• First-half net profits rise 28% to US$24.9m
  • Net sales in six months to end of June up 31% to $250m
  • Operating profits rise 33.3% to $28.3m 
  • Q2 sales up 28.5% to $132.4m
Sodastream reported a strong first-half today

Sodastream reported a strong first-half today

Sodastream International has reported a marked rise in half-year profits after a strong Q2 sales performance.

The Israel-headquartered group said that net profits in the six months to the end of June rose by 28% to US$24.9m. Net sales in the period were up by 31% to $250m, while operating profits increased by 33.3% to $28.3m.

In Q2, net profits rose by 36.1% to $12.9m, while sales jumped 29% to $132.4m. Operating profits in the three months were up by 47.6% to $18m. 

Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream's CEO said: “Our business performed very well during the second quarter, with revenue up 29% year-over-year on top of very strong gains a year ago that were fueled by the launch at Wal-Mart.” 

He added: “Our strong momentum in the Americas and Western Europe, combined with improving trends in Asia-Pacific, position us well to achieve our upwardly revised outlook for 2013." 

The company said it expects full-year net profits to rise around 30% above 2012's profits of $50m.