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Nestle: A dividend nest

(Mar 12, 2009)

In the previous article, we had discussed the application on Hero Honda, of a frame work through which one could achieve returns entirely from dividends. In this article we shall discuss the dividend record of Nestle and apply the same frame work to see whether it can be a dividend nest for investors.

Food Processing - Ready to eat?

(Sep 26, 2007)

Major FMCG players like HLL, Dabur, ITC, and Nestle among others are increasing their presence in food and beverage segment. The massive size of the industry and faster growth in the processed segment is generating interest in the segment from a large number of companies. We give a further insight to the food-processing segment.

FMCG: Effort at efficiency!

(Sep 5, 2007)

One of the most important areas in a firm is the day-to-day management of working capital. Adequacy or inadequacy of these funds would determine the efficiency with which the daily business may be carried on. Working capital refers to funds invested in current assets.

Nestle - A SWOT analysis

(Feb 17, 2005)

Nestle India Limited is the Indian arm of Nestle SA, which holds a 51% stake in the company.

Nestle: Not too enthusing

(Oct 28, 2004)

Nestle has reported over 5% topline growth during the September quarter ended 2004. However, pressure on its margins, reduced other income and lower extraordinary income has resulted in the company reporting over 9% dip in 3QCY04 profits. The performance is however, better than the 36% dip in bottomline that it saw during the June quarter this year.

Nestle: Business as usual

(Oct 31, 2003)

One of India's largest processed food companies, Nestle India, continues to grow steadily. The company has reported nearly 9% topline growth during 3QFY04, in a segment where its FMCG peers are hard pressed for growth. What's more, the company has finished the quarter with a significant 72% bottomline growth, propelled by extraordinary income in the form of a provision write back (Rs 129 m).

Nestle: Topline strength continues

(Aug 1, 2003)

Nestle India continues on its growth path. In the June quarter, the company has reported a 7% topline and nearly 15% bottomline growth. Overall, the company has finished first half of FY04 with a 10% topline and over 18% bottomline growth.

Nestle: Topline growth continues…

(Apr 30, 2003)

Nestle India has reported enthusing March quarter results. The company's topline increased by 13% and bottomline growth was 22% during the quarter. The company however, reported a marginal dip in operating margins to 21.9%.

Nestle: Exports mar performance

(Mar 7, 2003)

After reporting a 2% decline in net sales during the September quarter, Nestle India seems to have recovered somewhat to report a 3% topline growth in the December quarter, inline in the trend seen in the FMCG sector. The company reported a marginal 4% growth in net profits, inspite of Nestle upping its provisions and contingencies during the quarter. Excluding extraordinary items, the profit growth during the quarter was a healthy 39%.

Nestle: Slowdown catches up…

(Oct 31, 2002)

After reporting a stupendous 13% topline and over 40% bottomline growth in the first half of FY03, the slowdown in the FMCG market has finally caught with Nestle India in the September quarter. The company has reported a 16% dip in net profit in 3QFY03 backed by a marginal 2% decline in net sales. Other income is higher mainly due to receipt of duty drawback claims.

Nestle: Good numbers again…

(Jul 30, 2002)

Nestle India has continued its stupendous growth from 1QFY03 and carried it to 2QFY03. The company has declared 31% growth in 2QFY03 net profit, led by higher sales (up 9%) and improving cost efficiencies. Lower commodity prices too aided growth.

Nestle: Dreaming big…

(Jul 6, 2002)

While Indian FMCG sector was plagued by the economic slowdown, one company’s performance in the past year seemed like FY02 was a boom year for the industry. We are talking about Nestle India, one of India’s largest processed foods company. While the overall FMCG sector was struggling to find growth, the foods major logged in over 14% topline growth in FY02. More importantly, it finished the year with a significant 46% bottomline growth.

Dairy segment: High on opportunity

(Jul 6, 2002)

The Economic Survey of 2001-02 reveals that India has nearly 57% of the world’s buffalo population and 16% of the cattle population. Not surprisingly, India has emerged as the world’s largest milk producer clocking 81 m tonnes in FY01. More statistics show that Indian livestock produced 32.4 bn eggs, 47.6 m kgs of wool and 4.7 m tonnes of meat during the year.

Nestle packs a punch

(Apr 30, 2002)

Nestle India, one of India's largest packaged food companies has recorded a power packed performance. The company saw a significant 17% growth in 1QFY03 topline, in an environment where other players are finding it hard to maintain even a single digit growth.

Nestle: Growth engine chugs on...

(Mar 8, 2002)

Nestle India declared nearly 15% topline growth in FY02. This makes it one of the fastest growing FMCG companies in India during the year. The company finished FY02 with a significant 46% growth in bottomline, aided by lower provisioning.

Nestle: The blue chip

(Dec 21, 2001)

Nestle has done well in the last three quarters despite the difficult market conditions. During the nine months of 2001 the company has clocked an 18% growth in topline and an even healthier 33% growth in bottomline. If 2001 was a tough year, imagine what a good year will do to the growth numbers.

Nestle: Good numbers but...

(Nov 1, 2001)

Nestle India has done it yet again! In an environment when companies are struggling to grow Nestle has recorded an encouraging 13.5% growth in topline and 39% growth in bottomline during 3QFY02. In the period from January to September (9m FY02) the company has grown by 18% in topline and 33% in bottomline.

Nestle: Momentum continues

(Aug 1, 2001)

Nestle has declared a 21% growth in second quarter net profits to Rs 447 m. This is on the back of a 12% growth in net sales. A huge decline in interest burden, coupled with a jump in other income also contributed to its bottomline growth.

Nestle: Short-term hiccups

(Jun 19, 2001)

Nestle India had recorded a sterling first quarter performance (January – March 2001). Its 1QFY02 sales growth at 30% YoY was ahead of analyst expectations. The company’s volume growth was amongst the best in the Indian consumer sector. However, this may not continue during the rest of FY02.

Nestle: 1QFY02 net up 41%

(Apr 25, 2001)

Nestle India has posted a net profit of Rs 396 m for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. This is a significant 41% higher than Rs 281 m it had posted in the corresponding period last year. The company's turnover improved 30% YoY during the same period.

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