Andy Morton

just The Preview - Beam Inc Q4 & FY

By | 30 January 2013

Beam Inc will release full-year results on Friday

Beam Inc will release full-year results on Friday

Beam Inc will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Friday (1 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December and performances in recent quarters.

In Beam's year-to-date, 

  • Nine-month like-for-like net profits rose by 23.2% to $271.4m
  • Net sales in nine months to end of September were up by 5% to $1.76bn
  • Operating profits increased by 61.7% to $419.2m

For the company's Q3,

  • Net profits (like-for-like) increased by 19.2% to $91.7m
  • Net sales climbed by 8.3% to $627.5m

For the company's Q2,

  • Net profits (like-for-like) rose by 62.3% to $101.3m
  • Net sales were up by 4.4% at $595.5m
  • Operating profits increased by 5% to $125.7m

In its Q1,

  • net profits climbed by 27% to $78.4m
  • net sales increased by 13% to $533.8m
  • operating profits rose by 17.1% to $131.1m

To read a preview of Beam's H1 results, click here.

Expert analysis

Beam Inc. (BEAM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Beam Inc. (Beam), formerly known as Fortune Brands, Inc, is a premium spirits company. The company offers branded distilled spirits products. The product portfolio of the company consists of bourbon whiskey, Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, tequila, cognac, rum, cordials, and ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktails. The renowned brands offered by the company include Jim Beam Bourbon, Canadian Club Whisky, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch, Laphroaig Scotch, Knob Creek Bourbon, Cruzan Rum, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Hornitos Tequila, Skinnygirl Cocktails, EFFEN Vodka, Pucker Vodka and Sourz Liqueurs among others. The company’s major markets includes North America, Australia and Europe, and also maintains presence in the markets of India, Brazil, Russia, Central Europe, Asia, and other geographies. The company is headquartered in Illinois, the US. The company is expanding its operations as evident from its recent acquisition related agreement with White Rock Distilleries to acquire the fast-growing Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands and other related assets for $605m in cash.

Sectors: Company results, Spirits

Companies: Diageo, Beam Inc, Suntory, Pernod, Ricard

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