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Focus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region and brand

By | 14 February 2013

Pernod Ricard saw its sales and profits lift in its latest fiscal half-year

Pernod Ricard saw its sales and profits lift in its latest fiscal half-year

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit rises in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.

  • France (7.6% of group sales) was 28% down on the same six months a year earlier, with sales hitting EUR374m. Operating profits tumbled by 54% to EUR80m
  • Europe excluding France (25.4% of total sales) was flat, rising by 1% to EUR1.25bn. Operating profits dipped by 4% to EUR326m
  • The Americas (26.1%) were up by 10% at EUR1.28bn. Operating profits rose by 12% to EUR378m
  • Asia/Rest of the World (40.9%) increased sales by 18% to EUR2.01bn. Operating profits jumped by 28% to EUR674m

Pernod highlighted the performance of 14 of its international brands in the half-year results. Most notably:

  • Absolut vodka saw sales rise by 4% in value and by 2% in volumes
  • Ballantine's Scotch whisky, however, tumbled by 11% in both sales value and volumes
  • Chivas Regal Scotch was up by 3% in sales value but down by 3% in volumes
  • Jameson Irish whiskey climbed by 13% in value and by 7% in volumes
  • Martell Cognac jumped by 23% in sales value and by 8% in volumes
  • The Glenlivet Scotch soared by 21% in sales value and by 17% in volumes
  • Mumm Champagne fell by 5% in sales value and by 6% in volumes

Expert analysis

Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Pernod Ricard SA (Pernod Ricard) is one of the leading producers and distributors of wines and spirits in the world. The company’s product portfolio comprises a wide range of whiskies, anise drinks, liqueurs, cognacs and brandies, white spirit, rums, bitters and wines. The company distributes its products under the brands, namely, ABSOLUT Vodka, Jacob’s Creek, Ballantine’s, Ricard, Chivas Regal, Malibu, Stolichnaya, Havana Club, Jameson, Beefeater, Kahlua, Martell, Montana, Mumm, The Glenlivet and Perrier-Jouet. The company principally operates in the regions of North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Its products are distributed in around 70 countries across the world.

Sectors: Company results, Spirits, Wine

Companies: Pernod, Ricard, Absolut, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Jameson, Martell, The Glenlivet

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