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Philip Morris International (PM)

Participants
Nick Rolli Vice President-Investor Relations and Financial Communications
Jacek Olczak Chief Executive Officer
Emmanuel Babeau Chief Financial Officer
Chris Growe Stifel
Pamela Kaufman Morgan Stanley
Vivien Azer Cowen
Bonnie Herzog Goldman Sachs
Gaurav Jain Barclays
Jared Dinges JPMorgan
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Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Philip Morris International First Quarter and 2021 Earnings Conference Call. Today’s call is scheduled to last about one hour, including remarks by Philip Morris International management and the question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Media representatives on the call will also be invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the question-and-answer from the investment community. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Nick Rolli, Vice President of Investor Relations and Financial Communications. sir. ahead, go Please

Nick Rolli

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Jacek Olczak

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support people continue provide to countries arriving to Our from vital colleagues neighboring to refuge. Ukraine seek in all

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Emmanuel Babeau

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Jacek Olczak

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Operator

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Chris Growe

morning. Hi, good

Jacek Olczak

morning. Good

Emmanuel Babeau

Hi, Chris.

Chris Growe

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Jacek Olczak

That’s correct.

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Chris Growe

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Jacek Olczak

Yes.

Okay.

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Emmanuel Babeau

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it, we’ve top to in think I of for knowing reduction shows expect basis think good gross sales QX, been on success last which have in will that you than QX the driver XXX is reference it various continue is XX% the more of as well element margin we describing margin. What the point for year can presentation, QX. the in in And IQOS. device because the the I gross news even this is

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Chris Growe

much. Thanks great was so color. That

Operator

Morgan Kaufman We’ll take with our Stanley. from question next Pamela

line Your is open. now

Pamela Kaufman

Hi, good morning.

Jacek Olczak

Good morning.

Pamela Kaufman

Russia’s of of XXXX? smoke year by this the from products and question as reduction assume about free overall targets business, the revenue your similar you how coming tobacco a have you’re guidance outlook reduction contribution on XXXX significant given the you. we the side, how for next target XX% are I for should a year, your heated target HTU XX%? about your Thank on for thinking to your And particularly achieving strategy to IQOS adjusting for

Jacek Olczak

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et We constraints the and chain continue in expansion cetera. confronted and existing devices IQOS with all obviously portfolio of with supply the and geographies the of new geographical the this we availability and

us the we to confident way I I a mean, the we absolute repetition, But business deliver look the way visibility the do mean, will about essentially XX growth a maybe of at I that’s land? this – absolute for exiting or we relative that But the target and also remain we thing. time targets longer the further I combustible look I we to don’t be geographies in my floor look may whole The not relative be referring for bottom-line way deliver I what’s deliver is on And on that There not miss. term the or target. a a to happening Ukrainian might position appreciate is target, in in in to being existing maybe to delay. It’s deliver volume, this. X they need changed recognized and the cetera. outlook parameters, a a mean, et that situation way non-combustible thinking position our numbers. at little business that for growth any need really that no what’s of not make target intentions our lowest as we this I have the Russia is maybe know the so this. it. of on or the you I target, do should same bit everyone you assume time this, am bit the about and one before. April will is what I’m target important to believe just whatever volume in additional months questions for of might I XX all we’ll have So to be and think band a with our XXXX Where a relative sorry The in a be you’re yes, realize contribution, said we other – we other the into Ukraine absolute Russia and and months have and this good let’s the about All full organic little have in thing, need but again, we with can geographies. very will for we IQOS sales that, okay, one – will of as a more the growth assumptions that top-line, that target of which

Emmanuel Babeau

full in of XXXX. not we QX, your Group, Russia on you’ve below a more XX% do excluding get below. perimeter that a pro in how Pamela, And on seen Ukraine to and are than question I’m the but we basis on that bit sure much the forma

around So we versus XX% are XX%. at

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Pamela Kaufman

from role Thanks. And from a piece the user of Russia to expect a acquisition, on year? of question? there quarter, new then despite Did taking a much question how impact And supply on be did over acquisition would similar see million new play the good any that, the IQOS ILUMA this user impact hear over course in to my you users. you consumables? a recovery of the disruption out TEREA saw X Do the you user X million –

Jacek Olczak

sorry, was, all the we your think I question cut Yes, because sentence. half

Your right of can question forward? the we the dynamics acquisition going user same was expect

Pamela Kaufman

Yes.

Jacek Olczak

Okay.

devices. directly mean, above X million close and this to that show mean sequentially I QX. look, I portfolio above X our of So million to a availability which full the of devices quarter, acquisition, acquisition correlated growth the

also play more game, price devices, we expensive different mid-price devices. now the lower-price we segments know, you As have devices,

the today from and sort we’re you So higher, meeting consumer that same of because repeat devices, see should other of as by measured the the long expectations. and think that offering actually as we is have parameters the NPS I consumer the rate, availability perspective number, actually what we liking if not could conversion

the total outside and a and from we see in quarter on the also actually visibility to which we the devices, in the what Russia right, be So a in we the next questions year the can we achieve to once positions or so the that somehow terms Ukraine dynamics, revise would volume. deliver now in of will bridging all there’s before then IQOS

Pamela Kaufman

you. Thank

Emmanuel Babeau

you. Thank

Operator

take next with from Azer Cowen. Vivien We will question our

open. line Your is

Vivien Azer

Hi, good morning.

Jacek Olczak

morning, Vivien. Hi, good

Vivien Azer

comments a you the I in on made. there that So was quarter, accretive just I’m one in something two or Thanks. growth something reconciling thought but negative last device because time guys that I ILUMA so to ILUMA, having of mix the up Number change? wanted Japan, follow did hard mix that misunderstanding was you had am device from launch I quarter, Japan,

Jacek Olczak

device talking the ILUMA, mid mix three versions to that that and of you now to think price now, introduced the I consumers. lower we’re have IQOS just of three the the premium, lower as a was selling we’re price, – market

is is And ONE, So device, all on attractive before. one attractive on QX, the price we in the higher which the of mean, recognized at that used than the the to this them market, lower lowest and I goes this in but that than second the version ILUMA already obviously because is device in shipments, the price shipment. we competitions, the have IQOS the price X had

into. here maybe So to Vivien look to we need

Emmanuel Babeau

the with I mix if term Emmanuel positive the within price. because growth gross of any But come may, in of device, It’s to it’s it speaking. higher consumables. versus course Vivien the Yeah, reduced much margin, in mix at a negative device a margin in a is the gross because coming

very to we the a have more dilutive impact has but the on positive, sell, device some margin the be you impact revenue, rate So clear. on gross which it is

Vivien Azer

Understood.

sales the I had think pricing tier. graph was we

So both that. thank you for

results sequential incremental and basis. anything the to second to very I out share call on had get was meaningful you an color Is some from on my because both hoping there a For standpoint, were growth, strong? year-over-year question, there Germany, activation a

Jacek Olczak

so post I the second Germany, the change to increase, is, price comes one post restricted thing. And we No, from devices. mean this start again access benefiting had Germany the not again, in price the environment

take that still and to same of blade the for before one which of we device sort lot broad larger is will is is the version, to Switzerland that market, IQOS in follows obviously a similar free the a would Vivien geography. is performing ILUMA story again IQOS how again IQOS the opening went why one the Germany a continuous this running of with version of and We the make reasons example which the is volume devices. the would ILUMA performance. additional And the into we portfolio So range this I availability here have hence go on comment a can

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Vivien Azer

much. very you Thank Understood.

Operator

We will Goldman Bonnie with our question next take from Herzog Sachs.

Your line open. is now

Bonnie Herzog

country think on everyone. volume about all shift in a And could roughly to Can percentage All was help about in maybe And had right. you Hi, that? facility you currently? guidance? from hoping exports? you. really of and understand I when? that a volume few of you is reflected terms market manufacturing to where guess, is I in details the on could Russia, and questions And this in the then are? what us I your I St. the with Thank of your I’m guess, manufactured associated I with your few exit being what that what’s being And just then share then mechanics exported? trying us Petersburg volume plan maybe guess, just the the share, any more you what that to costs

Jacek Olczak

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want if in as significant So we presence a to, it. Russia, we we all have know

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Bonnie Herzog

can terms full exit. exit have only just market in can the imagine. Do you to color. I clear, of date, And share? target a just the of you the Yes, the be I that appreciate

Jacek Olczak

groups this of or what business broad satisfy delay and if could looked a long – as have with rather we satisfaction for But we everyone relentlessly we the Well, And mean But this beyond it, the the have would group like. appreciate shareholders. I mean responsibility But you exercise. to also employees various in complex teams we if the of not the of repeat as was all I necessary to business is was the becoming equation we to move overall, responsibility our big forward. again stakeholders differently. expectations Russia. that us. in I a that are have and resolve other very to things market presence how working to size try of that’s I any And

Bonnie Herzog

kind the pro second of I’d growth like understand driver at XX% that future. is and thought key now XX really but the to guess, brings outlook of I XX I for of forma that is as guess, assuming since guidance, previous billion drivers an above that your billion I your midpoint. think Russia HTU to honestly, important was such about And growth volume the to of question, this your my year, I new me which units for guidance

gives related the understand of top Thanks. you want shortage also chip of the semiconductor kind situation? just I on what So to the uncertainty especially to confidence,

Jacek Olczak

Yes. Thank you.

pro the So in today live have obviously perfect some year. the making But we forma said or enough up quarters We forma estimate on I with assumptions I a make some visibility of for this the this chain, this as think need supply earlier. come confidence pro or we to don’t all of guidance. remaining to

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currently portfolio to to We also fact propositions. which this IQOS mostly that [indiscernible] consummables despite any offering is the know our significant at the the the market we is both a be and devices continues also other the that premium sold very of attractive. device And continuously

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making We’re not any promises at this stage.

Bonnie Herzog

Okay. you. Thank

Jacek Olczak

you. Thank

Operator

next We’ll from Jain with Gaurav take our question Barclays.

is open. Your line

Gaurav Jain

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Nick Rolli

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Nick Rolli

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Gaurav Jain

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Jacek Olczak

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Gaurav Jain

EPS the coming to And the and guidance Sure. dividend.

payout your XX%. ratio dividend will north be So now of

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Jacek Olczak

increase that XXXX. so Well, of course yes, the Gaurav, guidance ratio the would versus would on basis a of giving, been we significantly we’ve have that payout

grow I in reduce the to think over profit in capacity we’ve shown the past, that. time and

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Gaurav Jain

lot. a Thanks Sure.

Jacek Olczak

Thank you.

Operator

next Jefferies. take from Bennett We Owen our question will with

open. now is line Your

Nick Rolli

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Operator

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ahead our go Jared Dinges next take from will with question We and JPMorgan.

open. is line Your

Jared Dinges

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Jacek Olczak

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Jared Dinges

Southeast in to the Got expectations the there volumes, to it. strong And year of for very start up are clearly on of follow just volume Asia, terms side maybe it’s the what your on a the rest year?

Jacek Olczak

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Emmanuel Babeau

evolution. And Jared, revenue grow region to which in would we very as year, nicely be the we said, nice a expect this

Jared Dinges

That’s correct. Thanks, guys.

Emmanuel Babeau

Thank you.

Nick Rolli

last Thank you. operator. That was the question,

Operator

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Nick Rolli

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Jacek Olczak

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Nick Rolli

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Jacek Olczak

you soon, you. guys. See Thank

Operator

This does for conclude Thank your today’s program. you participation.

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