Kerry "pleased" with first half performance

12 Aug 2019

Kerry Group has issued its Interim Management Report for the half year ended 30 June 2019.

Group revenue of €3.6 billion reflected 3.3% volume growth, with Taste & Nutrition seeing 3.8% volume growth and Consumer Foods growth of 0.6%. Reported revenue was up 10.7%, and group trading margin increased by 20bps to 10.7%, Adjusted EPS was 164.1 cents, up 8.4% on a constant currency basis.

Kerry pleased with first half performance

Edmond Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased with business performance in the period, as the Group continued to deliver volume growth ahead of the market while expanding trading margins in line with expectations. While heightened consumer pricing and uncertainty impacted market volume growth rates in some developed markets, our unique and industry-leading business model and integrated taste and nutrition positioning continued to deliver significant value for our customers in meeting rapidly evolving consumer needs."

"We are excited by the ongoing enhancement of our product mix and the development of our innovation pipeline. Good progress has been made on the integration of recent acquisitions, which are performing very well. We are updating our guidance and expect to achieve growth in adjusted earnings per share of 7% to 9% in constant currency.”

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