Tate & Lyle Q3 Trading Statement - February 2024

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Tate & Lyle issues the following trading statement for the three months ended 31 December 2023.

Headlines

  • Resilient performance and continued good strategic progress
  • EBITDA guidance for year ending 31 March 2024 unchanged
  • Revenue 4% lower, mainly due to softer demand and phasing of orders into the fourth quarter
  • 2024 calendar year customer contracts expected to deliver a return to volume growth

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive said:

“Tate & Lyle delivered resilient performance in challenging market conditions.

In Food & Beverage Solutions, volume and revenue were lower than the comparative period. This was due to a combination of softer consumer demand and customer de-stocking, reduced inflation pass through, and some customers phasing orders into the fourth quarter when new calendar year contracts, which included the pass through of input cost deflation, came into effect. Sucralose delivered an improved performance.

The renewal of customer contracts for the 2024 calendar year is expected to deliver a sequential improvement in volume growth as the year progresses. Reflecting this, and the phasing of some customer orders from December, we saw good volume growth in January.

Customers continue to recognise the benefits of our solutions capabilities across sweetening, mouthfeel and fortification, and we remain committed to our strategy of increasing investment in both solution selling and innovation. New Products from our innovation pipeline grew strongly, delivering double-digit revenue growth on a like-for-like basis in the first three quarters of the financial year.

The strategic repositioning of Tate & Lyle to focus on speciality food ingredients, and the investments we have made to strengthen our ingredient portfolio and solutions expertise, have positioned us well to benefit from the long-term trends towards healthier, tastier and more sustainable food and drink.”

Revenue change table for FBS, Sucralose and Primary Products Europe

Outlook

For the year ending 31 March 2024, in constant currency, we expect to deliver:

  • Revenue slightly lower than the prior year.
  • EBITDA growth unchanged at 7% to 9%.

We continue to expect stronger profits from our minority holding in Primient.

END

The third quarter conference call will be held today at 8.00am GMT hosted by Nick Hampton, Chief Executive and Dawn Allen, Chief Financial Officer. Participants are requested to dial in at least 10 minutes before the start of the call. Dial in details are as follows:

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For more information contact Tate & Lyle PLC:
Christopher Marsh, VP, Investor Relations
Mobile: +44 (0) 7796 192 688

Nick Hasell (FTI Consulting), Media Relations
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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,300 employees working in around 58 locations in 39 countries, serving customers across 121 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2024, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.65 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube