Grupo Herdez reports fourth quarter and full year 2015 results

Mexico City, Mexico, February 25, 2016 – Grupo Herdez, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Grupo Herdez” or the “Company”) (MSE: HERDEZ, OTC: GUZBY) today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

“We are pleased to report double digit growth in consolidated net sales and EBITDA in line with our guidance for the year. This is the combined effect of inorganic growth and a great commercial execution in a challenging environment.
We are confident that consumption will continue to improve in 2016, and internally we will balance our pricing and risk management strategies in order to mitigate the impact of a stronger US dollar,”

said Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, Chairman and Chief ExecutiveOfficer.

Highlights from the year:

  • Consolidated net sales rose to a record Ps.16,356 million.
  • EBITDA reached Ps. 2,887 million, 19.5% higher than in 2014.
  • Consolidated net margin of 7.9% was affected by an extraordinary non-cash charge of Ps. 450 million.


  • 2020: We launched the first edition of Semillero Nutrisa. Together with Nutrisa and the Victoria147 business academy for women, we invited women entrepreneurs to participate in a training program to improve the management of their businesses and have the potential to become part of our supply chain.

We established our first technological alliance with Google, which will allow us to accelerate the digital transformation of Grupo Herdez through the use of Google Cloud Platform tools such as BigQuery ML, Looker, among others.

Through the Herdez® brand and Aires de Campo® we joined the “Sowing a New Normality” initiative, promoted by the civil society organizations Ríos Tarango and Ectágono, which aims to increase the vegetation cover of the environmentally valuable area Barranca de Tarango.

  • 2021: We developed the Group’s second proprietary e-commerce platform, with the Nutrisa® online store.

We updated the apps through which we manage the loyalty programs of our retail brands, Cielito Querido Café® and Nutrisa®, improving our customers’ in-store experience.

During the year, 15 formulas had their nutritional profile strengthened by reducing some critical added nutrients (sugars, sodium and saturated fats).

  • 2022: We expanded our capabilities into new categories through the acquisition of Interdeli and Deli, Dips & Snacks. Integrating brands such as Libanius, Flaveur, Liguria and Señor Cactus into our portfolio.

We Issued the first sustainability bond through which we
committed to a 25% reduction in our water consumption.

Together with our partner McCormick & Company, Inc. we
brought the most iconic Mexican cuisine to the tables of the United Kingdom
through meal kits, sauces and condiments under the Herdez® brand.
  In less than a year, we obtained a 5.5% shelf
share in the Tesco supermarket chain.

We consolidated the integration of Chilim Balam® into retail brands, a leading brand in the snack segment