Citing recent supply chain challenges, Credit Suisse lowered expectations for the company’s sales performance ahead of the release of its Q3 2021 earnings report next month. The revised coverage has decreased expected 2021 revenue for the Swedish oat milk maker from $694 million to $685 million.
Oatly announced today Q2 revenue of $146.2 million, up 53.3% year-over-year in its first earnings report as a public company. Global foodservice sales accounted for 33.2% of revenue in the quarter, compared to 21.6% in the same period last year.
Citing increasing demand for oatmilk in retail and foodservice, plant-based milk producers Oatly and SunOpta are ramping up production, with both companies announcing plans for new facilities in Texas set to open over the next few years.
Last month, still hot on the hype of its highly publicized May IPO, plant-based milk maker Oatly sustained its first major setback as a publicly traded company when Spruce Point Capital Management released a document claiming that the company had misrepresented its success. What can other companies learn from this about going public?
“Powerful branding, international exposure, and strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) credentials” are just three of the qualities making Oatly a major player in the plant-based food and beverage space, according to a new equity research report from Credit Suisse.
Ringing in the company’s first day trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Oatly CEO Toni Petersson said the decision to go public was “the right thing to do.” Initially priced at $17 per share, at the top of its predicted range, Oatly’s stock opened at roughly $21 per share, up about 24%, as it began trading shortly before noon today.
Oatly is going public at $17 per share, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources familiar with the matter. The company offered 84.4 million shares and the IPO raised $1.43 billion, giving the company a valuation of roughly $10 billion.
In 2020, revenue increased 106.5% year-over-year, outpacing the 72.9% growth from the year prior, with U.S. revenue representing $100 million, according to SEC documents. Citing Nielsen data, the company reported that retail sales in the U.S. grew 182% year-over-year.
As Oatly scales its U.S. operations, Millville, New Jersey-based Innovation Foods announced this month that it is building a new $45 million processing and packaging facility to produce plant-based aseptic and extended shelf life beverages for the Swedish oatmilk maker.
Plant-based dairy alternative products maker Oatly submitted plans for an initial public offering (IPO) to U.S. regulators, the company confirmed today. The announcement follows reports last month that the Sweden-based company was exploring a potential $1 billion IPO. Oatly is reported by Reuters to have hired Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse as underwriters on the offering.
Plant-based milk maker Oatly is expected to launch an initial public offering this year that could raise as much as $1 billion, according to media reports this week. On Tuesday, CNBC reported that Oatly has hired Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse to manage the offering.
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On Tuesday, Oatly closed one of the largest food and beverage financing deals of the year when it announced a $200 million funding round led by Blackstone Growth. Speaking with BevNET, Oatly CEO Toni Petersson said the financing represents a diversification of the company’s ownership structure, bringing in an American firm that will work directly with its European and Asian arms.
In a deal that values the company at nearly $2 billion, Swedish oat milk producer Oatly has secured $200 million in new equity funding in a round led by Blackstone Growth and a group of celebrity investors which includes Oprah Winfrey and former Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, the company announced today.