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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2019 First-Quarter Reported Diluted EPS of $0.87 versus $1.00 in 2018, Reflecting Currency-Neutral Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 15.0%

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Revises 2019 Full-Year Reported Diluted EPS Forecast to at Least $4.87 versus $5.08 in 2018, Reflecting Currency-Neutral Like-for-Like Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of at Least 8%

Regulatory News:

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) today announced its 2019 first-quarter results and revised its 2019 full-year reported diluted earnings per share forecast.

2019 FIRST-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment volume up by 1.1%
  • Shipment volume growth from each of PMI's top-five international cigarette brands
  • PMI's total in-market sales growth was 1.7%, driven by a 34.6% increase in heated tobacco unit in-market sales
  • Total international market share up 1.0 point to 28.4%
  • Total international heated tobacco unit market share of 2.0%, up by 0.5 points, driven by: EU Region at 2.1%, up by 1.3 points, Japan at 16.9%, up by 1.1 points, Russia at 3.1%, up by 2.6 points, and Korea flat at 7.3%

"Our first-quarter results represent a promising start to the year, underpinned by a robust performance from our combustible portfolio and strong share growth from our smoke-free products, notably in Japan, Russia and across the EU. Indeed, we achieved an important milestone in the quarter, reaching more than 10 million IQOS users worldwide," said André Calantzopoulos, Chief Executive Officer.

"While our reported results were impacted by previously disclosed charges related to our Canadian subsidiary, on a currency-neutral basis, net revenues, adjusted operating income and adjusted diluted EPS grew by 3.2%, 9.1% and 15.0%, respectively. Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 200 basis points to 37.2%."

"This is an encouraging performance and puts us on track to deliver against our full-year adjusted diluted EPS currency-neutral growth forecast of at least 8% on a like-for-like basis."

2019 FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS

2019 First-Quarter

  • Reported diluted earnings per share of $0.87, down by $0.13 or 13.0% versus $1.00 in 2018
    • Excluding unfavorable currency of $0.06, reported diluted earnings per share down by $0.07 or 7.0% versus $1.00 in 2018 as detailed in the attached Schedule 2
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.09, up by $0.09 or 9.0% versus $1.00 in 2018
    • Excluding unfavorable currency of $0.06, adjusted diluted earnings per share up by $0.15 or 15.0% versus $1.00 in 2018 as detailed in the attached Schedule 2
  • Cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment volume of 175.8 billion units, up by 1.1%, reflecting:
    • Flat cigarette shipment volume of 164.3 billion units
    • Heated tobacco unit shipment volume of 11.5 billion units, up by 1.9 billion units or 20.2%
  • Excluding the net unfavorable impact of estimated distributor inventory movements of approximately 1.0 billion units, PMI's total in-market sales growth was 1.7%, driven by a 34.6% increase in heated tobacco unit in-market sales
  • Net revenues of $6.8 billion, down by 2.1%
    • Excluding unfavorable currency of $369 million, net revenues up by 3.2% as detailed in the attached Schedule 4
  • Operating income of $2.1 billion, down by 15.5%
    • Excluding unfavorable currency of $144 million, operating income down by 9.6% as detailed in the attached Schedule 5
  • Adjusted operating income, reflecting the items detailed in the attached Schedule 6, of $2.5 billion, up by 3.2%
    • Excluding unfavorable currency of $144 million, adjusted operating income up by 9.1% as detailed in the attached Schedule 6
  • During the quarter, PMI declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.14, representing an annualized rate of $4.56 per common share.

2019 FULL-YEAR FORECAST

    Full-Year
2019 EPS Forecast

2019
Forecast

  2018

Adjusted
Growth

   
Reported Diluted EPS $4.87

(a)

$5.08
2018 Tax items 0.02
2019 Asset impairment and exit costs 0.01
2019 Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense 0.09
2019 Loss on deconsolidation of RBH   0.12        
Adjusted Diluted EPS $5.09 $5.10
Net earnings attributable to RBH       (0.26) (b)    
Adjusted Diluted EPS $5.09 $4.84 (c)
Currency   (0.14)          
   
Adjusted Diluted EPS, excl. currency $5.23 $4.84 (c) 8.1%
 

(a) Reflects the exclusion of previously anticipated net EPS of approximately $0.28 attributable to RBH from March
22, 2019 through December 31, 2019. The impact relating to the eight-day stub period was not material.

(b) Net reported diluted EPS attributable to RBH from March 22, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
(c) Pro forma.
 

PMI revises its full-year 2019 reported diluted EPS forecast to be at least $4.87 at prevailing exchange rates. This full-year guidance reflects:

  • The net impact of the deconsolidation of PMI's Canadian subsidiary Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH) under U.S. GAAP of approximately $0.12 per share based on final quarter-end figures (compared to the estimate of $0.10 previously disclosed on March 22, 2019), recorded in the first quarter of 2019, which is a non-cash item, as well as the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense of approximately $0.09 per share announced on March 4, 2019;
  • The exclusion, announced on March 22, 2019, of RBH’s previously anticipated net earnings from PMI’s consolidated financial statements, from March 22, 2019 (the date of deconsolidation) to December 31, 2019, of approximately $0.28 per share;
  • Asset impairment and exit costs of approximately $0.01 per share related to a plant closure in Pakistan as part of the optimization of PMI's global manufacturing footprint;
  • An unfavorable currency impact, at prevailing exchange rates, of approximately $0.14;
  • A full-year effective tax rate of approximately 23%, reflecting the current analysis, interpretation and clarifications of the scope and impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; and
  • A projected increase of at least 8%, excluding currency, versus pro forma adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.84 in 2018, as detailed in the attached Schedule 3 and as shown in the 2019 EPS Forecast table above.

Assumptions underlying this forecast, and PMI’s 2019-2021 targets, as communicated by PMI in its earnings release of February 7, 2019, and reiterated at the CAGNY Conference of February 20, 2019, remain unchanged on a like-for-like basis, except for 2019 operating cash flow, which, due to the impact of the deconsolidation of RBH, is now estimated to be approximately $9.5 billion, subject to year-end working capital requirements.

This forecast excludes the impact of any future acquisitions, unanticipated asset impairment and exit cost charges, future changes in currency exchange rates, further developments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, further developments pertaining to the judgment in the two Québec Class Action lawsuits and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) protection granted to RBH and any unusual events. Factors described in the Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements section of this release represent continuing risks to these projections.

Conference Call

A conference call, hosted by Martin King, Chief Financial Officer, will be webcast at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 18, 2019. Access is at www.pmi.com/2019Q1earnings. The audio webcast may also be accessed on iOS or Android devices by downloading PMI’s free Investor Relations Mobile Application at www.pmi.com/irapp.

CONSOLIDATED SHIPMENT VOLUME & MARKET SHARE

PMI Shipment Volume by Region     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes    
European Union 39,488 39,671 (0.5)%
Eastern Europe 20,320 22,039 (7.8)%
Middle East & Africa 33,304 29,248 13.9%
South & Southeast Asia 41,492 40,218 3.2%
East Asia & Australia 12,113 14,091 (14.0)%
Latin America & Canada 17,580   19,013   (7.5)%
Total PMI 164,297 164,280 —%
 
Heated Tobacco Units
European Union 2,293 928 +100%
Eastern Europe 1,548 564 +100%
Middle East & Africa 754 709 6.3%
South & Southeast Asia —%
East Asia & Australia 6,849 7,342 (6.7)%
Latin America & Canada 54   23   +100%
Total PMI 11,498 9,566 20.2%
 
Cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Units
European Union 41,781 40,599 2.9%
Eastern Europe 21,868 22,603 (3.3)%
Middle East & Africa 34,058 29,957 13.7%
South & Southeast Asia 41,492 40,218 3.2%
East Asia & Australia 18,962 21,433 (11.5)%
Latin America & Canada 17,634   19,036   (7.4)%
Total PMI 175,795 173,846 1.1%
 

During the quarter, PMI's total shipment volume increased by 1.1%, principally driven by:

  • the EU, reflecting higher heated tobacco unit shipment volume across the Region, and higher cigarette shipment volume in Germany, Poland and Spain, partly offset by lower cigarette shipment volume in France and Italy;
  • Middle East & Africa, primarily reflecting higher cigarette shipment volume, notably Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, partly offset by lower cigarette shipment volume in PMI Duty Free; and
  • South & South East Asia, reflecting higher cigarette shipment volume, principally in Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand, partly offset by Indonesia;

partly offset by

  • Eastern Europe, reflecting lower cigarette shipment volume, principally in Russia, partly offset by higher heated tobacco unit shipment volume across the Region, notably Russia;
  • East Asia & Australia, reflecting lower cigarette shipment volume, notably in Japan and Korea, and lower heated tobacco unit shipment volume in Japan; and
  • Latin America & Canada, reflecting lower cigarette shipment volume, principally in Argentina and Venezuela.

First-Quarter Impact of Inventory Movements

Excluding the net unfavorable impact of estimated distributor inventory movements of approximately 1.0 billion units, PMI’s total in-market sales growth was 1.7%, driven by a 34.6% increase in heated tobacco unit in-market sales, partly offset by a 0.2% decline of cigarette in-market sales. The 1.0 billion units of inventory movements reflected:

  • A net unfavorable impact of 1.3 billion heated tobacco units, mainly due to Japan and Russia; and
  • A net favorable impact of approximately 0.3 billion cigarettes, mainly driven by Saudi Arabia, partly offset by Japan, North Africa and PMI Duty Free.

PMI Shipment Volume by Brand

PMI Shipment Volume by Brand     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes    
Marlboro 59,963 57,973 3.4%
L&M 21,816 19,225 13.5%
Chesterfield 14,298 13,875 3.1%
Philip Morris 10,723 10,659 0.6%
Parliament 8,830 8,460 4.4%
Sampoerna A 7,901 8,624 (8.4)%
Bond Street 5,671 6,975 (18.7)%
Dji Sam Soe 6,651 6,696 (0.7)%
Lark 5,270 5,577 (5.5)%
Fortune 3,045 3,583 (15.0)%
Others 20,129   22,633   (11.1)%
Total Cigarettes 164,297 164,280 —%
Heated Tobacco Units 11,498   9,566   20.2%
Total PMI 175,795 173,846 1.1%
 

Note: Sampoerna A includes Sampoerna; Philip Morris includes Philip Morris/Dubliss; and Lark includes Lark
Harmony.

 

PMI's cigarette shipment volume was flat, despite the impact of out-switching to heated tobacco units largely from premium and mid-price cigarette brands, reflecting growth from PMI's five largest international brands, offset primarily by PMI's low-price Bond Street. PMI's cigarette shipment volume of the following brands increased:

  • Marlboro, mainly driven by Algeria, Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Turkey, partly offset by Argentina, Italy, Japan, PMI Duty Free and Russia;
  • L&M, mainly driven by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Thailand, partly offset by Russia;
  • Chesterfield, mainly driven by Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, partly offset by Argentina, Italy and Venezuela;
  • Philip Morris, mainly driven by Russia, partly offset by Argentina; and
  • Parliament, mainly driven by Turkey, partly offset by Korea.

PMI's cigarette shipment volume of the following brands decreased:

  • Sampoerna A and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia, mainly reflecting the impact of retail price increases resulting in widened price gaps with competitors' products and the impact of estimated trade inventory movements following the absence of an excise tax increase in January 2019;
  • Bond Street, mainly due to Russia and Ukraine;
  • Lark, mainly due to Japan, partly offset by Turkey;
  • Fortune in the Philippines, mainly reflecting up-trading to Marlboro resulting from a narrowed price gap; and
  • "Others," mainly due to: mid-price brands, notably Sampoerna U in Indonesia, partly reflecting the impact of above-inflation retail price increases; the successful portfolio consolidation of local, low-price brands into international trademarks, notably in Mexico and Russia.

The increase in PMI's heated tobacco unit shipment volume was mainly driven by the EU and Russia, partly offset by Japan.

First-Quarter International Share of Market

PMI's total international market share (excluding China and the United States), defined as PMI's cigarette and heated tobacco unit sales volume as a percentage of total industry cigarette and heated tobacco unit sales volume, increased by 1.0 point to 28.4%, reflecting:

  • Total international cigarette market share of 26.4%, up by 0.5 points; and
  • Total international heated tobacco unit market share of 2.0%, up by 0.5 points.

PMI's total international cigarette market share, defined as PMI's cigarette sales volume as a percentage of total industry cigarette sales volume, was 27.1%, up by 0.7 points.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 6,751 $ 6,896 (2.1)% 3.2% (145) (369) 228 (15) 11
Cost of Sales (2,465) (2,615) 5.7% 1.5% 150 110 10 30

Marketing, Administration and
Research Costs (1)

(2,217) (1,833) (20.9)% (27.2)% (384) 114 (498)
Amortization of Intangibles (19)  

(22)

13.6%   9.1% 3   1       2
Operating Income $ 2,050 $ 2,426 (15.5)% (9.6)% (376) (144) 228 (5) (455)
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs (2) (20) —% —% (20) (20)

Canadian Tobacco Litigation-
Related Expense (2)

(194) —% —% (194) (194)
Loss on Deconsolidation of RBH (2)     (239)     —%   —%   (239)         (239)
Adjusted Operating Income $ 2,503 $ 2,426 3.2% 9.1% 77 (144) 228 (5) (2)
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

37.1% 35.2% 1.9pp 2.0pp
 

(1) Unfavorable Cost/Other variance of $45 million, excluding asset impairment & exit costs, the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense
and the loss on deconsolidation of RBH.

(2) Included in Marketing, Administration and Research Costs.
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 3.2%, driven primarily by a favorable pricing variance, notably in Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, partly offset by Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Unfavorable volume of cigarettes, resulting from geographic mix, was largely offset by favorable volume of heated tobacco units and favorable mix of cigarettes and heated tobacco units. The currency-neutral growth in net revenues of 3.2% in the quarter came despite a challenging comparison with the first quarter of 2018 in which net revenues grew by 8.3%, excluding currency, partly fueled by higher IQOS device shipments in Japan. In addition, net revenues in the first quarter of 2018 were not impacted at that point by the move to highly inflationary accounting in Argentina that became effective July 1, 2018. Combined, these two items unfavorably impacted the currency-neutral net revenue growth rate of 3.2% in the quarter by approximately 3.4 points.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, decreased by 9.6%. Excluding the loss on deconsolidation of RBH, the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense, and asset impairment and exit charges related to a plant closure in Pakistan as part of the optimization of PMI's global manufacturing footprint, adjusted operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 9.1%, primarily reflecting a favorable pricing variance and lower manufacturing costs, partly offset by higher marketing, administration and research costs, notably reflecting increased investment behind reduced-risk products.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 2.0 points to 37.2%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed in the attached Schedule 7.

EUROPEAN UNION REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 2,159 $ 1,988 8.6% 15.8% 171 (143) 68 246
 
Operating Income $ 896 $ 740 21.1% 31.1% 156 (74) 68 197 (35)
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs   —%   —%        
Adjusted Operating Income $ 896 $ 740 21.1% 31.1% 156 (74) 68 197 (35)
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

41.5% 37.2% 4.3pp 4.9pp
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 15.8%, reflecting a favorable pricing variance, driven principally by Germany, and favorable volume/mix, primarily reflecting favorable heated tobacco unit volume across the Region.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 31.1%, mainly reflecting a favorable pricing variance and favorable volume/mix, notably in Germany, Italy and Poland, partially offset by higher manufacturing costs primarily related to reduced-risk products.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 4.9 points to 42.1%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

European Union Key Data     First-Quarter
    Change
2019   2018   % / pp
Total Market (billion units) 107.3 107.8 (0.5)%
 
PMI Shipment Volume (million units)
Cigarettes 39,488 39,671 (0.5)%
Heated Tobacco Units 2,293   928   +100.0%
Total EU 41,781 40,599 2.9%
 
PMI Market Share
Marlboro 18.2% 18.3% (0.1)
L&M 6.7% 6.7%
Chesterfield 5.9% 5.9%
Philip Morris 2.8% 3.1% (0.3)
HEETS 2.1% 0.8% 1.3
Others 3.2%   3.4%   (0.2)
Total EU 38.9% 38.2% 0.7
 

In the quarter, the estimated total market in the EU decreased by 0.5% to 107.3 billion units, mainly due to:

  • France, down by 8.1%, mainly due to the impact of significant excise-tax driven price increases in March 2018 and 2019, as well as an increase in the prevalence of illicit trade;
  • Germany, down by 4.0%, or by 1.0% excluding the net impact of estimated trade inventory movements of competitors' products in the quarter, primarily reflecting the impact of price increases in March 2018; and
  • Italy, down by 2.9%, or by 1.7% excluding the net impact of estimated trade inventory movements, primarily reflecting the impact of price increases in 2018 and in February 2019;

partly offset by

  • Poland, up by 8.1%, primarily reflecting a lower prevalence of illicit trade; and
  • Spain, up by 2.7%, partly reflecting a lower prevalence of illicit trade.

PMI's total shipment volume increased by 2.9% to 41.8 billion units, notably driven by:

  • higher heated tobacco unit shipment volume across the Region, notably Italy, driven by higher market share; and
  • higher cigarette shipment volume in: Germany, primarily reflecting higher market share of cigarettes, particularly of Marlboro, benefiting from estimated favorable trade inventory movements in the quarter noted above; Poland, mainly driven by a higher total market; and Spain, primarily reflecting net favorable estimated distributor movements;

partly offset by

  • lower cigarette shipment volume, notably in France, mainly reflecting a lower total market, and Italy, primarily reflecting the lower total market, due mainly to the impact of price increases in March 2018 and February 2019, as well as lower cigarette market share due to out-switching to HEETS.

EASTERN EUROPE REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 579 $ 567 2.1% 13.4% 12 (64) 17 59
 
Operating Income $ 129 $ 151 (14.6)% (2.0)% (22) (19) 17 14 (34)
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs   —%   —%        
Adjusted Operating Income $ 129 $ 151 (14.6)% (2.0)% (22) (19) 17 14 (34)
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

22.3% 26.6% (4.3)pp (3.6)pp
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 13.4%, reflecting a favorable pricing variance, driven notably by Ukraine, and favorable volume/mix, primarily driven by heated tobacco unit volume in Russia and Ukraine, partly offset by lower cigarette volume in Russia.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, decreased by 2.0%, mainly due to higher manufacturing and marketing, administration and research costs, notably reflecting increased investments behind reduced-risk products, primarily in Russia in support of the geographic expansion, partly offset by a favorable pricing variance and favorable volume/mix.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, decreased by 3.6 points to 23.0%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

In the quarter, the estimated total market in Eastern Europe decreased, notably due to:

  • Russia, down by 8.3%, primarily reflecting the impact of price increases, as well as the unfavorable impact in the quarter of estimated trade inventory movements in certain key accounts; and
  • Ukraine, down by 10.6%, primarily reflecting the impact of price increases and an increase in the prevalence of illicit trade.
PMI Shipment Volume     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes 20,320   22,039   (7.8)%
Heated Tobacco Units 1,548   564   +100.0%
Total Eastern Europe 21,868 22,603 (3.3)%
 

PMI's total shipment volume decreased by 3.3% to 21.9 billion units, primarily in:

  • Russia, down by 5.0%. Excluding the net unfavorable impact of estimated distributor inventory movements of 0.5 billion units, primarily of heated tobacco units, reflecting an adjustment subsequent to the increase in shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018 ahead of the planned geographic expansion of IQOS, PMI's in-market sales decline was 0.9%, reflecting a lower total market, partly offset by higher market share of heated tobacco units;

partly offset by

  • Kazakhstan, up by 12.3%, reflecting a higher total market and a higher market share of heated tobacco units; and
  • Ukraine, up by 2.3%, reflecting a higher market share of cigarettes and heated tobacco units, partly offset by a lower total market.

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 927 $ 961 (3.5)% 3.5% (34) (68) (50) 73 11
 
Operating Income $ 344 $ 374 (8.0)% (1.1)% (30) (26) (50) 35 11
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs   —%   —%        
Adjusted Operating Income $ 344 $ 374 (8.0)% (1.1)% (30) (26) (50) 35 11
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

37.1% 38.9% (1.8)pp (1.7)pp
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 3.5%, mainly reflecting favorable volume/mix, principally driven by: favorable cigarette volume and mix in Saudi Arabia and favorable cigarette volume in Turkey; partly offset by lower cigarette volume, principally in PMI Duty Free, and a favorable cost/other variance mainly driven by the timing of other revenues. The favorable volume/mix and favorable cost/other variance were partly offset by an unfavorable pricing variance, mainly due to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, partly offset by Egypt.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, decreased by 1.1%, mainly reflecting: an unfavorable pricing variance; partly offset by favorable volume/mix, reflecting the same market drivers as noted above, a favorable cost/other variance, as noted above.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, decreased by 1.7 points to 37.2%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

In the quarter, the estimated total market in the Middle East & Africa increased, notably driven by:

  • Algeria, up by 19.3%, or down by 0.8% excluding the net favorable impact of estimated trade inventory movements associated with expectations regarding excise tax announcements in 2019 compared to 2018;
  • Saudi Arabia, up by 8.1%, primarily reflecting a favorable comparison with the first quarter of 2018, which was down by 40.8% mainly due to the impact of retail price increases in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 following the introduction of the new excise tax in June 2017 and VAT in January 2018; and
  • Turkey, up by 10.1%, or by 4.3%, excluding the net favorable impact of estimated trade inventory movements associated with expectations regarding excise tax and pricing changes in 2019 compared to 2018 following the excise tax increase in January 2019.
PMI Shipment Volume     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes 33,304   29,248   13.9%
Heated Tobacco Units 754   709   6.3%
Total Middle East & Africa 34,058 29,957 13.7%
 

PMI's total shipment volume increased by 13.7% to 34.1 billion units, notably in:

  • North Africa, notably in: Algeria, up by 36.4%, reflecting a higher total market, as well as higher market share benefiting from the estimated trade inventory movements noted above; and Egypt, up by 9.4%, primarily reflecting higher market share, driven by L&M;
  • Saudi Arabia, up by +100%. Net favorable estimated distributor inventory movements in the quarter totaled 2.6 billion cigarettes, mainly attributable to: adjustments ahead of an importation deadline before the implementation of plain packaging scheduled for January 1, 2020; port closures related to the timing of Ramadan; and adjustments in 2018 following the introduction of the new excise tax in 2017. Excluding the impact of these inventory movements, PMI's in-market sales grew by 8.6%, reflecting a favorable comparison with the first quarter of 2018, which was down by 54.5%, mainly due to the impact of the factors described for the total market above; and
  • Turkey, up by 21.1%, reflecting a higher total market and a higher market share, notably of Marlboro and Parliament;

partly offset by

  • PMI Duty Free, down by 12.4%. Excluding the net unfavorable impact of estimated distributor inventory movements of 0.5 billion units, principally cigarettes, PMI's in-market sales decline was 3.1%, notably reflecting the retail travel industry decline in Asia.

SOUTH & SOUTHEAST ASIA REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 1,113 $ 1,081 3.0% 8.6% 32 (61) 76 17
 
Operating Income $ 440 $ 429 2.6% 9.6% 11 (30) 76 14 (49)
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs (1) (20)   —%   —% (20)         (20)
Adjusted Operating Income $ 460 $ 429 7.2% 14.2% 31 (30) 76 14 (29)
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

41.3% 39.7% 1.6pp 2.0pp
 
(1) Included in marketing, administration and research costs at the consolidated operating income level.
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 8.6%, reflecting: a favorable pricing variance, driven principally by Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as a favorable volume/mix, mainly driven by favorable cigarette volume and mix in the Philippines, largely offset by lower cigarette volume and mix in Indonesia.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 9.6%. Excluding asset impairment and exit costs related to a plant closure in Pakistan as part of the optimization of PMI's global manufacturing footprint, adjusted operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, increased by 14.2%, mainly reflecting: a favorable pricing variance; favorable volume/mix, mainly driven by the Philippines, partly offset by Indonesia; partly offset by higher marketing, administration and research costs, notably due to Indonesia, and higher manufacturing costs, partly due to the Philippines.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 2.0 points to 41.7%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

In the quarter, the estimated total market in South & Southeast Asia decreased, notably due to:

  • Indonesia, down by 0.8%, mainly due to the impact of estimated trade inventory movements in the quarter following the absence of an excise tax increase in January 2019;
  • Vietnam, down by 5.6% reflecting the unfavorable impact of trade inventory movements related to an anticipated excise tax increase in January 2019;

partly offset by

  • the Philippines, up by 8.9%, benefiting from the net impact of favorable trade inventory movements associated with expectations regarding excise tax-driven price increases; and
  • Thailand, up by 27.4%, primarily reflecting on-going recovery from the September 2017 excise tax reform.
PMI Shipment Volume     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes 41,492   40,218   3.2%
Heated Tobacco Units     —%
Total South & Southeast Asia 41,492 40,218 3.2%
 

PMI's total shipment volume increased by 3.2% to 41.5 billion units, notably driven by:

  • Pakistan, up by 10.5%, mainly reflecting higher market share benefiting from estimated trade inventory movements in anticipation of excise tax-driven price increases in the first quarter of 2019;
  • the Philippines, up by 8.8%, mainly reflecting the estimated trade inventory movements described above; and
  • Thailand, up by 33.3%, mainly reflecting a higher total market, as well as a higher market share driven by the continued strong performance of L&M 7.1 and the favorable impact of distribution expansion in 2018;

partly offset by

  • Indonesia, down by 3.7%, mainly reflecting a lower market share primarily due to the widened retail price gap of A Mild to competitive brands following its price increase in October 2018, as well as the lower total market.

EAST ASIA & AUSTRALIA REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 1,321 $ 1,591 (17.0)% (17.0)% (270) 86 (356)
 
Operating Income $ 427 $ 515 (17.1)% (16.1)% (88) (5) 86 (222) 53
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs   —%   —%        
Adjusted Operating Income $ 427 $ 515 (17.1)% (16.1)% (88) (5) 86 (222) 53
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

32.3% 32.4% (0.1)pp 0.3pp
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding currency, decreased by 17.0%, reflecting a challenging comparison with the first quarter of 2018 in which net revenues, excluding currency, grew by 27.5%, partly fueled by higher IQOS device shipments. The decline of 17.0% primarily reflected unfavorable volume/mix, substantially due to cigarette, heated tobacco unit and IQOS device shipment volume in Japan, partly offset by a favorable pricing variance, driven predominantly by Japan.

Operating income, excluding unfavorable currency, decreased by 16.1%, mainly reflecting unfavorable volume/mix, substantially due to Japan, partly offset by favorable pricing and lower manufacturing costs related to Japan and Korea.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 0.3 points to 32.7%, reflecting the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

In the quarter, the estimated total market in East Asia & Australia, excluding China, decreased, notably due to:

  • Japan, down by 4.5%, mainly reflecting the impact of the October 1, 2018 excise tax-driven retail price increases;

partly offset by

  • Taiwan, up by 16.6%, primarily driven by a favorable comparison with the first quarter of 2018 that was down by 23.9% reflecting the impact of excise tax-driven price increases in 2017.
PMI Shipment Volume     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes 12,113   14,091   (14.0)%
Heated Tobacco Units 6,849   7,342   (6.7)%
Total East Asia & Australia 18,962 21,433 (11.5)%
 

PMI's total shipment volume decreased by 11.5% to 19.0 billion units, primarily due to:

  • Japan, down by 14.2%. Excluding the net unfavorable impact of estimated distributor inventory movements of approximately 1.2 billion units, comprised of approximately 0.7 billion heated tobacco units and approximately 0.5 billion cigarettes, PMI's in-market sales decline was 5.6%, reflecting the lower total market and lower cigarette market share; and
  • Korea, down by 9.7%, principally due to lower cigarette market share, notably of Marlboro and Parliament.

LATIN AMERICA & CANADA REGION

Financial Summary -
Quarters Ended March 31,
            Change
Fav./(Unfav.)
  Variance
Fav./(Unfav.)
2019   2018 Total   Excl.
Curr.
Total   Cur-
rency
  Price   Vol/
Mix
  Cost/
Other
(in millions)            
Net Revenues $ 652 $ 708 (7.9)% (3.2)% (56) (33) 31 (54)
 
Operating Income (Loss) $ (186) $ 217 -(100)% -(100)% (403) 10 31 (43) (401)
Asset Impairment & Exit Costs (1) —% —%

Canadian Tobacco Litigation-
Related Expense (1)

(194) —% —% (194) (194)
Loss on Deconsolidation of RBH (1) (239)   —%   —% (239)         (239)
Adjusted Operating Income $ 247 $ 217 13.8% 9.2% 30 10 31 (43) 32
 

Adjusted Operating Income
Margin

37.9% 30.6% 7.3pp 4.0pp
 
(1) Included in marketing, administration and research costs at the consolidated operating income level.
 

During the quarter, net revenues, excluding unfavorable currency, decreased by 3.2%, reflecting: unfavorable volume/mix, mainly due to Argentina and Canada, partly offset by a favorable pricing variance, notably in Canada and Mexico, partially offset by Argentina reflecting, in part, the adoption of highly inflationary accounting.

Operating income, excluding favorable currency, decreased by more than 100%. Excluding the loss on deconsolidation of RBH and the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense, adjusted operating income, excluding favorable currency, increased by 9.2%, reflecting: a favorable pricing variance, lower marketing, administration and research costs, as well as lower manufacturing costs, partly offset by unfavorable volume/mix, mainly in Argentina and Canada.

Adjusted operating income margin, excluding currency, increased by 4.0 points to 34.6%, principally driven by the factors mentioned above, as detailed on Schedule 7.

Total Market, PMI Shipment & Market Share Commentaries

In the quarter, the estimated total market in Latin America & Canada decreased, notably due to:

  • Argentina, down by 9.1%, primarily due to the impact of cumulative price increases and the continuing economic downturn;
  • Brazil, down by 5.2%, mainly due to the impact of cumulative price increases;
  • Canada, down by 9.7%, primarily due to the impact of cumulative pricing; and
  • Venezuela, down by 56.7%, mainly reflecting the deterioration of the socioeconomic environment and the impact of inflation-driven price increases.
PMI Shipment Volume     First-Quarter
(million units) 2019   2018   Change
Cigarettes 17,580   19,013   (7.5)%
Heated Tobacco Units 54   23   +100.0%
Total Latin America & Canada 17,634 19,036 (7.4)%
 

PMI's total shipment volume decreased by 7.4% to 17.6 billion units, mainly due to:

  • Argentina, down by 11.0%, primarily reflecting the lower total market; and
  • Canada, down by 8.2%, reflecting the lower total market;

partly offset by

  • Brazil, up by 1.9%, reflecting higher market share, up by 1.5 points to 20.6%, mainly driven by Chesterfield, partly offset by a lower total market.

SCIENTIFIC UPDATE

PMI's E-Cigarette Study: A Step Further Toward Confirming Risk-Reduction

On March 14, 2019, PMI presented the results from a study on e-cigarettes at the 58th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in Baltimore. The study demonstrates that after six months, e-cigarette vapors with and without nicotine induced significantly lower biological responses associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases than cigarette smoke. This study, which PMI believes is a first-of-its-kind study on this subject matter, assessed the biological response of mice exposed to e-cigarette vapors compared with that of exposure to cigarette smoke.

Background

The combustion of tobacco produces over 6,000 chemicals, of which almost 100 are identified as harmful or potentially harmful. The overwhelming scientific evidence links the exposure to these chemicals, rather than nicotine, as the primary cause of smoking-related disease. Therefore, in recent years, e-cigarettes have been gaining popularity as a potential alternative to cigarettes. Currently, however, there are limited data on the long-term disease risk profile of e-cigarettes or their components compared with that of cigarette smoke. In general, e-cigarettes consist of aerosol formers (propylene glycol [PG] and/or vegetable glycerin [VG]), nicotine, and flavor ingredients. Therefore, the study is relevant for products that contain these components. In contrast with cigarettes, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine without the smoke constituents that arise from the combustion of tobacco.

About the Study

This ApoE-/- mouse study was a six-month inhalation study designed to assess the impact of exposure to e-cigarette vapor (with and without nicotine and flavor) on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Female ApoE-/- mice were exposed to air, cigarette smoke, or three formulations of e-cigarette vapors (CARRIER: PG/VG/water; BASE: CARRIER plus 4% nicotine; TEST: BASE plus flavors) for three hours/day, five days/week for six months via a whole-body inhalation system. The study measured a number of disease endpoints, and the results indicate that after six months, e-cigarette vapor with and without nicotine and flavor:

  • Resulted in lower levels of lung inflammation, structural damage, and molecular changes in the lungs and induced lower atherosclerotic plaque formation and molecular changes in aorta and heart tissue compared to cigarette smoke;
  • The study also detected an effect of nicotine on pulse wave velocity (an expected effect of nicotine); however, when compared with cigarette smoke, the effect was significantly less for e-cigarette aerosol exposures (with nicotine at comparable concentrations and without nicotine); and
  • Overall, the study demonstrated that e-cigarette vapor induce significantly lower biological responses associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases compared with cigarette smoke.

The full results of this study will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This preclinical mouse study does not pertain to a specific product, but represents a toxicological assessment of an e-vapor aerosol. This study is part of PMI's larger scientific assessment program that includes aerosol chemistry, toxicology, and clinical studies with human subjects adding to the totality of evidence already existing for e-vapor products. As previously disclosed, PMI plans to initiate a clinical study for its e-vapor products to measure selected biomarkers of exposure to harmful or potentially harmful constituents and assess changes in clinical risk markers.

Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of March 31, 2019, PMI estimates that approximately 7.3 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heat-not-burn product, which is currently available for sale in 44 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, please visit www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains projections of future results and other forward-looking statements. Achievement of future results is subject to risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions. In the event that risks or uncertainties materialize, or underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could vary materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. Pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, PMI is identifying important factors that, individually or in the aggregate, could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements made by PMI.

PMI's business risks include: excise tax increases and discriminatory tax structures; increasing marketing and regulatory restrictions that could reduce our competitiveness, eliminate our ability to communicate with adult consumers, or ban certain of our products; health concerns relating to the use of tobacco products and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; litigation related to tobacco use; intense competition; the effects of global and individual country economic, regulatory and political developments, natural disasters and conflicts; changes in adult smoker behavior; lost revenues as a result of counterfeiting, contraband and cross-border purchases; governmental investigations; unfavorable currency exchange rates and currency devaluations, and limitations on the ability to repatriate funds; adverse changes in applicable corporate tax laws; adverse changes in the cost and quality of tobacco and other agricultural products and raw materials; and the integrity of its information systems and effectiveness of its data privacy policies. PMI's future profitability may also be adversely affected should it be unsuccessful in its attempts to produce and commercialize reduced-risk products or if regulation or taxation do not differentiate between such products and cigarettes; if it is unable to successfully introduce new products, promote brand equity, enter new markets or improve its margins through increased prices and productivity gains; if it is unable to expand its brand portfolio internally or through acquisitions and the development of strategic business relationships; or if it is unable to attract and retain the best global talent. Future results are also subject to the lower predictability of our reduced-risk product category's performance.

PMI is further subject to other risks detailed from time to time in its publicly filed documents, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. PMI cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not a complete discussion of all potential risks and uncertainties. PMI does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that it may make from time to time, except in the normal course of its public disclosure obligations.

Key Terms, Definitions and Explanatory Notes

General

  • "PMI" refers to Philip Morris International Inc. and its subsidiaries. Trademarks and service marks that are the registered property of, or licensed by, the subsidiaries of PMI, are italicized.
  • Comparisons are made to the same prior-year period unless otherwise stated.
  • Unless otherwise stated, references to total industry, total market, PMI shipment volume and PMI market share performance reflect cigarettes and heated tobacco units.
  • Key market data regarding total market size, PMI shipments and market share can be found in Appendix 1 provided with this press release.
  • References to total international market, defined as worldwide cigarette and heated tobacco unit volume excluding the United States, total industry, total market and market shares are PMI estimates for tax-paid products based on the latest available data from a number of internal and external sources and may, in defined instances, exclude the People's Republic of China and/or PMI's duty free business.
  • "OTP" is defined as "other tobacco products," primarily roll-your-own and make-your-own cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars and cigarillos, and does not include reduced-risk products.
  • "Combustible products" is the term PMI uses to refer to cigarettes and OTP, combined.
  • In-market sales, or "IMS," is defined as sales to the retail channel, depending on the market and distribution model.
  • "Total shipment volume" is defined as the combined total of cigarette shipment volume and heated tobacco unit shipment volume.
  • "North Africa" is defined as Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • "The GCC" (Gulf Cooperation Council) is defined as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • [NEW] Following the deconsolidation of PMI's Canadian subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc. (RBH), PMI will continue to report the volume of RBH's brands for which RBH is not the trademark owner. These include HEETS, Next, Philip Morris and Rooftop, which accounted for approximately 40% of RBH's total shipment volume in 2018.
  • From time to time, PMI’s shipment volumes are subject to the impact of distributor inventory movements, and estimated total industry/market volumes are subject to the impact of inventory movements in various trade channels that include estimated trade inventory movements of PMI’s competitors arising from market-specific factors that significantly distort reported volume disclosures. Such factors may include changes to the manufacturing supply chain, shipment methods, consumer demand, timing of excise tax increases or other influences that may affect the timing of sales to customers. In such instances, in addition to reviewing PMI shipment volumes and certain estimated total industry/market volumes on a reported basis, management reviews these measures on an adjusted basis that excludes the impact of distributor and/or estimated trade inventory movements. Management also believes that disclosing PMI shipment volumes and estimated total industry/market volumes in such circumstances on a basis that excludes the impact of distributor and/or estimated trade inventory movements improves the comparability of performance and trends for these measures over different reporting periods.
  • "OECD" is defined as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Financial

  • Net revenues related to combustible products refer to the operating revenues generated from the sale of these products, including shipping and handling charges billed to customers, net of sales and promotion incentives, and excise taxes. PMI recognizes revenue when control is transferred to the customer, typically either upon shipment or delivery of goods.
  • Net revenues related to RRPs represent the sale of heated tobacco units, IQOS devices and related accessories, and other nicotine-containing products, primarily e-vapor products, including shipping and handling charges billed to customers, net of sales and promotion incentives, and excise taxes. PMI recognizes revenue when control is transferred to the customer, typically either upon shipment or delivery of goods.
  • "Cost of sales" consists principally of: tobacco leaf, non-tobacco raw materials, labor and manufacturing costs; shipping and handling costs; and the cost of IQOS devices produced by third-party electronics manufacturing service providers. Estimated costs associated with IQOS warranty programs are generally provided for in cost of sales in the period the related revenues are recognized.
  • "Marketing, administration and research costs" include the costs of marketing and selling our products, other costs generally not related to the manufacture of our products (including general corporate expenses), and costs incurred to develop new products. The most significant components of our marketing, administration and research costs are marketing and sales expenses and general and administrative expenses.
  • [REVISED] "Cost/Other" in the Consolidated Financial Summary table of total PMI and the six reporting segments of this release reflects the currency-neutral variances of: cost of sales (excluding the volume/mix cost component); marketing, administration and research costs (including asset impairment and exit costs, the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense and the charge related to the deconsolidation of RBH in Canada); and amortization of intangibles. “Cost/Other” also includes the currency-neutral net revenue variance, unrelated to volume/mix and price components, attributable to fees for certain distribution rights billed to customers in certain markets in the ME&A Region.
  • "Adjusted Operating Income Margin" is calculated as adjusted operating income, divided by net revenues.
  • "Adjusted EBITDA" is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and equity (income)/loss in unconsolidated subsidiaries, excluding asset impairment and exit costs, and unusual items.
  • "Net debt" is defined as total debt, less cash and cash equivalents.
  • [REVISED] Management reviews net revenues, OI, OI margins, operating cash flow and earnings per share, or "EPS," on an adjusted basis, which may exclude the impact of currency and other items such as acquisitions, asset impairment and exit costs, tax items and other special items. For example, PMI’s adjusted diluted EPS and other impacted results reflect the loss on deconsolidation of RBH and the Canadian tobacco litigation-related expense, recorded in the first quarter of 2019. PMI believes that the adjusted measures, including pro forma measures, will provide useful insight into underlying business trends and results, and will provide a more meaningful performance comparison for the period during which RBH remains under CCAA protection. For PMI's 2018 pro forma adjusted diluted EPS by quarter and year-to-date, see Schedule 3 in PMI's first-quarter 2019 earnings release.
  • Management reviews these measures because they exclude changes in currency exchange rates and other factors that may distort underlying business trends, thereby improving the comparability of PMI’s business performance between reporting periods. Furthermore, PMI uses several of these measures in its management compensation program to promote internal fairness and a disciplined assessment of performance against company targets. PMI discloses these measures to enable investors to view the business through the eyes of management.
  • Non-GAAP measures used in this release should neither be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, see the relevant schedules provided with this press release.
  • U.S. GAAP Treatment of Argentina as a Highly Inflationary Economy. Following the categorization of Argentina by the International Practices Task Force of the Center for Audit Quality as a country with a three-year cumulative inflation rate greater than 100%, the country is considered highly inflationary in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Consequently, PMI began to account for the operations of its Argentinian affiliates as highly inflationary, and to treat the U.S. dollar as the functional currency of the affiliates, effective July 1, 2018. The move to highly inflationary accounting in Argentina reduced PMI's currency-neutral net revenue growth by approximately 0.6 points in 2018.

Reduced-Risk Products

  • "Reduced-risk products," or "RRPs," is the term PMI uses to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. PMI has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Because PMI's RRPs do not burn tobacco, they produce an aerosol that contains far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful constituents than found in cigarette smoke.
  • "Heated tobacco units," or "HTUs," is the term PMI uses to refer to heated tobacco consumables, which for PMI include the company's HEETS, HEETS Marlboro and HEETS FROM MARLBORO, defined collectively as HEETS, as well as Marlboro HeatSticks and Parliament HeatSticks.
  • [NEW] Unless otherwise stated, all references to IQOS are to PMI's heat-not-burn products.
  • The IQOS heat-not-burn device is a precisely controlled heating device into which a specially designed and proprietary tobacco unit is inserted and heated to generate an aerosol.
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                                    Appendix 1
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC. and Subsidiaries
Key Market Data
 
    Quarters Ended March 31,
Market Total Market,
bio units
PMI Shipments, bio units PMI Market Share, % (1)
Total Cigarette HTU Total HTU
2019   2018  

%
Change

2019   2018  

%
Change

2019   2018  

%
Change

2019   2018  

%
Change

2019   2018  

pp
Change

2019   2018  

pp
Change

 
European Union                                                                
France 9.1   10.0   (8.1) 4.2   4.4   (5.9) 4.1   4.4   (6.2)     45.0   44.8   0.2 0.2   0.1   0.1
Germany 15.4   16.1   (4.0) 6.1   5.8   4.4 5.9   5.8   2.7 0.2   0.1  

+100

39.5   36.3   3.2 1.0   0.4   0.6
Italy 15.6   16.1   (2.9) 7.7   8.0   (3.0) 7.1   7.7   (7.2) 0.6   0.3  

+100

51.1   52.1   (1.0) 3.7   1.5   2.2
Poland 10.6   9.8   8.1 4.2   3.9   8.4 4.0   3.9   4.8 0.2     39.9   39.7   0.2 1.8   0.5   1.3
Spain 10.2   9.9   2.7 3.6   3.2   11.3 3.5   3.2   9.6 0.1     31.8   32.3   (0.5) 0.6   0.3   0.3
 
Eastern Europe                                                          
Russia   45.8   50.0   (8.3) 12.1   12.8   (5.0) 11.3  

12.5

  (9.7) 0.8   0.3  

+100

28.9   26.8   2.1 3.1   0.5   2.6
 
Middle East & Africa