Heineken N.V. (AMS:HEIA) (OTCMKTS:HEINY)’s first half web income rose 14.1% organically to €10.0bn, pushed by an 8.2% improve in complete volumes and a 5.5% improve in income per hectolitre. Consolidated beer quantity rose 9.6%. Underlying working revenue rose 109.3% to €1.6bn because the group recovered after a troublesome first half in 2020. In comparison with 2019 working revenue remains to be down 9%.
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Heineken expects prices to extend within the second half of 2021 and in 2022, partly attributable to elevated commodity costs. Administration plans to be “assertive on pricing” to satisfy this problem, however expects a decrease working revenue margin the second half and outcomes will stay behind 2019.
Heineken is restoring the interim dividend at €0.28 per share.
The shares had been broadly flat following the announcement.
Heineken’s Regional Image Appears to be like Combined
William Ryder, fairness analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown:
“The restoration is getting underway at Heineken, and a lot of the numbers look a lot merrier than they did in 2020 when Covid first struck. Nonetheless, the regional image is extra combined, and it actually relies upon how the timing of the varied Covid waves has labored out. Some international locations, just like the UK, are just about again to regular – even when solely lately. Different areas like Asia Pacific have had a primary half blighted by lockdowns. The general route of journey appears to be like optimistic although, and if the present wave stays beneath management within the UK it can augur nicely for different international locations who could also be a couple of steps behind.
Heineken did sound a phrase of warning on margins and price inflation. That is beginning to turn into a sample throughout a couple of industries, though it’s nonetheless not clear how a lot is non permanent Covid disruption and the way a lot is real underlying inflation. Both manner, Heineken is adopting an “assertive” pricing technique, however nonetheless expects margins to return beneath stress. That is one thing to observe, and in an inflationary atmosphere model power will likely be extra essential than ever.
Heineken additionally added known as out the motive force scarcity right here within the UK. That is undoubtedly disruptive for the group, however in our view it ought to kind itself out over time. There’s no fundamental, long run scarcity of drivers on this nation, it can simply take a while for the market to regulate and new drivers to get certified, and compensation could have to rise to draw new hires. We don’t suppose this will likely be a long run supply of issues for Heineken.”
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