Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  August 23, 2012 10:20:15

Results alcohol world leader Diageo improved in 2Q


World "alcohol" leader, a British company Diageo, 2Q this year reported gross profit excluding some one-off items mld.GBP at 3.2 compared to 2.9 billion in 2Q11. The so-called organic basis profit grew by 9%, which exceeded market expectations set in this regard to growth of 8.6%.
This improvement was mainly attributable to recovery in demand in the U.S. and the growing interest in emerging markets, which compensated enough problems in Europe, where sales dropped and volumes by 1%.
Operating profit increased in all regions. Sales and profits grew faster than drinking volume in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, where consumers prefer more expensive brands.

Total revenue on organic basis grew by 6% yoy, slightly underperformed the market estimates set to grow by 6.3%. Net sales grew by 8% to 10.8 mld.GBP.

The management raised the dividend from the previous 40.4 to 43.5 pence.

Shares in the results easily react positively. Since the beginning of the end of the title yesterday attributed the 22% appreciation.
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