Tate & Lyle Capital Markets Day

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Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to food, beverage and industrial markets, will update investors on its strategic progress at its Capital Markets Day in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Lafayette, Indiana.

Hoffman Estates, Illinois: Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to food, beverage and industrial markets, will over the next two days update investors on its strategic progress at its Capital Markets Day in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Lafayette, Indiana. The Capital Markets Day will highlight: 

  • Focused business delivering strong performance over the last three years
  • Programmes underway to accelerate business performance: ‘Sharpen, Accelerate, Simplify’
  • Delivery of US$100m productivity benefits over 4 years
  • Growth expected to accelerate over time

It will confirm that the Group’s outlook for the year ending 31 March 2019, as communicated on 24 May 2018, is unchanged, being that growth in earnings per share1 in constant currency is expected to be in a mid-single digit range, albeit towards the lower end due to energy and transport cost inflation in North America and a strong year of Commodities performance in fiscal 2018.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive, said:

“Tate & Lyle has a strong value proposition anchored in our ability to help our customers take sugar, calories and fat out of food, and in the strength of our North American Primary Products business. We work with our customers to help consumers across the world make healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink.

By focusing on our three priorities of ‘Sharpen, Accelerate, Simplify’ we believe we can realise the growth potential of our business and, over time, grow earnings per share, improve organic return on capital employed, and deliver strong cash generation to support our progressive dividend policy.

We have a clear direction, a strong financial position and a new leadership team which is driving greater pace and a dynamic culture of partnership, agility and execution across the business.”

Outline of the event

The Group will reaffirm its commitment: to growing its Food & Beverage Solutions business driving revenue growth and margin accretion; to manage its Sucralose business for cash; and in Primary Products to optimise product mix to underpin stable earnings and cash flow delivery. It will also provide more details and insight into its three programmes to accelerate business performance:

  • Sharpen our focus on our customers where our new category-led approach increasingly enables us to work with our customers more closely and provide solutions in their key consumer categories.
  • Accelerateportfolio development by delivering greater pace of new product development, increasing our focus on external partnerships and alliances, and taking a more active approach to acquisitions.
  • Deliver greater productivity by simplifying the business and the way we work to generate US$100m in productivity benefits over four years. Examples of productivity initiatives will be illustrated during the tour of our corn wet mill in Lafayette, Indiana.

The new leadership team, with its diversity of experience and knowledge, has the capabilities and commitment to deliver on these priorities, and deliver earnings growth over time.

Presentation materials together with an audio recording will be available on the Company’s website at www.tateandlyle.com/investors-hub shortly after the event.

 

1 Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

 

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2018, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.7 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com