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Seven-Up losses grow despite sales growth

Seven-Up Bottling Company, bottlers of the famed Pepsi cola brand released its financial results on Tuesday for the nine-months  ending 31 December 2016.

The soft drinks maker reported a net loss of –N4.8bn for the period (Apr – Dec 2016) and -N2.9bn alone in Q3 (Oct – Dec). In the nine-months of 2015, it recorded N2.2bn in profit.

Currency weakness, inflation push 7-Up to half-year loss

Soft drinks maker, 7-Up Bottling Company said on Monday that currency weakness related to the recent Naira devaluation led to higher cost of goods sold and higher selling and distribution expenses, resulting in a half-year loss . The bottler of Pepsi-Cola declared a net loss of N1.6bn.

Seven-Up said that sales grew 19% to N47bn despite the macroeconomic challenges. In the previous year, revenue was N40bn. However, a 26% jump in cost of sales to N38bn, from N28bn plus a 26% rise in selling and distribution expenses all weighed on the soft drink maker’s earnings.

7-UP profits drop 48% in Q1 amid headwinds

7-UP Bottling Company on Friday reported a 48% slump in profits for the first quarter of 2016. Net income fell to N1bn, down from N2bn reported a year earlier.

The maker of Pepsi-Cola, Mirinda, Aquafina bottled water, among others was weighed by currency-driven headwinds, coupled with rising inflation and competition from other soft drinks manufacturers.

Seven-Up post 53% profit decline in full-year amid worsening economic environment, competition

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, said on Wednesday that net income for the fiscal-year ending March 31 2016 fell 53% to N3.34bn, from N7.12bn a year earlier.

The poor performance of the soft drink maker is attributable to the worsening economic environment in the country – low oil revenue, currency headwinds, inflation of 15.6% as of May 2016 compared to 9.2% a year earlier, which is the last time the company posted higher profits. Insurgency and terrorism in different parts of the country, competitive pressure, among others also weighed on the company’s profits.

Beverage companies likely to experience rising costs as sugar price rises

Spike in global sugar price is likely to be felt by brewers and soft drinks producers in the country in the form of increased costs and lower profit margins.

The surge in sugar prices was as a result of heavy rains disrupting harvest in world’s biggest producer countries such as Thailand, India and Brazil.

7Up Third Quarter (Q3) net profit drop by 81%

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, on Friday, 29th January 2016, released its third quarter (Oct – Dec 2015) financial results, with profit after tax declining by 80.1% to N410 million, from N2bn recorded in the same period in 2014.

Pretax profit also fell by 80.21% to N513 million, from N2.6bn in the same period in 2014.

Pepsi raises stakes, launches ‘long throat bottle’

We are in for interesting times in the Nigerian soft drinks market. Seven-Up Bottling Company, the bottlers of the famed Pepsi-Cola brand in Nigeria has just launched a 60cl bottle for Pepsi and other brands in its stable, including Mirinda, 7-Up and Teem, in what may seem like the opening salvo to a possible cola war.

Pepsi’s new 60cl bottle is a direct challenge to the new entrant in the Nigerian soft drinks market, BIG Cola from AJEAST Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of AJE Group of Peru.

7UP records 27% profit decline in half year (H1) 2015

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc on Friday, 30th October released its half year result ending 30th September 2015, with Profit After Tax (PAT) declining by 26.6% to N1.82bn, from N2.48bn recorded in the same period last year. Pretax profit also fell from N3.2bn to N2.3bn.

Other highlights of the result show a 3.74% rise in revenue from N38.1bn to N39.5bn. Cost of sales edged up by 15.1%, from N24bn to N27.6bn. Gross profit declined by 15.65% due to a higher cost of sales.

7Up posts higher profits on aggressive market penetration

Seven-Up Bottling Plc’s year end results shows the company’s aggressive market penetration across various product lines as profit nudged up to 10.64 percent despite a hard biting economic environment that has seen stunted growth in consumer product firms in the country.

The company declared a profit of N7.12 billion for the year ended March 2015, compared with N6.43 billion, a year ago. Sales were up by 5.93 percent to N82.45 billion.

The growth in sales was attributed to the company’s aggressive penetration in the rural areas than urban Nigeria. This gave the company higher market leverage than newer fringe players competing with the products in the cities.

7Up Third Quarter (Q3) 2014 Profit up 16.13%

7Up Bottling Company Plc growth trajectory remained steady for the third consecutive period as third quarter (Q3) 2014 profit after tax (PAT) grew by 16.13 percent to N4.54 billion, from N3.91 billion in the same period of the preceding year. Sales rose by 8.88 percent to N59.83 billion.

The company’s record earnings growth has been unprecedented since 2013 financial year. This means that the company has been successfully marketing its products to the growing population and the rising middle class.