FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free cash flow of €549 million, stable compared to 2009.
  • Volume of 2,100 million unit cases, 1% above 2009. Net sales revenue of €6,794 million, 4% above the prior year.
  • On a comparable basis, operating profit (EBIT) of €682 million, 5% above the prior year.
  • On a comparable basis, net profit of €450 million, 8% above the prior year period, and earnings per share of €1.24, 9% above the prior year.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free cash outflow of €94 million for the last quarter of 2010, compared to the free cash inflow of €27 million in the prior year period.
  • Volume of 481 million unit cases, 6% above the fourth quarter of 2009. Net sales revenue of
    €1,495 million, 7% above the prior year period.
  • On a comparable basis, operating profit (EBIT) of €61 million, 1% above the prior year period.
  • On a comparable basis, net profit of €33 million, compared to €6 million in the prior year period, and earnings per share of €0.09, compared to €0.01 in the prior year period.

Note: For the definition of comparable basis and EBIT refer to "Reconciliation of Reported to Comparable Financial Indicators" below.

Doros Constantinou, Chief Executive Officer of Coca‑Cola Hellenic, commented:
"We are pleased to report that Coca‑Cola Hellenic delivered a solid performance in 2010, despite the persistent macro economic challenges across our geography. We continued to win in the marketplace, improve operating efficiency and maintain our strong cash flow generation. At the same time Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s geographic diversity enabled us to deliver a strong set of results.

Looking to the current year, we are encouraged that some of our key countries are exhibiting signs of economic improvement. However, we remain cautious as other key countries are continuing to endure economic challenges, and we are facing industry wide pressure on commodity prices. As we manage the business for the long-term we will be increasing our net capital expenditure to €1.5 billion for 2011 – 2013. At the same time, we remain focused on improving the efficiency of our business, and strengthening the ways in which we serve our customers. We are confident that we will continue to generate significant cash flow and are raising our three-year rolling free cash flow target to approximately €1.6 billion for 2011-2013."

Contact Information  
   
Company contact:
Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Oya Gur
Investor Relations Director
Tel: +30 210 618 3255
email: oya.gur@cchellenic.com
   
Panagiotis Vergis
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +30 210 618 3124
email: panagiotis.vergis@cchellenic.com
   
European press contact:
Financial Dynamics London

Greg Quine
  Tel: +44 20 7269 7206
email: greg.quine@fd.com