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2022 First quarter sales

Good start to the year

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to article 53 LR.

“We are very pleased with the good start that we have made to 2022, despite the challenging external environment affecting many parts of our business. Our good sales growth of 4.6% on a like-for-like basis has been achieved against a strong prior year comparable growth of 7.7% on a like-for-like basis, and demonstrates the strength of our business and of our organisation in supporting our customers around the world.”

Gilles Andrier, CEO

 
Sales performance

In the first three months of 2022 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,780 million, an increase of 4.6% on a like-for-like¹ basis and 6.4% in Swiss francs. 

Givaudan started the year with good business momentum whilst maintaining its operations and global supply chain at a high level, despite the challenging external environment affecting many parts of the business. 

With higher input costs in 2022, the Company is continuing to implement price increases in collaboration with its customers to fully compensate for the increases in input costs. 

Fragrance & Beauty sales were CHF 810 million, an increase of 2.7% on a like-for-like¹ basis and an increase of 2.8% in Swiss francs. 

On a business unit basis, Fine Fragrance sales increased by 17.4% on a like-for-like basis, whilst Consumer Products sales decreased by 2.3% on a like-for-like basis, against a high prior year comparable growth of 11.4% and sales of Fragrance Ingredients and Active Beauty increased by 8.2% on a like-for-like basis.

The sales growth was driven by continued strong volume increases in Fine Fragrances with a sustained high level of new business, as well as continued double-digit growth in Active Beauty. Demand for Fragrance Ingredients continued to remain strong, whilst the performance of Consumer Products was impacted by the strong prior year comparable growth.

Taste & Wellbeing sales were CHF 970 million, an increase of 6.4% on a like-for-like¹ basis and an increase of 9.6% in Swiss francs. 

On a regional basis, the good sales performance was driven by Europe, which increased by 12.9% on a like-for-like basis, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East sales which increased by 10.9% and Latin America, where sales increased by 14.4% on a like-for-like basis.

From a segment perspective Beverages, Dairy, Snacks, Savoury and Sweet Goods all contributed to the growth. In the key strategic focus areas, sales continued to increase double-digit in alternative Proteins and mid-single-digit in Health & Wellness and in Naturals.

Our mid and long term ambitions

Our 2025 strategy, ‘Committed to Growth, with Purpose’, is our intention to deliver growth in partnership with our customers, through creating inspiring products for happier, healthier lives and having a positive impact on nature, people and communities.

Ambitious targets are an integral part of this strategy, with the Company aiming to achieve organic sales growth of 4-5% on a like-for-like basis and free cash flow² of at least 12%, both measured as an average over the five-year period strategy cycle. In addition, we aim to deliver on key non-financial targets around sustainability, diversity and safety, linked to Givaudan’s purpose. 

Our bold and ambitious long-term purpose goals are defined in four domains: creations, nature, people and communities. Our ambitions include doubling our business through creations that contribute to happier, healthier lives by 2030, becoming climate positive before 2050, becoming a leading employer for inclusion before 2025 and sourcing all materials and services in a way that protects the environment and people by 2030.

Key figures

  
Sales January to March

in millions of Swiss francs

2021
Sales
as reported

LFL development¹

2022
Sales
  LFL¹

 Change % on a
LFL basis¹

Acquisition& disposal impacta

Currency effects

2022
Sales
as reported

Change %
in Swiss francs

Group

1,674

78

1,752

4.6%

46

(18)

1,780

6.4%

Fragrance & Beauty

788

21

809

2.7%

10

(9)

810

2.8%

Taste & Wellbeing

886

57

943

6.4%

36

(9)

970

9.6%

  
a. Acquisition & disposal impact

in millions of Swiss francs

Acquired Company

Sales included from

Group

Fragrance & Beauty

Taste & Wellbeing

Custom Essence

December 2021

10

10

DDW

December 2021

38

38

Discontinued and disposed business

(2)

(2)

Total

46

10

36

  

Sales January to March: Fragrance & Beauty

2021

Sales growth

LFL¹

2022

Sales growth

LFL¹

Fine Fragrance

6.6%

17.4%

Consumer Products

11.4%

-2.3%

Fragrance Ingredients and Active Beauty

6.9%

8.2%

  

Sales January to March: Taste & Wellbeing

2021

Sales growth

LFL¹

2022

Sales growth

LFL¹

Europe

0.7%

12.9%

South Asia, Middle East and Africa

6.9%

10.9%

North America

4.0%

0.5%

Latin America

19.4%

14.4%

Asia Pacific

8.2%

2.4%

  

Sales evolution by market – January to March


in millions of

Swiss francs

2021

Sales
as reported

LFL development¹

2022

Sales

  LFL¹

            Change %  on a LFL basis¹

Acquisition & disposal impact

Currency effects

2022

Sales
as reported

Change %

in Swiss francs

Mature markets

955

58

1,013

6.0%

31

(16)

1,028

7.7%

High growth markets

719

20

739

2.7%

15

(2)

752

4.6%

  

Sales evolution by region – January to March

in millions of

Swiss francs

2021

Sales
as reported

2022

Sales
as reported

Change %

On a LFL basis¹

Change %

in Swiss francs

LATAM

181

197

5.2%

9.0%

APAC

423

424

-0.6%

0.3%

NA

449

476

-0.5%

6.2%

EAME

621

683

11.7%

9.9%

NOTES

  1. LFL (like-for-like) is defined as: (a) sales calculated using the invoicing exchange rates of the prior year, (b) excluding sales of businesses acquired from the acquisition date until the period end date, up to 12 months from the acquisition date, and (c) excluding sales of the businesses disposed of from the disposal date until the period end date of the comparable prior period.
  2. Free Cash Flow (FCF) refers to operating cash flow after net investments, interest paid, lease payments and purchase and sale of own equity instruments.

For further information please contact
Pierre Bénaich, Head of Investor and Media Relations
T +41 22 780 9053
E pierre.benaich@givaudan.com