Barry Callebaut reports sales revenue of 6.1B Swiss francs for first nine months of fiscal 2022, up 15.1% in local currencies from year-ago period; sales volume up 7.9%, driven by strong chocolate business

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ZURICH , July 20, 2022 (press release) –

Continued strong volume growth

  • Sales volume up +7.9% in the first nine months, driven by strong chocolate business (+9.1%), including continued outstanding contribution from Gourmet & Specialties (+27.4%)
  • Sales revenue of CHF 6.1 billion , up +15.1% in local currencies (+13.5% in CHF)
  • Update on salmonella-positive lecithin: chocolate production in Wieze foreseen to restart early August. Notable financial impact expected in fourth quarter 2021/22
  • Confident on mid-term guidance1

Zurich/Switzerland , July 20, 2022 - Peter Boone , CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group , said:

"Thanks to our great team, we are delivering continued strong volume growth across all Regions. These excellent results were achieved on the back of a strong chocolate performance, with another outstanding performance by Gourmet, in the third quarter against a high comparison base."

Group Key Sales Figures

for the 9-month period ended May 31 ,

               

2022

 

2021

       

Change in %

           
       

in local

in CHF

         
       

currencies

             
                   
                       

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

7.9%

   

1,751,422

 

1,622,479

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

 

15.1%

   

13.5%

   

6,075.8

 

5,352.1

The Barry Callebaut Group , the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, reported continued strong sales volume growth of +7.9% to 1,751,422 tonnes during the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22 (ended May 31, 2022 ). Organic volume growth, excluding the first-time consolidation of Europe Chocolate Company (ECC) as of September 2021 , amounted to +7.1% in the first nine months. The chocolate business continued its strong momentum in the third quarter (+7.5%), against a high comparison base. The chocolate volume growth of +9.1% over the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22 was well ahead of the underlying global chocolate confectionery market (+1.4%)2. Volume growth continued to be supported by all Regions

(EMEA +9.8%, Americas +6.6%, Asia Pacific +14.7%), with positive contributions from the Group's key growth drivers Gourmet & Specialties (+27.4%), Emerging Markets (+8.7%) and Outsourcing (+6.9%). Sales volume in Global Cocoa grew by +3.5% to 339,437 tonnes.

Sales revenue amounted to CHF 6,075.8 million , up +15.1% in local currencies (+13.5% in CHF).

Update on entry of salmonella-positive lecithin in Wieze factory

Barry Callebaut detected on June 27, 2022 , at its Wieze factory in Belgium a salmonella-positive chocolate production lot and quickly identified a lecithin batch from a supplier as the root cause. In response, Barry Callebaut halted all chocolate production at the Wieze factory on June 29, 2022 , as a precautionary measure, which prevented affected chocolate products from entering the retail food chain. The cleaning of the affected chocolate lines is progressing well. As a result, the first lines are foreseen to restart production as of early August 2022 , with a gradual ramp-up to full

  1. On average for the 3-year period 2020/21 to 2022/23: 5-7% volume growth and EBIT above volume growth in local currencies, barring any major unforeseeable events.
  2. Source: Nielsen volume growth excluding e-commerce - 25 countries, September 2021 to April/ May 2022 , data subject to adjustment to match Barry Callebaut's reporting period. Nielsen data only partially reflects the out-of-home and impulse consumption.

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capacity over the following weeks. Though the full financial impact of the incident is still being assessed, the Group expects it to be notable for the financial results in the fourth quarter 2021/22.

CEO Peter Boone said: "Food safety is paramount for Barry Callebaut and this is an exceptional incident. I want to thank all teams involved for the speed and diligence with which they are driving the cleaning and the gradual restart of the Wieze factory. We are working closely with our customers and fully understand that this incident is disruptive to their planning. We want to thank them for the good cooperation and understanding."

Outlook - Confident to deliver on mid-term guidance

Looking ahead, CEO Peter Boone said: "Our strong innovation pipeline and continued drive for new opportunities make us confident to deliver on our mid-term guidance. Our confidence is bolstered by our deep and broad product portfolio and our global footprint."

Strategic milestones

  • Expansion: In May 2022 , Barry Callebaut opened Taycan, the Group's first cocoa bean buying, cleaning, drying and export facility in Duran, Ecuador . The state-of-the-art facility, a home to the

    Group's employees in Ecuador , fits Barry Callebaut's strategy to continuously build its integrated supply chain.

    Also in May 2022 , Barry Callebaut officially inaugurated its CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Center in Casablanca, Morocco . It is the second CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Center on the African continent and part of the global network of now 26 CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Centers, where chefs and artisans can showcase and develop their talent and skills.

    In April 2022 , Barry Callebaut announced that it will build a specialty chocolate factory in Ontario, Canada , with an initial annual production capacity of over 50,000 tonnes, expanding its North American footprint. To staff this new state-of-the-art facility, Barry Callebaut expects to create over 200 new jobs.

    In addition, Barry Callebaut expanded its regional customer proximity by strengthening its Gourmet distribution network in South Africa and Latin America . In South Africa Barry Callebaut set up its own local network of distributors and expanded its Gourmet product portfolio. In Latin America Barry Callebaut signed a long-term distribution agreement for its global Gourmet brands with Levapan, expanding its presence to Ecuador and Colombia .
  • Innovation: In the period under review, Barry Callebaut received two awards for its innovation capabilities at the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo Awards Ceremony in Chicago , US. The National Confectioners Association (NCA) named Barry Callebaut winner of the 2022 "Ruby Award for Supplier Innovation" in recognition of its WholeFruit chocolate, a unique couverture chocolate made from 100% pure and upcycled cacaofruit. The award "Best in Show" was granted to "Trü Frü Nature's Strawberries", frozen strawberries immersed in Ruby cacao.
  • Cost Leadership: Barry Callebaut announced in May 2022 its plans to open a Business Excellence Center in the greater Kuala Lumpur area, Malaysia . Expected to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2022, it will bundle shared services in Finance and other corporate services, such as Customer Service and Information Technology, for Region Asia Pacific.

    In June 2022 , Barry Callebaut was awarded by the Lean Analytics Association (LAA) the " Lean Diamond Award 2022" for its culture of continuous improvement across its three Brazilian sites in Extrema, Illheus and Itabuna.

    Furthermore, after exploring all alternatives to better balance capacity and demand in the UK , Barry Callebaut has decided to close its factory in Moreton, UK . The decision allows

    the Group to continue to invest in the modernization of its factory footprint in the important UK market.

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  • Sustainability: In May 2022 , the Group further strengthened its cocoa farming research capabilities for the benefit of cocoa yield, sustainability and quality, through the establishment of its "Farm of the Future" in Ecuador . Once fully operational, the 640-hectare property located in the Cerecita Valley will employ approximately 80 people and serve as a dedicated hub to power research in support of cocoa farming resilience and productivity, thus feeding into Barry

    Callebaut's Farm Services program.

Regional/Segment performance

Region EMEA - Strong volume growth continued

Sales volume in Region EMEA ( Europe , Middle East and Africa) continued its strong growth momentum in the third quarter (+6.5%), despite a high comparison base in the prior-year quarter. Volume increased by +9.8% to 808,479 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22. Excluding the first-time consolidation of Europe Chocolate Company (ECC) since September 2021 , organic volume growth was +8.6%, well ahead of the regional chocolate confectionery market (-0.2%)3. Food Manufacturers continued its healthy volume growth, supported by WesteEurope and the ramp-up of outsourcing volume in EasteEurope. Gourmet & Specialties continued to grow strongly across the Region, against a strong prior-year third quarter. Sales revenue in the Region amounted to CHF 2,577.0 million , up +16.9% in local currencies (+11.5% in CHF).

Region Americas - Ongoing strong volume growth

Strong sales volume growth in Region Americas continued in the third quarter (+7.1%), despite a high comparison base in the prior-year quarter. Volume increased by +6.6% to 481,989 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22, clearly outpacing the underlying regional chocolate confectionery market (+2.1%)3. Food Manufacturers reported ongoing strong volume growth, in particular in North America . Gourmet & Specialties' volume growth continued to be strong across the Region. Sales revenue amounted to CHF 1,591.0 million , up +15.6% in local currencies (+18.4% in CHF).

Region Asia Pacific - Accelerating momentum

Sales volume growth momentum in Region Asia Pacific further accelerated in the third

quarter (+16.7%), despite occasional COVID-19 related lockdowns at local level. Volume increased by +14.7% to 121,517 tonnes in the period under review, well above the underlying regional chocolate confectionery market (+10.8%)3. Both Food Manufacturers and Gourmet & Specialties contributed to the strong achievement, led by key markets such as China , India , Indonesia and Japan . Despite upfront investments in growth, Australia had a slow start. Sales revenue amounted to

CHF 412.7 million , up +22.4% in local currencies (+22.9%in CHF).

Global Cocoa - Normalized volume growth

Sales volume growth in Global Cocoa normalized, resulting in an increase of +3.5% to 339,437 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22. Sales revenue amounted to CHF 1,495.1 million , up +9.9% in local currencies (+9.8% in CHF).

Price developments of key raw materials

During the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22, terminal market4 prices for cocoa beans fluctuated between GBP 1,636 and GBP 1,877 per tonne and closed at GBP 1,765 per tonne on May 31, 2022 . On average, cocoa bean prices increased by +3.9% versus the prior-year period. While the global bean supply and demand expectations for 2021/22 indicate a deficit, large stocks carried from prior-year surpluses allow for sufficient bean supply, which should lead to an overall more balanced situation.

  1. Source: Nielsen volume growth excluding e-commerce - 25 countries, September 2021 to April/ May 2022 , data subject to adjustment to match Barry Callebaut's reporting period. Nielsen data only partially reflects the out-of-home and impulse consumption.
  2. Source: London terminal market prices for 2nd position, September 2021 to May 2022 . Terminal market prices exclude Living Income Differential (LID) and country differentials.

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Sugar prices in Europe further increased on average by +46.1% during the period under review, mainly due to low stocks and robust demand amidst rising cost inflation. The world market price for sugar increased on average by +21.9%. This was due to a substantially lower Brazilian crop and a macro-environment impacted by high energy prices and geopolitical uncertainties.

Dairy prices increased on average by +52.0% during the first nine months of fiscal year 2021/22. This was due to low milk supply throughout the period, triggered by poor weather conditions in key producing regions and exacerbated by high input cost inflation for dairy farmers across the globe.

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Financial Calendar for Fiscal Year 2021/22 ( September 1, 2021 to August 31 , 2022):

Full-Year Results 2021/22

November 2 ,

2022

     

Annual General Meeting 2021/22

December 14 ,

2022

     

About Barry Callebaut Group (www.barry-callebaut.com):

With annual sales of about CHF 7.2 billion ( EUR 6.6 billion / USD 7.9 billion ) in fiscal year 2020/21, the Zurich - based Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products - from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 13,000 people.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®, Carma® and the decorations specialist Mona Lisa ®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.

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Contact

   

for the media:

for investors and financial analysts:

 

Frank Keidel

Claudia Pedretti

 

Head of Media Relations

Head of Investor Relations

 

Barry Callebaut AG

Barry Callebaut AG

 

Phone: + 41 43 268 86 06

Phone: +41 43 204 04 23

 

frank_keidel@barry-callebaut.com

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Group Key Sales Figures

for the 9-month period ended May 31 ,

               

2022

 

2021

       

Change in %

         
       

in local

in CHF

       
       

currencies

       
                 

Key Figures

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

7.9%

1,751,422

1,622,479

                       

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

15.1%

   

13.5%

6,075.8

5,352.1

By Region

                     

EMEA

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

9.8%

 

808,479

 

736,375

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

16.9%

   

11.5%

2,577.0

2,310.4

                       

Americas

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

6.6%

 

481,989

 

452,280

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

15.6%

   

18.4%

1,591.0

1,343.7

Asia Pacific

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

14.7%

121,517

105,933

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

22.4%

   

22.9%

412.7

336.0

Global Cocoa

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

       

3.5%

339,437

327,891

                       

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

9.9%

   

9.8%

1,495.1

1,362.0

By Product Group

                     

Sales volume

 

Tonnes

           

1,751,422

 

1,622,479

Cocoa Products

 

Tonnes

       

3.5%

 

339,437

 

327,891

Food Manufacturers Products

 

Tonnes

       

6.1%

1,178,662

1,111,406

                       

Gourmet & Specialties Products

 

Tonnes

       

27.4%

 

233,323

 

183,182

Sales revenue

 

CHF m

         

6,075.8

5,352.1

Cocoa Products

 

CHF m

 

9.9%

   

9.8%

 

1,495.1

 

1,362.0

Food Manufacturers Products

 

CHF m

13.1%

   

11.1%

3,501.2

3,150.8

                       

Gourmet & Specialties Products

 

CHF m

 

31.4%

   

28.6%

 

1,079.5

 

839.3

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