Nestle S.A. operates within the Bottled and canned soft drinks sector.
In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Nestle with three other
major food companies:
of the Netherlands
sales of 53.72 billion Euro [US$62.60 billion]
of which 39%
was Personal Care),
(2017 sales: 24.68 billion Euro [US$28.76 billion]
of which 34%
was EDP International), and
General Mills, Inc.
based in the United States
(2018 sales of $15.74 billion
of which 64%
was North America Retail).
Note: not all of these companies have the same fiscal year: the most recent data for each company are being used.
During the year ended December of 2017, sales at
Nestle were 89.79 billion Swiss Francs (US$89.88 billion).
a very small
increase of 0.4%
versus 2016, when the company's sales were 89.47 billion Swiss Francs.
The sales level in 2017 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2012, Nestle had sales
of 92.19 billion Swiss Francs.
Sales of Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa saw an increase
that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up
11.9% in 2017, from
14.49 billion Swiss Francs to 16.22 billion Swiss Francs.
Nestle also saw significant increases in sales in
Zone Americas (up 8.1% to 28.48 billion Swiss Francs)
Zone Europe (up 1.8% to 16.54 billion Swiss Francs)
Not all segments of Nestle experienced an increase in sales in 2017:
sales of Other Businesses fell 27.5% to 10.24 billion Swiss Francs.