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Understanding Nestlé

Established over 150 years ago, Nestlé is the world’s largest, most diversified food and beverages company. We have a unique global footprint and sell our products in 187 countries worldwide. Through enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, we aim to deliver sustainable, industry-leading financial performance and earn trust.

Nestlé around the world 2019

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CHF 92.6 billion

Sales
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291 000 employees

worldwide
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403 factories

in 84 countries

A unique global presence

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2019 Sales by geographic area

Americas: CHF 42.3 billion
Europe, Middle East and North Africa: CHF 26.5 billion
Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa: CHF 23.8 billion

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Strong sales contribution from emerging markets

We are well positioned in the fast developing emerging markets
2019: 42% (as percentage of Group sales)


A world-leading brand portfolio


We’ve been making products that people love for over 150 years. We have some of the world's most recognisable brands, with household names like Nescafé, global icons like Perrier and local favourites like NaturNes and Milo.

Nestlé products

Strong positions across categories

 

Nutritious and delicious products are at the heart of our portfolio. We are leaders in many of the fastest growing food and beverages categories including coffee, petcare, bottled water and infant formula.

 
product categories
Data table
Powdered and Liquid Beverages CHF 23.2 billion
Nutrition and Health Science CHF 15.0 billion
PetCare CHF 13.6 billion
Milk products and Ice cream CHF 13.2 billion
Prepared dishes and cooking aids CHF 12.2 billion
Confectionery CHF 7.9 billion
Water CHF 7.4 billion

Consistent return on investment

Dividend increases
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Shareholder returns

25 consecutive years of dividend increases

Returning cash to shareholders
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Returning cash to shareholders

CHF 109.3 bn returned to shareholders since 2010 (2010-2019)

2019 Key figures

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CHF 92.6 billion

Sales
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3.5%

Organic sales growth
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CHF 16.3 billion

Underlying trading operating profit
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17.6%

Underlying trading operating profit margin
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Dividend yield
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CHF 2.70

Dividend