Nestlé reports its Sales and Results both by Operating Segments as well as by Products.
The content of this section relates to figures published in our 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements, published on February 14 2013. Our full year 2012 roadshow presentation (pdf, 4 Mb) gives the key financials for last year. Our 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements (pdf, 5.77 Mb) are available here. Also read our Full year financials restated figures 2012. Our Annual Report 2012 (pdf, 6.7 Mb) was published on March 13 2013
The Operating segments format represents the Group’s management structure and the way financial information is regularly reviewed by the Executive Board. The operating reportable segments are:
- Zone Europe
- Zone Americas
- Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa
- Nestlé Waters
- Nestlé Nutrition
The Group considers the business from both a geographic and product perspective, through three geographic Zones and several Globally Managed Businesses (GMB). Zones and GMB that meet the quantitative threshold of 10% of sales, trading operating profit or assets, are presented on a stand-alone basis as reportable segments. Other business activities and operating segments, including GMB that do not meet the threshold, like Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science and the Joint Ventures in the Food and Beverages and Pharmaceutical activities are combined and presented in Other.
The products format is divided into seven groups, which are:
- Powdered and Liquid Beverages
- Milk products and Ice Cream
- Nutrition and HealthCare
- Prepared dishes and cooking aids