Kellogg Company Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results, Reaffirms Financial Outlook

Oct. 31, 2019

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - October 29, 2019 - Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced third-quarter 2019 results and reaffirmed its full-year financial guidance.


• As previously announced, completed divestiture in late July, which adversely impacted reported results.

• Due to the divestiture, reported net sales declined by approximately (3)% in the quarter.

• Organic net sales growth, which excludes the impact of the divestiture and currency translation, exceeded 2% in the quarter.

• Growth momentum was sustained in snacks, frozen foods, and emerging markets.

• The Company reaffirmed its full-year 2019 guidance for net sales, operating profit, earnings per share and cash flow.

"We remain squarely on strategy and on plan, and this is reflected in our third quarter results," said Steve Cahillane, Kellogg Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our reshaped portfolio is doing what it is intended to do, focusing on our higher growth categories and markets. We have revitalized key brands through improved brand-building and enhanced innovation. And, as we move past our heaviest investments and costs, we are on track for delivering gradual improvement in profitability. While fully recognizing that we still have work to do, I'm very pleased with our progress."

* Guidance and goals expressed in this press release are on an or currency-neutral basis, and adjusted to exclude restructuring charges, mark-to-market adjustments of pensions (service cost, interest cost, expected return on plan assets, and other net periodic pension costs are not excluded) and various financial instruments, and other costs impacting comparability. Organic basis also excludes acquisitions, divestitures, and differences in shipping days. Expected net sales, margins, operating profit, and earnings per share are provided on a non-GAAP basis only because certain information necessary to calculate such measures on a GAAP basis is unavailable, dependent on future events outside of our control and cannot be predicted without unreasonable efforts by the Company. Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section included later in this press release for a further discussion of our use of non-GAAP measures, including quantification of known expected adjustment items. The company will use the term "low single digit" to refer to percent changes of up to 3%, "mid single-digit" to refer to percent changes between 4% and 6%, "high single-digit" to refer to percent changes between 7% up to 10%, and "doubledigit" to refer to percent changes of 10% or more

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