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Kraft Heinz Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

February 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST
  • Q4 net sales increased 6.2%; Organic Net Sales(1) increased 6.0%
  • Q4 gross profit increased 19.7%
  • Q4 operating income increased 160.7%, net income attributable to common shareholders increased 467.5%, and diluted EPS increased 460.0%
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased 14.3% and Adjusted EPS(1) increased 11.1%
  • For Q1 2021, Company expects flat-to-positive Organic Net Sales(2) growth, low-single-digit Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA(1)(2) growth despite an exceptionally strong Q1 last year

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2021-- The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020.

“Our people’s unwavering commitment during this pandemic has been remarkable, and through it, our organization has rediscovered its agility. This has accelerated our transformation and led to the strong performance we are reporting today,” said Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio. “We set our multi-year transformation plan this time last year. We exceeded that plan in 2020. We are increasingly confident that we will again exceed that plan in 2021. We have started the new year with our new operating model fully in place. We have momentum at our back. We are well-prepared to meet the uncertainties of this dynamic environment, as well as the challenges facing the consumers we serve.”

Net Sales

In millions

 

 

Net Sales

 

Organic Net Sales(1) Growth

 

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

% Chg vs PY

 

YoY Growth

Rate

 

     Price    

 

Volume/Mix

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States(3)

 

$

5,082

 

$

4,702

 

8.0%

 

8.0%

 

5.2 pp

 

2.8 pp

International(3)

 

1,410

 

1,377

 

2.4%

 

1.9%

 

2.0 pp

 

(0.1) pp

Canada

 

447

 

457

 

(2.0)%

 

(3.1)%

 

7.9 pp

 

(11.0) pp

Kraft Heinz

 

$

6,939

 

$

6,536

 

6.2%

 

6.0%

 

4.8 pp

 

1.2 pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States(3)

 

$

19,204

 

$

17,844

 

7.6%

 

7.6%

 

3.5 pp

 

4.1 pp

International(3)

 

5,341

 

5,251

 

1.7%

 

4.7%

 

2.1 pp

 

2.6 pp

Canada

 

1,640

 

1,882

 

(12.8)%

 

(0.1)%

 

2.2 pp

 

(2.3) pp

Kraft Heinz

 

$

26,185

 

$

24,977

 

4.8%

 

6.5%

 

3.1 pp

 

3.4 pp

 

Net Income/(Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders and Diluted EPS

In millions, except per share data

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Year Ended

 

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

% Chg vs

PY

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

% Chg vs

PY

Gross Profit

 

$

2,523

 

$

2,107

 

19.7%

 

$

9,177

 

$

8,147

 

12.6%

Operating income/(loss)

 

1,550

 

594

 

160.7%

 

2,128

 

3,070

 

(30.7)%

Net income/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

1,032

 

182

 

467.5%

 

356

 

1,935

 

(81.6)%

Diluted EPS

 

$

0.84

 

$

0.15

 

460.0%

 

$

0.29

 

$

1.58

 

(81.6)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS(1)

 

0.80

 

0.72

 

11.1%

 

2.88

 

2.85

 

1.1%

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

 

$

1,788

 

$

1,564

 

14.3%

 

$

6,669

 

$

6,064

 

10.0%

 

Q4 2020 Financial Summary

  • Net sales increased 6.2 percent versus the year-ago period to $6.9 billion, including a favorable 0.2 percentage point impact from currency. Organic Net Sales increased 6.0 percent driven by sustained growth momentum in retail, partially offset by ongoing weakness in foodservice and a negative 1.4 percentage point impact from exiting the McCafé licensing agreement. Pricing increased 4.8 percentage points reflecting favorable trade expense timing versus the year-ago period, lower sales on promotion during holiday event periods relative to comparable prior year, primarily in the United States, as well as reduced promotional activity in capacity-constrained areas to better safeguard customer service. Volume/mix was up 1.2 percentage points versus the year-ago period from continued at-home consumption growth due, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth was partially offset by foodservice declines, the negative impact from exiting the McCafé licensing agreement, and unfavorable changes in retail inventory levels.
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders increased 467.5 percent versus the year-ago period to $1.0 billion and Diluted EPS increased to $0.84, up 460.0 percent versus the prior year primarily due to non-cash impairment charges in the prior year period that did not repeat and, to a lesser extent, gross profit growth versus the year-ago period.
  • Adjusted EPS increased to $0.80, up 11.1 percent versus the prior year, primarily driven by Adjusted EBITDA growth that more than offset an unfavorable, non-cash impact from lower amortization of prior service credits within other expense/(income) and higher stock-based compensation expenses versus the year-ago period, as well as higher taxes on adjusted earnings in the current period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.3 percent versus the year-ago period to $1.8 billion, including a favorable 0.2 percentage point impact from currency. Excluding the impact of currency, Adjusted EBITDA growth was driven by pricing gains, productivity efficiencies, favorable mix, and volume growth relative to the prior year period. This growth was partially offset by higher supply chain costs, including COVID-19-related expenses, as well as increased incentive compensation and significant investments in marketing and sales.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $4.9 billion in 2020, up 38.7 percent versus the prior year reflecting Adjusted EBITDA growth, as well as favorable changes in current liabilities, primarily due to the timing of payments. These factors, together with lower capital expenditures versus the prior year period, resulted in Free Cash Flow(1) of $4.3 billion in 2020, up 55.5 percent versus the prior year.

Outlook

The Company continues to expect it will deliver 2021 financial performance ahead of its strategic plan.

Based on performance to date, the Company believes flat-to-positive growth in Organic Net Sales(2) and low-single-digit Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA(2) growth versus the prior year period are reasonable expectations for first-quarter 2021 performance. The Company also notes that this performance takes into consideration comparisons with a strong first-quarter 2020 period that included an approximate 6 to 7 percentage point contribution to Organic Net Sales(2) growth and an approximate 9 to 10 percentage point contribution to Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA(2) growth versus the first quarter of 2019 due to increased consumer demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

End Notes

(1)

Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS, and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see discussion of non-GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations at the end of this press release for more information.

(2)

First quarter 2021 guidance for Organic Net Sales and Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA is provided on a non-GAAP basis only because certain information necessary to calculate the most comparable GAAP measure is unavailable due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and the future financial statement impact of such items impacting comparability, including, but not limited to, the impact of currency, acquisitions and divestitures, integration and restructuring expenses, deal costs, unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges, impairment losses, and equity award compensation expense, among other items. Therefore, as a result of the uncertainty and variability of the nature and amount of future adjustments, which could be significant, the Company is unable to provide a reconciliation of these measures without unreasonable effort.

(3)

In the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s internal reporting and reportable segments changed. The Puerto Rico business was moved from the Latin America zone to the United States zone to consolidate and streamline the management of the Company's product categories and supply chain. The Company also combined its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Latin America, and Asia Pacific (APAC) zones to form the International zone. Therefore, effective in the first quarter of 2020, the Company manages and reports its operating results through three reportable segments defined by geographic region: United States, International, and Canada. The Company has reflected these changes in all historical periods presented.

Earnings Discussion and Webcast Information

A pre-recorded management discussion of The Kraft Heinz Company's fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings conference call is available at ir.kraftheinzcompany.com. The Company will host a live question-and-answer session today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. A webcast of the session will be accessible at ir.kraftheinzcompany.com.

ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

We are driving transformation at The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC), inspired by our Purpose, Let's Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2020 net sales of approximately $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands on a global scale. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft Heinz across a portfolio of six consumer-driven product platforms. As global citizens, we're dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways. Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words such as “plan,” "believe," "anticipate," "reflect," "invest," "see," "make," "expect," "deliver," "drive," “improve,” “intend,” "assess," "remain," "evaluate," “establish,” “focus,” “build,” “turn,” “expand,” “leverage,” "grow," "will," and variations of such words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's plans, impacts of accounting standards and guidance, growth, legal matters, taxes, costs and cost savings, impairments, dividends, expectations, investments, innovations, opportunities, capabilities, execution, initiatives, and pipeline. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company's control.

Important factors that may affect the Company's business and operations and that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impacts of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and government and consumer responses; operating in a highly competitive industry; the Company’s ability to correctly predict, identify, and interpret changes in consumer preferences and demand, to offer new products to meet those changes, and to respond to competitive innovation; changes in the retail landscape or the loss of key retail customers; changes in the Company's relationships with significant customers or suppliers, or in other business relationships; the Company’s ability to maintain, extend, and expand its reputation and brand image; the Company’s ability to leverage its brand value to compete against private label products; the Company’s ability to drive revenue growth in its key product categories or platforms, increase its market share, or add products that are in faster-growing and more profitable categories; product recalls or other product liability claims; the Company’s ability to identify, complete, or realize the benefits from strategic acquisitions, alliances, divestitures, joint ventures, or other investments; the Company's ability to successfully execute its strategic initiatives; the impacts of the Company's international operations; the Company's ability to protect intellectual property rights; the Company's ownership structure; the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits from prior or future streamlining actions to reduce fixed costs, simplify or improve processes, and improve its competitiveness; the Company's level of indebtedness, as well as our ability to comply with covenants under our debt instruments; additional impairments of the carrying amounts of goodwill or other indefinite-lived intangible assets; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; volatility in commodity, energy, and other input costs; volatility in the market value of all or a portion of the commodity derivatives we use; compliance with laws, regulations, and related interpretations and related legal claims or other regulatory enforcement actions, including additional risks and uncertainties related to any potential actions resulting from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) ongoing investigation, as well as potential additional subpoenas, litigation, and regulatory proceedings; failure to maintain an effective system of internal controls; a downgrade in the Company's credit rating; the impact of future sales of the Company's common stock in the public market; the Company’s ability to continue to pay a regular dividend and the amounts of any such dividends; unanticipated business disruptions and natural events in the locations in which the Company or the Company's customers, suppliers, distributors, or regulators operate; economic and political conditions in the United States and in various other nations where the Company does business; changes in the Company's management team or other key personnel and the Company's ability to hire or retain key personnel or a highly skilled and diverse global workforce; risks associated with information technology and systems, including service interruptions, misappropriation of data, or breaches of security; increased pension, labor, and people-related expenses; changes in tax laws and interpretations; volatility of capital markets and other macroeconomic factors; and other factors. For additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's forward-looking statements, see the Company's risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in its filings with the SEC. The Company disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update, revise, or withdraw any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP financial measures provided should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) that are presented in this press release.

To supplement the financial information provided, the Company has presented Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS, and Free Cash Flow which are considered non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures presented may differ from similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies, and other companies may not define these non-GAAP financial measures in the same way. These measures are not substitutes for their comparable GAAP financial measures, such as net sales, net income/(loss), diluted earnings per share, or other measures prescribed by GAAP, and there are limitations to using non-GAAP financial measures.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to assist in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis for purposes of business decision making by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations. Management believes that presenting the Company's non-GAAP financial measures (i.e., Organic Net Sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS, and Free Cash Flow) is useful to investors because it (i) provides investors with meaningful supplemental information regarding financial performance by excluding certain items, (ii) permits investors to view performance using the same tools that management uses to budget, make operating and strategic decisions, and evaluate historical performance, and (iii) otherwise provides supplemental information that may be useful to investors in evaluating the Company's results. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to those measures, provides investors with additional understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company's business than could be obtained absent these disclosures.

Organic Net Sales is defined as net sales excluding, when they occur, the impact of currency, acquisitions and divestitures, and a 53rd week of shipments. The Company calculates the impact of currency on net sales by holding exchange rates constant at the previous year's exchange rate, with the exception of highly inflationary subsidiaries, for which the Company calculates the previous year's results using the current year's exchange rate. Organic Net Sales is a tool that can assist management and investors in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income/(loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, other expense/(income), provision for/(benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization (excluding integration and restructuring expenses); in addition to these adjustments, the Company excludes, when they occur, the impacts of integration and restructuring expenses, deal costs, unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges, impairment losses, and equity award compensation expense (excluding integration and restructuring expenses). The Company also presents Adjusted EBITDA on a constant currency basis. The Company calculates the impact of currency on Adjusted EBITDA by holding exchange rates constant at the previous year's exchange rate, with the exception of highly inflationary subsidiaries, for which it calculates the previous year's results using the current year's exchange rate. Adjusted EBITDA and Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA are tools that can assist management and investors in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect the Company's underlying operations.

Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted earnings per share excluding, when they occur, the impacts of integration and restructuring expenses, deal costs, unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges, impairment losses, losses/(gains) on the sale of a business, other losses/(gains) related to acquisitions and divestitures (e.g., tax and hedging impacts), nonmonetary currency devaluation (e.g., remeasurement gains and losses), debt prepayment and extinguishment costs, and U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit), and including when they occur, adjustments to reflect preferred stock dividend payments on an accrual basis. The Company believes Adjusted EPS provides important comparability of underlying operating results, allowing investors and management to assess operating performance on a consistent basis.

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by/(used for) operating activities less capital expenditures. The Company believes Free Cash Flow provides a measure of the Company's core operating performance, the cash-generating capabilities of the Company's business operations, and is one factor used in determining the amount of cash available for debt repayments, dividends, acquisitions, share repurchases, and other corporate purposes. The use of this non-GAAP measure does not imply or represent the residual cash flow for discretionary expenditures since the Company has certain non-discretionary obligations such as debt service that are not deducted from the measure.

See the attached schedules for supplemental financial data, which includes the financial information, the non-GAAP financial measures and corresponding reconciliations to the comparable GAAP financial measures for the relevant periods.

 

 

Schedule 1

The Kraft Heinz Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

Net sales

$

6,939

 

$

6,536

 

$

26,185

 

$

24,977

Cost of products sold

4,416

 

4,429

 

17,008

 

16,830

Gross profit

2,523

 

2,107

 

9,177

 

8,147

Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding impairment losses

973

 

837

 

3,650

 

3,178

Goodwill impairment losses

 

453

 

2,343

 

1,197

Intangible asset impairment losses

 

223

 

1,056

 

702

Selling, general and administrative expenses

973

 

1,513

 

7,049

 

5,077

Operating income/(loss)

1,550

 

594

 

2,128

 

3,070

Interest expense

328

 

326

 

1,394

 

1,361

Other expense/(income)

(64)

 

(59)

 

(296)

 

(952)

Income/(loss) before income taxes

1,286

 

327

 

1,030

 

2,661

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

252

 

144

 

669

 

728

Net income/(loss)

1,034

 

183

 

361

 

1,933

Net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

2

 

1

 

5

 

(2)

Net income/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

$

1,032

 

$

182

 

$

356

 

$

1,935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic shares outstanding

1,223

 

1,221

 

1,223

 

1,221

Diluted shares outstanding

1,230

 

1,225

 

1,228

 

1,224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data applicable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

$

0.84

 

$

0.15

 

$

0.29

 

$

1.59

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

0.84

 

0.15

 

0.29

 

1.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Net Sales to Organic Net Sales
For the Three Months Ended
(dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

Net Sales

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions

and

Divestitures

 

Organic Net

Sales

 

Price

 

Volume/Mix

December 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

5,082

 

$

 

$

 

$

5,082

 

 

 

 

International

1,410

 

14

 

 

1,396

 

 

 

 

Canada

447

 

4

 

 

443

 

 

 

 

Kraft Heinz

$

6,939

 

$

18

 

$

 

$

6,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

4,702

 

$

 

$

 

$

4,702

 

 

 

 

International

1,377

 

7

 

 

1,370

 

 

 

 

Canada

457

 

 

 

457

 

 

 

 

Kraft Heinz

$

6,536

 

$

7

 

$

 

$

6,529

 

 

 

 

 
 
Year-over-year growth rates

 

United States

8.0%

 

 

0.0 pp

 

 

0.0 pp

 

 

8.0%

 

5.2 pp

 

2.8 pp

International

2.4%

 

 

0.5 pp

 

 

0.0 pp

 

 

1.9%

 

2.0 pp

 

(0.1) pp

Canada

(2.0)%

 

 

1.1 pp

 

 

0.0 pp

 

 

(3.1)%

 

7.9 pp

 

(11.0) pp

Kraft Heinz

6.2%

 

 

0.2 pp

 

 

0.0 pp

 

 

6.0%

 

4.8 pp

 

1.2 pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Net Sales to Organic Net Sales
For the Year Ended
(dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

Net Sales

 

Currency

 

Acquisitions

and

Divestitures

 

Organic Net

Sales

 

Price

 

Volume/Mix

December 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

19,204

 

$

 

$

 

$

19,204

 

 

 

 

International

5,341

 

(114)

 

 

5,455

 

 

 

 

Canada

1,640

 

(21)

 

 

1,661

 

 

 

 

Kraft Heinz

$

26,185

 

$

(135)

 

$

 

$

26,320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

17,844

 

$

 

$

 

$

17,844

 

 

 

 

International

5,251

 

27

 

13

 

5,211

 

 

 

 

Canada

1,882

 

 

219

 

1,663

 

 

 

 

Kraft Heinz

$

24,977

 

$

27

 

$

232

 

$

24,718

 

 

 

 

 

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

7.6%

 

0.0 pp

 

0.0 pp

 

7.6%

 

3.5 pp

 

4.1 pp

International

1.7%

 

(2.7) pp

 

(0.3) pp

 

4.7%

 

2.1 pp

 

2.6 pp

Canada

(12.8)%

 

(1.1) pp

 

(11.6) pp

 

(0.1)%

 

2.2 pp

 

(2.3) pp

Kraft Heinz

4.8%

 

(0.7) pp

 

(1.0) pp

 

6.5%

 

3.1 pp

 

3.4 pp

 

 

 

Schedule 4

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Net Income/(Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA
(dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

Net income/(loss)

$

1,034

 

$

183

 

$

361

 

$

1,933

Interest expense

328

 

326

 

1,394

 

1,361

Other expense/(income)

(64)

 

(59)

 

(296)

 

(952)

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

252

 

144

 

669

 

728

Operating income/(loss)

1,550

 

594

 

2,128

 

3,070

Depreciation and amortization (excluding integration and restructuring expenses)

233

 

255

 

955

 

985

Integration and restructuring expenses

3

 

46

 

15

 

102

Deal costs

(1)

 

 

8

 

19

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges

(53)

 

(27)

 

(6)

 

(57)

Impairment losses

14

 

676

 

3,413

 

1,899

Equity award compensation expense (excluding integration and restructuring expenses)

42

 

20

 

156

 

46

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,788

 

$

1,564

 

$

6,669

 

$

6,064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,507

 

$

1,273

 

$

5,557

 

$

4,829

International

261

 

239

 

1,058

 

1,004

Canada

121

 

116

 

389

 

487

General corporate expenses

(101)

 

(64)

 

(335)

 

(256)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,788

 

$

1,564

 

$

6,669

 

$

6,064

 

 

Schedule 5

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three Months Ended
(dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Currency

 

Constant Currency

Adjusted EBITDA

December 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,507

 

$

 

$

1,507

International

261

 

7

 

254

Canada

121

 

2

 

119

General corporate expenses

(101)

 

(2)

 

(99)

Kraft Heinz

$

1,788

 

$

7

 

$

1,781

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

1,273

 

$

 

$

1,273

International

239

 

4

 

235

Canada

116

 

 

116

General corporate expenses

(64)

 

 

(64)

Kraft Heinz

$

1,564

 

$

4

 

$

1,560

 

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

United States

18.4%

 

0.0 pp

 

18.4%

International

9.7%

 

1.6 pp

 

8.1%

Canada

3.5%

 

1.2 pp

 

2.3%

General corporate expenses

58.3%

 

1.6 pp

 

56.7%

Kraft Heinz

14.3%

 

0.2 pp

 

14.1%

 

 

 

Schedule 6

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Constant Currency Adjusted EBITDA
For the Year Ended
(dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Currency

 

Constant Currency

Adjusted EBITDA

December 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

5,557

 

$

 

$

5,557

International

1,058

 

(10)

 

1,068

Canada

389

 

(5)

 

394

General corporate expenses

(335)

 

(1)

 

(334)

Kraft Heinz

$

6,669

 

$

(16)

 

$

6,685

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

4,829

 

$

 

$

4,829

International

1,004

 

13

 

991

Canada

487

 

 

487

General corporate expenses

(256)

 

 

(256)

Kraft Heinz

$

6,064

 

$

13

 

$

6,051

 

Year-over-year growth rates

 

 

 

 

 

United States

15.1%

 

0.0 pp

 

15.1%

International

5.4%

 

(2.4) pp

 

7.8%

Canada

(20.2)%

 

(1.0) pp

 

(19.2)%

General corporate expenses

31.0%

 

0.2 pp

 

30.8%

Kraft Heinz

10.0%

 

(0.5) pp

 

10.5%

 

 

 

Schedule 7

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Diluted EPS to Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

Diluted EPS

$

0.84

 

$

0.15

Integration and restructuring expenses(a)

(0.01)

 

0.03

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges(b)

(0.03)

 

(0.02)

Impairment losses(c)

 

0.49

Losses/(gains) on sale of business(d)

(0.01)

 

0.06

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs(e)

0.01

 

0.01

Adjusted EPS

$

0.80

 

$

0.72

(a)

Gross expenses/(income) included in integration and restructuring expenses were income of $15 million ($13 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and expenses of $52 million ($39 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Cost of products sold included income of $16 million for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and expenses of $21 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019;

 

SG&A included expenses of $19 million for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and $25 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019; and

 

Other expense/(income) included income of $18 million for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and expenses of $6 million for the three months ended December 28, 2019.

(b)

Gross expenses/(income) included in unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges were income of $53 million ($39 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and income of $27 million ($21 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were recorded in cost of products sold.

(c)

Gross impairment losses included the following:

 

Goodwill impairment losses of $453 million ($439 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019, which were recorded in SG&A;

 

Intangible asset impairment losses of $223 million ($156 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019, which were recorded in SG&A; and

 

Property, plant and equipment asset impairment losses of $14 million ($1 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 26, 2020, which were recorded in cost of products sold.

(d)

Gross expenses/(income) included in losses/(gains) on sale of business were expenses of less than $1 million (income of $8 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and expenses of $70 million ($73 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were included in other expense/(income).

(e)

Gross expenses included in debt prepayment and extinguishment costs were $15 million ($11 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and $10 million ($11 million after-tax) for the three months ended December 28, 2019 and were recorded in interest expense.

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 8

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Diluted EPS to Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

Diluted EPS

$

0.29

 

$

1.58

Integration and restructuring expenses(a)

 

0.07

Deal costs(b)

 

0.02

Unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges(c)

 

(0.04)

Impairment losses(d)

2.59

 

1.38

Losses/(gains) on sale of business(e)

(0.01)

 

(0.23)

Nonmonetary currency devaluation(f)

 

0.01

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs(g)

0.08

 

0.06

U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit)(h)

(0.07)

 

Adjusted EPS

$

2.88

 

$

2.85

(a)

Gross expenses/(income) included in integration and restructuring expenses were income of $2 million ($3 million after-tax) in 2020 and expenses of $108 million ($83 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in the following income statement line items:

 

Cost of products sold included income of $20 million in 2020 and expenses of $48 million in 2019;

 

SG&A included expenses of $35 million in 2020 and $54 million in 2019; and

 

Other expense/(income) included income of $17 million in 2020 and expenses of $6 million in 2019.

(b)

Gross expenses included in deal costs were $8 million ($6 million after-tax) in 2020 and $19 million ($18 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in SG&A.

(c)

Gross expenses/(income) included in unrealized losses/(gains) on commodity hedges were income of $6 million ($4 million after-tax) in 2020 and income of $57 million ($43 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in cost of products sold.

(d)

Gross impairment losses included the following:

 

Goodwill impairment losses of $2.3 billion ($2.3 billion after-tax) in 2020 and $1.2 billion ($1.2 billion after-tax) in 2019, which were recorded in SG&A;

 

Intangible asset impairment losses of $1.1 billion ($829 million after-tax) in 2020 and $702 million ($537 million after-tax) in 2019, which were recorded in SG&A; and

 

Property, plant and equipment asset impairment losses of $14 million ($1 million after-tax) in 2020, which were recorded in cost of products sold.

(e)

Gross expenses/(income) included in losses/(gains) on sale of business were expenses of $2 million (income of $6 million after-tax) in 2020 and income of $420 million ($275 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in other expense/(income).

(f)

Gross expenses included in nonmonetary currency devaluation were $6 million ($6 million after-tax) in 2020 and $10 million ($10 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in other expense/(income).

(g)

Gross expenses included in debt prepayment and extinguishment costs were $124 million ($93 million after-tax) in 2020 and $98 million ($73 million after-tax) in 2019 and were recorded in interest expense.

(h)

U.S. Tax Reform discrete income tax expense/(benefit) included a benefit of $81 million in 2020. The benefit primarily relates to the revaluation of our deferred tax balances due to changes in state tax laws following U.S. Tax Reform and subsequent clarification or interpretation of state tax laws.

 

 

 

Schedule 9

The Kraft Heinz Company
Key Drivers of Change in Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

$ Change

Key drivers of change in Adjusted EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Results of operations(a)

$

0.98

 

$

0.84

 

$

0.14

Interest expense

(0.20)

 

(0.21)

 

0.01

Other expense/(income)(b)

0.03

 

0.09

 

(0.06)

Effective tax rate

(0.01)

 

 

(0.01)

Adjusted EPS

$

0.80

 

$

0.72

 

0.08

(a)

Includes non-cash amortization of definite-lived intangible assets, which accounted for a negative impact to Adjusted EPS from results of operations of $0.04 for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and $0.05 for the three months ended December 28, 2019.

(b)

Includes non-cash amortization of prior service credits, which accounted for a benefit to Adjusted EPS from other expense/(income) of $0.02 for the three months ended December 26, 2020 and $0.05 for the three months ended December 28, 2019.

 

 

 

Schedule 10

The Kraft Heinz Company
Key Drivers of Change in Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

 

 

December 26,

2020

 

December 28,

2019

 

$ Change

Key drivers of change in Adjusted EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Results of operations(a)

$

3.67

 

$

3.28

 

$

0.39

Results of divested operations

 

0.04

 

(0.04)

Interest expense

(0.84)

 

(0.83)

 

(0.01)

Other expense/(income)(b)

0.19

 

0.36

 

(0.17)

Effective tax rate and other

(0.14)

 

 

(0.14)

Adjusted EPS

$

2.88

 

$

2.85

 

0.03

(a)

Includes non-cash amortization of definite-lived intangible assets, which accounted for a negative impact to Adjusted EPS from results of operations of $0.17 in 2020 and $0.19 in 2019.

(b)

Includes non-cash amortization of prior service credits, which accounted for a benefit to Adjusted EPS from other expense/(income) of $0.08 in 2020 and $0.20 in 2019.

 

 

 

Schedule 11

The Kraft Heinz Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

December 26, 2020

 

December 28, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,417

 

$

2,279

Trade receivables, net

2,063

 

1,973

Inventories

2,554

 

2,721

Prepaid expenses

351

 

384

Other current assets

574

 

618

Assets held for sale

1,863

 

122

Total current assets

10,822

 

8,097

Property, plant and equipment, net

6,876

 

7,055

Goodwill

33,089

 

35,546

Intangible assets, net

46,667

 

48,652

Other non-current assets

2,376

 

2,100

TOTAL ASSETS

$

99,830

 

$

101,450

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Commercial paper and other short-term debt

$

6

 

$

6

Current portion of long-term debt

230

 

1,022

Trade payables

4,304

 

4,003

Accrued marketing

946

 

647

Interest payable

358

 

384

Other current liabilities

2,200

 

1,804

Liabilities held for sale

17

 

9

Total current liabilities

8,061

 

7,875

Long-term debt

28,070

 

28,216

Deferred income taxes

11,462

 

11,878

Accrued postemployment costs

243

 

273

Other non-current liabilities

1,751

 

1,459

TOTAL LIABILITIES

49,587

 

49,701

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

Equity:

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value

12

 

12

Additional paid-in capital

55,096

 

56,828

Retained earnings/(deficit)

(2,694)

 

(3,060)

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(losses)

(1,967)

 

(1,886)

Treasury stock, at cost

(344)

 

(271)

Total shareholders' equity

50,103

 

51,623

Noncontrolling interest

140

 

126

TOTAL EQUITY

50,243

 

51,749

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

99,830

 

$

101,450

 

 

Schedule 12

The Kraft Heinz Company
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 26, 2020

 

December 28, 2019

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

$

361

 

$

1,933

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to operating cash flows:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

969

 

994

Amortization of postretirement benefit plans prior service costs/(credits)

(122)

 

(306)

Equity award compensation expense

156

 

46

Deferred income tax provision/(benefit)

(343)

 

(293)

Postemployment benefit plan contributions

(27)

 

(32)

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment losses

3,399

 

1,899

Nonmonetary currency devaluation

6

 

10

Loss/(gain) on sale of business

2

 

(420)

Other items, net

81

 

(46)

Changes in current assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Trade receivables

(26)

 

140

Inventories

(266)

 

(277)

Accounts payable

207

 

(58)

Other current assets

46

 

52

Other current liabilities

486

 

(90)

Net cash provided by/(used for) operating activities

4,929

 

3,552

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(596)

 

(768)

Payments to acquire business, net of cash acquired

 

(199)

Proceeds from net investment hedges

25

 

590

Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash disposed

 

1,875

Other investing activities, net

49

 

13

Net cash provided by/(used for) investing activities

(522)

 

1,511

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Repayments of long-term debt

(4,697)

 

(4,795)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

3,500

 

2,967

Debt prepayment and extinguishment costs

(116)

 

(99)

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

4,000

 

Repayments of revolving credit facility

(4,000)

 

Proceeds from issuance of commercial paper

 

557

Repayments of commercial paper

 

(557)

Dividends paid

(1,958)

 

(1,953)

Other financing activities, net

(60)

 

(33)

Net cash provided by/(used for) financing activities

(3,331)

 

(3,913)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

62

 

(6)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease)

1,138

 

1,144

Balance at beginning of period

2,280

 

1,136

Balance at end of period

$

3,418

 

$

2,280

 

 

Schedule 13

The Kraft Heinz Company
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided By/(Used for) Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow
(in millions)
(Unaudited)

 

For the Year Ended

 

December 26, 2020

 

December 28, 2019

Net cash provided by/(used for) operating activities

$

4,929

 

$

3,552

Capital expenditures

(596)

 

(768)

Free Cash Flow

$

4,333

 

$

2,784

 

Michael Mullen (media)
Michael.Mullen@kraftheinz.com

Christopher Jakubik, CFA (investors)
ir@kraftheinz.com

Source: The Kraft Heinz Company

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