Aryzta AG Value Stock - Dividend - Research Selection

Aryzta AG (ISIN: CH0043238366, WKN: A0Q4FN)Market price date: 21.11.2019 Market price: 1,01 EUR
Market Capitalization100.124.312,00 USD
SectorNahrungsmittel & Getränke
Raw Data SourceIFRS in Millionen EUR
Stock Split2018-01-30,81.0000/80.0000
Last Balance Sheet Update15.10.2018


Fundamental ratios calculated on: 21-11-2019

Description of the company

ARYZTA’s business is speciality food, with a primary focus on speciality baking, a niche segment of the overall bakery market. Speciality bakery consists of freshly prepared food, giving the best value, variety, taste and convenience to consumers at the point of sale. ARYZTA’s customer channels consist of a mix of large retail, convenience and independent retail, Quick Service Restaurants (‘QSR’) and other foodservice categories.


Total revenue decreased by (2.1)% to €3.8bn during the year ended 31 July 2017, due to an organic decline of (2.1%), consisting of volume losses of (4.2)%, partially offset by a positive price/mix impact of 2.1%. Prior year disposals, net of acquisitions, reduced revenue by (0.8)%, while there was a positive currency impact of 0.8%.


Overall organic revenues decreased during the year by (2.1)%, primarily related to an organic revenue decline of (6.3)% in ARYZTA North America, significantly related to volume declines with contract renewal customers and earlier than anticipated in-sourcing by co-pack customers. This decline in ARYZTA North America was partially offset by 1.4% organic revenue growth in ARYZTA Europe and strong organic growth of 7.2% in ARYZTA Rest of World.


Group EBITDA decreased by (31.1)% to €420.3m, while EBITDA margins declined (460) bps to 11.1%. Within ARYZTA Europe, the margin decline was primarily due to the ramp-up of new bakery capacity in Germany, as well as the currency impact of Brexit on cross-border revenues and input costs in the UK. Significant butter price inflation also impacted results during the second half of the year. Within ARYZTA North America, margins were affected by reduced operating leverage, combined with increasing labour input costs and increased spend on branding and marketing costs.


In what has been a year of significant change, ARYZTA has made considerable progress in putting the core elements of the new leadership team in place. Kevin Toland has commenced in his role of Group CEO in September 2017. ARYZTA also recently announced the appointment of Frederic Pflanz as Group CFO, who will join in January 2018. Kevin and Frederic bring extensive expertise in global food and consumer goods industries, as well as a proven track record of managing businesses undergoing significant transformation.


ARYZTA is committed to improving revenue growth by refocusing on its core strengths as a global leader in B2B Frozen Bakery and European Food Solutions, while continuing to deliver best-in-class customer service, support and food safety to our customers. This revenue focus, when combined with bakery cost alignment, will support the financial aim of restoring operating leverage, improving EBITDA margins and enhancing cash generation.

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