly in South America.

 

Income from operations grew 29.5%. Operating expenses increased 9.4% to Ps. 3,272 million, below revenues. Operating margin increased 60 basis points to 4.3% of total revenues reflecting the sales growth and gross margin expansion as described above, combined with: i) the strength of the Chilean and Colombian pesos relative to the Mexican peso during the third quarter; and ii) increased operating leverage generated by cost efficiencies and tight expense control.

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – FUEL DIVISION

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – FUEL DIVISION
3Q18 Financial Summary
(Millions of Ps. except same-stations sales)
   3Q18   3Q17   Var. 
Same-station sales (thousands of Ps.)   8,742    8,163    7.1%
Revenues   12,196    9,624    26.7%
Income from Operations   133    94    41.5%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   1.1    1.0    10 bps 
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   175    130    34.6%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   1.4    1.4    0 bps 

 

  

 

Total revenues increased 26.7% in 3Q18 compared to 3Q17, reflecting the addition of 20 net new OXXO GAS stations in the quarter to reach 122 total net new stations in the last twelve months. As of September 30, 2018, FEMSA Comercio’s Fuel Division had a total of 519 OXXO GAS service stations. Same-station sales increased an average of 7.1%, as average price per liter increased by 19.5%, while average volume decreased 10.4% reflecting consumer reaction to the higher prices and, to a lesser degree, increased competition.

 

Gross profit increased 47.4%, above revenues, resulting in a gross margin expansion of 120 basis points to 8.7% of total revenues, reflecting improved supply terms and a recovery from a low comparable base as gross profit per liter was held flat in 3Q17 in peso terms in some of our territories.

 

Income from operations increased 41.5%. Operating expenses increased 48.3% to Ps. 927 million, above revenues, reflecting higher labor costs implemented to reduce turnover and a one-off provision related to institutional customers. In spite of this, operating margin recovered 10 basis points to 1.1% of total revenues.

 

October 26, 2018 5
 

 

 

Results are compared to the same period of previous year

 

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FEMSA CONSOLIDATED
Financial Summary for the First Nine Months
(Millions of Ps.)
   2018   2017   Var.   Org. 
Revenues   343,038    326,533    5.1%   7.1%
Income from Operations   28,306    26,668    6.1%   (1.0)%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   8.3    8.2    10 bps      
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   42,001    41,130    2.1%   0.1%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   12.2    12.6    -40 bps      
Net Income   18,593    45,693    (59.3)%     

  

Total revenues increased 5.1%, mainly reflecting solid growth at FEMSA Comercio’s three divisions. On an organic basis,1 total revenues increased 7.1%.

 

Gross profit increased 6.9%. Gross margin increased 60 basis points to 36.6% of total revenues, reflecting gross margin expansion across all business units.

 

Income from operations increased 6.1%. On an organic basis,1 income from operations decreased 1.0%. Our consolidated operating margin increased 10 basis points to 8.3% of total revenues, reflecting an increase at Coca-Cola FEMSA coupled with margin expansion at FEMSA Comercio´s Health and Fuel Divisions.

 

Net consolidated income decreased 59.3% to Ps. 18,593 million, reflecting a demanding comparison base caused by the extraordinary non-operating income resulting from the sale of 5.24% of the combined interest in the Heineken Group during 3Q17, offset by growth in our income from operations and lower financing expenses.

 

Net majority income per FEMSA Unit2 was Ps. 3.70 (US$ 1.98 per ADS).

 

Capital expenditures amounted to Ps. 16,533 million, reflecting higher investments at FEMSA Comercio’s three divisions.

 

 

1 Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months and the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Venezuela in 2017. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

2 FEMSA Units consist of FEMSA BD Units and FEMSA B Units. Each FEMSA BD Unit is comprised of one Series B Share, two Series D-B Shares and two Series D-L Shares. Each FEMSA B Unit is comprised of five Series B Shares. The number of FEMSA Units outstanding as of September 30, 2018 was 3,578,226,270, equivalent to the total number of FEMSA Shares outstanding as of the same date, divided by 5.

 

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femsa comercio – PROXIMITY division

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – PROXIMITY DIVISION
Financial Summary for the First Nine Months
(Millions of Ps. except same-stores sales)
   2018   2017   Var.   Org. 
Same-store sales (thousands of Ps.)   781    740    5.5%     
Revenues   124,101    110,790    12.0%   11.8%
Income from Operations   9,169    8,219    11.6%   10.3%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   7.4    7.4    0 bps      
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   13,055    11,492    13.6%   12.2%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   10.5    10.4    10 bps      

 

Total revenues increased 12.0%. OXXO’s same-store sales increased an average of 5.5%, driven by a 3.5% increase in average customer ticket and a 1.9% increase in store traffic. On an organic basis,1 total revenues increased 11.8%.

 

Gross profit increased 15.7%. Gross margin expanded by 120 basis points to 37.6% of total revenues.

 

Income from operations increased 11.6% resulting in an operating margin of 7.4%, in line with 2017. On an organic basis,1 income from operations increased 10.3%.

 

femsa comercio – health division

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – HEALTH DIVISION
Financial Summary for the First Nine Months
(Millions of Ps. except same-stores sales)
   2018   2017   Var. 
Same-store sales (thousands of Ps.)   1,571    1,479    6.2%
Revenues   38,396    34,850    10.2%
Income from Operations   1,454    996    46.0%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   3.8    2.9    90 bps 
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   2,206    1,694    30.2%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   5.7    4.9    80 bps 

 

Total revenues increased 10.2%. Same-store sales for drugstores increased by an average of 6.2%.

 

Gross profit increased 14.1%. Gross margin expanded by 100 basis points to 30.2% of total revenues, driven by more efficient and effective commercial activity, particularly in South America, and to benefits that are gradually beginning to materialize in Mexico from our integration into a single operating platform.

 

Income from operations increased 46.0% resulting in an operating margin of 3.8%, which represents an expansion of 90 basis points, due to increased operating leverage.

 

 

1 Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months. For this quarter, it includes the consolidation of Caffenio, our sole coffee supplier in Mexico, which we now control with 50% share ownership.

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FEMSA COMERCIO – FUEL DIVISION

 

FEMSA COMERCIO – FUEL DIVISION
Financial Summary for the First Nine Months
(Millions of Ps. except same-stations sales)
   2018   2017   Var. 
Same-station sales (thousands of Ps.)   8,475    8,051    5.3%
Revenues   34,300    28,211    21.6%
Income from Operations   352    158    122.8%
Income from Operations Margin (%)   1.0    0.6    40 bps 
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   470    259    81.5%
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA) Margin (%)   1.4    0.9    50 bps 

 

Total revenues increased 21.6%. Same-station sales increased an average of 5.3%, driven by a 14.0% increase in the average price per liter and a decrease of 7.7% in the average volume.

 

Gross profit increased 47.0%. Gross margin expanded by 140 basis points to 8.3% of total revenues, reflecting a recovery from a low comparable base as gross profit per liter was held flat in peso terms for most of the comparable period in 2017 in some of our territories.

 

Income from operations increased 122.8%, resulting in an operating margin of 1.0%, which represents a recovery of 40 basis points. This increase reflects better operating leverage that more than offset higher regulatory and expansion-related expenses.

 

coca-cola femsa

 

Coca-Cola FEMSA’s financial results and discussion thereof are incorporated by reference from Coca-Cola FEMSA’s press release, which is attached to this press release or may be accessed by visiting www.coca-colafemsa.com.

 

 

·On September 24, FEMSA Comercio announced that that through its majority-owned subsidiary Socofar, it had reached an agreement to acquire Corporación GPF; a leading drugstore operator based in Quito, Ecuador, with almost 90 years of solid trajectory, operating more than 620 points of sale nationwide mainly under the Fybeca and SanaSana banners. This transaction represents a new building block of FEMSA Comercio’s drugstore strategy in South America, following its successful acquisition of a controlling stake in the drugstore and distribution platform of Chile-based Socofar in 2015. The announcement marked another important step for FEMSA Comercio as it brings its considerable retail expertise and Socofar’s deep industry knowledge to the Ecuadorian market and its more than 16 million consumers. GPF is a strong local operator with attractive growth prospects, and it will help Socofar as it continues to build a robust base from which to expand further in the region. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2019.

 

·On October 26, FEMSA Comercio announces that it is opening its first OXXO store in Lima, Peru. OXXO’s entry into Peru marks the beginning of a new stage in the format’s international growth strategy. Since 2009, when OXXO opened its first five stores in Colombia, OXXO has gradually and consistently improved its capabilities to adjust the value proposition of its stores to better satisfy the needs of different consumers, across different markets. These improved capabilities are already being put to work in Colombia and Chile, and now they will also enable growth at OXXO Peru. This announcement marks another important step for FEMSA Comercio as it brings its considerable expertise in small-box retail to the attractive Peruvian market and its more than 32 million consumers.

 

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CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION:

 

Our Third Quarter 2018 Conference Call will be held on: Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (9:00 AM Mexico City Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial: Domestic US: (866) 575 6539; International: +1 (323) 994 2082; Conference Id: 6746007. The conference call will be webcast live through streaming audio. For details please visit www.femsa.com/investor.

 

If you are unable to participate live, the conference call audio will be available on http://ir.FEMSA.com/results.cfm.

 

FEMSA is a leading company that participates in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by volume; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake in Heineken, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. In the retail industry it participates through FEMSA Comercio, comprising a Proximity Division operating OXXO, a small-format store chain, a Health Division, which includes all drugstores and related operations, and a Fuel Division, which operates the OXXO GAS chain of retail service stations. Additionally, through its Strategic Businesses unit, it provides logistics, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA’s business units and third-party clients.

 

The translations of Mexican pesos into US dollars are included solely for the convenience of the reader, using the noon buying rate for Mexican pesos as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on September 28, 2018, which was 18.7050 Mexican pesos per US dollar.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This report may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning our future performance that should be considered as good faith estimates made by us. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, which could materially impact our actual performance.

 

Seven pages of tables and Coca-Cola FEMSA’s press release to follow

 

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FEMSA

Consolidated Income Statement

Millions of Pesos

 

   For the third quarter of:   For the nine months of: 
   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B)   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B) 
Total revenues   118,371    100.0    109,749    100.0    7.9    8.9    343,038    100.0    326,533    100.0    5.1    7.1 
Cost of sales   75,066    63.4    70,141    63.9    7.0         217,603    63.4    209,144    64.0    4.0      
Gross profit   43,305    36.6    39,608    36.1    9.3         125,435    36.6    117,389    36.0    6.9      
Administrative expenses   4,458    3.8    3,570    3.3    24.9         12,892    3.8    11,307    3.5    14.0      
Selling expenses   28,563    24.2    26,516    24.1    7.7         83,168    24.2    79,313    24.3    4.9      
Other operating expenses (income), net (1)   292    0.2    282    0.3    3.5         1,069    0.3    101    -     N.S.       
Income from operations(2)   9,992    8.4    9,240    8.4    8.1    (1.2)   28,306    8.3    26,668    8.2    6.1    (1.0)
Other non-operating expenses (income)   391         (28,161)        (101.4)        995         (27,793)        (103.6)     
Interest expense   2,334         2,746         (15.0)        7,152         8,556         (16.4)     
Interest income   748         422         77.2         2,002         1,025         95.4      
Interest expense, net   1,586         2,324         (31.8)        5,150         7,531         (31.6)     
Foreign exchange loss (gain)   3,310         (758)         N.S.          2,649         1,420         86.6      
Other financial expenses (income), net.   (166)        (1,535)        (89.2)        160         (2,819)        (105.7)     
Financing expenses, net   4,730         31          N.S.          7,959         6,132         29.8      
Income before income tax and participation in associates results   4,871         37,370         (87.0)        19,352         48,329         (60.0)     
Income tax   1,784         6,125         (70.9)        6,498         8,904         (27.0)     
Participation in associates results(3)   3,101         2,456         26.3         5,163         5,568         (7.3)     
Net income from continuing operations   6,188         33,700         (81.6)        18,017         44,993         (60.0)     
Net income from discontinued operations   410         15         (98.8)        576         700         (17.7)     
Net consolidated income   6,598         33,715         (80.4)        18,593         45,693         (59.3)     
Net majority income   4,693         32,449         (85.5)        13,230         39,368         (66.4)     
Net minority income   1,906         1,266         50.6         5,363         6,325         (15.2)     
                                                             
Operative Cash Flow & CAPEX   2018(A)   % of rev.    2017(A)   % of rev.    % Var.    % Org (B)    2018(A)   % of rev.    2017(A)   % of rev.    % Var.    % Org (B) 
Income from operations   9,992    8.4    9,240    8.4    8.1    (1.2)   28,306    8.3    26,668    8.2    6.1    (1.0)
Depreciation   3,803    3.2    3,682    3.4    3.3         10,738    3.1    11,045    3.4    -2.8      
Amortization & other non-cash charges   1,251    1.1    1,185    1.1    5.6         2,957    0.8    3,417    1.0    (13.5)     
Operative Cash Flow (EBITDA)   15,046    12.7    14,106    12.9    6.7    2.6    42,001    12.2    41,130    12.6    2.1    0.1 
CAPEX   6,650         6,139         8.3         16,533         15,667         5.5      
                                                             
Financial Ratios   2018         2017          Var. p.p.                                     
Liquidity(4)   1.49         1.73         (0.23)                                   
Interest coverage(5)   9.49         6.07         3.42                                    
Leverage(6)   0.80         0.75         0.05                                    
Capitalization(7)   30.24%        27.80%        2.43                                    

 

(A) The Philippines is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018, and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

(B) Organic basis (% Org.) Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve month and the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Venezuela in 2017.

(1) Other operating expenses (income), net = other operating expenses (income) +(-) equity method from operated associates.

(2) Income from operations = gross profit - administrative and selling expenses - other operating expenses (income), net.

(3) Mainly represents the equity method participation in Heineken´s results, net.

(4) Total current assets / total current liabilities.

(5) Income from operations + depreciation + amortization & other / interest expense, net.

(6) Total liabilities / total stockholders’ equity.

(7) Total debt / long-term debt + stockholders’ equity.

Total debt = short-term bank loans + current maturities of long-term debt + long-term bank loans.

 

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FEMSA

Consolidated Balance Sheet

Millions of Pesos

 

ASSETS   Sep-18 (1)    Dec-17 (1)   % Var. 
Cash and cash equivalents   54,166    96,944    (44.1)
Investments   22,388    2,160     N.S.  
Accounts receivable   25,491    32,316    (21.1)
Inventories   32,541    34,840    (6.6)
Other current assets   19,903    14,928    33.3 
Assets held for sale   28,571    -     N.S.  
Total current assets   183,060    181,188    1.0 
Investments in shares   89,763    96,097    (6.6)
Property, plant and equipment, net   103,108    116,712    (11.7)
Intangible assets (2)   141,132    154,093    (8.4)
Other assets   63,729    40,451    57.5 
TOTAL ASSETS   580,792    588,541    (1.3)
                
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS´ EQUITY               
Bank loans   2,499    2,830    (11.7)
Current maturities of long-term debt   9,850    10,760    (8.5)
Interest payable   1,588    976    62.7 
Operating liabilities   89,654    90,456    (0.9)
Liabilities directly related to assets held for sale   8,515    -     N.S.  
Total current liabilities   112,106    105,022    6.7 
Long-term debt (3)   117,071    110,917    5.5 
Labor liabilities   5,600    5,373    4.2 
Other liabilities   23,105    30,317    (23.8)
Total liabilities   257,882    251,629    2.5 
Total stockholders’ equity   322,910    336,912    (4.2)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   580,792    588,541    (1.3)

 

   September 30, 2018 
DEBT MIX (2)  % of Total   Average Rate 
Denominated in:          
Mexican pesos   50.0%   8.1%
U.S. Dollars   0.9%   3.0%
Euros   17.0%   1.8%
Colombian pesos   1.1%   5.5%
Argentine pesos   0.1%   36.8%
Brazilian reais   27.6%   6.9%
Chilean pesos   3.3%   5.5%
Total debt   100.0%   6.6%
           
Fixed rate(2)   86.0%     
Variable rate(2)   14.0%     

 

DEBT MATURITY PROFILE  2018   2019   2020   2021   2022   2023+ 
% of Total Debt   6.8%   10.5%   9.1%   9.4%   1.8%   62.4%

 

(1) The Philippines is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018, and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

(2) Includes mainly the intangible assets generated by acquisitions.

(3) Includes the effect of derivative financial instruments on long-term debt.

 

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FEMSA Comercio - Proximity Division

Results of Operations

Millions of Pesos

 

   For the third quarter of:   For the nine months of: 
   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B)   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B) 
Total revenues   43,967    100.0    39,212    100.0    12.1    11.7    124,101    100.0    110,790    100.0    12.0    11.8 
Cost of sales   26,917    61.2    24,665    62.9    9.1         77,482    62.4    70,500    63.6    9.9      
Gross profit   17,050    38.8    14,547    37.1    17.2         46,619    37.6    40,290    36.4    15.7      
Administrative expenses   1,046    2.4    731    1.9    43.1         2,777    2.2    2,221    2.0    25.0      
Selling expenses   12,325    28.0    10,441    26.6    18.0         34,460    27.8    29,670    26.8    16.1      
Other operating expenses (income), net   69    0.2    55    0.1    25.5         213    0.2    180    0.2    18.3      
Income from operations   3,610    8.2    3,320    8.5    8.7    6.3    9,169    7.4    8,219    7.4    11.6    10.3 
Depreciation   1,262    2.9    1,022    2.6    23.5         3,522    2.8    2,956    2.7    19.1      
Amortization & other non-cash charges   125    0.3    94    0.2    33.0         364    0.3    317    0.3    14.8      
Operative cash flow   4,997    11.4    4,436    11.3    12.6    9.4    13,055    10.5    11,492    10.4    13.6    12.2 
CAPEX   2,654         2,198         20.7         6,525         5,757         13.3      
                                                             
Information of OXXO Stores                                                            
Total stores                              17,478         16,048         8.9      
Net new convenience stores:                                                           
vs. Last quarter   182         235         (22.6)                                   
Year-to-date   901         774         16.4                                    
Last-twelve-months   1,430         1,304         9.7                                    
                                                             
Same-store data: (1)                                                            
Sales (thousands of pesos)   810.9         763.3         6.2         781.0         740.3         5.5      
Traffic (thousands of transactions)   23.6         23.0         2.5         23.1         22.6         1.9      
Ticket (pesos)   34.3         33.1         3.6         33.9         32.7         3.5      

 

(A) The Proximity Division includes proximity and proximity-related operations across markets.

(B) Organic basis (% Org.) Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve month.

(1) Monthly average information per store, considering same stores with more than twelve months of operations, income from services are included.

  

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FEMSA Comercio - Health Division

Results of Operations

Millions of Pesos

 

   For the third quarter of:   For the nine months of: 
   2018   % of rev.   2017   % of rev.   % Var.   2018   2018 (A)   2017   2017 (A)   % of rev. 
Total revenues   12,562    100.0    11,395    100.0    10.2    38,396    100.0    34,850    100.0    10.2 
Cost of sales   8,750    69.7    7,986    70.1    9.6    26,795    69.8    24,686    70.8    8.5 
Gross profit   3,812    30.3    3,409    29.9    11.8    11,601    30.2    10,164    29.2    14.1 
Administrative expenses   514    4.1    392    3.4    31.1    1,514    3.9    1,226    3.5    23.5 
Selling expenses   2,732    21.7    2,560    22.4    6.7    8,564    22.3    7,878    22.6    8.7 
Other operating expenses (income), net   26    0.2    40    0.4    (35.0)   69    0.2    64    0.2    7.8 
Income from operations   540    4.3    417    3.7    29.5    1,454    3.8    996    2.9    46.0 
Depreciation   169    1.3    158    1.4    7.0    500    1.3    470    1.3    6.4 
Amortization & other non-cash charges   80    0.7    61    0.5    31.1    252    0.6    228    0.7    10.5 
Operative cash flow   789    6.3    636    5.6    24.1    2,206    5.7    1,694    4.9    30.2 
CAPEX   376         155         142.6    956         527         81.4 
                                                   
Information of Stores                                                  
Total stores                         2,303         2,178         5.7 
Net new stores (1):                                                  
vs. Last quarter   52         24         116.7                          
Year-to-date   78         58         34.5                          
Last-twelve-months   125         77         62.3                          
                                                   
Same-store data: (2)                                                  
 Sales (thousands of pesos)   1,532.2         1,441.6         6.3    1,570.8         1,478.9         6.2 

 

(1)Aquisitions are included.
(2)Monthly average information per store, considering same stores with more than twelve months of all the operations of FEMSA Comercio - Health Division.

 

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FEMSA Comercio - Fuel Division

Results of Operations

Millions of Pesos

 

   For the third quarter of:   For the nine months of: 
   2018   % of rev.   2017   % of rev.   % Var.   2018   % of rev.   2017   % of rev.   % Var. 
Total revenues   12,196    100.0    9,624    100.0    26.7    34,300    100.0    28,211    100.0    21.6 
Cost of sales   11,136    91.3    8,905    92.5    25.1    31,437    91.7    26,263    93.1    19.7 
Gross profit   1,060    8.7    719    7.5    47.4    2,863    8.3    1,948    6.9    47.0 
Administrative expenses   42    0.3    38    0.4    10.5    154    0.4    113    0.4    36.3 
Selling expenses   884    7.3    582    6.0    51.9    2,354    6.9    1,666    5.9    41.3 
Other operating expenses (income), net   1    -    5    0.1    (80.0)   3    -    11    -    (72.7)
Income from operations   133    1.1    94    1.0    41.5    352    1.0    158    0.6    122.8 
Depreciation   36    0.3    27    0.3    33.3    99    0.3    76    0.3    30.3 
Amortization & other non-cash charges   6    -    9    0.1    (33.3)   19    0.1    25    -    (24.0)
Operative cash flow   175    1.4    130    1.4    34.6    470    1.4    259    0.9    81.5 
CAPEX   123         72         70.8    316         151         109.3 
                                                   
Information of OXXO GAS Service Stations                                                  
Total service stations                            519         397         30.7 
Net new service stations                                                  
vs. Last quarter   20         7         185.7                          
Year-to-date   67         15          N.S.                           
Last-twelve-months   122         49         149.0                          
                                                   
Volume (million of liters) total stations   711         670         6.1    2,093         1,963         6.6 
                                                   
Same-stations data: (1)                                                  
Sales (thousands of pesos)   8,742.4         8,162.9         7.1    8,475.0         8,051.0         5.3 
Volume (thousands of liters)   509.6         568.7         (10.4)   517.4         560.2         (7.7)
 Average price per liter   17.2         14.4         19.5    16.4         14.4         14.0 
 Ticket (pesos)   -         -                                    

 

(1)Monthly average information per station, considering same stations with more than twelve months of operations.

  

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Coca-Cola FEMSA

Results of Operations

Millions of Pesos

 

   For the third quarter of:   For the nine months of: 
   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B)   2018 (A)   % of rev.   2017 (A)   % of rev.   % Var.   % Org (B) 
Total revenues   44,148    100.0    44,464    100.0    (0.7)   (1.2)   130,577    100.0    137,041    100.0    (4.7)   (2.4)
Cost of sales   23,911    54.2    24,358    54.8    (1.8)        70,427    53.9    75,592    55.2    (6.8)     
Gross profit   20,237    45.8    20,107    45.2    0.6         60,150    46.1    61,449    44.8    (2.1)     
Administrative expenses   2,061    4.7    2,087    4.7    (1.2)        5,942    4.6    6,147    4.5    (3.3)     
Selling expenses   12,195    27.6    12,448    28.0    (2.0)        36,283    28.2    38,548    28.1    (5.9)     
Other operating expenses (income), net   203    0.5    230    0.5    (11.8)        822    0.6    (76)   (0.1)    N.S.       
Income from operations   5,777    13.1    5,341    12.0    8.2    (6.9)   17,103    13.1    16,830    12.3    1.6    (9.1)
Depreciation   2,190    5.0    2,322    5.2    (5.7)        6,178    4.7    6,647    4.9    (7.1)     
Amortization & other non-cash charges   524    1.1    932    2.1    (43.8)        1,627    1.3    2,795    2.0    (41.7)     
Operative cash flow   8,492    19.2    8,596    19.3    (1.1)   (1.8)   24,909    19.1    26,272    19.2    (5.2)   (3.5)
CAPEX   3,103         2,923         6.2         7,120         8,485         (16.1)     
                                                             
Sales volumes                                                            
(Millions of unit cases)                                                            
Mexico and Central America   534.1    63.7    506.1    63.1    5.6         2,953.8    59.4    2,789.9    58.9    5.9      
South America   120.2    14.3    114.5    14.3    5.0         795.9    16.0    774.6    16.4    2.7      
Brazil   184.9    22.0    181.9    22.7    1.7         1,223.4    24.6    1,172.2    24.8    4.4      
Total   839.2    100.0    802.5    100.0    4.6         4,973.1    100.0    4,736.7    100.0    5.0      

 

(A) The Philippines is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018, and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

(B) Organic basis (% Org.) Excludes the effects of significant mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve month and the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Venezuela in 2017.

 

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FEMSA

Macroeconomic Information

 

   Inflation   End-of-period Exchange Rates 
   3Q 2018   LTM(1) Sep-18   Sep-18   Dec-17 
           Per USD   Per MXN   Per USD   Per MXN 
Mexico   2.27%   5.33%   18.81    1.0000    19.74    1.0000 
Colombia   0.01%   3.08%   2,972.18    0.0063    2,984.00    0.0066 
Venezuela   1282.35%   69893.72%   62.17    0.3026    22,793.30    0.0009 
Brazil   1.01%   3.90%   4.00    4.6984    3.31    5.9660 
Argentina   13.09%   37.63%   41.25    0.4560    18.65    1.0583 
Chile   0.52%   2.60%   661.50    0.0284    615.22    0.0321 
Philippines   2.85%   6.85%   54.25    0.3468    49.92    0.3953 
Euro Zone   -0.38%   1.93%   0.87    21.6842    0.84    23.5729 

 

(1)LTM = Last twelve months.

 

October 26, 2018 16
 

  

2018 THIRD QUARTER AND FIRST NINE MONTHS RESULTS

Mexico City, October 25, 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA,” “KOF” or the “Company”), the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume, announces results for the third quarter of 2018.

 

Relevant Reporting Information

 

·Volumes and financial results of the recently acquired territories in Guatemala and Uruguay were consolidated as of May 1, 2018 and as of July 1, 2018, respectively. Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela was deconsolidated as of December 31, 2017.
·On August 16, 2018, KOF announced the exercise of the put option to sell its 51% stake in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. Therefore, the Philippines is now presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018, and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation. As a result, the Asia Division is no longer reported.
·As of July 1, 2018, Argentina is reported as a hyperinflationary subsidiary.

 

Operational and Financial Highlights

 

·Volumes increased in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico; transactions outperformed volumes in Argentina and Brazil.
·Revenues decreased 0.7%, as pricing aligned with or ahead of inflation in the Mexico & Central America division and in Argentina, combined with the consolidation of recent acquisitions were offset by unfavorable currency translation effects from the Brazilian Real, hyperinflationary accounting in Argentina and the deconsolidation of Venezuela.
·Comparable revenues grew 6.5% for the quarter driven by growth in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico.
·Operating income grew 8.2%, while comparable operating income increased 5.5% for the quarter, driven mainly by lower sweetener costs, a favorable currency hedging position in South America, and operating expense efficiencies, partially offset by higher PET prices.

 

·Operating cash flow declined 1.2%, while comparable operating cash flow grew 6.2%.

 

Results Summary

 

  Third Quarter   Year to Date
  As Reported (1)   Comparable (2)   As Reported (1)   Comparable (2)
Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos. 2018 D%   D%   2018 D%   D%
Total revenues 44,148 (0.7)%   6.5%   130,577 (4.7)%   5.2%
Gross profit 20,237 0.6%   5.8%   60,150 (2.1)%   5.4%
Operating income 5,777 8.2%   5.5%   17,103 1.6%   (0.4)%
Operating cash flow (3) 8,492 (1.2)%   6.2%   24,909 (5.2)%   3.8%
Net income attributable to equity holders of the company 3,266 3.6%       8,201 (19.9)%    
Earnings per share - Continued operations 1.36         3.75      
Earnings per share (4) 1.55         3.90      

 

(1)2017 financial information is re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.
(2)Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.
(3)Operating cash flow = operating income + depreciation + amortization & other operating non-cash charges.
(4)Quarterly earnings / outstanding shares as of the end of the period. Outstanding shares were 2,100.8 million

 

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

 

“Our third-quarter results reflect very encouraging positive trends in many of our markets. In Mexico, our revenue management platform’s analytics are enabling us to deliver solid top-line growth, backed by positive volume performance. In Central America, organic volumes are showing encouraging trends, coupled with the ongoing integration of very promising territories in Guatemala. Importantly, in South America, we continue to gain share in gradually recovering consumer environments as we offer affordability and focus relentlessly on point-of-sale execution: Colombia is gaining traction; Brazil continues to deliver top-and-bottom-line growth, while Argentina is better than ever prepared to face the challenging macro environment. Finally, this quarter, we welcome Uruguay as the newest territory to our diversified footprint. As we approach the end of the year, we look forward to continue capitalizing on our capabilities to capture the marketplace’s many opportunities, while obsessively focusing on serving our customers and consumers.” said John Santa Maria Otazua, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

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October 25, 2018

 
 

 

Consolidated results for the third quarter

 

Comparable(1) figures:

Revenues: Comparable total revenues grew 6.5% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017, driven by average price per unit case growth aligned with or ahead of inflation in Mexico and Central America, coupled with volume growth in Brazil, Colombia, Central America, and Mexico.

 

Transactions: Comparable number of transactions increased 2.0%. Our sparkling beverage category grew 1.2%, driven by 3.1% growth in our colas portfolio, partially offset by a decline in flavors. Our positive performance in colas was driven by growth across all of our operations. Our still beverage category increased 3.6%, driven mainly by the positive performance of Brazil and Mexico, partially offset by declines in Central America and Colombia. Finally, our water category’s transactions increased by 7.4%, driven by growth in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, partially offset by a decline in Central America.

 

Volume: Comparable sales volume increased 2.5% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. Additionally, excluding jug water, comparable sales volume increased 3.2%. Our sparkling beverage portfolio’s volume increased 2.5%, driven by growth in our colas portfolio, partially offset by a decline in our flavors portfolio. Our growth in colas was driven by the positive performance of all of our operations. Our still beverage category’s volume grew 3.6%, driven by Central America and Mexico. Our personal water portfolio’s volume grew 12.0% due to positive performance across most of our operations. Finally, our bulk water portfolio’s volume declined 3.1%, driven mainly by declines in Central America, Colombia, and Mexico, partially offset by growth in the rest of our operations.

 

Gross profit: Comparable gross profit grew 5.8%. Our volume growth, lower sweetener prices in most of our operations, and favorable currency hedging positions in South America were offset by higher PET prices across most of our operations, higher concentrate prices in Mexico, and the depreciation in the average exchange rate of the Brazilian Real as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs.

 

Operating Income: Comparable operating income increased 5.5% for the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017.

 

Operating cash flow: Comparable operating cash flow increased 6.2% in the third quarter of 2018.

 

As reported figures:

According to IFRS 5, the Philippines is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018 and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017.

 

Revenues: Total revenues decreased 0.7% to Ps. 44,148 million in the third quarter of 2018, driven mainly by the negative translation effect resulting from the depreciation of the Argentine Peso and the Brazilian Real as compared to the Mexican Peso, combined with a volume decline and hyperinflationary accounting in Argentina and the deconsolidation of Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela as of December 31, 2017. These factors were partially offset by volume growth in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico, price increases aligned with or above inflation in Mexico and Argentina, and the consolidation of recently acquired territories in Guatemala and Uruguay.

 

Transactions: Reported total number of transactions increased 2.2% to 4,973.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Volume: Reported total sales volume increased 2.2% to 839.2 million unit cases in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Gross profit: Gross profit increased 0.6% to Ps. 20,236.7 million, and gross margin expanded 60 basis points to 45.8%.

 

(Continued on next page)

 

(1)Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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October 25, 2018

 
 

 

Equity method: The reported share of the profits of associates and joint ventures recorded a loss of Ps. 85 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to a loss of Ps. 6 million recorded in the third quarter of 2017. This is mainly due to a loss in our dairy joint venture in Panama, partially offset by gains in our joint ventures in Brazil.

 

Operating Income: Operating income increased 8.2% to Ps. 5,777.5 million, and operating margin expanded 110 basis points to 13.1% during the third quarter of 2018 as compared with the same period of 2017, which included Venezuela.

 

Other non-operative expenses, net: Other non-operative expenses, net, recorded an expense of Ps. 95 million, compared to an expense of Ps. 597 million during the third quarter of 2017, which mainly resulted from the effects of negative currency fluctuations in Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela.

 

Comprehensive financing result: Comprehensive financing result in the third quarter of 2018 recorded an expense of Ps. 1,322 million, compared to an expense of Ps. 341 million in the same period of 2017.

 

During the third quarter of 2018, we recorded an interest expense, net, of Ps. 1,558 million, compared to Ps. 1,929 million in the third quarter of 2017. This decrease was driven by the decline of short-term interest rates in Brazil; the average exchange rate depreciation of the Brazilian Real compared to the Mexican Peso as applied to existing Brazilian Real-denominated interest expense; and the reduction of debt in Colombia. However, these effects were partially offset by financing during the previous quarter of Ps. 10,100 million for the acquisition of our new territories in Guatemala and Uruguay.

 

In addition, for the third quarter, we recorded a foreign exchange gain of Ps. 60 million as compared to a gain of Ps. 84 million in the same period of 2017.

 

Moreover, due to the reporting of our Argentina operation as a hyperinflationary subsidiary as of the third quarter of 2018, monetary position in inflationary subsidiaries recorded a gain of Ps. 117 million as compared to a gain of Ps. 1,301 million during the same period of 2017, which was generated by Venezuela.

 

Market value on financial instruments recorded a gain of Ps. 59 million as compared to a gain of Ps. 203 million in the third quarter of 2017.

 

Income tax: During the third quarter of 2018, reported income tax as a percentage of income before taxes was 31.4%, compared to 25.2% in the same period of 2017. The higher tax rate was driven mainly by the increase in the relative weight of Brazil’s profits in our consolidated results, coupled with the deconsolidation of Venezuela, which had deferred taxes in the third quarter of 2017.

 

Net income: Consolidated net controlling interest income increased 3.6% to Ps. 3,266.1 million in the third quarter 2018, as compared to the same period of the previous year, which included Venezuela; resulting in earnings per share (EPS) of Ps. 1.55 (Ps. 15.54 per ADS).

 

Earnings per share from continuing operations was Ps. 1.36 (Ps. 13.56 per ADS).

 

Operating cash flow: Operating cash flow decreased 1.2% to Ps. 8,491.6 million, and operating cash flow margin contracted 10 basis points to 19.2%.

 

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October 25, 2018

 
 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet (1)

 

As of September 30, 2018, we had a cash balance of Ps. 18,475 million of which US$180 million is denominated in U.S. dollars. This amount excludes the Philippine’s cash position of Ps. 5,918 million now that the Philippines operation is classified as assets available for sale. Excluding the Philippine’s cash position in 2017, our cash balance increased Ps. 6,007 million compared to year-end 2017, mainly driven by cash flow generation. As of September 30, 2018, total short-term debt was Ps. 10,121 million and long-term debt was Ps. 79,840 million. Total debt increased by Ps. 6,601 million and net debt, excluding the Philippine’s cash position, increased by Ps. 594 million compared year-end 2017, due mainly to financing for the acquisition of our new territories in Guatemala and Uruguay.

 

The weighted average cost of debt for the quarter, including the effect of debt swapped to Brazilian Reals and Mexican Pesos, was 7.71%, a reduction as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, due mainly to the reduction of interest rates in Brazil. The following charts set forth the Company’s debt profile by currency and interest rate type and by maturity date as of September 30, 2018.

 

Currency % Total Debt(2) % Interest Rate Floating(2)(3)
Mexican Pesos 55.5% 15.0%
U.S. Dollars 1.3% 0.0%
Colombian Pesos 1.6% 100.0%
Brazilian Reals 40.1% 11.6%
Uruguayan Pesos 1.4% 0.0%
Argentine Pesos 0.2% 0.0%

 

Debt Maturity Profile

 

Maturity Date 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023+
% of Total Debt 9.4% 14.7% 11.9% 13.2% 1.7% 49.1%

 

(1)See page 15 for detailed information.
(2)After giving effect to cross-currency swaps.
(3)Calculated by weighting each year’s outstanding debt balance mix.

 

Selected Financial Ratios

 

  LTM 2018   FY 2017 D %
Net debt including effect of hedges (1)(3) 69,223   68,973 0.4%
Net debt including effect of hedges / Operating cash flow (1)(3) 1.96   1.74  
Operating cash flow/ Interest expense, net (1) 5.72   4.99  
Capitalization (2) 42.6%   39.3%  

 

(1)Net debt = total debt - cash
(2)Total debt / (long-term debt + shareholders' equity)
(3)After giving effect to cross-currency swaps.

 

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Mexico & Central America Division

 

(Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama)

 

Comparable(1) figures:

Revenues: Comparable total revenues from our Mexico and Central America division increased 7.3% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017, driven by volume growth, coupled with pricing aligned with inflation, partially offset by a mix effect in Mexico and Central America.

 

Transactions: Comparable transactions in our Mexico and Central America division increased 1.7% in the third quarter of 2018. Our sparkling beverage portfolio’s transactions grew 0.6%, driven by a 1.2% increase in our colas portfolio. Our still beverage category’s transactions increased 5.6% in the division, driven by 8.4% growth in Mexico, partially offset by a decline in Central America. Our water transactions, including bulk water, increased 8.1%, driven by 9.5% growth in Mexico.

 

Volume: Total sales volume for the division increased 2.8% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to the same period of 2017. Additionally, excluding jug water, total sales volume increased 3.6%. Our sparkling beverage category’s volume increased 2.7%, driven by a 3.3% increase in our colas portfolio. Performance in colas for the division was driven by growth in both Mexico and Central America. Our still beverage category’s volume increased 10.6%, driven by 11.9% growth in Mexico and 3.6% growth in Central America. Our personal water portfolio’s volume increased 8.2%, driven by 9.5% growth in Mexico, partially offset by a 4.1% decline in Central America. Our bulk water portfolio’s volume declined 1.8% in the division due to a contraction in Mexico and Central America.

 

Gross profit: Comparable gross profit grew 6.6% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. Our pricing initiatives and declining sweetener costs were offset by higher PET prices, higher concentrate costs in Mexico, and the depreciation of the average exchange rates of the Mexican Peso, the Guatemalan Quetzal, and the Nicaraguan Cordoba as applied to U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs.

 

Operating income: Comparable operating income in the division increased 3.9% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017, despite higher freight, marketing and maintenance expenses in Mexico; these factors were partially offset by a non-cash operating foreign exchange gain in Mexico.

 

Operating cash flow: Comparable operating cash flow increased 4.6% in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

As reported figures:

Revenues: Reported total revenues increased 12.2% to Ps. 26,069 million in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017, driven by the consolidation of recently acquired territories in Guatemala as of May 1, 2018, volume growth in Central America and Mexico, and pricing aligned with inflation in Mexico, partially offset by a mix effect in Mexico and Central America.

 

Transactions: Reported total number of transactions increased 5.9% to 2,953.8 in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017.

 

Volume: Reported total sales volume increased 5.5% to 534.1 million unit cases in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Gross profit: Reported gross profit increased 11.2% to Ps. 12,566 million in the third quarter of 2018, and gross profit margin contracted 40 basis points to 48.2% during the period.

 

Operating income: Reported operating income increased 5.9% to Ps. 3,750 million in the third quarter of 2018, and operating income margin contracted 80 basis points to 14.4% during the period.

 

Operating cash flow: Reported operating cash flow increased 7.7% to Ps. 5,402 million in the third quarter of 2018, resulting in a margin contraction of 90 basis points to 20.7%.

 

(1)Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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October 25, 2018

 
 

 

South America Division

 

(Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay)

 

Comparable(1) figures:

Revenues: Comparable total revenues increased 5.1%, driven by volume growth in Brazil and Colombia, partially offset by unfavorable price mix effects.

 

Transactions: Comparable transactions in the division increased 2.5% during the third quarter of 2018. Our sparkling beverage portfolio’s transactions increased 2.3%, driven by 6.5% growth in colas, partially offset by a decline in our flavors portfolio. Our positive performance in colas was driven by growth in both Brazil and Colombia. Our still beverage category’s transactions remained flat. Our water transactions, including bulk water, increased 6.7%.

 

Volume: Comparable total sales volume in South America increased 1.8% during the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017. Excluding the bulk water category, total sales volume increased 2.3%. Our sparkling beverage category’s volume increased 2.5%, driven by 6.8% growth in colas, partially offset by a decline in flavors. Colas’ positive performance was driven by growth in Brazil and Colombia. Our still beverage category’s volume decreased 11.5%, driven by declines in Brazil and Colombia. Our personal water category’s volume increased 18.5%, driven by growth in Brazil and Colombia. Our bulk water business’s volume decreased 18.5%, driven by Colombia.

 

Gross profit: Comparable gross profit increased 4.4% as a result of lower sweetener prices, a favorable currency hedging position in the division, and the appreciation of the Colombian Peso as applied to U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs. These factors were partially offset by higher PET prices in the division, an unfavorable raw material hedging position in Brazil, and the depreciation of the average exchange rate of the Brazilian Real as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs.

 

Operating income: Comparable operating income in the division increased 8.7% as compared to the same period in 2017, driven by operating expense efficiencies in Brazil and Colombia.

 

Operating cash flow: Comparable operating cash flow increased 9.6% as compared to the same period of 2017.

 

As reported figures:

Revenues: Reported total revenues declined 14.8% to Ps. 18,079.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, driven mainly by an unfavorable currency translation effect resulting from the depreciation of the Brazilian Real as compared to the Mexican Peso, the reporting of Argentina as a hyperinflationary subsidiary, and the deconsolidation of Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela as of December 31, 2017. These factors were partially offset by volume growth in Brazil and Colombia, coupled with the consolidation of the recently acquired territory in Uruguay as of July 1, 2018.

 

Transactions: Reported total number of transactions decreased 2.7% to 2,019.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Volume: Reported total sales volume decreased 3.2% to 305.1 million unit cases in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Gross profit: Reported gross profit decreased 12.9% to Ps. 7,671.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, and gross profit margin expanded 90 basis points to 42.4%.

 

Operating income: Reported operating income grew 12.6% to Ps. 2,028.0 million in the third quarter of 2018, resulting in a margin expansion of 270 basis points to 11.2%.

 

Operating cash flow: Reported operating cash flow decreased 13.7% to Ps. 3,089.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, resulting in a margin expansion of 20 basis points to 17.1%.

 

(1)Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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YTD Consolidated Results

 

Comparable(1) figures:

Revenues: Comparable total revenues grew 5.2% in the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017, driven by average price per unit case growth aligned with inflation in Mexico, coupled with volume growth in Brazil, Colombia, Central America, and Mexico.

 

Transactions: Comparable number of transactions increased 1.4%. Our sparkling beverage category remained flat, driven by 1.9% growth in our colas portfolio offset by a decline in flavors. Our positive performance in colas was driven by growth in Brazil, Central America, and Colombia. Our still beverage category increased 1.6%, driven mainly by the positive performance of Brazil and Mexico. Finally, our water category’s transactions increased by 4.2%, driven by growth across most of our operations, partially offset by a decline in Central America.

 

Volume: Comparable sales volume increased 1.4% in the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. Additionally, excluding jug water volume, comparable sales volume increased 2.2%. Our sparkling beverage portfolio’s volume increased 1.3%, driven mainly by 3.4% growth in our colas portfolio across all of our operations, partially offset by a decline in our flavors portfolio. Our still beverage category’s volume increased 3.9%, driven by volume growth in Brazil, Central America, and Mexico, which offset negative performance in Colombia. Our personal water portfolio’s volume grew 12.8% due to the positive performance of most of our operations. Finally, our bulk water portfolio’s volume decreased 5.3%, driven by declines in Colombia and Mexico.

 

Gross profit: Comparable gross profit grew 5.4%. Our pricing initiatives, coupled with lower sweetener prices in most of our operations, were partially offset by higher PET costs across most of our operations, higher concentrate costs in Mexico, and the depreciation in the average exchange rate of the Argentine Peso and the Brazilian Real as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated raw material costs.

 

Operating Income: Comparable operating income remained flat for the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017.

 

Operating cash flow: Comparable operating cash flow increased 3.8% in the first nine months of 2018.

 

As reported figures:

Revenues: Reported total revenues decreased 4.7% to Ps. 130,577 million in the first nine months of 2018, driven by the consolidation of recently acquired territories in Guatemala and Uruguay, volume growth in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico, and price increases aligned with or above inflation in Argentina and Mexico. These factors were partially offset by the negative translation effect resulting from the depreciation of the Argentine Peso and the Brazilian Real as compared to the Mexican Peso, the deconsolidation of Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela as of December 31, 2017, and the reporting of Argentina as a hyperinflationary subsidiary as of July 1, 2018.

 

Transactions: Reported total number of transactions increased 0.5% to 14,539.0 million in the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Volume: Reported total sales volume remained flat at 2,450.1 million unit cases for the first nine months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017.

 

Gross profit: Reported gross profit decreased 2.1% to Ps. 60,150 million, and gross margin expanded 130 basis points to 46.1%.

 

Equity method: The reported share of the profits of associates and joint ventures recorded a loss of Ps. 201 million in the first nine months of 2018, compared to a gain of Ps. 5 million recorded in the first nine months of 2017. This is due mainly to a loss in our dairy joint venture in Panama, partially offset by gains in our joint ventures in Brazil and in our Jugos del Valle joint venture in Mexico

 

(Continued on next page)

 

(1)Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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Operating Income: Operating income increased 1.6% to Ps. 17,103.5 million, and operating margin expanded 80 basis points to 13.1% during the first nine months of 2018 as compared with the same period of 2017, which included Venezuela.

 

Other non-operative expenses, net: Other non-operative expenses, net, recorded an expense of Ps. 216 million, compared to an expense of Ps. 707 million during the first nine months of 2017, due mainly to the effect of negative currency fluctuations in Venezuela during the first nine months of 2017.

 

Comprehensive financing result: Comprehensive financing result in the first nine months of 2018 recorded an expense of Ps. 4,837 million, compared to an expense of Ps. 3,271 million in the same period of 2017.

 

During the first nine months of 2018, we recorded an interest expense, net, of Ps. 5,461 million, compared to Ps. 6,840 million in the same period of 2017. This decrease was driven by the decline of short-term interest rates in Brazil; the average exchange rate depreciation of the Brazilian Real compared to the Mexican Peso as applied to existing Brazilian Real-denominated interest expense; and the reduction of debt in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. However, these factors were partially offset by: (i) an interest rate increase in Mexico; (ii) financing of Ps. 10,100 million for the acquisition of our new territories in Guatemala and Uruguay; and (iii) an interest rate increase resulting from swapping U.S. dollar-denominated debt to Brazilian Real and Mexican Peso-denominated debt as part of our strategy to eliminate our U.S. dollar net debt exposure.

 

In addition, for the first nine months of 2018, we recorded a foreign exchange gain of Ps. 51 million as compared to a gain of Ps. 268 million in 2017, which resulted from the depreciation of the Mexican Peso as applied to our U.S. dollar-denominated cash position.

 

Due to the deconsolidation of Coca-Cola FEMSA de Venezuela, no monetary position in hyperinflationary subsidiaries was recorded in the first six months of 2018. Nevertheless, with the reporting of Argentina as of July 1, 2018, a gain of Ps. 117 million was recorded in monetary position in hyperinflationary subsidiaries, compared to a gain of Ps. 2,163 million related to Venezuela for the first nine months of 2017.

 

Market value on financial instruments recorded a loss of Ps. 246 million, compared to a gain of Ps. 556 million in the first nine months of 2017, due to the decrease in long-term interest rates in Brazil as applied to our fixed rate cross-currency swaps, during the period.

 

Income tax: During the first nine months of 2018, reported income tax as a percentage of income before taxes was 31.2%, compared to 20.7% in the same period of 2017. The lower tax rate in the first nine months of 2017 was driven mainly by deferred taxes in Venezuela.

 

Net income: Consolidated net controlling interest income decreased 19.9% to Ps. 8,201.0 million in the first nine months of 2018, resulting in earnings per share (EPS) of Ps. 3.90 (Ps. 39.04 per ADS), driven mainly by a non-cash gain on monetary position in inflationary subsidiaries generated by Venezuela during the comparable period of 2017.

 

Operating cash flow: Operating cash flow decreased 5.2% to Ps. 24,909.3 million, and operating cash flow margin contracted 10 basis points to 19.1%.

 

Result from discontinued operations

 

On August 16, 2018, KOF announced the exercise of the put option to sell its 51% stake in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. Therefore, the Philippines is presented as a discontinued operation as of January 1, 2018, and the consolidated income statements presented herein are re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

 

During the first nine months of 2018, the result of discontinued operations reached Ps. 576 million as compared to Ps. 700 million in the same period of the previous year. This decrease was driven mainly by an increase in the cost of goods related to (i) the implementation of the excise tax, (ii) sugar scarcity, and (iii) higher PET prices; partially offset by operational efficiencies.

 

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Recent Developments

 

·On August 16, 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA announced that it has notified The Coca-Cola Company, the exercise of KOF’s put option to sell its 51% stake in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc.

 

·On October 1, 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA remained the only Latin American beverage company included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index for the sixth consecutive year. It was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index for the second consecutive year.

 

·On November 1, 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA will pay the second installment of the 2017 dividend in the amount of Ps. 1.67 per share.

 

Comparability

 

In an effort to provide our readers with a more useful representation of our company's underlying financial and operating performance, we are including the term “Comparable.” This means, with respect to a year-over-year comparison, the change of a given measure excluding the effects of: (i) mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures: acquisitions made in Guatemala and Uruguay as of May and July 2018, respectively; (ii) translation effects resulting from exchange rate movements; and (iii) the results of hyperinflationary subsidiaries in both periods: Venezuela’s results from 2017 and Argentina’s results from 2018 and 2017. In preparing this measure, management has used its best judgment, estimates, and assumptions in order to maintain comparability.

 

Conference Call Information

 

Our third quarter 2018 conference call will be held on October 25, 2018, at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time (11:00 A.M. Mexico City Time). To participate in the conference call, please dial: Domestic U.S.: 800-289-0438 or International: +1 323-794-2423. Participant code: 7189300. We invite investors to listen to the live audio cast of the conference call on the Company’s website, www.coca-colafemsa.com. If you are unable to participate live, the conference call audio will be available at www.coca-colafemsa.com

 

Mexican Stock Exchange Quarterly Filing

 

Coca-Cola FEMSA encourages the reader to refer to our quarterly filing to the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores or BMV) for more detailed information. This filing contains a detailed cash flow statement and selected notes to the financial statements, including segment information. This filing is available at www.bmv.com.mx in the Información Financiera section for Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) and on our corporate website at www.coca-colafemsa.com/inversionistas/registros-bmv.

 

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Additional Information

 

This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning Coca-Cola FEMSA’s future performance, which should be considered as good faith estimates by Coca-Cola FEMSA. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, many of which are outside Coca-Cola FEMSA’s control, which could materially impact the Company’s actual performance. References herein to “US$” are to United States dollars. This news release contains translations of certain Mexican peso amounts into U.S. dollars for the convenience of the reader. These translations should not be construed as representations that Mexican peso amounts actually represent such U.S. dollar amounts or could be converted into U.S. dollars at the rate indicated.

 

All of the financial information presented in this report was prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 

Earnings per share were computed based on 2,100.8 million shares (each ADS represents 10 local shares).

 

For reporting purposes, all corporate expenses, including the equity method recorded from our stake of the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc., were included in the results of the Mexico and Central America division. Starting on February 2013 and ending on January 2017, we incorporated our stake of the results of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. through the equity method.

 

About the Company

 

Stock listing information: Mexican Stock Exchange, Ticker: KOFL | NYSE (ADR), Ticker: KOF | Ratio of KOF L to KOF = 10:1

 

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The Company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 169 brands to more than 396 million consumers daily. With over 100 thousand employees, the Company markets and sells approximately 4 billion unit cases through 2.8 million points of sale a year. Operating 67 manufacturing plants and 344 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The Company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina, and, nationwide, in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela and the Philippines. For further information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com

 

For additional information or inquiries, contact the Investor Relations team:

·Maria Dyla Castro | mariadyla.castro@kof.com.mx
·Jorge Collazo | jorge.collazo@kof.com.mx
·Maria Fernanda Garcia | maria.garciacr@kof.com.mx

 

(8 pages of tables to follow)

 

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Quarter - Consolidated Income Statement

Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos(1)

  

   3Q 18   % Rev   3Q 17
Re-presented(2)
   % Rev   D %
Reported
   D %
Comparable (9)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   4,973.1         4,866.0         2.2%   2.0%
Volume (million unit cases) (3)   839.2         821.4         2.2%   2.5%
Average price per unit case (3)   48.95         50.63         -3.3%     
Net revenues   44,012         44,353         -0.8%     
Other operating revenues   136         112         22.0%     
Total revenues (4)   44,148    100.0%   44,464    100.0%   -0.7%   6.5%
Cost of goods sold   23,911    54.2%   24,358    54.8%   -1.8%     
Gross profit   20,237    45.8%   20,107    45.2%   0.6%   5.8%
Operating expenses   14,256    32.3%   14,535    32.7%   -1.9%     
Other operating expenses, net   118    0.3%   224    0.5%   -47.1%     
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates(5)   85    0.2%   6    0.0%   NA     
Operating income (6)   5,777    13.1%   5,341    12.0%   8.2%   5.5%
Other non operating expenses, net   95         597         -84.0%     
Non Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates(7)   (34)        (40)        -14.6%     
Interest expense   1,834         2,182         -16.0%     
Interest income   276         253         9.2%     
Interest expense, net   1,558         1,929         -19.3%     
Foreign exchange loss (gain)   (60)        (84)        -28.2%     
Loss (gain) on monetary position in inflationary subsidiaries   (117)        (1,301)        NA     
Market value (gain) loss on financial instruments   (59)        (203)        -71.0%     
Comprehensive financing result   1,322         341         287.9%     
Income before taxes   4,394         4,443         -1.1%     
Income taxes   1,382         1,119         23.4%     
Result from discontinued operations   410         15         2660.1%     
Consolidated net income   3,422         3,339         2.5%     
Net income attributable to equity holders of the company   3,266    7.4%   3,152    7.1%   3.6%     
Non-controlling interest   156    0.4%   186    0.4%   -16.4%     
Operating income (6)   5,777    13.1%   5,341    12.0%   8.2%     
Depreciation   2,190         2,322         -5.7%     
Amortization and other operating non-cash charges   524         932         -43.8%     
Operating cash flow (6)(8)   8,492    19.2%   8,596    19.3%   -1.2%   6.2%
                               
CAPEX   3,103         2,923                

 

(1) Except volume and average price per unit case figures.

(2) 2017 financial information is re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

(3) Sales volume and average price per unit case exclude beer results.

(4) Please refer to page 16 for revenue breakdown.

(5) Includes equity method in Jugos del Valle, Leao Alimentos, Estrella Azul, among others.

(6) The operating income and operating cash flow lines are presented as non-gaap measures for the convenience of the reader.

(7) Includes equity method in PIASA, IEQSA, Beta San Miguel, IMER and KSP Participacoes among others.

(8) Operating cash flow = operating income + depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges.

(9) Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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YTD - Consolidated Income Statement

Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos(1)

  

   YTD 2018   % Rev   YTD 2017
Re-presented(2)
   % Rev   D %
Reported
   D %
Comparable (9)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   14,539.0         14,472.8         0.5%   1.4%
Volume (million unit cases) (3)   2,450.1         2,444.9         0.2%   1.4%
Average price per unit case (3)   49.34         52.39         -5.8%     
Net revenues   130,252         136,775         -4.8%     
Other operating revenues   325         266         22.1%     
Total revenues (4)   130,577    100.0%   137,041    100.0%   -4.7%   5.2%
Cost of goods sold   70,427    53.9%   75,592    55.2%   -6.8%     
Gross profit   60,150    46.1%   61,449    44.8%   -2.1%   5.4%
Operating expenses   42,225    32.3%   44,695    32.6%   -5.5%     
Other operating expenses, net   621    0.5%   (71)   -0.1%   NA      
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates(5)   201    0.2%   (5)   -0.0%   NA      
Operating income (6)   17,103    13.1%   16,830    12.3%   1.6%   -0.4%
Other non operating expenses, net   216         707         -69.5%     
Non Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates(7)   (40)        (66)        -38.9%     
Interest expense   5,461         6,840         -20.2%     
Interest income   702         583         20.4%     
Interest expense, net   4,759         6,258         -24.0%     
Foreign exchange loss (gain)   (51)        (268)        -80.8%     
Loss (gain) on monetary position in inflationary subsidiaries   (117)        (2,163)        -94.6%     
Market value (gain) loss on financial instruments   246         (556)        NA      
Comprehensive financing result   4,837         3,271         47.9%     
Income before taxes   12,091         12,918         -6.4%     
Income taxes   3,773         2,671         41.2%     
Result from discontinued operations   576         700         -17.7%     
Consolidated net income   8,894         10,947         -18.8%     
Net income attributable to equity holders of the company   8,201    6.3%   10,233    7.5%   -19.9%     
Non-controlling interest   693    0.5%   714    0.5%   -3.0%     
Operating income (6)   17,103    13.1%   16,830    12.3%   1.6%     
Depreciation   6,178         6,647         -7.0%     
Amortization and other operating non-cash charges   1,627         2,795         -41.8%     
Operating cash flow (6)(8)   24,909    19.1%   26,272    19.2%   -5.2%   3.8%
                               
CAPEX   7,120         8,485                

 

(1) Except volume and average price per unit case figures.

(2) 2017 financial information is re-presented as if the Philippines had been discontinued from February 2017, date of the consolidation of said operation.

(3) Sales volume and average price per unit case exclude beer results.

(4) Please refer to page 17 for revenue breakdown.

(5) Includes equity method in Jugos del Valle, Leao Alimentos, Estrella Azul, among others. For January '17 includes Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc.

(6) The operating income and operating cash flow lines are presented as non-gaap measures for the convenience of the reader.

(7) Includes equity method in PIASA, IEQSA, Beta San Miguel, IMER and KSP Participacoes among others.

(8) Operating cash flow = operating income + depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges.

(9) Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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Mexico & Central America Division

Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos(1)

  

Quarterly information                        
   3Q 18   % Rev   3Q 17   % Rev   D %
Reported
   D %
Comparable(6)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   2,953.8         2,789.9         5.9%   1.7%
Volume (million unit cases)   534.1         506.1         5.5%   2.8%
Average price per unit case   48.78         45.89         6.3%     
Net revenues   26,056         23,223                
Other operating revenues   13         15                
Total revenues (2)   26,069    100.0%   23,239    100.0%   12.2%   7.3%
Cost of goods sold   13,503    51.8%   11,942    51.4%          
Gross profit   12,566    48.2%   11,297    48.6%   11.2%   6.6%
Operating expenses   8,748    33.6%   7,652    32.9%          
Other operating expenses, net   (31)   -0.1%   57    0.2%          
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates (3)   99    0.4%   48    0.2%          
Operating income (4)   3,750    14.4%   3,540    15.2%   5.9%   3.9%
Depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges   1,653    6.3%   1,475    6.3%          
Operating cash flow (4)(5)   5,402    20.7%   5,015    21.6%   7.7%   4.6%
                               
Accumulated information                              
    YTD 2018    % Rev    YTD 2017    % Rev    D %
Reported
    D %
Comparable(6)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   8,700.0         8,467.8         2.7%   0.4%
Volume (million unit cases)   1,561.2         1,522.8         2.5%   1.0%
Average price per unit case   47.85         45.45         5.3%     
Net revenues   74,708         69,218                
Other operating revenues   30         41                
Total revenues (2)   74,738    100.0%   69,259    100.0%   7.9%   5.6%
Cost of goods sold   38,808    51.9%   35,375    51.1%          
Gross profit   35,930    48.1%   33,883    48.9%   6.0%   3.8%
Operating expenses   25,334    33.9%   23,051    33.3%          
Other operating expenses, net   141    0.2%   (36)   -0.1%          
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates (3)   243    0.3%   94    0.1%          
Operating income (4)   10,212    13.7%   10,774    15.6%   -5.2%   -6.5%
Depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges   4,900    6.6%   4,117    5.9%          
Operating cash flow (4)(5)   15,112    20.2%   14,890    21.5%   1.5%   -0.2%

 

(1) Except volume and average price per unit case figures.

(2) Please refer to pages 16 and 17 for revenue breakdown.

(3) Includes equity method in Jugos del Valle, Estrella Azul, among others. For January '17 includes Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc.

(4) The operating income and operating cash flow lines are presented as non-gaap measures for the convenience of the reader.

(5) Operating cash flow = operating income + depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges.

(6) Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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South America Division

Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos(1)

  

Quarterly information                        
   3Q 18   % Rev   3Q 17   % Rev   D %
Reported
   D %
Comparable(7)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   2,019.3         2,016.7         -2.7%   2.5%
Volume (million unit cases) (2)   305.1         316.1         -3.2%   1.8%
Average price per unit case (2)   49.25         58.24         -15.4%     
Net revenues   17,955         21,129                
Other operating revenues   124         96                
Total revenues (3)   18,079    100.0%   21,226    100.0%   -14.8%   5.1%
Cost of goods sold   10,408    57.6%   12,416    58.5%          
Gross profit   7,671    42.4%   8,810    41.5%   -12.9%   4.4%
Operating expenses   5,507    30.5%   6,883    32.4%          
Other operating expenses, net   150    0.8%   167    0.8%          
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates (4)   (14)   -0.1%   (42)   -0.2%          
Operating income (5)   2,028    11.2%   1,801    8.5%   12.6%   8.7%
Depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges   1,062    5.9%   1,779    8.4%          
Operating cash flow (5)(6)   3,090    17.1%   3,580    16.9%   -13.7%   9.6%
                               
Accumulated information                              
    YTD 2018    % Rev    YTD 2017    % Rev    D %
Reported
    D %
Comparable(7)
 
Transactions (million transactions)   5,838.9         6,005.0         -2.8%   2.9%
Volume (million unit cases) (2)   888.9         922.1         -3.6%   2.2%
Average price per unit case (2)   51.96         63.84         -18.6%     
Net revenues   55,544         67,557                
Other operating revenues   295         226                
Total revenues (3)   55,839    100.0%   67,783    100.0%   -17.6%   4.7%
Cost of goods sold   31,619    56.6%   40,217    59.3%          
Gross profit   24,220    43.4%   27,566    40.7%   -12.1%   8.3%
Operating expenses   16,891    30.3%   21,644    31.9%          
Other operating expenses, net   480    0.9%   (35)   -0.1%          
Operating equity method (gain) loss in associates (4)   (42)   -0.1%   (99)   -0.1%          
Operating income (5)   6,891    12.3%   6,057    8.9%   13.8%   11.7%
Depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges   2,906    5.2%   5,325    7.9%          
Operating cash flow (5)(6)   9,797    17.5%   11,382    16.8%   -13.9%   11.4%

 

(1) Except volume and average price per unit case figures. 

(2) Sales volume and average price per unit case exclude beer results. 

(3) Please refer to pages 16 and 17 for revenue breakdown. 

(4) Includes equity method in Leao Alimentos, Verde Campo, among others. 

(5) The operating income and operating cash flow lines are presented as non-gaap measures for the convenience of the reader. 

(6) Operating cash flow = operating income + depreciation, amortization & other operating non-cash charges. 

(7) Please refer to page 9 for our definition of “comparable” and a description of the factors affecting the comparability of our financial and operating performance.

 

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Consolidated Balance Sheet        
Expressed in millions of Mexican pesos.        
         
   Sep-18(1)   Dec-17(2) 
Assets          
Current Assets          
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities  Ps.18,475   Ps.18,767 
Total accounts receivable   12,605    17,576 
Inventories   10,299    11,364 
Assets available for sale   28,571    - 
Other current assets   8,936    7,950 
Total current assets   78,886    55,657 
Property, plant and equipment          
Property, plant and equipment   100,436    121,968 
Accumulated depreciation   (42,106)   (46,141)
Total property, plant and equipment, net   58,330    75,827 
Investment in shares   10,841    12,540 
Intangibles assets and other assets   113,513    124,243 
Other non-current assets   17,234    17,410 
Total Assets  Ps.278,804   Ps.285,677 
           
Liabilities and Equity          
Current Liabilities          
Short-term bank loans and notes payable  Ps.10,121   Ps.12,171 
Liabilities available for sale   8,515    - 
Suppliers   15,609    19,956 
Other current liabilities   17,764    23,467 
Total current liabilities   52,009    55,595 
Long-term bank loans and notes payable   79,840    71,189 
Other long-term liabilities   15,835    18,184 
Total liabilities   147,685    144,968 
Equity          
Non-controlling interest   15,929    18,141 
Total controlling interest   115,190    122,568 
Total equity   131,119    140,709 
Total Liabilities and Equity  Ps.278,804   Ps.285,677 

 

(1) The Philippines is classified as available-for-sale.

(2) Information for 2017 is presented as reported.

 

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Quarter - Volume, Transactions & Revenues

For the three months ended on September 30, 2018 and 2017

  

Volume                          
Expressed in million unit cases 3Q 2018   3Q 2017 (3)   YoY
Sparkling Water (1) Bulk (2) Stills Total   Sparkling Water (1) Bulk (2) Stills Total   D%
Mexico 349.1 25.9 72.0 30.6 477.6   340.0 23.6 73.3 27.4 464.3   2.9%
Central America 48.5 2.7 0.1 5.2 56.6   34.4 2.5 0.1 4.9 41.9