One of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa, Nestlé Nigeria Plc has announced a 27.0% revenue growth in the 2022 financial year when compared to corresponding period in 2021.
In its latest financial report, the company posted a revenue of N446.81billion in the year under review as against N351.82b in the preceding year. Gross profit for the year stood at N 155.76b, indicating 18.2% increase over 2021 figures.
Profit after tax also grew by 22.3% at N48.97 billion compared with N40.04 recorded in 2021.
The Board of the Company proposed an additional dividend of N 36.50k, in addition to N25.00 per share interim dividend already paid in December 2022, bringing the total dividend per share of N 61.50k for 2022.
This proposed final dividend will be submitted for approval at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 17th May, 2023.
Commenting on the results, Wassim Elhusseini, Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, said, “I congratulate and thank everyone, especially our staff and managers whose unwavering commitment, dedication and ingenuity drove the excellent results achieved in 2022.
“I am extremely proud of the team’s ability to continue to achieve so much even under the current challenging business environment, enabling us keep our commitment to deliver value for our shareholders, our consumers and the communities in which we operate.
“This is proof that success is built into the DNA of our organization and that working together, we can thrive and even excel in the most trying environments“.
“In 2023, we will continue to work to ensure the availability of affordable nutrition for the individuals and families who depend on us to nourish their families daily.
“We know that it will be a challenging year, with the general elections and the associated charged political environment as well as the disruptions in economic activities experienced with the change of some denominations of the Naira.
“We are also faced with the increasing cost of doing business – especially the high cost of inputs, and therefore, remain flexible and resilient in our operations.
“Our priority will remain the wellbeing of our people, our consumers, our communities and our planet as we unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come”.
The detailed financial results are available online at https://www.nestle-cwa.com/en/investors/nigeria.