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 52.71 billion Euro [US$62.02 billion]
of which 38%
was Personal Care),
(2016 sales: 21.94 billion Euro [US$25.82 billion]
of which 49%
was Fresh Dairy Products), and
General Mills, Inc.
based in the United States
(2017 sales of $15.62 billion
of which 65%
was U.S. 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 2016, sales at
Nestle were 89.47 billion Swiss Francs (US$90.10 billion).
a very small
increase of 0.8%
versus 2015, when the company's sales were 88.79 billion Swiss Francs.
Despite this increase, sales are still
below the level achieved in 2014, when Nestle
reported sales of 91.61 billion Swiss Francs.
The sales level in 2016 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2011, Nestle had sales
of 83.64 billion Swiss Francs.
Sales of Nestle Waters saw an increase
that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up
3.9% in 2016, from
7.63 billion Swiss Francs to 7.93 billion Swiss Francs.
Nestle also saw significant increases in sales in
Zone Americas (up 2.0% to 26.36 billion Swiss Francs)
Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa (up 1.1% to 14.49 billion Swiss Francs)
Not all segments of Nestle experienced an increase in sales in 2016:
sales of Nestle Nutrition fell 1.3% to 10.33 billion Swiss Francs.
Nestle also experienced decreases in sales in
Zone Europe (down 0.9% to 16.25 billion Swiss Francs)