By Ruth Sunday
Nestlé Nigeria PLC has announced its financial results for the 9-month period ending 30 September 2021.
For the period January to September 2021, the company recorded a revenue of N 261.6 billion against a revenue of N 212.7 billion during the same period in the previous year.
The Company reported a profit after tax of N 33.6 billion during the first nine months of 2021. \
According to the unaudited financial statements of the Company, Nestlé Nigeria PLC posted a revenue of N 90.2 billion and profit after tax of N 11.9 billion in Q3 2021.
The Board of Nestlé Nigeria PLC in its meeting held on 22 October 2021 approved an interim dividend of N 25 per share.
Revenue 261,591,053 212,732,719
Cost of Sales -160,300,147 -122,707,972
Gross Profit 101,290,906 90,024,747
Marketing and Distribution expenses -35,615,723 -30,863,853
Administrative expenses -9,553,666 -8,975,634
Results from operating activities 56,121,517 50,185,260
Finance income 1,197,567 701,281
Finance costs -5,734,845 -1,624,937
Net finance costs -4,537,278 -923,656
Profit before income tax 51,584,239 49,261,604
Income tax expense -17,999,762 -17,324,006
Profit for the period 33,584,477 31,937,598
Commenting on the results, the Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé
Nigeria PLC, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini said, “We are pleased with the Q3, 2021
performance of our Company which is again, a testament to the dedication and commitment of our people to ensure that we continue to deliver value for our shareholders, our communities and our consumers.”
“It is clear that the business environment will continue to change rapidly during this COVID-19 era. We will, therefore, continue to adapt to new ways of working, ensuring that our business remains agile to continuously deliver our promise of affordable nutritious food and beverages to meet the needs of our consumers.”
The last quarter of 2021 offers Nestlé Nigeria the opportunity to build on the
achievements of the first three quarters. The Company will remain focused on
ensuring the wellbeing of its people and on ensuring the continuous provision of high-quality nutrition to consumers across the country.