UPDATE 1-European Coke bottler sees signs of recovery after H1 profits slide


2020/08/05 15:00  路透社
(Adds details outlook, sales)
Aug 5 (Reuters) - Soft drinks bottler Coca Cola HBC AG on Wednesday posted a drop in first-half profit due to coronavirus-led closures of restaurants, cinemas and other public places, while saying sales had recovered some momentum from April lows as lockdowns eased.
The company, which bottles and sells Coca-Cola Co drinks in 28 countries, said comparable operating profit fell 35.8% to 208.8 million euros ($246.49 million) for the six months ended June 26, missing company-supplied consensus of 191.7 million euros.
HBC said out-of-home volumes - which include sales at hotels, restaurants and cafes - during the initial weeks of lockdowns fell by 70%-90% but improved to declines of 25%-50% in May and June and 10%-40% in July.
The company's out-of-home channel typically accounts for slightly over 40% of its revenue.
The Zug, Switzerland-based company said its retail sales improved since April, when performance was hit by some customer de-stocking.
HBC said it expects a negative impact for 2020 due to weaker consumer environment and tourist season, as well as the risk of a second coronavirus wave.
U.S.-based Coca-Cola Co owns a 23.2% stake in Coca-Cola HBC, according to Refinitiv data.
($1 = 0.8471 euros)

(Reporting by Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru; Editing by
Ramakrishnan M.)
((tanishaa.nadkar@thomsonreuters.com; +919730172534; Twitter -
路透8月5日电-软饮料瓶装公司可口可乐HBC股份公司(Coca Cola HBC AG)周三公布上半年利润下降,原因是冠状病毒导致餐厅、电影院和其他公共场所关闭,同时表示,随着停工状况的缓解,销售额已从4月的低点恢复了一些势头。
该公司在28个国家包装和销售可口可乐公司(Coca-Cola Co)的饮料。该公司表示,截至6月26日的六个月,可比营业利润下降35.8%,至2.088亿欧元(合2.4649亿美元),低于公司提供的1.917亿欧元的共识。
根据Refinitiv的数据,总部位于美国的可口可乐公司(Coca-Cola Co)拥有可口可乐HBC 23.2%的股份。

(Tanishaa Nadkar在孟加拉国报道;编辑者:
Ramakrishnan M.)


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