2018
Results

Financial
Highlights

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*See Financial Key Performance Indicators section pages 30-31 and the Supplementary Information section page 203 for definitions, calculations and reconciliations of Alternative Performance Measures

Group
Revenue
€6.6bn 2017: €6.4 billion
Volume Growth
(Like-For-Like)* of
+3.5% 2017: +4.3%
Net Cash from
Operating Activities of
€651m 2017: €671 million
Free Cash Flow*
of
€447m (72% cash conversion)
2017: €501 million (83% cash conversion)
Trading Profit
up 3.1%
€806m 2017: €781 million (up 4.2%)
Group Trading
Margin* of
12.2% 2017: 12.2%
Basic EPS
down 8.3%
305.9cent 2017: 333.6 cent (up 10.1%)
Constant Currency
Adjusted EPS*
+8.6% 2017: +9.4%
Total Dividend
per Share up 12.0% to
70.2cent 2017: 62.7 cent (up 12.0%)
Return on Average Capital Employed* of
12.0% 2017: 13.0%
Total Shareholder
Return of
(6.8%)
2017: +38.6%

Kerry group
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€114m
Dividend paid to shareholders
900+
R&D Scientists
90%
waste diverted from landfill
€1.2bn
Payroll of €1.2bn
150+
The KHNI has published 150+ articles, 13 white papers and hosted 6 specialised webinars since 2016
€1m
Committed further €1m in 2018 to improve nutrition among some of the world’s poorest people through the RAIN programme in Niger. We also work with World Food Programme.
Chief Executive Review

Chief
Executive's
Review

Kerry continues to adapt to the rapidly changing marketplace, responding to evolving local consumer trends and customer requirements through industry-leading innovation.

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Chief Executive's Review
chairman's statement

chairman’s
statement

Kerry continues to successfully invest in developing its business model and deploying it in local markets across the globe.

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Chairman’s Statement
Chief financial officer review

Chief financial
officer's review

The Group delivered another year of solid performance against a backdrop of economic and market uncertainty, combined with increased marketplace fragmentation and industry changes.

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Chief Financial
Officer's Review
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our people

Our people are the heartbeat of our business. We collaborate as a globally connected, locally led, high performing team.

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Our People
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our business model

Kerry's proven business model enables us to innovate and leverage our globally interconnected capabilities in an agile and seamless fashion.

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Business Model
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our markets

Kerry is a consumer-led organisation. Our business model, structures and strategies continue to evolve, centred around a deep understanding of diverse local consumer preferences across the globe.

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Our Markets
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strategy & financial targets

We have a long history of sustained profitable growth. Group strategy will continue to be achieved through the commitment and expertise of our people.

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financial key performance indicators

The Group's financial objective is to maximise shareholder return by delivering on the targets of growth in business profitability and meeting return on investment hurdles.

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business review

Kerry's business model and the application of our leading taste and nutrition technology portfolio continue to drive significant value for our customers.

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sustainability review

As a responsible business and a leader within the food and beverage industry, we understand the important contribution Kerry can make to more sustainable development.

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Sustainability Review
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risk report

As a leader in the global taste and nutrition industry, it is critical that Kerry has a robust risk management framework.

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Risk Report