Financial performance

Financial performance

In 2018, we delivered a solid performance and continued to successfully transform Danone for the future. It was another year of delivery, with double digit growth in recurring EPS, at constant exchange rate and excluding the impact of Yakult, in line with our guidance. Our reinforced operating model was able to absorb unexpected headwinds and deliver our guidance for the year 2018.

In 2018, we delivered a solid performance and continued to successfully transform Danone for the future. It was another year of delivery, with double digit growth in recurring EPS, at constant exchange rate and excluding the impact of Yakult, in line with our guidance. Our reinforced operating model was able to absorb unexpected headwinds and deliver our guidance for the year 2018.

Sales
€24.7bn
Sales Growth*
+2.9%
Recurring Operating Margin Expansion*
+51 bps

* Like-for-like New Danone.

Market position
N°1 worldwide
Fresh dairy products
N°1 worldwide
Plant-based products

Top 3 brands*

Activia
N°1
Danone
N°2
Prostokvashino
N°3

* as % of 2018 sales

ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED NORTH AMERICA

Total sales
€5 bn
Sales Growth*
+1.5%
Recurring operating margin*
+25 bps

* Like-for-like New Danone.

ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED INTERNATIONAL

Total Sales
€8 bn
Sales Growth*
+0.1%
Recurring Operating Margin*
+29 bps

* Like-for-like, New Danone.

Market position
N°2 worldwide
in Packaged Waters (by volume)
Total Sales
€4.5 bn
Sales Growth*
+5.3%
Recurring Operating Margin*
-82 bps

* Like-for-like, New Danone.

Top 3 Brands*

Mizone
N°1
AQUA
N°2
evian
N°3

* As % of 2018 sales

Total Sales
€7.1bn
Sales Growth*
+5.9%
Recurring operating margin*
+139 bps

* Like-for-like New Danone.

EARLY LIFE NUTRITION

N°2 worldwide

Top 3 brands*

Aptamil
N°1
Nutrilon
N°2
SGM
N°3

* As % of 2018 sales

ADVANCED MEDICAL NUTRITION

N°1 in Europe

Top 3 Brands*

Nutrini
N°1
Nutrison
N°2
Neocate
N°3

* As % of 2018 sales