San Miguel has seen rise in sales for its drinks operations

San Miguel has seen rise in sales for its drinks operations

San Miguel Corp has seen a single-digit lift in year-to-date sales from both its brewing operations and its combined spirits and soft drinks unit. 

Sales from its brewery business were up 5% to PHP56.3bn in the nine months to the end of September, the Philippines conglomerate said earlier today. Volumes climbed 3% to 152.6m cases, but the unit's operating profits in the period slid 1% to PHP15.3bn. 

For the group's spirits, soft drinks and bottled water arm, Ginebra San Miguel, sales climbed 7% in the nine months to PHP10.6bn, off the back of a 2% lift in volumes to 15m cases. Operating profits were up 114% to 124m after losses of 869m in the corresponding period last year. 

Across the entire conglomerate, sales rose 10% to PHP598.7bn while net profits jumped 74% to PHP13.2bn.