Net revenues decreased 6.6%; Organic Net Revenue1 grew 1.1%. Returned more than $700 million in capital to shareholders during the quarter through share repurchases and cash dividends.

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) today reported its third quarter 2016 results.

“Our third quarter results underscore our continued commitment to improve operational efficiency, expand margins and profitably grow volume while also investing in strategic growth initiatives for the longer term,” said Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO.  “In the face of challenging market conditions, we’re building a stronger, more streamlined company that is well positioned to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and attractive cash generation.”

Outlook

Mondelēz International provides guidance on a non-GAAP basis, as the company cannot predict some elements that are included in reported GAAP results, including the impact of foreign exchange.  Refer to the 2016 Outlook section in the discussion of non-GAAP financial measures below for more details.

For the full year, the company now expects Organic Net Revenue growth of approximately 1.6 percent, in line with year-to-date growth. The company continues to expect Adjusted Operating Income margin of 15 to 16 percent. Given the year-to-date performance, the company has increased its full-year Adjusted EPS outlook and now expects growth of approximately 25 percent on a constant-currency basis. In addition, the company expects Free Cash Flow excluding items1 of at least $1.4 billion for full-year 2016.

Based on foreign exchange rates as of Oct. 21, 2016, there would be a negative translation impact on full year net revenue growth of approximately 4 percentage points3 and on full year Adjusted EPS of approximately $0.093 (from approximately $0.08).

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