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Keurig Dr Pepper Reports Strong 4th Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

Company Provides Full Year 2019 Guidance In Line with Long-Term Merger Targets

Approximately $940 Million of Bank Debt Repaid since Merger Close on July 9, 2018

BURLINGTON, Mass. and PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018 and provided guidance for Adjusted diluted EPS growth for 2019 in line with the Company's merger targets.   

The Company's reported results were significantly impacted by the merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., which was completed on July 9, 2018.  Highlights of the fourth quarter and full year 2018 include:

GAAP Basis


Adjusted Pro Forma Basis1





Q4

2018



Q4

2018

Net Sales

   % vs Prior Year

$2.81 bn

140.4%

$7.44 bn

76.1%


Net Sales

   % vs Prior Year

$2.81 bn

0.5%

$11.02 bn

2.3%

Diluted EPS

   % vs Prior Year

$0.19

-75.3%

$0.53

-50.5%


Diluted EPS

   % vs Prior Year

$0.30

25.0%

$1.04

22.4%

 

  • Successfully completed the merger, with integration efforts and synergies continuing on track.
  • Delivered 2018 financial performance in line with the long-term targets communicated at the time of the merger, positioning KDP for another year of growth in 2019 in line with its merger targets.
  • Drove strong in-market performance and market share growth for the year for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), single serve coffee and other key categories.
  • Repaid approximately $940 million of bank debt since merger close, due to strong operating profit results and ongoing effective working capital management.
  • Acquired Core, a rapidly-growing premium enhanced water brand, and Big Red, a strong regional CSD brand.
  • Entered into a long-term partnership with Danone Waters of America to sell, distribute and merchandise evian, the leading global brand of premium natural spring water, across the U.S., and expanded KDP's relationship with both Peet's, a premium specialty coffee company, for ready to drink coffee, and Forto, a rapidly-growing brand of coffee energy shots.

Commenting on the announcement, Keurig Dr Pepper Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort stated, "We finished 2018 on a strong note, successfully managing through the merger integration and achieving full year results in line with our 2018 targets.  We also delivered strong in-market performance, growing market share in carbonated soft drinks, single-serve coffee and other key categories.  Looking ahead, we are confident in our outlook for 2019 Adjusted diluted EPS growth of 15% to 17%, which is in line with our long-term merger target, despite the operating environment becoming more challenging."

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1 Adjusted pro forma metrics used in this release are non-GAAP financial measures and assume the merger occurred on December 31, 2016 and adjusts for other items affecting comparability. See reconciliation of GAAP results to Pro forma results and Adjusted pro forma results in the accompanying financial tables.

2018 Full Year Consolidated Results
Net sales for the full year of 2018 increased 76% to $7.44 billion, compared to $4.23 billion in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting the impact of the merger.  Adjusted pro forma net sales of $11.02 billion in 2018 grew 2.3%, driven by higher underlying volume/mix of 3.7%, with strong performances registered across most categories, partially offset by the net unfavorable impact of 0.5% related to changes in the Company's Allied Brands portfolio during the year, which was expected.  Also partially offsetting the growth was unfavorable net price realization of 0.8%, driven by continued moderation in strategic pod pricing investments in the Coffee Systems segment which more than offset higher net pricing in the balance of the portfolio. Unfavorable foreign currency translation also impacted the year by 0.1%.

Retail market performance, as measured by IRi, remained strong for the year.  The Company's CSD and enhanced flavored and premium unflavored water portfolios registered market share growth in both units and dollars, driven by strong performances of Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, Core and Bai.  Likewise, the coffee portfolio also performed well for the year, driven by single-serve pod category unit growth, combined with an increase in market share of pods manufactured by KDP.

Operating income increased 44% to $1.24 billion, compared to $0.86 billion in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting the impact of the merger, partially offset by the unfavorable year-over-year impact of items affecting comparability.  Adjusted pro forma operating income advanced 6.7% to $2.62 billion in 2018, compared to $2.46 billion in the year-ago period.  This performance primarily reflected the benefit of the net sales growth and strong productivity, despite inflation in input costs and logistics that were not fully offset by third quarter 2018 pricing actions in the Packaged Beverages segment. Also impacting the performance was comparison against a $49 million gain on Bai 2017 as compared to a $22 million gain on Big Red in 2018.  On a percentage of Adjusted pro forma net sales basis, Adjusted operating income grew 100 basis points to 23.8% for the full year of 2018, compared to 22.8% in 2017. 

Net income decreased approximately 31% to $0.59 billion in 2018, compared to $0.85 billion in 2017, largely reflecting the unfavorable year-over-year impact of items affecting comparability, partially offset by the impact of the merger.  Adjusted pro forma net income advanced 23% to $1.45 billion, primarily reflecting the growth in Adjusted pro forma operating income and a significantly lower effective tax rate, due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Also impacting the comparison were the non-operating benefits in 2018 of a cash distribution from BODYARMOR, in connection with KDP's interest in it as a unit-holder, and a gain related to the Core acquisition.  Adjusted diluted EPS increased 22% to $1.04 in 2018, compared to $0.85 in 2017. 

Since the merger close, KDP repaid approximately $940 million of bank debt, due to the strong operating profit results and ongoing effective working capital management, resulting in the pace of deleveraging in line with the Company's long-term merger target.

2018 Full Year Segment Results

Beverage Concentrates
Net sales for the year totaled $669 million, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma net sales increased 3.8% to $1.33 billion in 2018, compared to $1.28 billion in the year-ago period, driven by higher net price realization of 3.2% and favorable volume/mix of 0.6%.

Dr Pepper fueled the growth in Adjusted pro forma net sales for the segment, along with broad-based strength across the portfolio, particularly for A&W and, to a lesser extent, Squirt, Schweppes, Big Red and Canada Dry, partially offset by Crush and Sunkist.  Shipment volume growth for the segment was led by Canada Dry, Big Red and Hawaiian Punch, partially offset by Crush and, to a lesser extent, 7UP.

Bottler case sales volume increased 0.6% and fountain foodservice volume increased 1.7% in 2018. 

Operating income totaled $430 million for the year, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma operating income increased 5.1% to $858 million in 2018, compared to $816 million in 2017, primarily reflecting the benefits of the Adjusted pro forma net sales growth and lower marketing spending. 

Packaged Beverages
Net sales for the year totaled $2.42 billion, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma net sales advanced 4.1% to $5.07 billion in 2018 compared to $4.87 billion in 2017, reflecting strong underlying volume/mix of 5.4%, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of 1.2% resulting from changes in the Allied Brands portfolio during the year, as expected.  Slightly lower net price realization of 0.1% also impacted the comparison.  Driving the strong Adjusted pro forma net sales performance were Canada Dry, Core, Bai and BODYARMOR, as well as contract manufacturing, partially offset by declines in Fiji, Vita Coco and Hawaiian Punch.

Operating income totaled $257 million for the year, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma operating income declined 9.8% to $688 million in 2018, compared to $763 million in 2017.  This performance primarily reflected inflation in input costs and logistics not fully offset by pricing actions taken beginning in late third quarter 2018, as well as the unfavorable impact of the comparison against the $49 million gain on Bai in 2017 as compared to the $22 million gain on Big Red in 2018. Also impacting the segment were higher general and administrative expenses.  Partially offsetting these factors were the benefits of the growth in Adjusted pro forma net sales and productivity savings. 

Latin America Beverages
Net sales for the year totaled $244 million, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma net sales increased 3.9% to $506 million in 2018, compared to $487 million in 2017, reflecting higher net price realization of 5.5% and favorable volume/mix of 0.7%, partially offset by unfavorable currency translation of 2.3%.

Operating income totaled $29 million for the year, reflecting results of the segment since the merger close.  Adjusted pro forma operating income increased 28% to $82 million, compared to $64 million in 2017, reflecting the benefits of the Adjusted pro forma net sales growth and productivity savings, partially offset by inflation in input costs and logistics.

Coffee Systems
Net sales for the year totaled $4.11 billion, compared to $4.23 billion in the prior year.  Adjusted pro forma net sales declined 0.4% to $4.12 billion in 2018, compared to $4.14 billion in 2017, due to lower net price realization of 3.7%, reflecting the continued moderation in strategic pod pricing investments, significantly offset by volume/mix growth of 3.2% and favorable foreign currency translation of 0.1%.       

The volume/mix growth for Coffee Systems was driven by a 7.4% increase in K-Cup pod volume, partially offset by a 1.5% volume decline for brewers. The brewer performance was driven by an increase in brewer quality that has resulted in consumers keeping their brewers longer, as well as the impact of discontinuing select legacy brewer models.  Partially offsetting the decline were the recent launches of the K-Café and redesigned K-Mini brewers, both of which have been very well received, as evidenced by exceptionally strong consumer reviews. For the year, Keurig brewer household penetration grew approximately 7% and is now approaching 22%.

Operating income increased 11.9% to $1.16 billion in 2018, compared to $1.04 billion in 2017.  Adjusted pro forma operating income advanced 9.4% to $1.33 billion, compared to $1.22 billion in the prior year, primarily reflecting strong productivity that more than offset inflation in input costs and logistics. On a percentage of Adjusted pro forma net sales basis, Adjusted pro forma operating income grew 290 basis points to 32.3%.

Fourth Quarter Consolidated Results
Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 more than doubled to $2.81 billion, compared to $1.17 billion in the year-ago quarter, primarily reflecting the impact of the merger.  The net sales of $2.81 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 grew 0.5% compared to pro forma net sales of $2.80 billion in the year-ago period, driven by volume/mix growth of 2.7%, which reflected strong performances across most categories, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of approximately 1.8% in the quarter from the changes in the Allied Brands portfolio in the Packaged Beverages segment, which was expected. Also impacting the comparison for the quarter was unfavorable foreign currency translation of 0.4%. 

Retail market performance, as measured by IRi, remained strong in the quarter.  The Company's CSD portfolio registered market share growth in both units and dollars, driven by strength of Dr Pepper and Canada Dry.  In addition, the coffee portfolio held market share in both units and dollars for the quarter, as measured by share of pods manufactured by KDP.

Operating income increased 139% to $547 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $229 million in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting the impact of the merger, partially offset by the unfavorable year-over-year impact of items affecting comparability.  Adjusted pro forma operating income advanced 12.9% to $720 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $638 million in the year-ago period.  This performance primarily reflected strong productivity, lower general and administrative expenses, reduced marketing spending and the benefit of the net sales growth, partially offset by inflation in input costs and logistics and the unfavorable impact of comparison against the $21 million gain on Bai in the fourth quarter of 2017.  On a percentage of Adjusted pro forma net sales basis, Adjusted pro forma operating income grew 280 basis points to 25.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 22.8% in the year-ago period. 

Net income decreased 57% to $266 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $612 million in the year-ago period, largely reflecting the unfavorable year-over-year impact of items affecting comparability, partially offset by the impact of the merger.  Adjusted pro forma net income advanced 28% to $423 million, compared to $330 million in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting the growth in Adjusted pro forma operating income and significantly lower interest expense driven by lower outstanding indebtedness and the unwinding of several interest rate swap contracts.  Adjusted diluted EPS increased 25% to $0.30, compared to $0.24 in the year-ago period. 

Fourth Quarter Segment Results

Beverage Concentrates
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 advanced 4.8% to $352 million, compared to pro forma net sales of $336 million in the year-ago period, driven by higher net price realization of 2.6% and increased volume/mix of 2.4%, partially offset by unfavorable currency translation of 0.2%.

Dr Pepper fueled the growth in net sales for the segment, along with increases for 7UP, Big Red, Schweppes and Sunkist, partially offset by Crush and Canada Dry.  Shipment volume growth for the segment was led by Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Big Red and Sunkist, partially offset by Crush.

Bottler case sales volume in the fourth quarter increased 0.8% and fountain foodservice volume increased 1.6%.

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $238 million for the segment.  Adjusted pro forma operating income increased 14.2% to $242 million, compared to $212 million in the year-ago period, and Adjusted pro forma operating margin advanced 570 basis points versus year-ago to 68.8%.  This performance primarily reflected the benefits of the net sales growth and lower marketing, partially offset by inflation in input costs and logistics. 

Packaged Beverages
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 advanced 0.1% to $1.18 billion, essentially even with pro forma net sales in the year-ago period. This performance reflected favorable underlying volume/mix growth of 2.7% and higher net price realization of 1.7%, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of 4.2% resulting from changes in the Allied Brands portfolio, as expected. Also impacting the comparison was unfavorable foreign currency translation of 0.1%.  Driving the strong underlying net sales performance were Canada Dry, Core, Dr Pepper, Big Red and Mott's, as well as contract manufacturing, partially offset by declines in Fiji and, to a lesser extent, BODYARMOR and Snapple.

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $196 million for the segment. Adjusted pro forma operating income increased 8.4% to $206 million, compared to $190 million in the year-ago period, and Adjusted pro forma operating margin advanced 130 basis points versus year-ago to 17.5% of net sales.  This improvement reflected the underlying net sales growth, including the benefit of pricing, favorable product mix, productivity savings and lower marketing spending, partially offset by inflation in input costs and logistics, as well as the unfavorable impact of comparison against the $21 million gain on Bai in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Latin America Beverages
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 1.7% to $120 million, compared to pro forma net sales of $118 million in the year-ago period, reflecting higher net price realization of 5.8% and favorable volume/mix of 0.1%, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of 4.2%.

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $14 million for the segment.  Adjusted pro forma operating income increased 20.0% to $18 million, compared to $15 million in the year-ago period.  This performance reflected the benefit of the net sales growth and productivity savings, partially offset by inflation in input costs and logistics.

Coffee Systems
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 declined 0.5% to $1.16 billion, compared to $1.17 billion in the year-ago period, reflecting lower net price realization of 3.0% and unfavorable foreign currency translation of 0.4%, significantly offset by higher volume/mix of 2.9%.       

The volume/mix growth of 2.9% for Coffee Systems was driven by an 8.6% increase in K-Cup pod volume, partially offset by an 8.6% volume decline for brewers. The brewer performance was primarily driven by shipment timing between the third and fourth quarters of 2018, as well as the impact of discontinuing select legacy Keurig brewer models.  Partially offsetting these factors were recent innovation launches that have been very well received in the marketplace.  

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2018 advanced 14.2% to $297 million, compared to $260 million in the year-ago period.  Adjusted pro forma operating income advanced 8.6% to $328 million, compared to $302 million in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting strong productivity, partially offset by higher marketing expense and inflation in input costs and logistics.  On a percentage of net sales basis, Adjusted pro forma operating income grew 240 basis points to 28.2%.

KDP Adjusted Pro forma Outlook for 2019
The Company expects Adjusted diluted EPS growth in 2019 in the range of 15% to 17%, or $1.20 to $1.22 per diluted share, in line with its long-term merger target.  Supporting this guidance are the following expectations:

  • Net sales growth of approximately 2%, consistent with the Company's long-term merger target of 2-3%, despite the impact of the changes in the Allied Brands portfolio in the Packaged Beverages segment.
  • Merger synergies of $200 million in 2019, consistent with the Company's long-term merger target for $200 million per year over the 2019-2021 period.
  • Other non-operating income/expense is expected to approximate $30 million of expense in 2019 and assumes no gains related to changes in the Allied Brands portfolio, such as the impacts in 2018 from BODYARMOR and Core, which recorded income of $24 million and $12 million, respectively.
  • Adjusted interest expense is expected to be in the range of $570 million to $590 million, reflecting ongoing deleveraging and the continued benefit of unwinding interest rate swap contracts.
  • The Adjusted effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 25.0% to 25.5%.
  • Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are estimated to be approximately 1,420 million.
  • The Company continues to expect significant cash flow generation and rapid deleveraging, with a targeted leverage ratio below 3.0x in two to three years from the July 2018 closing of the merger.

Investor Contacts:
Tyson Seely
Keurig Dr Pepper
T: 781-418-3352 / tyson.seely@kdrp.com

Steve Alexander
Keurig Dr Pepper
T: 972-673-6769 / steve.alexander@dpsg.com

Media Contact:
Katie Gilroy
Keurig Dr Pepper
T: 781-418-3345 / katie.gilroy@kdrp.com

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ABOUT KEURIG DR PEPPER
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains a highly competitive distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott's® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.  For more information, visit www.keurigdrpepper.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "could," "estimate," "feel," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "project," "should," "will," "would," and similar words, phrases or expressions and variations or negatives of these words, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements regarding the estimated or anticipated future results of the combined company following the combination of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. ("KGM") and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. ("DPSG" and such combination, the "transaction"), the anticipated benefits of the transaction, including estimated synergies and cost savings, and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on the current expectations of our management and are not predictions of actual performance.

These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding the combined company's business and the combination and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (i) the impact the significant additional debt incurred in connection with the transaction may have on our ability to operate our combined business, (ii) risks relating to the integration of the KGM and DPS operations, products and employees into the combined company and assumption of certain potential liabilities of KGM and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of the combination, including cost savings, will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected timeframe, and (iii) risks relating to the combined businesses and the industries in which our combined company operates. These risks and uncertainties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are more fully discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including our Current Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019, and our subsequent filings with the SEC. While the lists of risk factors presented here and in our public filings are considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statement made herein speaks only as of the date of this document. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws or regulations.

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

On July 9, 2018 (the "Merger Date"), Maple Parent Holdings Corp. ("Maple"), a Delaware corporation and the parent entity of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. ("Keurig") completed its merger (the "Transaction") with a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. ("DPS"), at which time Maple became a wholly owned subsidiary of DPS and DPS changed its name to "Keurig Dr Pepper Inc." ("KDP" or the "Company").

The following unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information (the "financial information") is presented to illustrate the estimated effects of the Transaction as if it had been consummated on December 31, 2016. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statements of income for the fourth quarter of 2017, the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the fourth quarter of 2018 and the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, combines the historical financial statements of DPS and Maple after giving effect to the Transaction and reflects the assumptions, reclassifications and adjustments described in the accompanying notes to this financial information. Refer to the Summary of Reclassifications and Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments in the attached schedules for details of the reclassifications and adjustments applied to the historical financial statements of DPS and of Maple.

The financial information was prepared using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination be recognized at their fair values as of the completion of the acquisition. We utilized estimated fair values at the Merger Date for the preliminary allocation of consideration to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. During the measurement period, we will continue to obtain information to assist in determining the fair value of net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, which may differ materially from these preliminary estimates. The historical consolidated financial statements have been adjusted in the accompanying financial information to give effect to unaudited pro forma events that are (1) directly attributable to the transaction, (2) factually supportable, and (3) are expected to have a continuing impact on the results of operations of the combined company.

The financial information has been prepared based upon currently available information and assumptions deemed appropriate by the Company's management. This financial information is not necessarily indicative of what our results of operations actually would have been had the Transaction been completed as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the financial information is not indicative of future results or current financial conditions and does not reflect any anticipated synergies, operating efficiencies, cost savings or any integration costs that may result from the Transaction. The financial information should be read in conjunction with historical financial statements and accompanying notes filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
This release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted pro forma net sales, Adjusted pro forma operating income, and Adjusted diluted EPS, which differ from results using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as supplements to the GAAP reported measures, should not be considered replacements for, or superior to, the GAAP measures and may not be comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures typically exclude certain charges, including one-time costs related to the Transaction and integration activities, which are not expected to occur routinely in future periods. The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures internally to focus management on performance excluding these special charges to gauge our business operating performance, and to provide a meaningful comparison of the Company's performance to periods prior to the Transaction. Management believes this information is helpful to investors because it increases transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying performance of the Company and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. Additionally, management believes that non-GAAP financial measures are frequently used by analysts and investors in their evaluation of companies, and its continued inclusion provides consistency in financial reporting and enables analysts and investors to perform meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the appendix to this presentation and included in the Company's filings with the SEC.

See the attached schedules for the supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations of KDP Adjusted pro forma net sales, Adjusted pro forma operating income, and Adjusted diluted EPS.

Unaudited Financial Statement Information
On July 9, 2018, upon the consummation of the Transaction, as a result of the Transaction being accounted for as a reverse merger with Maple as the accounting acquirer, the board of directors of KDP approved a change in KDP's fiscal year end from the last Saturday in September to December 31, which was DPS's fiscal year end prior to the consummation of the Transaction, and changed Maple's fiscal year end from the last Saturday in September to the last Saturday in December to closely align Maple's fiscal year with that of KDP.

Accordingly, the change to a calendar fiscal year was made on a prospective basis and operating results presented in our audited consolidated financial statements have not been adjusted. The Company filed a transition report with the SEC for this change in fiscal year for purposes of reporting in accordance with Rule 13a-10 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, on August 7, 2018, on a Form 10-QT. As part of KDP's Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company has presented the transition period of the three months ended December 31, 2017 as part of the audited consolidated financial statements followed by the year ended December 31, 2018.

The unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income and Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 presented within the following schedules was prepared based on the historical audited Consolidated Statement of Income and Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows of KDP for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, and the historical unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of KDP for the three months ended December 30, 2017 and December 24, 2016. For purposes of preparing the unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income and Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows of KDP for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 used in this presentation, KDP's audited results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 were combined with its unaudited results for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and its unaudited results for the three months ended December 24, 2016 were subtracted. Refer to KDP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information.

KEURIG DR PEPPER INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,

(in millions, except per share data)

2018


2017


2018


2017

Net sales

$

2,813



$

1,170



$

7,442



$

4,226


Cost of sales

1,268



643



3,560



2,201


Gross profit

1,545



527



3,882



2,025


Selling, general and administrative expenses

986



298



2,635



1,163


Other operating (income) expense, net

12





10




Income from operations

547



229



1,237



862


Interest expense

180



10



401



86


Interest expense - related party



25



51



100


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



5



13



59


Other (income) expense, net

9



7



(19)



95


Income before provision (benefit) for income taxes

358



182



791



522


Provision (benefit) for income taxes

92



(437)



202



(335)


Net income

266



619



589



857


Less: Net income attributable to employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards

$



7



3



10


Net income attributable to KDP

$

266



$

612



$

586



$

847










Earnings per common share:








Basic

$

0.19



$

0.77



$

0.54



$

1.07


Diluted

0.19



0.77



0.53



1.07


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

1,394.8



790.5



1,086.3



790.5


Diluted

1,406.2



790.5



1,097.6



790.5


 

KEURIG DR PEPPER INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of December 31, 2018 and 2017

(Unaudited)




December 31,

(in millions, except share and per share data)

2018


2017

Assets

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

83



$

90


Restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents

46



5


Trade accounts receivable, net

1,150



483


Inventories

626



384


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

254



94


Total current assets

2,159



1,056


Property, plant and equipment, net

2,310



790


Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries

186



97


Goodwill

20,011



9,819


Other intangible assets, net

23,967



3,834


Other non-current assets

259



121


Deferred tax assets

26



27


Total assets

$

48,918



$

15,744


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

2,300



$

1,580


Accrued expenses

1,012



201


Structured payables

526




Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term obligations

1,458



219


Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations

26



6


Other current liabilities

380



12


Total current liabilities

5,702



2,018


Long-term obligations

14,201



3,064


Long-term obligations, related party



1,815


Capital lease and financing obligations, less current

305



97


Deferred tax liabilities

5,923



1,031


Other non-current liabilities

254



56


Total liabilities

26,385



8,081


Commitments and contingencies




Employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards



265


Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued




Common stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000,000,000 and 800,000,000 shares authorized, 1,405,944,922 and 790,478,141 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

14



8


Additional paid-in capital

21,471



6,377


Retained earnings

1,178



914


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(130)



99


Total stockholders' equity

22,533



7,398


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

48,918



$

15,744


 

KEURIG DR PEPPER INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For The Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

(Unaudited)



For the Twelve Months
 Ended December 31,

(in millions)

2018


2017

Operating activities:




Net income

$

589



$

857


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation expense

233



142


Amortization expense

229



118


Provision for sales returns

54



57


Deferred income taxes

(81)



(468)


Employee stock based compensation expense

35



51


Loss on early extinguishment of debt

13



59


Gain on step acquisition of unconsolidated subsidiaries

(18)




Unrealized (gain) or loss on foreign currency

28



15


Unrealized (gain) or loss on derivatives

49



16


Other, net

25



55


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:




Trade accounts receivable

82



(64)


Inventories

185



50


Income taxes receivable, prepaid and payables, net

71



(64)


Other current and non current assets

(49)



(18)


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

206



894


Other current and non current liabilities

(38)



6


Net change in operating assets and liabilities

457



804


Net cash provided by operating activities

1,613



1,706


Investing activities:




Acquisitions of business

(19,114)




Cash acquired in acquisitions

169




Issuance of related party note receivable

(11)



(6)


Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries

(39)



250


Proceeds from capital distributions from investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries

35




Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(180)



(56)


Other, net

9



(5)


Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(19,131)



183


Financing activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock private placement

9,000




Proceeds from unsecured credit facility

1,900




Proceeds from senior unsecured notes

8,000




Proceeds from term loan

2,700



1,200


Net Issuance of Commercial Paper

1,080




Proceeds from structured payables

526




Repayment of unsecured credit facility

(1,900)



(300)


Repayment of term loan

(3,447)



(2,649)


Payments on capital leases

(17)



(18)


Deferred financing charges paid

(55)



(5)


Proceeds from issuance of common stock under compensation plans

3




Cash contributions (distributions) from (to) redeemable NCI shareholders

18



(1)


Cash Dividends paid

(232)



(57)


Cross Currency Swap



(78)


Other, net

1




Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

17,577



(1,908)


Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents — net change from:




Operating, investing and financing activities

59



(19)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents

(15)



17


Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period

95



97


Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period

$

139



$

95



Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information

On January 29, 2018, DPS entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") by and among DPS, Maple and Salt Merger Sub, Inc. ("Merger Sub"), whereby Merger Sub will be merged with and into Maple, with Maple surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DPS (the "Transaction"). The Transaction was consummated on July 9, 2018 (the "Merger Date"), at which time DPS changed its name to "Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.".

Immediately prior to the consummation of the Transaction (the "Effective Time"), each share of common stock of Maple  issued and outstanding was converted into the right to receive a number of fully paid and nonassessable shares of common stock of Merger Sub determined pursuant to an exchange ratio set forth in the Merger Agreement (the "Acquisition Shares"). As a result of the Transaction, the stockholders of Maple as of immediately prior to the Effective Time own approximately 87% of DPS common stock following the closing and the stockholders of DPS as of immediately prior to the Effective Time own approximately 13% on a fully diluted basis. Upon consummation of the Transaction, DPS declared a special cash dividend equal to $103.75 per share, subject to any withholding of taxes required by law, payable to holders of its common stock as of the record date for the special dividend.

The following unaudited pro forma combined financial information (the "financial information") is presented to illustrate the estimated effects of the Transaction. The financial information for the fourth quarter of 2018 is based on the actual fourth quarter financial statements of KDP after giving effect to the Transaction and the assumptions, reclassifications and adjustments described in the accompanying notes to this financial information. The financial information is presented as if the Transaction had been consummated on December 31, 2016, and combines the historical results of DPS and Maple. Refer to the Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments and Summary of Reclassifications below for details of the reclassifications and adjustments applied to the historical financial statements of DPS and of Maple, which is now reflected under the KDP column.

The financial information was prepared using the acquisition method of accounting, which requires, among other things, that assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination be recognized at their fair values as of the completion of the acquisition. We utilized estimated fair values at the Merger Date for the preliminary allocation of consideration to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. During the measurement period, we will continue to obtain information to assist in determining the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, which may differ materially from these preliminary estimates.The historical consolidated financial statements have been adjusted in the accompanying financial information to give effect to unaudited pro forma events that are (1) directly attributable to the transaction, (2) factually supportable, and (3) are expected to have a continuing impact on the results of operations of KDP.

The financial information has been prepared based upon currently available information and assumptions deemed appropriate by the Company's management. This financial information is not necessarily indicative of what our results of operations actually would have been had the Transaction been completed as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the financial information is not indicative of future results or current financial conditions and does not reflect any anticipated synergies, operating efficiencies, cost savings or any integration costs that may result from the Transaction. The financial information should be read in conjunction with historical financial statements and accompanying notes filed with the SEC.


Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments

Pro forma adjustments included in the Pro Forma Combined Statements of Income are as follows:

Summary of Reclassifications

Reclassifications included in the Pro Forma Combined Statements of Income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 are as follows:


 

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Income

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

(Unaudited)


(in millions, except per share data)

Reported KDP(1)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(2)


Pro Forma
Combined

Net sales

$

2,813



$



$

2,813


Cost of sales

1,268



(1)



1,267


Gross profit

1,545



1



1,546


Selling, general and administrative expenses

986



4



990


Other operating income, net

12





12


Income from operations

547



(3)



544


Interest expense

180



(2)



178


Interest expense - related party






Loss on early extinguishment of debt






Other (income) expense, net

9





9


Income before provision for income taxes

358



(1)



357


Provision for income taxes

92



2



94


Net income

266



(3)



263


Net income attributable to employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards






Net income attributable to KDP

$

266



$

(3)



$

263


Earnings per common share:






Basic

$

0.19





$

0.19


Diluted

0.19





0.19


Weighted average common shares outstanding:






Basic

1,394.8





1,394.8


Diluted

1,406.2





1,406.2










1.

Refer to the Statements of Income on page A-1.

2.

Refer to Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments on page A-5.

 

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Income

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017

(Unaudited)


(in millions, except per share data)

Historical DPS(1)


Reported
KDP(2)


Reclassifications(3)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(4)


Pro Forma
Combined

Net sales

$

1,643



$

1,170



$



$

(13)



$

2,800


Cost of sales

663



643





(5)



1,301


Gross profit

980



527





(8)



1,499


Selling, general and administrative expenses

612



298



26



1



937


Depreciation and amortization

26





(26)






Other operating income, net

(21)









(21)


Income from operations

363



229





(9)



583


Interest expense

41



10





103



154


Interest expense - related party



25





(25)




Interest income

(1)





1






Loss on early extinguishment of debt



5







5


Other (income) expense, net

(2)



7





(1)



4


Income before provision (benefit) for income taxes

325



182



(1)



(86)



420


Provision (benefit) for income taxes

(184)



(437)





(33)



(654)


Income before equity in loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries

509



619



(1)



(53)



1,074


Equity in loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net of tax

1





(1)






Net income

508



619





(53)



1,074


Net income attributable to employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards



7





(7)




Net income attributable to KDP

$

508



$

612



$



$

(46)



$

1,074


Earnings per common share:










Basic

$

2.82









$

0.77


Diluted

2.81









0.77


Weighted average common shares outstanding:










Basic

180.1







1,206.4



1,386.5


Diluted

180.8







1,205.7



1,386.5




1.

Agrees to historical GAAP financial statements for DPS' three months ended December 31, 2017 (as filed in Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 8-K on November 6, 2018).

2.

Refer to KDP's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed on February 28, 2019 for KDP's (Maple) three months ended December 31, 2017.

3.

Refer to Summary of Reclassifications on page A-6.

4.

Refer to Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments on page A-5.

 

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Income

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018

(Unaudited)


(in millions, except per share data)

Reported
KDP(1)


DPS

Jan 1 - July 8(2)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(3)


Pro Forma
Combined

Net sales

$

7,442



$

3,605



$

(27)



$

11,020


Cost of sales

3,560



1,529



(150)



4,939


Gross profit

3,882



2,076



123



6,081


Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,635



1,639



(367)



3,907


Other operating expense (income), net

10



(14)



2



(2)


Income from operations

1,237



451



488



2,176


Interest expense

401



88



182



671


Interest expense - related party

51





(51)




Loss on early extinguishment of debt

13







13


Other (income) expense, net

(19)



5





(14)


Income before provision for income taxes

791



358



357



1,506


Provision for income taxes

202



82



114



398


Net income

589



276



243



1,108


Net income attributable to employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards

3





(3)




Net income attributable to KDP

$

586



$

276



$

246



$

1,108


Earnings per common share:








Basic

$

0.54







$

0.80


Diluted

0.53







0.79


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

1,086.3





303.5



1,389.8


Diluted

1,097.6





303.5



1,401.1




1.

Refer to the Statements of Income.

2.

Refers to DPS's activity during the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 prior to the Merger Date.

3.

Refer to Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments.

 

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Income

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017

(Unaudited)


(in millions, except per share data)

Historical
DPS(1)


Reported
KDP(2)


Reclassifications(3)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(4)


Pro Forma
Combined

Net sales

$

6,690



$

4,226



$



$

(141)



$

10,775


Cost of sales

2,695



2,201





(60)



4,836


Gross profit

3,995



2,025





(81)



5,939


Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,556



1,163



102



(14)



3,807


Depreciation and amortization

102





(102)






Other operating income, net

(51)









(51)


Income from operations

1,388



862





(67)



2,183


Interest expense

164



86





366



616


Interest expense - related party



100





(100)




Interest income

(3)





3






Loss on early extinguishment of debt

62



59







121


Other (income) expense, net

(8)



95



(1)



(3)



83


Income before provision for income taxes

1,173



522



(2)



(330)



1,363


Provision for income taxes

95



(335)





(124)



(364)


Income before equity in loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries

1,078



857



(2)



(206)



1,727


Equity in loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net of tax

2





(2)






Net income

1,076



857





(206)



1,727


Net income attributable to employee redeemable non-controlling interest and mezzanine equity awards



10





(10)




Net income attributable to KDP

$

1,076



$

847



$



$

(196)



$

1,727


Earnings per common share:










Basic

$

5.91









$

1.25


Diluted

5.89









1.25


Weighted average common shares outstanding:










Basic

182.0







1,206.4



1,386.5


Diluted

182.8







1,203.7



1,386.5




1.

Refer to DPS's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed on February 14, 2018, for the year ended December 31, 2017.

2.

Refer to Unaudited Financial Statement Information for further information.

3.

Refer to Summary of Reclassifications.

4.

Refer to Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments.

 

KEURIG DR PEPPER INC.

RECONCILIATION OF PRO FORMA SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)


(in millions)

Reported KDP


Pro Forma Adjustments(1)


Pro Forma Combined

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018






Net Sales






Beverage Concentrates

$

352



$



$

352


Packaged Beverages

1,177





1,177


Latin America Beverages

120





120


Coffee Systems

1,164





1,164


Total net sales

$

2,813



$



$

2,813








Income from Operations






Beverage Concentrates

$

238



$



$

238


Packaged Beverages

196



5



201


Latin America Beverages

14



1



15


Coffee Systems

297



1



298


Unallocated Corporate

(198)



(10)



(208)


Total income from operations

$

547



$

(3)



$

544



(in millions)

Historical KGM(2)


Historical DPS(3)


Reclassifications(4)


Pro Forma Adjustments(1)


Pro Forma Combined

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017










Net Sales










Beverage Concentrates

$



$

349



$



$

(13)



$

336


Packaged Beverages



1,176







1,176


Latin America Beverages



118







118


Coffee Systems

1,170









1,170


Total net sales

$

1,170



$

1,643



$



$

(13)



$

2,800












Income from Operations










Beverage Concentrates

$



$

225



$



$

(13)



$

212


Packaged Beverages



185



(1)



4



188


Latin America Beverages



16



(1)





15


Coffee Systems

260









260


Unallocated Corporate

(31)



(61)







(92)


Total income from operations

$

229



$

365



$

(2)



$

(9)



$

583




1.

Refer to Summary of Pro Forma Adjustments on page A-5.

2.

Agrees to historical GAAP financial statements for KGM's three months ended December 31, 2017 (as filed in Exhibit 99.4 to the Form 8-K/A on August 8, 2018).

3.

Agrees to historical GAAP financial statements for DPS' three months ended December 31, 2017 (as filed in Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 8-K on November 6, 2018).  These numbers have been adjusted for the allocation of other operating income, net.

 

KEURIG DR PEPPER INC.

RECONCILIATION OF PRO FORMA SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)


(in millions)

Reported
KDP


DPS

January 1 - July 8,
2018(1)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(2)


Pro Forma
Combined

For the Year Ended December 31, 2018








Net Sales








Beverage Concentrates

$

669



$

689



$

(27)



$

1,331


Packaged Beverages

2,415



2,654





5,069


Latin America Beverages

244



262





506


Coffee Systems

4,114







4,114


Total net sales

$

7,442



$

3,605



$

(27)



$

11,020










Income from Operations








Beverage Concentrates

$

430



$

438



$

(15)



$

853


Packaged Beverages

257



297



123



677


Latin America Beverages

29



40



10



79


Coffee Systems

1,163







1,163


Unallocated Corporate

(642)



(324)



370



(596)


Total income from operations

$

1,237



$

451



$

488



$

2,176











Reported
KDP


Historical DPS(3)


Pro Forma
Adjustments(2)


Pro Forma
Combined

For the Year Ended December 31, 2017








Net Sales








Beverage Concentrates

$



$

1,332



$

(50)



$

1,282


Packaged Beverages



4,871





4,871


Latin America Beverages



487





487


Coffee Systemsnull