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 50.98 billion Euro [US$56.52 billion]
of which 40%
was Beauty & Personal Care),
(2018 sales: 24.65 billion Euro [US$27.33 billion]
of which 33%
was EDP International), and
General Mills, Inc.
based in the United States
(2019 sales of $16.87 billion
of which 59%
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 2018, sales at
Nestle were 91.44 billion Swiss Francs (US$92.64 billion).
a very small
increase of 1.8%
versus 2017, when the company's sales were 89.79 billion Swiss Francs.
This was the third consecutive year of growth at Nestle.
The sales level in 2018 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2013, Nestle had sales
of 92.16 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
31.5% in 2018, from
16.22 billion Swiss Francs to 21.33 billion Swiss Francs.
Nestle also saw significant increases in sales in
Zone Americas (up 8.8% to 30.98 billion Swiss Francs)
Other Businesses (up 20.4% to 12.32 billion Swiss Francs)
Not all segments of Nestle experienced an increase in sales in 2018:
sales of Nestle Waters fell 1.0% to 7.88 billion Swiss Francs.