• Half-year net profits leap by 28.8% to US$313m
  • Sales in six months to end of June rise by 4.9% to $4.20bn
  • H1 Operating profits also jump, by 25.1% to $479m
  • Q2 net profits increase by 8.8% to $198m
  • Sales in three months to end of June up by 8.2% to $2.33bn
  • QUarterly operating profits climb by 8.5% to $295m
Volumes increased in Q2 for Coca-Cola Enterprises

Volumes increased in Q2 for Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises has reported a healthy set of numbers for its second quarter, with Q1's profits leap driving a strong showing in the half-year.

The US-headquartered company, which operates in Western Europe, said earlier today (24 June) that net and operating profits in the three months to the end of June increased by 8.8% and 8.5%, respectively. Sales in the three-month period were up similarly, by 8.2%.

The half-year numbers were skewed by the company's Q1 performance, when profits soared on a weak year-earlier comparative.

Volumes in Q2 were up by 3.5% with "sparkling drinks" rising by the same amount. The energy drinks portfolio delivered volume growth of 3%, with still beverages increasing by 2%, CCE said. 

In regional terms, volumes from the UK inched up 2%, while continental Europe delivered 4% growth.

John Brock, CCE's chairman & CEO, said: “While we are encouraged by a return to volume growth, we continue to face ongoing macroeconomic weakness, competitive and marketplace pressures, and a dynamic customer landscape, particularly in Great Britain.”

On its full-year outlook, the company said it expects EPS growth of around 10% on a low single-digit rise in sales. Operating profits were reaffirmed to increase in a mid-single-digit range.

To read CCE's official statement, click here.