6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of July 2023

 

Commission File Number: 001-40401

 

 

Oatly Group AB

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

Ångfärjekajen 8

211 19 Malmö

Sweden

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F

 

Form 40-F

 

Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On July 27, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K.

 


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release of Oatly Group AB, dated July 27, 2023

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Oatly Group AB

 

 

 

 

Date: July 27, 2023

 

By:

/s/ Christian Hanke

 

 

 

Christian Hanke

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 


EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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Oatly Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

 

MALMÖ, Sweden, July 27, 2023 – Oatly Group AB (Nasdaq: OTLY) (“Oatly” or the “Company”), the world’s original and largest oat drink company, today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2023.

 

Jean-Christophe Flatin, Oatly’s CEO, commented, “In the second quarter, we continued to make progress towards our goal of achieving profitable growth in 2024. As expected, we continued our sequential improvement of gross margin and increased our advertising investments to continue to fuel growth. This progress is most evident in our EMEA and Americas segments, both of which continued to improve Adjusted EBITDA while increasing demand-generating investments.”

 

Flatin continued, “However, as Asia has transitioned to a post-pandemic era, consumers have behaved differently than we had originally expected, and we need to adjust. Similar to the improvement plans that we have been executing in EMEA and Americas, we have initiated a comprehensive improvement plan that will enable our Asia business to adapt to the evolving environment and strengthen the core business before building a significantly bigger business. We have also taken actions to further simplify our corporate functions and Americas segment overhead, which will lead to additional cost savings as well as increased focus and agility. While we are reducing our 2023 sales guidance, we continue to expect to achieve our fourth quarter gross margin target of the high 20%s, and we remain on-track for achieving positive adjusted EBITDA in 2024.”

 

The tables below reconcile revenue as reported to revenue on a constant currency basis by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022.

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

As reported

 

 

Foreign exchange impact

 

 

In constant currency

 

 

As reported

 

 

In constant currency

 

 

Volume

 

 

Constant currency price/mix

 

EMEA

 

 

96,989

 

 

 

82,485

 

 

 

96,989

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

96,959

 

 

 

17.6

%

 

 

17.5

%

 

 

7.2

%

 

 

10.3

%

Americas

 

 

61,832

 

 

 

51,775

 

 

 

61,832

 

 

 

 

 

 

61,832

 

 

 

19.4

%

 

 

19.4

%

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

17.7

%

Asia

 

 

37,166

 

 

 

43,698

 

 

 

37,166

 

 

 

(1,840

)

 

 

39,006

 

 

 

-14.9

%

 

 

-10.7

%

 

 

-5.1

%

 

 

-5.6

%

Total revenue

 

 

195,987

 

 

 

177,958

 

 

 

195,987

 

 

 

(1,810

)

 

 

197,797

 

 

 

10.1

%

 

 

11.1

%

 

 

3.4

%

 

 

7.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

 

$ Change

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

As reported

 

 

Foreign exchange impact

 

 

In constant currency

 

 

As reported

 

 

In constant currency

 

 

Volume

 

 

Constant currency price/mix

 

EMEA

 

 

195,205

 

 

 

172,968

 

 

 

195,205

 

 

 

(7,478

)

 

 

202,683

 

 

 

12.9

%

 

 

17.2

%

 

 

6.8

%

 

 

10.4

%

Americas

 

 

125,873

 

 

 

98,792

 

 

 

125,873

 

 

 

 

 

 

125,873

 

 

 

27.4

%

 

 

27.4

%

 

 

4.1

%

 

 

23.3

%

Asia

 

 

70,554

 

 

 

72,384

 

 

 

70,554

 

 

 

(3,806

)

 

 

74,360

 

 

 

-2.5

%

 

 

2.7

%

 

 

6.8

%

 

 

-4.1

%

Total revenue

 

 

391,632

 

 

 

344,144

 

 

 

391,632

 

 

 

(11,284

)

 

 

402,916

 

 

 

13.8

%

 

 

17.1

%

 

 

6.0

%

 

 

11.1

%

 

Second Quarter 2023 Highlights

Revenue of $196.0 million, a 10.1% increase compared to the prior year period; on a constant currency basis, revenue increased 11.1%.
Gross margin in the quarter was 19.2%, an increase of 340 basis points compared to the prior year period and 180 basis points compared to the first quarter of 2023.
Net loss attributable to shareholders of the parent was $86.7 million compared to net loss of $72.0 million in the prior year period.
EBITDA loss of $63.0 million; Adjusted EBITDA loss of $52.5 million, which is a decrease of $0.9 million compared to the prior year period.
Closed on all previously-announced financing transactions during the quarter, raising $465 million before fees and other related expenses.

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After the quarter ended, initiated a comprehensive improvement plan in the Asia segment, which includes increasing focus on the core business, a simplification of the product portfolio, and a reduction in operating costs.
The Company has taken the necessary steps to further reduce its SG&A costs in both its Americas segment and its Corporate functions in order to further enhance the simplicity and agility of the organization. Collectively between the SG&A savings in the Asia segment, the Americas segment, and Corporate functions, the Company targets to achieve approximately $85 million of savings in 2024.

Second Quarter 2023 Results

Revenue increased $18.0 million, or 10.1%, to $196.0 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to $178.0 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Excluding a foreign currency exchange headwind of $1.8 million, revenue for the second quarter was $197.8 million, or an increase of 11.1%, on a constant currency basis. The increase was primarily driven by price increases implemented in EMEA primarily during the first quarter of 2023 and the Americas in the third quarter of 2022, in addition to continued volume growth for the Company’s products in each of the EMEA and Americas segments. Sold volume for the second quarter of 2023 amounted to 125 million liters compared to 121 million liters in the same period last year. Produced finished goods volume for the second quarter of 2023 amounted to 130 million liters compared to 124 million liters for the same period last year.

The Company experienced revenue growth in the retail and foodservice channels in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the second quarter of 2022.

Gross profit was $37.7 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to $28.1 million for the second quarter of 2022, and $34.1 million for the first quarter of 2023. Gross margin in the second quarter was 19.2% compared to 17.4% in the first quarter. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily driven by cost improvements in the Americas supply chain, which were partially offset by increased inventory write-offs and co-manufacturer penalties in the Asia segment linked to the slower than expected post COVID-19 recovery.

Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2023 decreased $0.4 million to $5.3 million compared to $5.7 million in the prior year period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2023 increased $9.6 million to $106.7 million compared to $97.1 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to $5.6 million in employee related expenses, $2.9 million in branding, advertising and marketing expenses, and a $3.7 million reduction in reimbursement from the depositary relating to the administration of the ADR program. The increase was offset by a decrease of $2.2 million in customer distribution costs.

Other operating income and expenses, net for the second quarter of 2023 decreased to an expense of $1.1 million compared to an income of $0.2 million in the prior year period, comprised primarily of a net foreign exchange loss.

In the second quarter of 2023, finance expenses were $11.5 million compared to $0.6 million in the prior-year period. The increase was primarily driven by expenses related to the Company’s recent financing activities.

Net loss attributable to shareholders of the parent was $86.7 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to net loss of $72.0 million in the prior year period. The increase in net loss was almost entirely driven by the increase in finance expenses.

EBITDA loss for the second quarter of 2023 was $63.0 million, compared to an EBITDA loss of $62.6 million in the second quarter of 2022. The increase in EBITDA loss was primarily a result of higher selling, general and administrative expenses offset by higher gross profit.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the second quarter of 2023 was $52.5 million, compared to a loss of $53.4 million in the second quarter of 2022, or essentially flat.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA (Loss), and Constant currency revenue are non-IFRS financial measures defined under “Non-IFRS financial measures.” Please see above revenue at constant currency table and “Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Results” at the end of this press release.

The following tables set forth revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA and loss before tax for the Company's three reportable segments for the periods presented.

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Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30, 2023
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

EMEA

 

 

Americas

 

 

Asia

 

 

Corporate*

 

 

Eliminations**

 

 

Total

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from external customers

 

 

96,989

 

 

 

61,832

 

 

 

37,166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195,987

 

Intersegment revenue

 

 

359

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,696

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,055

)

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

 

 

97,348

 

 

 

61,832

 

 

 

38,862

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,055

)

 

 

195,987

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

7,270

 

 

 

(9,414

)

 

 

(21,900

)

 

 

(28,424

)

 

 

 

 

 

(52,468

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

261

 

 

 

(607

)

 

 

(1,291

)

 

 

(785

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,422

)

Restructuring costs(1)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,407

)

 

 

(136

)

 

 

(5,429

)

 

 

 

 

 

(7,972

)

Costs related to the YYF Transaction(2)

 

 

 

 

 

(154

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(154

)

EBITDA

 

 

7,531

 

 

 

(12,582

)

 

 

(23,327

)

 

 

(34,638

)

 

 

 

 

 

(63,016

)

Finance income and (expenses), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11,512

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12,464

)

Loss before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(86,992

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30, 2022
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

EMEA

 

 

Americas

 

 

Asia

 

 

Corporate*

 

 

Eliminations**

 

 

Total

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from external customers

 

 

82,485

 

 

 

51,775

 

 

 

43,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

177,958

 

Intersegment revenue

 

 

9,493

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

537

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,271

)

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

 

 

91,978

 

 

 

52,016

 

 

 

44,235

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,271

)

 

 

177,958

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

5,313

 

 

 

(19,584

)

 

 

(10,765

)

 

 

(28,331

)

 

 

 

 

 

(53,367

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

(1,433

)

 

 

(1,120

)

 

 

(1,842

)

 

 

(4,790

)

 

 

 

 

 

(9,185

)

EBITDA

 

 

3,880

 

 

 

(20,704

)

 

 

(12,607

)

 

 

(33,121

)

 

 

 

 

 

(62,552

)

Finance income and (expenses), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(593

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11,877

)

Loss before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(75,022

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30, 2023
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

EMEA

 

 

Americas

 

 

Asia

 

 

Corporate*

 

 

Eliminations**

 

 

Total

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from external customers

 

 

195,205

 

 

 

125,873

 

 

 

70,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

391,632

 

Intersegment revenue

 

 

1,210

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,136

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,346

)

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

 

 

196,415

 

 

 

125,873

 

 

 

73,690

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,346

)

 

 

391,632

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

13,854

 

 

 

(19,720

)

 

 

(38,616

)

 

 

(57,859

)

 

 

 

 

 

(102,341

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

(761

)

 

 

(1,651

)

 

 

(2,702

)

 

 

(5,355

)

 

 

 

 

 

(10,469

)

Restructuring costs(1)

 

 

(1,008

)

 

 

(2,594

)

 

 

(136

)

 

 

(5,429

)

 

 

 

 

 

(9,167

)

Costs related to the YYF Transaction(2)

 

 

 

 

 

(375

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(375

)

EBITDA

 

 

12,085

 

 

 

(24,340

)

 

 

(41,454

)

 

 

(68,643

)

 

 

 

 

 

(122,352

)

Finance income and (expenses), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13,508

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(24,697

)

Loss before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(160,557

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30, 2022
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

EMEA

 

 

Americas

 

 

Asia

 

 

Corporate*

 

 

Eliminations**

 

 

Total

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from external customers

 

 

172,968

 

 

 

98,792

 

 

 

72,384

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

344,144

 

Intersegment revenue

 

 

24,539

 

 

 

813

 

 

 

537

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25,889

)

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

 

 

197,507

 

 

 

99,605

 

 

 

72,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25,889

)

 

 

344,144

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

(543

)

 

 

(41,597

)

 

 

(25,732

)

 

 

(56,884

)

 

 

 

 

 

(124,756

)

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

(3,017

)

 

 

(2,412

)

 

 

(3,791

)

 

 

(10,002

)

 

 

 

 

 

(19,222

)

EBITDA

 

 

(3,560

)

 

 

(44,009

)

 

 

(29,523

)

 

 

(66,886

)

 

 

 

 

 

(143,978

)

Finance income and (expenses), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,984

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22,608

)

Loss before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(163,602

)

 

* Corporate consists of general overhead costs not allocated to the segments.

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** Eliminations in 2023 refer to intersegment revenue for sales of products from EMEA to Asia and from Asia to EMEA. Eliminations in 2022 refer to intersegment revenue for sales of products from EMEA to Asia, from Americas to Asia, and from Asia to EMEA.

(1) Relates primarily to severance payments as the Company continues to adjust its organizational structure to the current macro environment.

(2) Relates to the closing of the Ya Ya Foods USA LLC Transaction.

 

EMEA

EMEA revenue increased $14.5 million, or 17.6%, to $97.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $82.5 million in the prior year period. The foreign exchange impact on revenue was minor for the period. The increase in revenue was primarily driven by price increases introduced at the beginning of the year as well as solid volume growth in oat drinks. Approximately 81.7% of EMEA revenue was from the retail channel for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 81.8% in the prior year quarter. The sold finished goods volume for the three months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 amounted to 68 million and 64 million liters, respectively.

EMEA EBITDA increased $3.7 million to a benefit of $7.5 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to a benefit of $3.9 million in the prior year period. The increase in EMEA EBITDA was primarily due to higher gross profit offset by higher operating expenses, primarily driven by higher branding and advertising expenses. Adjusted EMEA EBITDA was a benefit of $7.3 million compared to a benefit of $5.3 million in the prior year period.

Americas

Americas revenue increased $10.1 million, or 19.4%, to $61.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $51.8 million in the prior year period. This increase was primarily due to price increases across all customers and channels. Approximately 51.2% of Americas revenue was from the retail channel in the second quarter of 2023 compared to 55.3% in the prior year quarter. The sold finished goods volume for the three months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 amounted to 36 million and 35 million liters, respectively.

Americas EBITDA improved $8.1 million to a loss of $12.6 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to a loss of $20.7 million in the prior year period. The increase in Americas EBITDA was primarily due to higher gross profit driven by the price increases implemented in the third quarter of 2022. Adjusted Americas EBITDA, which excluded restructuring cost of $2.4 million and recurring share-based compensation expense of $0.6 million, was a loss of $9.4 million compared to a loss of $19.6 million in the prior year period.

Asia

Asia revenue decreased $6.5 million, or 14.9%, to $37.2 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $43.7 million in the prior year period. Excluding a foreign currency exchange headwind of $1.8 million, Asia revenue for the second quarter was $39.0 million, or a decrease of 10.7%. The Asia segment was impacted by a slower-than-expected post-COVID-19 recovery in China. Approximately 56.9% of Asia revenue was from the foodservice channel for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 58.3% in the prior year quarter. The sold finished goods volume for the three months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 amounted to 21 million and 22 million liters, respectively.

Asia EBITDA decreased $10.7 million to a loss of $23.3 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to a loss of $12.6 million in the prior year period. The decrease in Asia EBITDA was primarily due to lower gross profit and margin as our revenue and capacity utilization was impacted by the previously mentioned slower than expected recovery in China and higher operating expenses. Adjusted Asia EBITDA, which excluded recurring share-based compensation expense of $1.3 million, was a loss of $21.9 million compared to a loss of $10.8 million in the prior year period.

Corporate Overhead

Oatly’s Corporate overhead adjusted EBITDA, which consists of general overhead costs not allocated to the segments, in the second quarter of 2023 was $28.4 million, an increase of $0.1 million compared to the prior year period.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $340.7 million, and total outstanding debt to credit institutions of $125.5 million. Net cash used in operating activities was $113.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $127.3 million during the prior year period which was primarily driven by improved working capital. Capital expenditures were $39.5 million compared to $111.3 million in the prior year period and, in addition, proceeds from the sale of assets related to the YYF Transaction was $44.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. Net cash from financing activities was $367.3 million reflecting the close on the previously-announced financing transactions.

 

 

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As previously communicated, on May 9, 2023 the Company entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Hillhouse Investment Management Ltd. ("Hillhouse") to sell an additional $35 million in Convertible Notes, resulting in approximately $34 million in financing after reflecting an original issue discount of 3% (the “HH Notes”). The purchase and sale of the HH Notes closed on May 31, 2023.

Outlook

The Company has initiated a comprehensive improvement plan in its Asia segment that the Company believes will enable it to adapt to the evolving post-pandemic consumer environment, and prepare it for profitable growth. The improvement plan includes increasing focus on the core business, a simplification of the product portfolio, and a reduction in operating costs.

The Company has also taken the necessary steps to further reduce its SG&A overhead costs in both its Americas segment and its Corporate functions. These reductions are expected to further enhance the simplicity and agility of the organization.

Collectively between the anticipated SG&A savings in the Asia segment, the Americas segment, and Corporate functions, the Company targets to achieve approximately $85 million of savings in 2024.

While the Asia improvement plans are in the early stages, changes in our structure, operations and business plan can be expected. The improvement actions, once fully determined, could result in an impairment charge of the Asia segment assets. The Company is unable to make a reasonable determination of an estimate of the severance and, if any, other costs and charges associated with its organizational improvement plans in Asia at this time and expects to communicate the outcome of such determination no later than the time at which it reports results for the third quarter of 2023.

 

Based on the Company’s assessment of the current operating environment, the Company is updating its revenue and capital expenditure guidance for the full year ending December 31, 2023 and maintaining its fourth quarter gross margin guidance. The Company now expects:

Revenue growth on a constant currency basis in the range of 7% to 12% compared to full year 2022,
Foreign exchange to reduce net sales by approximately 130 basis point for the year,
Gross margin to improve sequentially quarter-over-quarter in fiscal 2023, reaching the high-20%s in the fourth quarter, and
Capital expenditures between $110 million and $130 million.

 

Also the Company continues to believe this progress will enable it to deliver positive Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year 2024.

This outlook is provided in the context of significant volatility related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to a post-pandemic environment, the war in Ukraine, macroeconomic uncertainty, and other geopolitical uncertainties.

 

The Company cannot provide a reconciliation of constant currency revenue growth or Adjusted EBITDA guidance to the nearest comparable corresponding IFRS metric without unreasonable efforts due to difficulty in predicting certain items excluded from these non-IFRS measures. The items necessary to reconcile are not within Oatly’s control, may vary greatly between periods and could significantly impact future financial results.

Conference Call, Webcast and Supplemental Presentation Details

Oatly will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss these results. The conference call, simultaneous, live webcast and supplemental presentation can be accessed on Oatly’s Investors website at https://investors.oatly.com under “Events.” The webcast will be archived for 30 days.

 

About Oatly

We are the world’s original and largest oat drink company. For over 25 years, we have exclusively focused on developing expertise around oats: a global power crop with inherent properties suited for sustainability and human health. Our commitment to oats has resulted in core technical advancements that enabled us to unlock the breadth of the dairy portfolio, including alternatives to milks, ice cream, yogurt, cooking creams, and spreads. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, the Oatly brand is available in more than 20 countries globally.

For more information, please visit www.oatly.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any express or implied statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding our financial outlook for 2023 and long-term growth strategy, anticipated supply chain performance, anticipated impact of our improvement plans, plans to achieve profitable growth and anticipated cost savings as well as statements that include the words “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “will,” “aim,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature. Forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including, without limitation: our history of losses and inability to achieve or sustain profitability; including due to elevated inflation and increased costs for transportation, energy and materials; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the spread of variants of the virus, on our business and the international economy; reduced or limited availability of oats or other raw materials and ingredients that meet our quality standards; failure to successfully achieve any or all of the benefits of the Ya Ya Foods USA LLC Transaction; failure to obtain additional financing to achieve our goals or failure to obtain necessary capital when needed on acceptable terms, or at all; failure of the financial institutions in which we hold our deposits; damage or disruption to our production facilities; harm to our brand and reputation as a result of real or perceived quality or food safety issues with our products; food safety and food-borne illness incidents or other safety concerns which may lead to lawsuits, product recalls or regulatory enforcement actions; our ability to successfully compete in our highly competitive markets; reduction in the sales of our oatmilk varieties; failure to effectively expand our processing, manufacturing and production capacity, or failure to find acceptable co-packing partners to help us expand, as we continue to grow and scale our business; our ability to ramp up operations at any of our new facilities; failure to meet our existing or new environmental metrics and other risks related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility; litigation, regulatory actions or other legal proceedings including environmental and securities class action lawsuits; changes to international trade policies, treaties and tariffs; global conflict and the ongoing war in Ukraine; changes in our tax rates or exposure to additional tax liabilities or assessments; failure to expand our manufacturing and production capacity as we grow our business; supply chain delays, including delays in the receipt of product at factories and ports, and an increase in transportation costs; the impact of rising commodity prices, transportation and labor costs on our cost of goods sold; failure by our logistics providers to deliver our products on time, or at all; our ability to successfully ramp up operations at any of our new facilities and operate them in accordance with our expectations; failure to develop and maintain our brand; our ability to introduce new products or successfully improve existing products; failure to retain our senior management or to attract, train and retain employees; cybersecurity incidents or other technology disruptions; failure to protect our intellectual property and other proprietary rights adequately; our ability to successfully remediate previously disclosed material weaknesses (which remained unremediated as of our most recent fiscal year end) or other future control deficiencies, in our internal control over financial reporting; our status as a foreign private issuer; risks related to the significant influence of our largest shareholder, Nativus Company Limited, entities affiliated with China Resources Verlinvest Health Investment Ltd. has over us, including significant influence over decisions that require the approval of shareholders; and the other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 19, 2023, and our other filings with the SEC as such factors may be updated from time to time. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and accordingly undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Oatly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than to the extent required by applicable law.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

We use EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Constant Currency Revenue as non-IFRS financial measures in assessing our operating performance and in our financial communications:

“EBITDA” is defined as loss for the period attributable to shareholders of the parent adjusted to exclude, when applicable, income tax expense, finance expenses, finance income and depreciation and amortization expense.

“Adjusted EBITDA” is defined as loss for the period attributable to shareholders of the parent adjusted to exclude, when applicable, income tax expense, finance expenses, finance income, depreciation and amortization expense, share-based compensation expense, restructuring costs, asset impairment charge and other costs related to assets held for sale.

“Constant Currency Revenue” is calculated by translating the current year reported revenue amounts into comparable amounts using the prior year reporting period’s average foreign exchange rates which have been provided by a third party.

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Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to loss for the period or any other measure of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA rather than loss for the period attributable to shareholders of the parent, which is the most directly comparable IFRS measure. Some of these limitations are:

Adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization expense and, although these are non-cash expenses, the assets being depreciated may have to be replaced in the future increasing our cash requirements;
Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest expense, or the cash required to service our debt, which reduces cash available to us;
Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect income tax payments that reduce cash available to us;
Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect recurring share-based compensation expense and, therefore, does not include all of our compensation costs;
Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect restructuring costs that reduce cash available to us in future periods;
Adjusted EBITDA excludes asset impairment charge and other costs related to assets held for sale, although these are non-cash expenses, the assets being impaired may have to be replaced in the future increasing our cash requirements; and
Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with IFRS. Below we have provided a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to loss attributable to shareholders of the parent, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS, for the periods presented.

We use constant currency information to provide a framework in assessing how our business and geographic segments performed excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and believe this information is useful to investors to facilitate comparisons and better identify trends in our business. Above we have provided a reconciliation of revenue as reported to revenue on a constant currency basis for the periods presented.

Contacts

Oatly Group AB

+1 866-704-0391

investors@oatly.com

press.us@oatly.com

 

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Financial Statements

Interim condensed consolidated statement of operations

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Revenue

 

 

195,987

 

 

 

177,958

 

 

 

391,632

 

 

 

344,144

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

(158,331

)

 

 

(149,814

)

 

 

(319,888

)

 

 

(300,152

)

Gross profit

 

 

37,656

 

 

 

28,144

 

 

 

71,744

 

 

 

43,992

 

Research and development expenses

 

 

(5,321

)

 

 

(5,718

)

 

 

(11,035

)

 

 

(9,982

)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

(106,695

)

 

 

(97,060

)

 

 

(205,550

)

 

 

(201,133

)

Other operating income and (expenses), net

 

 

(1,120

)

 

 

205

 

 

 

(2,208

)

 

 

537

 

Operating loss

 

 

(75,480

)

 

 

(74,429

)

 

 

(147,049

)

 

 

(166,586

)

Finance income and (expenses), net

 

 

(11,512

)

 

 

(593

)

 

 

(13,508

)

 

 

2,984

 

Loss before tax

 

 

(86,992

)

 

 

(75,022

)

 

 

(160,557

)

 

 

(163,602

)

Income tax benefit/(expense)

 

 

273

 

 

 

3,032

 

 

 

(1,739

)

 

 

4,153

 

Loss for the period, attributable to shareholders of the parent

 

 

(86,719

)

 

 

(71,990

)

 

 

(162,296

)

 

 

(159,449

)

Loss per share, attributable to shareholders of the parent:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

(0.15

)

 

 

(0.12

)

 

 

(0.27

)

 

 

(0.27

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

593,189,505

 

 

 

591,945,667

 

 

 

592,757,116

 

 

 

591,861,800

 

 

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Interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

 

122,171

 

 

 

127,688

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

504,743

 

 

 

492,952

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

109,379

 

 

 

108,598

 

Other non-current receivables

 

 

47,240

 

 

 

7,848

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

14,717

 

 

 

5,860

 

Total non-current assets

 

 

798,250

 

 

 

742,946

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

102,825

 

 

 

114,475

 

Trade receivables

 

 

102,835

 

 

 

100,955

 

Current tax assets

 

 

307

 

 

 

243

 

Other current receivables

 

 

33,925

 

 

 

17,818

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

22,244

 

 

 

23,413

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

340,730

 

 

 

82,644

 

 

 

 

602,866

 

 

 

339,548

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

142,703

 

Total current assets

 

 

602,866

 

 

 

482,251

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

 

1,401,116

 

 

 

1,225,197

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

105

 

 

 

105

 

Treasury shares

 

 

(0

)

 

 

(0

)

Other contributed capital

 

 

1,628,045