Mexico City, Mexico, October 27, 2022 – BECLE, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Cuervo”, “Becle” or the “Company”) (BMV: CUERVO) announced today financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
All figures in this release are derived from the Company’s interim consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2022, and for the nine-month period then ended, which are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).
Third Quarter 2022 highlights
- Volume increased 5.0% to 6.8 million nine-liter cases;
- Net sales increased 20.2% to P$11,527 million pesos;
- Gross profit increased 22.8% to P$6,231 million pesos. Gross margin was 54.1%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points year over year;
- EBITDA increased 33.3% to P$2,814 million pesos. EBITDA margin was 24.4%, an increase of 2.4 percentage points year over year;
- Consolidated net income increased 29.3% to P$1,720 million pesos. Net margin was 14.9%, an increase of 1.0 percentage point year over year and;
- Earnings per share (“EPS”) was P$0.48 pesos.
All aforementioned increases and decreases are in comparison to the corresponding period from last year.
“We have been able to deliver strong results in a quarter still characterized by industry wide supply chain constraints and inflationary cost pressures. As a result of these macroeconomic challenges, we are closely monitoring any change in consumer behavior, however, as of today, we continue to see very favorable trends for our brands and categories overall, as people are drinking better, and younger age groups and new demographics are coming into play.”
Third Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast Details
Date: Friday, October 28th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. Mexico City Time (10:00 a.m. EDT)
Participants: Juan Domingo Beckmann (CEO), Fernando Suárez (CFO)
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Conference ID: 623996
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Becle is a globally renowned company in the spirits industry and the world’s largest producer of tequila. Its extraordinary portfolio of over 30 spirits brands, some of them owned, some of them agency brands distributed only in Mexico, has been developed throughout the years to participate in key categories with high growth potential, serving the world’s most important alcoholic beverage markets and delivering on key consumer preferences and tendencies.
Becle’s portfolio strength is based on the profound legacy of its iconic internally developed brands such as Jose Cuervo®, combined with complementary acquisitions such as Three Olives®, Hangar 1®, Stranahan’s®, Bushmills®, Pendleton®, Boodles® and Proper No. Twelve®, as well as a relentless focus on innovation that over the years has created renowned brands such as 1800®, Maestro Dobel®, Centenario®, Kraken®, Jose Cuervo® Margaritas and B:oost®. Becle’s brands are sold and distributed in more than 85 countries.
EBITDA is a measure used in the Company’s financial analysis that is not recognized under IFRS but is calculated from amounts that derive from the Company’s financial statements. We calculate EBITDA as net income plus depreciation and amortization, income tax expense, and interest expense, less interest income, plus foreign exchange gain (loss).
EBITDA is not an IFRS measure of liquidity or performance, nor is EBITDA a recognized financial measure under IFRS. We believe that EBITDA can be useful to facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods on a combined basis, but these metrics may be calculated differently by other issuers. EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to (i) net income as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or (ii) cash flow from operating activities as a measure of the Company’s liquidity.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements which are based on Becle’s current expectations and observations. Actual results obtained may vary significantly from these estimates. The information related to future performance contained in this press release should be read jointly with the risks included in the “Risk Factors” section of the Annual Report filed with the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission). This information, as well as future statements made by Becle or by any of its legal representatives, either in writing or verbally, may vary significantly from the actual results obtained. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and no assurance can be made as to the actual results obtained. Becle undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or review any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or other related events.