UK: Inver House Distillers hails strong 2011
- Net profits in 2011 leap by 70.3% to GBP11.6m (US$18m)
- Net sales follow suit, rising by 28.2% to GBP80.6m
- Operating profits increase by 42.5% to GBP14.1m
Inver House Distillers has posted a healthy set of full-year numbers for 2011, with volume growth across its spirits portfolio.
The company, which is owned by Thailand-based International Beverage Holdings, said yesterday (9 July) that net profits for the 12 months of 2011 soared by 70.3% to GBP11.6m (US$18m), as sales rose by 28.2% to GBP80.6m. Operating profits for the year were up by 42.5% to GBP14.1m.
Inver House hailed a "strong performance across the brand portfolio, with growth that is ahead of the category".
The Balblair single malt brand delivered a 13% lift in sales, as blended whisky Hankey Banister saw sales jump by 53% thanks to markets in Eastern Europe, southern Africa and South America.
"The 2011 financial performance of Inver House Distillers represents our continued investment in an award-winning product portfolio, with brands that are highly competitive across the spirit category and sold in over 85 markets," said company MD Graham Stevenson.
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