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Heineken Holding N.V. reports 2015 full year results
Globe Newswire

Strong performance delivering on strategy

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heineken Holding N.V. (EURONEXT: HEIO; OTCQX: HKHHY) today announces:

  • The net result of Heineken Holding N.V.'s participating interest in Heineken N.V. for 2015 amounts to €957 million;
  • Organic revenue +3.5% with revenue per hectolitre up +1.3%
  • Consolidated beer volume +2.3% with positive growth in Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe offsetting weaker volume in Africa Middle East & Eastern Europe
  • Heineken® volume in premium segment +3.5%
  • Innovation rate of 9.2%, contributing €1.9 billion of revenue
  • Operating profit (beia) +6.9% organically
  • Net profit (beia) of €2,048 million, up 16% organically
  • Proposed 2015 total dividend up 18% at €1.30 per ordinary share (2014: €1.10)


Key financials1
 (in mhl or € million unless otherwise stated)
FY15 FY14 Total
Revenue 20,511   19,257   6.5   3.5  
Revenue/hl (in €) 95   92   2.7   1.3  
Operating profit (beia) 3,381   3,129   8.1   6.9  
Operating profit (beia) margin 16.5 % 16.2 % 23 bps3  
Net profit (beia) 2,048   1,758   16 16
Net profit of Heineken Holding N.V. 957   760   26    
EPS (in €) 3.32   2.64   26    
Free operating cash flow 1,692   1,574   7.5    
Net debt/ EBITDA (beia)2 2.4   2.5      

1 Consolidated figures are used throughout this report, unless otherwise stated; please refer to the Glossary section for an explanation of non-IFRS measures and other terms used throughout this report
2 Includes acquisitions and excludes disposals on a 12 month pro-forma basis
3 Comprises of 46 basis points underlying improvement less 23 basis points dilution from Empaque

Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company.


  • In 2016 HEINEKEN expects to deliver further organic revenue and profit growth despite an increasingly challenging external environment, with margin expansion in line with the medium term margin guidance of a year on year improvement in operating profit (beia) margin of around 40bps.
  • Assuming spot rates as of 4 February 2016 the calculated negative currency translational impact would be approximately €60 million at consolidated operating profit (beia), and €35 million at net profit (beia). Foreign exchange markets remain very volatile.
  • HEINEKEN expects an average interest rate of c.3.3%, and an effective tax rate (beia) broadly in line with 2015.
  • Capital expenditure related to property, plant and equipment should be slightly above €2 billion (2015: €1.6 billion).


The Heineken N.V. dividend policy is to pay out a ratio of 30% to 40% of full-year net profit (beia). For 2015, payment of a total cash dividend of €1.30 per share (2014: €1.10) will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting. This implies a 36% payout ratio, in line with the payout ratio in 2014. If approved, a final dividend of €0.86 per share will be paid on 4 May 2016, as an interim dividend of €0.44 per share was paid on 12 August 2015. The payment will be subject to a 15% Dutch withholding tax.
If Heineken N.V. shareholders approve the proposed dividend, Heineken Holding N.V. will, according to its articles of association, pay an identical dividend per ordinary share. A final dividend of €0.86 per ordinary share of €1.60 nominal value will be payable on 4 May 2016.
The ex-final dividend date for both the Heineken Holding N.V. and Heineken N.V. shares will be 25 April 2016.


Media Heineken Holding N.V.  
Kees Jongsma  
tel. +31 6 54 79 82 53  
E-mail: cjongsma@spj.nl  
Media Heineken N.V. Investors
John Clarke Sonya Ghobrial
Director of External Communication Director of Investor Relations
Michael Fuchs Marc Kanter / Gabriela Malczynska
Financial Communications Manager Investor Relations Manager / Analyst
E-mail: pressoffice@heineken.com E-mail: investors@heineken.com
Tel: +31-20-5239355 Tel: +31-20-5239590

(events also accessible for Heineken Holding N.V. shareholders)

Trading Update for Q1 2016 20 April 2016
Annual General Meeting 21 April 2016
Financial Markets Conference  10/11 May 2016
Half Year 2016 Results 1 August 2016
Trading Update for Q3 2016 26 October 2016

Conference call details

HEINEKEN will host an analyst and investor conference call in relation to its 2015 FY results today at 10:00 CET/ 9:00 BST. This call will also be accessible for Heineken Holding N.V. shareholders. The call will be audio cast live via the website:
www.theheinekencompany.com/investors/webcasts. An audio replay service will also be made available after the conference call at the above web address. Analysts and investors can dial-in using the following telephone numbers:

Netherlands United Kingdom
Local line: +31(0)20 716 8256 Local line: +44(0)20 3427 1900
National free phone: 0800 020 2576 National free phone: 0800 279 5736
United States of America  
Local line: +1212 444 0481  
National free phone: 1877 280 2342  
Participation/ confirmation code for all countries: 5446555

Editorial information:
HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a powerful portfolio of more than 250 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business and delivers value for all stakeholders. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. HEINEKEN employs 81,000 people and operates more than 160 breweries in 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on the website:
www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow HEINEKEN via @HEINEKENCorp.
Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company.

Home Member State
HEINEKEN announces that the Netherlands is its Home Member State for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive.

This press release contains forward-looking statements with regard to the financial position and results of HEINEKEN's activities. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond HEINEKEN's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as future market and economic conditions, the behaviour of other market participants, changes in consumer preferences, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve anticipated synergies, costs of raw materials, interest-rate and exchange-rate fluctuations, changes in tax rates, changes in law, change in pension costs, the actions of government regulators and weather conditions. These and other risk factors are detailed in HEINEKEN's publicly filed annual reports. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only of the date of this press release. HEINEKEN does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Market share estimates contained in this press release are based on outside sources, such as specialised research institutes, in combination with management estimates.

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