Nestlé nine-month sales: 4.4% organic growth, full-year outlook confirmed

To Press Releases listVevey, Zwitserland,okt 17, 2013

• Sales up 4.0% to CHF 68.4 billion

• 4.4% organic growth, 3.0% real internal growth, all three geographies contributed

• 1.1% organic growth in developed markets and 8.8% in emerging markets

• 2013 outlook: around 5% organic growth with an improvement in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies.

Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO: “Our real internal growth has regained momentum and is broad-based across categories, price points and geographies.

Most notably, Europe continues to grow and Asia and Africa have picked up speed. Today’s challenging environment is the right time for us to further reinforce the fundamentals of our business: those which drive growth like innovation, distribution and consumer engagement, and those which drive operational performance like strengthening our portfolio, improving our resource allocation and increasing our structural efficiency. We expect our continued growth momentum to enable us to deliver around 5% organic growth for the full year together with an improvement in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies.”

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