Earlier today, Beam Inc reported a jump in Q1 net profits on the back of a lift in sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by brands and regions:

Brands

Beam's 'Power Brands' portfolio saw net sales slip by 2% in the first quarter. Here's the breakdown.

  • Jim Beam -2%
  • Maker’s Mark +44%
  • Sauza -6%
  • Pinnacle +8%
  • Courvoisier -29%
  • Canadian Club +8%
  • Teacher’s -20%

The company's 'Rising Stars' brands produced net sales growth of 20% in the three months to the end of March.

  • Laphroaig +27%
  • Knob Creek +3%
  • Basil Hayden’s +16%
  • Kilbeggan -30%
  • Cruzan +6%
  • Hornitos +3%
  • Skinnygirl +140%
  • Sourz -21%

Regions

Group net sales in the quarter were up by 8.2% to $577.7m.

  • North America produced a 17.7% leap in net sales, to US$364m
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa came in flat, slipping by 1.6% to $105.6m
  • Asia Pacific & South America fell by 7.8% to $108.1m

Total operating profits rose by 36.5% to $179m

  • North America jumped by 25.2% to $123.4m
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa soared by 41.4% to $24.6m
  • Asia Pacific & South America fell back by 4.5% to $21m