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Mondelez International (MDLZ)

Participants
Shep Dunlap Vice President, Investor Relations
Dirk Van De Put Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Luca Zaramella Chief Financial Officer
Filippo Falorni RBC Capital Markets
Brian Spillane Bank of America
Chris Growe Stifel
Alexia Howard Bernstein
Jason English Goldman Sachs
Pamela Kaufman Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Mondelez International Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is scheduled to last about one hour, including remarks by Mondelez management and the question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] I'd now like to turn the call over to Mr. Shep Dunlap, Vice President Investor Relations for Mondelez. Please go ahead, sir.

Shep Dunlap

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Dirk Van De Put

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Luca Zaramella

and Dirk, good you, afternoon. Thank

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Operator

Barclays. Lazar take [Operator question a Instructions] from We'll of Andrew

is line open. Your

Andrew Lazar

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Dirk Van De Put

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Luca Zaramella

revenue as far revenue business Andrew. Thank place. you, would Dirk And with fundamentally good as simply in is and say start hi the I I'll guidance. a goals,

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Andrew Lazar

Thank you.

Luca Zaramella

Thank you, Andrew.

Operator

question Our next Capital is from Nick RBC Markets. Modi of

Filippo Falorni

This for Nick. guys. on afternoon, good Falorni is Hey, Filippo

Luca Zaramella

Filippo. Hi

Filippo Falorni

this average, growth to since consistently back organic X% for X% you clearly I just year. a range your now, just pretty raised for strategy, guidance to guidance new sales you've implementation the go of organic and that of you've on shown plus, long-term quarters want slide on several delivered a Hi, your and

was outlook growth and I X% going a your in confidence of forward? organic sales consistently raising potentially wondering long-term So going forward delivering just your

Luca Zaramella

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Filippo Falorni

a then And quick helpful. that's much, very you follow-up. Thank it. Got

over like global your how Your a very been in market last extremely your years, Oreo and local some you last couple well. about recent and share performance brands year strong bit or of of quarters have just they've talk so? and been done the recently over brands has the Can doing

Dirk Van De Put

Yes.

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to up and to continue local activate jewels over going step we're to continued time. more investments We year-over-year brand

to the ideal balance, keep we So as on to going we think continue and we've we found are. continue --

Filippo Falorni

it on. pass guys. Thanks, I'll Great.

Dirk Van De Put

Okay.

Operator

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Bryan Spillane

Good Hi, Operator. afternoon, everyone. thank you,

Luca Zaramella

Hi, Brian.

Bryan Spillane

So quick for ones just me. two X.

for commentary XQ, the on Luca. follow-up a Just

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Luca Zaramella

pressure. a went some pricing, Versus a we bit which additional into last specifically July, markets have implementing little in they effect be better. in We less little are year, August. should Remember, emerging bit should

it so when to be year. And last better should compared sequentially

Bryan Spillane

I in but it think sequentially? just what third Year-over-year, about quarter. XX.X% was the

fourth going that is So be quarter in to neighborhood?

Luca Zaramella

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Bryan Spillane

rounds pricing then taking to be offset it'll And on And time. perspective the just guess you're different Okay. Dirk, that your how incremental inflation. I of this

you just and And time it to prior definitely different, it around demand, kind versus a to go your the the Mondelez, at was pricing the Mondelez or a been big and lean different build you you've we you've in change to ability approaching build into or just really what's an or will of there tried way could that that how margin? the if talk taken this so --to was on your volume over be time protect time to quite think Mondelez of dynamic I about what pricing part of had address about on pricing margins. maybe to one of time how it's this time power maybe thought impact have and protect last came to some to bit issues back pricing about coming

Dirk Van De Put

build mix, Yes. that, principal, we're on to I use our how top increase inflation, it. the mean, to as the a volume we whole of program, what is to offset a do pricing, the about think extra it margins. not we're and from growth, which different And then the trying as needs the trying from we extra pricing, productivity mixture those between trying aggressive of of we we to have that's comes we're sense pricing, three then productivity on the It's it past through because programs. mixture margin things, And is. the maintain as are not in that

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Bryan Spillane

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. right. Dirk. Luca. All

Luca Zaramella

Bryan. you, Thank

Operator

Chris next of Stifel. take from Growe We'll question our

Chris Growe

afternoon. Thank you. Good Hi.

Luca Zaramella

Hi, Chris.

Dirk Van De Put

Chris. Hi,

Chris Growe

had Hi. question. a I just

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Dirk Van De Put

modeling we historical is the the At Yes. elasticity. what moment, are

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Chris Growe

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Luca Zaramella

-- Maybe Yes.

Dirk Van De Put

Yep.

Luca Zaramella

May --

Dirk Van De Put

Go ahead.

Okay.

Luca Zaramella

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Chris Growe

Great. Okay. Thank you.

Operator

Alexia our next Howard of from take Bernstein. question We'll

Alexia Howard

everyone. evening, Good

Luca Zaramella

Hi Alexia.

Dirk Van De Put

Hi Alexia.

Alexia Howard

Hi there.

questions. So have X I

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Luca Zaramella

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Dirk Van De Put

out pricing at You taking Luca? think X

Luca Zaramella

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Dirk Van De Put

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represent has were few past a team bit we homework. until little in so their years declare anything And to the done the

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Alexia Howard

it pass Thank all you very color.I'll much for the on.

Dirk Van De Put

Okay.

Luca Zaramella

Thank you.

Operator

of Jason Sachs. next We'll question from take our Goldman English

Jason English

Hey, good Thanks on folks. a in afternoon, me to good result. and spot congrats

Luca Zaramella

you, Jason. Thank

Dirk Van De Put

Jason. right, All

Jason English

A for me. couple questions of

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Luca Zaramella

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Jason English

it. Got

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that Could return we're expense chunky all expected on what investment? all what this this the elaborate really you is on backing? is So numbers. And

Luca Zaramella

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really that's, it So at this what that's point. is

Jason English

from expect return savings that? that And generated to or you the anticipated be

Luca Zaramella

cost an have well excess return that of of we Obviously, is in internal of expectation rate capita.

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Jason English

Excellent. Pass on. you. it Thank Great stuff.

Operator

We'll Palmer take our next question from David Evercore of ISI.

David Palmer

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Luca Zaramella

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David Palmer

to doesn't are up get 'XX. wouldn't the add 'XX perhaps like back And might of 'XX, in into for in just curious you mentioned XXXX 'XX. about that right? into those Jason's increases global price first upwards number to heading that -- alone retail, sounds can't common in quick levels, of of then the I'm some U.S., it your of for increases but point back you to the price the half you announced question a remarks a end Is those your entirety price just prepared travel even get mean that that And follow of world

far those 'XX? versus below how were Thanks. businesses So in 'XX

Luca Zaramella

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Dirk Van De Put

on gum candy first on So gum. on and maybe be can

I I last was coming world roughly, think it of because what travel XXXX in it gum to would of in on gum retail. XX% drops say But to XX% about mobility. year, is

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recuperation the Now, an of slower. of gum. recuperation have of the in was the Recently, the year, acceleration beginning we seen

in So we're talking year-to-date, growth double-digit revenue gum, and growth strong about of QX. double-digit revenue

for us revenue. and to now only markets see but XXXX X-year starting then the is said, high-single-digit, and our question The have is the X% CAGR emerging really net X-year a which remain we on developed markets, I of a markets, the positive is faster. going gum. on some where on attractive still So we were And as particularly China year-to-date negative Russia, CAGR, recovery

be so And expected that's to -- where really recovery we that's slowest.

to probably retail, it As it before back pandemic. what would to it bit get dropped the year, to say, happens the what we we and X, This little of then was unknown. to consumers world XX% will travel depending as was It of probably depending I decide what do traveled, but a on that at X% almost at year big relates the XX% maybe relates travel, end the to that's

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David Palmer

Thank you.

Operator

Morgan final our Pamela take Kaufman we'll question Stanley. And of from

Pamela Kaufman

Hi, good evening.

Luca Zaramella

Hi.

Dirk Van De Put

Pamela. Hi,

Pamela Kaufman

of How that about top-line if strong which seen? you so, you And there greater thinking can and about to support are be investment categories support talk level behind? further might momentum geographies investment the you've the needed do investment to expect pricing? brand higher you to And increase

Dirk Van De Put

profit A&C talk of it's part XX our about X% or our to can X%+ year-after-year, algorithm. to fits i and general, go X/X gross detail all X% with bit that investment. want that that into X% reinvested. goes of I if that maybe believe little that's more X/X categories, can into categories, goes the that increase Yes. we our more believe Not our that the roughly, if, the in and of allows and in R&D. long-term for that into gets into grow increase, achieved needed. out where you goes outgrow long-term But principles we our growth that to have more support, a A&C, look is algorithm, growth And thinking, through more then brands roughly that's year-over-year be others. of overheads, so would visibility, some need want into we than a We that the can I of our expectation X% to say innovation But overall

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years. We have for multiple done now that

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years. probably more some And in -- our more, add talk emerging which markets you want we that's the we do markets thinking want we about brands how build and increases our where you do we're was do the support activate term. Jewels, But not brands. we largely Local where it we already to have the where have supporting still more because given we that you if that, underrepresented, have we markets, about the of something? really to investment longer sure, category last If do to we are more the should That's A&C I'm three the to on want category where the it. relates of think for biggest and then I Luca, to to the to would significantly as continue that do

Luca Zaramella

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mobile And have been a brands. I more so with at you share global sustainable things for And there making the think us. the look local linkage that's growth, think strong has I gains, that of investments in these when volume we is and one made

Pamela Kaufman

recent leveraging Can you. opportunities you're to targeting to update give space the acquisitions how that opportunities. you and on you're an just Thank these the white address

Dirk Van De Put

space at first sure on X Sorry. mean, are look growth, opportunities categories -- growing. It building our pretty for I us Yes, blocks our keep the you wide straightforward. are the for make if

We are pulsely depends category, category our players big in us. growth our of

share and a that market increase us to growth. bigger continue our Second, gives

is we Third, channel there that can the expansion do.

for in all not or share emerging We having in market talking instance, same online channels. about But numerical distribution about, digital more are the also markets. Thinking commerce developed in the we're markets.

China stores XXX,XXX XX,XXX prepared by stores are the presence increasing we by this was I and quarter saying India in remarks, alone. our As

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that Chipita fits into we of or fall opportunity Go so And growth sort Give that & fully have.

that's And the space. last wide so

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Pamela Kaufman

Thank you.

Operator

our And this -- does conclude

Dirk Van De Put

I think Yeah? end. come to we've the

Operator

concluding Sorry. Q&A like the I'd does for session. Go any remarks. call you return to This ahead. conclude our to

Dirk Van De Put

No.

help we year will talk the and more at give the where the you XX. to to think we've to guidance and of you contact your Company. Happy Andrei reply looking out. clearly you Shep for we've to you And a the whatever for forward questions. to in the come and end. can interest update Thank we Please do to XX I of full our you end ended give through

Operator

Thank you.

Luca Zaramella

Thank you.

Operator

today's conclude call. QX, does This XXXX earnings Mondelez Corporation

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