Nestlé S.A. – Company Information

Nestlé S.A. is the largest food and drink company in the world (in terms of revenue). The firm is based in Vevey, Switzerland.

Nestlé has operations in over 194 countries and has a total of around 333,000 employees.

Its product lines include: ice cream, breakfast cereals, frozen food, bottled water, baby good, confectionery, dairy products, tea, coffee, performance and healthcare nutrition, pet food, and snacks.

The company was created in 1905 following a merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé.

It is one of the most profitable companies in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500.

Nestlé S.A. is publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and Euronext.

Some of Nestlé’s brands include:

Coffee and tea: Coffee mate, Dolce Gusto, Nescafé, Nespresso, Nestea, Ricoré, Spetial.T., Sweet Leaf Tea

Baby food: Cerelac, Gerber, Nido

Bottled water: Aquarel, Arrowhead Water, Cristalp, Contrex, Deer Park Spring Water, Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, Ozarka, Perrier, Poland Spring, San Pellegrino, Vittel

Confectionery: Aero, After Eight, Baby Ruth, Big Turk, Butterfinger, Butter-Menthol, Caramac, Cailler, Coffee Crisp, Galak/Milky Bar, Lion Bar, Nestlé Crunch, Quality Street, Rolo, Rowntree products, Smarties, Toffee Crisp

Cereals: Cheerios, Chocapic, Cookie Crisp, Golden Nuggets, Nesquik, Nestle Fitness, Shreddies, Trix

Pet food: Dog Chow, Felix, Friskies, Purina ONE, Winalot

Frozen food: Delissio, DiGiorno, Herta, Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine, Stouffer’s

Nestlé S.A. – Company Information

  • Nestlé S.A. logoChairman and CEO: Muhtar Kent
  • Industry: Food and Drink
  • Type: Public
  • Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and Euronext
  • SIX stock symbol: NESN
  • Euronext stock symbol: NESTS
  • Sales: 92,158 million CHF (2013)
  • Earnings (loss) per share: 3.14 CHF (2013)
  • Total assets: 120,442 million CHF (2013)
  • Founded: 1905
  • Headquarters: Avenue Nestlé 55, 1800 Vevey, Switzerland
  • Employees: 333,000 (2013)
  • Website:
  • Investor relations contact number: +41 21 924 3509
  • Investor relations email: [email protected]

Nestlé S.A. – Financial Results

Income statement data (in CHF millions) 2013 2012
Sales 92,158 89,721
Other revenue 215 210
Cost of goods sold 48,111 47,500
Distribution expenses 8,156 8,017
Marketing and administration expenses 19,711 19,041
Research and development costs 1,503 1,413
Other trading income 120 141
Other trading expenses 965 637
Trading operating profit 14,047 13,464
Operating profit 13,068 13,388
Profit for the year 10,445 10,677
Balance sheet data (in CHF millions)
Total assets 120,442 125,877
Total liabilities 56,303 63,213
Total shareholders’ equity 62,575 61,007
Total equity 64,139 62,664
Common share data (in CHF)
Basic earnings per share 3.14 3.21
Diluted earnings per share 3.13 3.20

Source: “Nestlé S.A. Financial Statements 2013”

News about Nestlé S.A. reported by Market Business News:

June 30, 2014: Nestlé UK & Ireland has made a Living Wage commitment, i.e. it will ensure all its employees and those working for its contractors earn enough to cover the basic costs of living. While already paying its 8,000 Irish and British employees a living wage, the company says it aims to make sure its contractors do the same by the end of 2017.