Centrale del Latte d'Italia (CLI)

Business description

Centrale del Latte d'Italia produces and distributes fresh and long-life milk (UHT and ESL), and dairy products such as cream, yoghurt and cheese. It has a leading position in milk in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, and it has expanded to the Veneto, Liguria and Tuscany regions.

Stock data

Market cap.€50.1m
Last close€3.58
High / Low (52 weeks)€4.3 / €2.8
Stock market listingIM
Forecast net debt (€m)66.7
Forecast gearing ratio (%)106
SectorFood & Drink

Price performance

Relative *(0.6)(9)(4.9)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Y/E Dec Revenue (€m) EBITDA (€m) PBT (€m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 98.3 4.9 0.5 0.30 1193.3 N/A
2016A 119.8 2.9 (2.1) (19.57) N/A N/A
2017E 181.0 8.3 0.1 1.04 344.2 N/A
2018E 181.9 8.9 0.8 5.92 60.5 N/A

Last updated on 08/12/2017

Latest research

Recovery continues

Update | Food & Drink | 15/11/2017

Strong revenue growth

Update | Food & Drink | 09/08/2017


Outlook | Food & Drink | 22/06/2017

Integration progressing

Update | Food & Drink | 09/03/2017

Integration proceeding to plan

Update | Food & Drink | 18/11/2016

CLI emerges

Update | Food & Drink | 11/10/2016

Challenging backdrop

Update | Food & Drink | 05/08/2016

Doubling up

Initiation | Food & Drink | 13/07/2016

Investment summary

Price increases implemented during Q217 were successful and organic sales growth of 14% in Q317 was very impressive. We expect the recovery to continue into early FY18 as the full effect of the price increases comes through. Recent news that CLI signed an agreement with Alibaba for the sale of Italian UHT milk to Chinese online consumers demonstrates that the company is keen to grow its top line and expand its geographic reach.

Last updated on 13/12/2017

Industry outlook

The Italian fresh milk and extended shelf-life market was worth €574m in 2015 (source: IRI Infoscan Hypermarkets + Supermarkets), but is very localised, with different players in different regions. The market has contracted over the last few years, mainly as a result of volume declines caused by the economic crisis and a fashion for dairy-free diets, although there are now initial signs of stabilisation. CLI has been gaining share in the regions in which it operates, and the Mukki brand acquired through CLF presents interesting opportunities for expansion.

Last updated on 13/12/2017

Key management

Luigi Luzzati, Chairman
Vittorio Vaudagnotti, CFO

Company address

Via Filadelfia 220
+39 011 3240200
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