Press release – Lagos, July 29, 2023 : Nestlé Nigeria PLC has announced a revenue of N 261.8 billion in the first half of 2023, an 17.7% increase compared to its performance in the same period of 2022. Gross profit is N 107.3 billion, an 34% increase over 80,205 earned in H1 2022. The Company posted a loss after tax of – N 49.9billion, a 280% decline over the same period in 2022.
|Jan – Jun 2023||Jan- Jun 2022|
|Cost of Sales||(154,434,614)||(142,245,152)|
|Marketing and Distribution expenses||(40,310,521)||(28,352,914)|
|Results from operating activities||60,792,659||46,181,498|
Commenting on the results, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini, Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, said, “I thank every member of our team for the unwavering commitment and dedication which resulted in the significant increase in revenue and gross profit over H1 2022 despite the challenging business environment.
Our profit after tax was, however, negatively impacted by the recent devalaution of the Naira, which necessitated the revaluation of our foreign currency obligations.
|Net finance costs||(129,910,255)||(2,441,589)|
|Loss before income tax||(69,117,596)||43,739,909|
|Income tax expense||19,136,251||(15,988,873)|
|Loss for the period||(49,981,345)||27,751,036|
Going into the second half of the year, we will continue to focus on optimising our operations to ensure the availability and accessibility of the nutritious food and beverages our loyal customers expect from us.“