DJ Nestle Sees 2%-3% Growth In Input Cost 2010 -CFO


postado em 24/02/2010 | Há 8 anos

ZURICH (Dow Jones)--Nestle SA (NESN.VX) will likely face a continued rise in commodity costs this year, Chief Financial Officer Jim Singh said Friday.

"We're in an environment where we expect input cost to rise between 2% and 3%," Singh said.
Nestle will counter this development by a combination of product changes, efficiency gains, and price increases, Singh said in a conference call with analysts after the release of 2009 earnings.

Asked about Nestle's growth outlook, Singh said Nestle still aims to achieve an organic growth of between 5% and 6% but added this is a long-term goal.

Earlier Friday, Nestle said it wants to increase organic growth in its food and beverages business this year, but didn't provide a specific target. It also reiterated its usual guidance for an improved operating profit margin in constant currencies.

Company Web site: www.nestle.com

-By Martin Gelnar, Dow Jones Newswires, +41 43 443 8042; martin.gelnar@dowjones.com

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