PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2020--

The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz” or the “Company”) today reported fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results.

“While our 2019 results were disappointing, we closed the year with performance consistent with our expectations, and driven by factors we anticipated,” said Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio. "We have taken critical actions over the past six months to re-establish visibility and control over the business. And we remain convinced Kraft Heinz has the potential to achieve best-in-class financial performance as we begin transforming our capabilities and making necessary investments in our brands based on deep consumer insights. Our turnaround will take time, but we expect to make significant progress in 2020, laying a strong foundation for future growth.”

Q4 2019 Financial Summary

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

Year-over-year Change

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Actual

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic

 

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

6,536

 

$

6,891

 

(5.1)%

 

(0.6) pp

 

(2.3) pp

 

(2.2)%

Operating income/(loss)

594

 

(14,136)

 

nm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

182

 

(12,568)

 

nm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS

$

0.15

 

$

(10.30)

 

nm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

1,564

 

1,674

 

(6.6)%

 

(1.3) pp

 

(1.5) pp

 

 

Adjusted EPS (1)

$

0.72

 

$

0.84

 

(14.3)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

nm - not meaningful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales were $6.5 billion, down 5.1 percent versus the year-ago period, including a negative 2.3 percentage point impact from divestitures and an unfavorable 0.6 percentage point impact from currency. Organic Net Sales (1) decreased 2.2 percent versus the year-ago period. Pricing increased 2.0 percentage points versus the prior year period, with higher pricing in all business segments except Canada. Volume/mix decreased 4.2 percentage points, primarily driven by volume/mix declines in the United States and, to a lesser extent, Rest of World markets that more than offset growth in Canada and EMEA.

Net income attributable to common shareholders increased to $182 million and diluted EPS increased to $0.15, primarily reflecting lower non-cash impairment charges recognized in the current year period. The current period included approximately $453 million of non-cash impairment charges to lower the carrying amount of goodwill in the Company’s Australia & New Zealand, as well as Latin America Exports businesses, as well as non-cash impairment charges of approximately $213 million to lower the carrying amount of the Maxwell House trademark. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 6.6 percent versus the year-ago period to $1.6 billion, including an unfavorable 1.3 percentage point impact from currency and a negative 1.5 percentage point impact from divestitures. Excluding these factors, growth in the United States and EMEA was more than offset by higher supply chain costs in Rest of World markets, higher general corporate expenses, and lower pricing versus the prior year period in Canada. Adjusted EPS decreased 14.3 percent to $0.72, reflecting lower Adjusted EBITDA, a higher effective tax rate, and higher stock-based compensation versus the prior year period.

Q4 2019 Business Segment Highlights

United States

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

Year-over-year Change

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Actual

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

4,682

 

$

4,810

 

(2.7)%

 

0.0 pp

 

0.0 pp

 

(2.7)%

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

1,270

 

1,249

 

1.6%

 

0.0 pp

 

0.0 pp

 

 

United States net sales were $4.7 billion, down 2.7 percent versus the year-ago period. Pricing increased 3.1 percentage points, reflecting a combination of higher list prices in several categories, including price increases to reflect higher key commodity (2) costs for dairy and meats, as well as a favorable impact from promotional timing versus the prior year, and reduced promotional intensity compared to the year-ago period. Volume/mix decreased 5.8 percentage points, primarily due to lower shipments of cheese, coffee, cold cuts, and bacon that more than offset growth in condiments and sauces as well as foodservice. The decreases reflect volume declines in response to higher prices, including prior year promotional activities that were not repeated, as well as lower distribution in cold cuts and frozen categories at select retailers.

United States Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 1.6 percent versus the year-ago period to $1.3 billion, driven by higher pricing, lower procurement and logistics costs, as well as lower variable compensation versus the prior year. This more than offset unfavorable impacts from volume/mix and key commodity cost inflation, specifically in dairy and meats, as well as higher manufacturing costs.

Canada

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

Year-over-year Change

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Actual

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

457

 

$

600

 

(23.8)%

 

0.1 pp

 

(21.4) pp

 

(2.5)%

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

116

 

157

 

(26.1)%

 

0.2 pp

 

(14.8) pp

 

 

Canada net sales were $457 million, 23.8 percent lower than the year-ago period, including a negative 21.4 percentage point impact from the Canadian natural cheese divestiture and a favorable 0.1 percentage point impact from currency. Organic Net Sales decreased 2.5 percent versus the year-ago period. Pricing declined 5.0 percentage points, reflecting unfavorable trade expense versus the prior year and increased holiday-related promotional activity across several categories. Volume/mix increased 2.5 percent, driven by consumption-led growth in peanut butter and pasta sauce that more than offset lower shipments for cheese and ongoing weakness in coffee.

Canada Segment Adjusted EBITDA decreased 26.1 percent versus the year-ago period to $116 million, including a negative 14.8 percentage point impact from a divestiture and a 0.2 percentage point favorable impact from currency. Excluding the impact of these factors, the decrease versus prior year was due to lower pricing, as well as unfavorable dairy and procurement costs versus the prior year period.

EMEA

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

Year-over-year Change

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Actual

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

689

 

$

692

 

(0.5)%

 

(0.8) pp

 

0.0 pp

 

0.3%

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

182

 

171

 

6.3%

 

(1.4) pp

 

0.0 pp

 

 

EMEA net sales were $689 million, down 0.5 percent versus the year-ago period, due to a negative 0.8 percentage point impact from currency. Organic Net Sales increased 0.3 percent versus the year-ago period. Pricing was slightly favorable as gains from pricing initiatives, particularly in the UK, more than offset lower pricing versus the prior year in Russia. Volume/mix increased 0.2 percentage points, reflecting condiments and sauces growth in Russia, as well as foodservice growth across most regions that more than offset ongoing weakness in infant nutrition and the impact of reduced promotional activity versus the year-ago period in the UK.

EMEA Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.3 percent versus the year-ago period to $182 million, despite a negative 1.4 percentage point impact from currency. Excluding currency, Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 7.7 percent, from a combination of Organic Net Sales growth and lower variable compensation versus the prior year period.

Rest of World (3)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

Year-over-year Change

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Actual

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

708

 

$

789

 

(10.1)%

 

(5.2) pp

 

(3.3) pp

 

(1.6)%

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

60

 

130

 

(53.9)%

 

(8.0) pp

 

(0.3) pp

 

 

Rest of World net sales of $708 million decreased 10.1 percent versus the year-ago period, including a negative 5.2 percentage point impact from currency and a negative 3.3 percentage point impact from the India nutritional beverages divestiture. Organic Net Sales decreased 1.6 percent versus the year-ago period. Pricing increased 0.7 percentage points, due to higher pricing in Latin America and China that more than offset lower pricing in Australia. Volume/mix decreased 2.3 percentage points, as growth in Indonesia and Brazil was more than offset by lower shipments across several categories in Australia and New Zealand as well as lower shipments in Latin American exports, including Colombia and Puerto Rico.

Rest of World Segment Adjusted EBITDA decreased 53.9 percent versus the year-ago period to $60 million, including an 8.0 percentage point unfavorable impact from currency and a 0.3 percentage point unfavorable impact from divestiture. Results also included approximately $35 million of costs not expected to repeat, due to $15 million of higher labor-related expenses associated with the Holidays Act in New Zealand as well as $20 million of asset- and inventory-related write-offs in Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Excluding these factors, the decline in Segment Adjusted EBITDA was driven by ongoing supply chain cost inflation and lower volume/mix.

End Notes

(1)

Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see discussion of non-GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations at the end of this press release for more information.

(2)

The Company's key commodities in the United States and Canada are dairy, meat, coffee and nuts.

(3)

Rest of World comprises two operating segments: Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Webcast, Conference Call, and Filing Information

A webcast of The Kraft Heinz Company's fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings conference call will be available at ir.kraftheinzcompany.com. The call begins today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

For 150 years, we have produced some of the world’s most beloved products at The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC). Our Vision is To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. We are one of the largest global food and beverage companies, with 2019 net sales of approximately $25 billion. Our portfolio is a diverse mix of iconic and emerging brands. As the guardians of these brands and the creators of innovative new products, we are dedicated to the sustainable health of our people and our planet. To learn more, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words such as “commit,” “plan,” "believe," "anticipate," "reflect," "invest," "make," "expect," "deliver," “develop,” "drive," "assess," "evaluate," “establish,” “focus,” “build,” “turn,” “expand,” “leverage,” "grow," "remain," "will," and variations of such words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's plans, costs and cost savings, legal matters, taxes, expectations, investments, innovations, opportunities, capabilities, execution, initiatives, pipeline, and growth. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company's control.

Important factors that may affect the Company's business and operations and that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, operating in a highly competitive industry; the Company’s ability to correctly predict, identify, and interpret changes in consumer preferences and demand, to offer new products to meet those changes, and to respond to competitive innovation; changes in the retail landscape or the loss of key retail customers; changes in the Company's relationships with significant customers, suppliers and other business relationships; the Company’s ability to maintain, extend, and expand its reputation and brand image; the Company’s ability to leverage its brand value to compete against private label products; the Company’s ability to drive revenue growth in its key product categories, increase its market share, or add products that are in faster-growing and more profitable categories; product recalls or product liability claims; unanticipated business disruptions; the Company’s ability to identify, complete or realize the benefits from strategic acquisitions, alliances, divestitures, joint ventures or other investments; the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits from prior or future streamlining actions to reduce fixed costs, simplify or improve processes, and improve its competitiveness; the Company’s ability to successfully execute its strategic initiatives; the impacts of the Company’s international operations; economic and political conditions in the United States and in various other nations where the Company does business; changes in the Company’s management team or other key personnel and the Company’s ability to hire or retain key personnel or a highly skilled and diverse global workforce; risks associated with information technology and systems, including service interruptions, misappropriation of data or breaches of security; impacts of natural events in the locations in which we or the Company’s customers, suppliers, distributors, or regulators operate; the Company’s ownership structure; the Company’s indebtedness and ability to pay such indebtedness, as well as its ability to comply with covenants under debt instruments; additional impairments of the carrying amounts of goodwill or other indefinite-lived intangible assets; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; volatility in commodity, energy, and other input costs; volatility in the market value of all or a portion of the commodity derivatives we use; increased pension, labor and people-related expenses; compliance with laws, regulations, and related interpretations and related legal claims or other regulatory enforcement actions, including additional risks and uncertainties related to any potential actions resulting from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) ongoing investigation, as well as potential additional subpoenas, litigation, and regulatory proceedings; an inability to remediate the material weaknesses in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting or additional material weaknesses or other deficiencies in the future or the failure to maintain an effective system of internal controls; the Company’s failure to prepare and timely file its periodic reports; the restatement of certain of the Company’s previously issued consolidated financial statements, which resulted in unanticipated costs and may affect investor confidence and raise reputational issues; the Company’s ability to protect intellectual property rights; tax law changes or interpretations; the impact of future sales of the Company's common stock in the public markets; the Company’s ability to continue to pay a regular dividend and the amounts of any such dividends; volatility of capital markets and other macroeconomic factors; and other factors. For additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's forward-looking statements, see the Company's risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in its filings with the SEC. The Company disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP financial measures provided should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) that are presented in this press release.

To supplement the financial information, the Company has presented Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EPS, which are considered non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures presented may differ from similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies, and other companies may not define these non-GAAP financial measures in the same way. These measures are not substitutes for their comparable GAAP financial measures, such as net sales, net income/(loss), diluted earnings per share, or other measures prescribed by GAAP, and there are limitations to using non-GAAP financial measures.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to assist in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis for purposes of business decision making by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations. Management believes that presenting the Company's non-GAAP financial measures (i.e., Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EPS) is useful to investors because it (i) provides investors with meaningful supplemental information regarding financial performance by excluding certain items, (ii) permits investors to view performance using the same tools that management uses to budget, make operating and strategic decisions, and evaluate historical performance, and (iii) otherwise provides supplemental information that may be useful to investors in evaluating the Company's results. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to those measures, provides investors with additional understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company's business than could be obtained absent these disclosures.

Organic Net Sales is defined as net sales excluding, when they occur, the impact of currency, acquisitions and divestitures, and a 53rd week of shipments. The Company calculates the impact of currency on net sales by holding exchange rates constant at the previous year's exchange rate, with the exception of highly inflationary subsidiaries, for which the Company calculates the previous year's results using the current year's exchange rate. Organic Net Sales is a tool that can assist management and investors in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income/(loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, other expense/(income), provision for/(benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization (excluding integration and restructuring expenses); in addition to these adjustments, the Company excludes, when they occur, the impacts of integration and restructuring expenses, deal costs, unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges, impairment losses, and equity award compensation expense (excluding integration and restructuring expenses). The Company also presents Adjusted EBITDA on a constant currency basis. The Company calculates the impact of currency on Adjusted EBITDA by holding exchange rates constant at the previous year's exchange rate, with the exception of highly inflationary subsidiaries, for which it calculates the previous year's results using the current year's exchange rate. Adjusted EBITDA and Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA are tools that can assist management and investors in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations.

Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted earnings per share excluding, when they occur, the impacts of integration and restructuring expenses, deal costs, unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges, impairment losses, losses/(gains) on the sale of a business, other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures (e.g., tax and hedging impacts), nonmonetary currency devaluation (e.g., remeasurement gains and losses), debt prepayment and extinguishment costs, and U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit), and including when they occur, adjustments to reflect preferred stock dividend payments on an accrual basis. The Company believes Adjusted EPS provides important comparability of underlying operating results, allowing investors and management to assess operating performance on a consistent basis.

See the attached schedules for supplemental financial data, which includes the financial information, the non-GAAP financial measures and corresponding reconciliations to the comparable GAAP financial measures for the relevant periods.

 

 

Schedule 1

The Kraft Heinz Company

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Net sales

$

6,536

 

$

6,891

 

$

24,977

 

$

26,268

Cost of products sold

4,429

 

4,675

 

16,830

 

17,347

Gross profit

2,107

 

2,216

 

8,147

 

8,921

Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding impairment losses

837

 

867

 

3,178

 

3,190

Goodwill impairment losses

453

 

6,875

 

1,197

 

7,008

Intangible asset impairment losses

223

 

8,610

 

702

 

8,928

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,513

 

16,352

 

5,077

 

19,126

Operating income/(loss)

594

 

(14,136)

 

3,070

 

(10,205)

Interest expense

326

 

325

 

1,361

 

1,284

Other expense/(income)

(59)

 

13

 

(952)

 

(168)

Income/(loss) before income taxes

327

 

(14,474)

 

2,661

 

(11,321)

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

144

 

(1,846)

 

728

 

(1,067)

Net income/(loss)

183

 

(12,628)

 

1,933

 

(10,254)

Net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

1

 

(60)

 

(2)

 

(62)

Net income/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

$

182

 

$

(12,568)

 

$

1,935

 

$

(10,192)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic shares outstanding

1,221

 

1,220

 

1,221

 

1,219

Diluted shares outstanding

1,225

 

1,220

 

1,224

 

1,219

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data applicable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

$

0.15

 

$

(10.30)

 

$

1.59

 

$

(8.36)

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

0.15

 

(10.30)

1.58

8.36)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Net Sales to Organic Net Sales

For the Three Months Ended

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Net
Sales

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic
Net
Sales

 

Price

 

Volume/
Mix

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

4,682

 

$

 

$

 

$

4,682

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

457

 

1

 

 

456

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

689

 

(6)

 

 

695

 

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

708

 

(11)

 

 

719

 

 

 

 

 

$

6,536

 

$

(16)

 

$

 

$

6,552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

4,810

 

$

 

$

 

$

4,810

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

600

 

 

133

 

467

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

692

 

 

 

692

 

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

789

 

32

 

26

 

731

 

 

 

 

 

$

6,891

 

$

32

 

$

159

 

$

6,700

 

 

 

 

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

 

(2.7)%

0.0 pp

 

0.0 pp

(2.7)%

3.1 pp

 

(5.8) pp

Canada

 

(23.8)%

0.1 pp

 

(21.4) pp

(2.5)%

(5.0) pp

 

2.5 pp

EMEA

 

(0.5)%

(0.8) pp

 

0.0 pp

0.3%

0.1 pp

 

0.2 pp

Rest of World

 

(10.1)%

(5.2) pp

 

(3.3) pp

(1.6)%

0.7 pp

 

(2.3) pp

Kraft Heinz

 

(5.1)%

(0.6) pp

 

(2.3) pp

(2.2)%

2.0 pp

 

(4.2) pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Net Sales to Organic Net Sales

For the Year Ended

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Net
Sales

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions
and
Divestitures

 

Organic
Net
Sales

 

Price

 

Volume/
Mix

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

17,756

 

$

 

$

 

$

17,756

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

1,882

 

 

(45)

 

 

227

 

 

1,700

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

2,551

 

 

(115)

 

 

 

2,666

 

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

2,788

 

 

(102)

 

 

51

 

 

2,839

 

 

 

 

 

$

24,977

 

$

(262)

 

$

278

 

$

24,961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

18,122

 

$

 

$

 

$

18,122

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

2,173

 

 

 

441

 

 

1,732

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

2,718

 

 

 

21

 

 

2,697

 

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

3,255

 

 

243

 

 

170

 

 

2,842

 

 

 

 

 

$

26,268

 

$

243

 

$

632

 

$

25,393

 

 

 

 

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

(2.0)%

 

0.0 pp

 

0.0 pp

 

 

(2.0)%

 

0.4 pp

 

(2.4) pp

Canada

(13.4)%

 

(2.1) pp

 

(9.4) pp

 

 

(1.9)%

 

(3.4) pp

 

1.5 pp

EMEA

(6.2)%

 

(4.3) pp

 

(0.7) pp

 

 

(1.2)%

 

0.0 pp

 

(1.2) pp

Rest of World

(14.3)%

 

(10.3) pp

 

(3.9) pp

 

 

(0.1)%

 

1.2 pp

 

(1.3) pp

Kraft Heinz

(4.9)%

 

(1.9) pp

 

(1.3) pp

 

 

(1.7)%

 

0.1 pp

 

(1.8) pp

 

 

Schedule 4

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Net Income/(Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Net income/(loss)

$

183

 

$

(12,628)

 

$

1,933

 

$

(10,254)

Interest expense

326

 

325

 

1,361

 

1,284

Other expense/(income)

(59)

 

13

 

(952)

 

(168)

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

144

 

(1,846)

 

728

 

(1,067)

Operating income/(loss)

594

 

(14,136)

 

3,070

 

(10,205)

Depreciation and amortization (excluding integration and restructuring expenses)

255

 

240

 

985

 

919

Integration and restructuring expenses

46

 

82

 

102

 

297

Deal costs

 

4

 

19

 

23

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges

(27)

 

10

 

(57)

 

21

Impairment losses

676

 

15,485

 

1,899

 

15,936

Equity award compensation expense (excluding integration and restructuring expenses)

20

 

(11)

 

46

 

33

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,564

 

$

1,674

 

$

6,064

 

$

7,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,270

 

$

1,249

 

$

4,809

 

$

5,218

Canada

116

 

157

 

487

 

608

EMEA

182

 

171

 

661

 

724

Rest of World

60

 

130

 

363

 

635

General corporate expenses

(64)

 

(33)

 

(256)

 

(161)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,564

 

$

1,674

 

$

6,064

 

$

7,024

 

 

Schedule 5

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA

For the Three Months Ended

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Currency

 

Constant Currency
Adjusted EBITDA

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,270

 

$

 

$

1,270

Canada

 

116

 

 

 

116

EMEA

 

182

 

 

(2)

 

 

184

Rest of World

 

60

 

 

3

 

 

57

General corporate expenses

 

(64)

 

 

 

(64)

 

$

1,564

 

$

1

 

$

1,563

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,249

 

$

 

$

1,249

Canada

 

157

 

 

 

157

EMEA

 

171

 

 

 

171

Rest of World

 

130

 

 

23

 

 

107

General corporate expenses

 

(33)

 

 

 

(33)

 

$

1,674

 

$

23

 

$

1,651

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

United States

 

1.6%

 

0.0 pp

 

 

1.6%

Canada

 

(26.1)%

 

0.2 pp

 

 

(26.3)%

EMEA

 

6.3%

 

(1.4) pp

 

 

7.7%

Rest of World

 

(53.9)%

 

(8.0) pp

 

 

(45.9)%

General corporate expenses

 

92.2%

 

(2.2) pp

 

 

94.4%

Kraft Heinz

 

(6.6)%

 

(1.3) pp

 

 

(5.3)%

 

 

Schedule 6

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA

For the Year Ended

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Currency

 

Constant Currency
Adjusted EBITDA

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

4,809

 

$

 

$

4,809

Canada

 

487

 

 

(12)

 

 

499

EMEA

 

661

 

 

(30)

 

 

691

Rest of World

 

363

 

 

(8)

 

 

371

General corporate expenses

 

(256)

 

 

4

 

 

(260)

 

$

6,064

 

$

(46)

 

$

6,110

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

5,218

 

$

 

$

5,218

Canada

 

608

 

 

 

608

EMEA

 

724

 

 

 

724

Rest of World

 

635

 

 

170

 

 

465

General corporate expenses

 

(161)

 

 

 

(161)

 

$

7,024

 

$

170

 

$

6,854

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

United States

 

(7.8)%

 

0.0 pp

 

 

(7.8)%

Canada

 

(19.9)%

 

(1.9) pp

 

 

(18.0)%

EMEA

 

(8.7)%

 

(4.2) pp

 

 

(4.5)%

Rest of World

 

(42.8)%

 

(22.6) pp

 

 

(20.2)%

General corporate expenses

 

58.6%

 

(2.5) pp

 

 

61.1%

Kraft Heinz

 

(13.7)%

 

(2.8) pp

 

 

(10.9)%

 

Schedule 7

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Diluted EPS to Adjusted EPS

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Diluted EPS

$

0.15

 

$

(10.30)

Integration and restructuring expenses (a)

0.03

 

0.13

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges (b)

(0.02)

 

0.01

Impairment losses (c)

0.49

 

10.97

Losses/(gains) on sale of business (d)

0.06

 

Other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures (e)

 

0.02

Nonmonetary currency devaluation (f)

 

0.01

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs (g)

0.01

 

Adjusted EPS

$

0.72

 

$

0.84

(a)

Gross expenses included in integration and restructuring expenses were $52 million ($39 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and $182 million ($159 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018 and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Cost of products sold included $21 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and $19 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018;

 

SG&A included $25 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and $63 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018; and

 

Other expense/(income) included expenses of $6 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and expenses of $100 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018.

(b)

Gross expenses/(income) included in unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges were income of $27 million ($21 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and expenses of $10 million ($6 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018 and were recorded in cost of products sold.

(c)

Gross impairment losses, which were recorded in SG&A, included the following:

 

Goodwill impairment losses of $453 million ($439 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and $6.9 billion ($6.9 billion after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018; and

 

Intangible asset impairment losses of $223 million ($156 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and $8.6 billion ($6.5 billion after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018.

(d)

Gross expenses included in losses/(gains) on sale of business were expenses of $70 million ($73 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were included in other expense/(income).

(e)

Gross expenses included in other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures were $27 million ($15 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018 and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Interest expense included $3 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018;

 

Other expense/(income) included $17 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018; and

 

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes included $7 million for the three months ended December 29, 2018.

(f)

Gross expenses included in nonmonetary currency devaluation were $15 million ($15 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 29, 2018 and were recorded in other expense/(income).

(g)

Gross expenses included in debt prepayment and extinguishment costs were $10 million ($11 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were recorded in interest expense.

 

 

 

 

Schedule 8

The Kraft Heinz Company

Reconciliation of Diluted EPS to Adjusted EPS

(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Diluted EPS

$

1.58

 

$

(8.36)

Integration and restructuring expenses (a)

0.07

 

0.32

Deal costs (b)

0.02

 

0.02

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges (c)

(0.04)

 

0.01

Impairment losses (d)

1.38

 

11.28

Losses/(gains) on sale of business (e)

(0.23)

 

0.01

Other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures (f)

 

0.02

Nonmonetary currency devaluation (g)

0.01

 

0.12

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs (h)

0.06

 

U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit) (i)

 

0.09

Adjusted EPS

$

2.85

 

$

3.51

(a)

Gross expenses included in integration and restructuring expenses were $108 million in 2019 ($83 million after-tax) and $460 million in 2018 ($396 million after-tax) and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Cost of products sold included $48 million in 2019 and $194 million in 2018;

 

SG&A included $54 million in 2019 and $103 million in 2018; and

 

Other expense/(income) included expenses of $6 million in 2019 and expenses of $163 million in 2018.

(b)

Gross expenses included in deal costs were $19 million in 2019 ($18 million after-tax) and $23 million in 2018 ($19 million after-tax) and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Cost of products sold included $4 million in 2018; and

 

SG&A included $19 million in 2019 and $19 million in 2018.

(c)

Gross expenses/(income) included in unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges were income of $57 million in 2019 ($43 million after-tax) and expenses of $21 million in 2018 ($16 million after-tax) and were recorded in cost of products sold.

(d)

Gross impairment losses, which were recorded in SG&A, included the following:

 

Goodwill impairment losses of $1.2 billion in 2019 ($1.2 billion after-tax) and $7.0 billion in 2018 ($7.0 billion after-tax); and

 

Intangible asset impairment losses of $702 million in 2019 ($537 million after-tax) and $8.9 billion in 2018 ($6.8 billion after-tax).

(e)

Gross expenses/(income) included in losses/(gains) on sale of business were income of $420 million in 2019 ($275 million after-tax) and expenses of $15 million in 2018 ($15 million after-tax) and were recorded in other expense/(income).

(f)

Gross expenses/(income) included in other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures were income of $5 million in 2019 ($5 million after-tax) and expenses of $27 million in 2018 ($15 million after-tax) and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Interest expense included $1 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2018;

 

Other expense/(income) included income of $6 million in 2019 and expenses of $17 million in 2018; and

 

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes included $7 million in 2018.

(g)

Gross expenses included in nonmonetary currency devaluation were $10 million in 2019 ($10 million after-tax) and $146 million in 2018 ($146 million after-tax) and were recorded in other expense/(income).

(h)

Gross expenses included in debt prepayment and extinguishment costs were $98 million in 2019 ($73 million after-tax) and were recorded in interest expense.

(i)

U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit) included expenses of $104 million in 2018.

  

Schedule 9

The Kraft Heinz Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

December 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,279

 

$

1,130

Trade receivables, net

1,973

 

2,129

Income taxes receivable

173

 

152

Inventories

2,721

 

2,667

Prepaid expenses

384

 

400

Other current assets

445

 

1,221

Assets held for sale

122

 

1,376

Total current assets

8,097

 

9,075

Property, plant and equipment, net

7,055

 

7,078

Goodwill

35,546

 

36,503

Intangible assets, net

48,652

 

49,468

Other non-current assets

2,100

 

1,337

TOTAL ASSETS

$

101,450

 

$

103,461

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Commercial paper and other short-term debt

$

6

 

$

21

Current portion of long-term debt

1,022

 

377

Trade payables

4,003

 

4,153

Accrued marketing

647

 

722

Interest payable

384

 

408

Other current liabilities

1,804

 

1,767

Liabilities held for sale

9

 

55

Total current liabilities

7,875

 

7,503

Long-term debt

28,216

 

30,770

Deferred income taxes

11,878

 

12,202

Accrued postemployment costs

273

 

306

Other non-current liabilities

1,459

 

902

TOTAL LIABILITIES

49,701

 

51,683

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

3

Equity:

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value

12

 

12

Additional paid-in capital

56,828

 

58,723

Retained earnings/(deficit)

(3,060)

 

(4,853)

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(losses)

(1,886)

 

(1,943)

Treasury stock, at cost

(271)

 

(282)

Total shareholders' equity

51,623

 

51,657

Noncontrolling interest

126

 

118

TOTAL EQUITY

51,749

 

51,775

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

101,450

 

$

103,461

  

Schedule 10

The Kraft Heinz Company
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 28, 2019

 

December 29, 2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

$

1,933

 

$

(10,254)

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to operating cash flows:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

994

 

983

Amortization of postretirement benefit plans prior service costs/(credits)

(306)

 

(339)

Equity award compensation expense

46

 

33

Deferred income tax provision/(benefit)

(293)

 

(1,967)

Postemployment benefit plan contributions

(32)

 

(76)

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment losses

1,899

 

15,936

Nonmonetary currency devaluation

10

 

146

Loss/(gain) on sale of business

(420)

 

15

Other items, net

(46)

 

160

Changes in current assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Trade receivables

140

 

(2,280)

Inventories

(277)

 

(251)

Accounts payable

(58)

 

(23)

Other current assets

52

 

(146)

Other current liabilities

(90)

 

637

Net cash provided by/(used for) operating activities

3,552

 

2,574

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Cash receipts on sold receivables

 

1,296

Capital expenditures

(768)

 

(826)

Payments to acquire business, net of cash acquired

(199)

 

(248)

Proceeds from net investment hedges

590

 

24

Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash disposed

1,875

 

18

Other investing activities, net

13

 

24

Net cash provided by/(used for) investing activities

1,511

 

288

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Repayments of long-term debt

(4,795)

 

(2,713)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

2,967

 

2,990

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs

(99)

 

Proceeds from issuance of commercial paper

557

 

2,784

Repayments of commercial paper

(557)

 

(3,213)

Dividends paid

(1,953)

 

(3,183)

Other financing activities, net

(33)

 

(28)

Net cash provided by/(used for) financing activities

(3,913)

 

(3,363)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(6)

 

(132)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease)

1,144

 

(633)

Balance at beginning of period

1,136

 

1,769

Balance at end of period

$

2,280

 

$

1,136

 

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