Mondelez hikes annual forecasts for third time this year

Mondelez International logo and stock graph are seen displayed in this illustration picture taken July 26, 2021. Picture taken July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photohiked its annual sales and profit growth forecasts for the third time this year on Wednesday, betting on consumers to continue snacking on the Oreo maker’s chocolates and baked snacks despite price increases.

Shares of the Chicago-based snack maker rose 3% in after-hours trading as it also beat quarterly net revenue estimates. With a majority of its sales coming from a more recession-resilient core categories of chocolate, biscuit and baked snacks, consumers have lapped up several rounds of product price hikes by Mondelez, prompting it to raise this year’s forecasts twice already.

Mondelez’s organic net revenue for the full year is expected to grow 14% to 15% compared with a prior expectation of a more than 12% growth. It also raised its adjusted profit forecast, and expects it to grow 16% on a constant currency basis from an earlier view of a 12% rise.

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