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Nigerian Breweries Earns N83.8bn Sales In Q1 2019

The Board of Directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a Revenue of N83.3 billion

for the first quarter of 2019. According to the unaudited and provisional results filed at the

Nigerian Stock Exchange, the Company also made a Profit after Tax of N8 billion during

the period.

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An analysis of the results shows that the N83.3 billion Net Revenue is a 0.4% growth over

the N82.97 billion made in the corresponding period in 2018. The Q1 2019 Profit after Tax

is lower than the N10.2 billion recorded in the same period in 2018, signifying a 21.4%

decline.

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In the statement signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Director, Uaboi Agbebaku said

that the increase in Net Revenue was offset by higher excise duty following the excise duty

regime introduced in 2018. Cost of Sales increased by 7.3% primarily driven by Raw

Materials and Consumables while Marketing and Distribution expenses increased 7.9%

over the same period in 2018. Administrative Expenses reduced by 12%, partially driven by

the right sizing exercise undertaken by the Company in Q3, 2018. The impact of inflation

and currency devaluation was minimized by the continued focus on cost efficiencies

delivered through Cost Leadership initiatives.

According to Mr. Agbebaku, the 2019 operating environment so far, has shown similarities

with the difficult environment witnessed in 2018. Notwithstanding, the Board remains

confident that it has a clear strategy to deliver good return on investment.

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