Nestle Number of Factories

Number of Nestle Factories by Geographic area 2014-2018

Region201920182017201620152014
AMS156159158158161163
EMENA141146146151166170
AOA106108109109109109

 AMS – Americas

EMENA – Europe, Middle east & North Africa.

AOA – Asia, Oceania and Sub Saharan Africa.

As of 2018, Nestle had factories in 85 countries and sales in 190 counties. Total number of Nestle factories in 2018 was 413 (77 in United States and 32 in Greater China region).

As of 2019, Nestle operated 403 factories (77 in the United States and 31 in the Greater China region.)

Nestle Annual reports.

Nestle Market capitalization (year end)

Market capitalization of Nestle (at year-end) 2012-2019

Amounts are in millions of CHF (Swiss Franc)

YearMarket cap (end Dec) in millions CHF
2019301,772
2018237,363
2017256,223
2016226,310
2015229,947
2014231,136
2013208,279
2012 190,038 

At the end of 2019, the market capitalization (market cap) of Nestle stood at CHF 301.8 billion compared to 237.4 billion in 2018.

 Nestle Annual Reports.

Nestle sales by region

Sales of Nestle company by geographic region 2015-2019 (excluding sales of Nestle waters)

Amounts are in CHF millions.

Zone/region20192018201720162015
AMS33,15430,97531,25528,13025,844
EMENA18,83418,93218,47817,42816,403
AOA21,60221,33120,87815,90414,338

AMS – Americas

EMENA – Europe, Middle east & North Africa

AOA – Asia, Oceania & Sub Saharan Africa

2019; Nestle’s revenue from the Americas was CHF 33.15 billion in 2019 compared to CHF 31 billion in 2018.

2018: Americas are the largest market of Nestle which generated CHF 31 billion in sales in 2018. The previous year, Nestle’s revenues from the Americas were CHF 31.26 billion.

Netsle Annual Report. 

Nestle sales by Product category

Sales of Nestle by product category 2015-2019

Amounts in CHF millions (Swiss franc).

Category20192018201720162015
Powdered and Liquid Beverages23,22121,620 20,388 19,792  19,245 
Water7,3917,409 7382  7414  7112 
Milk products and Ice cream13,26813,217 13430 14331  14637 
Nutrition and Health Science14,99016,188 15247  15038 14854 
Prepared dishes and cooking aids12,188 12,065 11,938  12148  12579 
 Confectionery7,888 8,123  8,799  8679  8870 
PetCare13,622 12,817  12,406 12067  11488 

Powdered and liquid beverages are the largest product category of Nestle accounting for the highest sales and revenue. In 2018, Nestle’s revenue from this category was  CHF 21,620 million, rising from CHF  20,388 million in 2017. In 2019, Nestle’s revenue from powdered and liquid beverages grew to CHF 23.2 billion as compared to CHF 21.6 billion in 2018.

Nestle Annual reports.

Nestle Research and Development expenses

Research and Development expenses of Nestle 2005-2019

Amounts are in million CHF (Swiss Franc).

YearR&D expenses (CHF millions)
20191,672
20181,687
20171,739
20161,736
20151,678
20141,628
20131,503
20121,413
20111,423
20101,881
20092,021
20081,977
20071,875
20061,734
20051,499


Research and development expenses of Nestle decreased to CHF 1,687 million in 2018 from CHF 1,739 millin in 2017.

 Nestle is a leading multinational food and beverages company with a diverse product portfolio. The company is headquartered in Vevey, switzerland and employs around 308,000. Nestle is a global company with sales and distribution across 190 countries. It sells products including powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and icecream, nutrition for pets as well as prepared dishes, confectionary and bottled waters.  

Nestle financial statements and annual reports.

Distribution expenses of Nestle

Nestle Distribution expenses 2008-2019

Amounts are in CHF millions.

YearDistribution expenses (CHF millions)
20198,496
20188,469
20178,023
20168,059
20157,899
20148,217
20138,156
20128,017
20117,602
20108,078
20098,420
20089,084

Nestle is a leading multinational food and beverages company with a diverse product portfolio. The company is headquartered in Vevey, switzerland and employs around 308,000. Nestle is a global company with sales and distribution across 190 countries. It sells products including powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and icecream, nutrition for pets as well as prepared dishes, confectionary and bottled waters.  

Distribution expenses of Nestle increased to CHF 8,469 million in 2018 from CHF 8,023 million in 2017.

Nestle Financial Statements and Annual Reports.

Operating Profit of Nestle

Nestle operating Profit 2010-2019

Amounts are in CHF millions.

YearOperating Profits (CHF Millions)
201916,078
201813,752
201710,156
201613,163
201512,408
201410,905
201313,068
201213,388
201112,471
201038,820

  Nestle is a leading multinational food and beverages company with a diverse product portfolio. The company is headquartered in Vevey, switzerland and employs around 308,000. Nestle is a global company with sales and distribution across 190 countries. It sells products including powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and icecream, nutrition for pets as well as prepared dishes, confectionary and bottled waters. 

Operating profit of Nestle increased to CHF 13,752 million in 2018 from CHF 10,156 million in 2017.

Nestle financial statements & annual reports.

Net Profit of Nestle

Nestle Net Profit 2005-2019

Amounts are in million CHF  (Swiss Franc).

YearNet Profit (CHF millions)Net Profit (million $) approx.
2019CHF 12,609$13,850
2018CHF 10,135$10,348
2017CHF 7,156$7,271
2016CHF 8,531$8,658
2015CHF 9,066$9,409
2014CHF 14,456$15,774
2013CHF 10,015 
2012CHF 10,228 
2011CHF 9,487 
2010CHF 34,233 
2009CHF 10,428 
2008CHF 18,039 
2007CHF 10,649 
2006CHF 9,197 
2005CHF 8,081 

 Nestle is a leading multinational food and beverages company with a diverse product portfolio. The company is headquartered in Vevey, switzerland and employs around 308,000. Nestle is a global company with sales and distribution across 190 countries. It sells products including powdered and liquid beverages, milk products and icecream, nutrition for pets as well as prepared dishes, confectionary and bottled waters. 

Net profit of nestle increased to CHF 10,135 million ($10,348 million) in 2018 from CHF 7,156 million ($7,271 million) in 2017.

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