The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. ...
Global hop marketA local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms.
Hop Market in RussiaGermany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.
Ambev Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter Results Under IFRS
OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Top line performance: Net sales grew 12.0% driven by volume growth as well as price increases across our regions, with Net Revenue/hl growing 9.0% in the period. Organic volume growth of 2.7% in the period was driven by a 3.6% volume growth in Brazil, 0.5% volume growth in HILA-Ex and 2.6% volume growth in Latin America South, which was partly offset by volume contraction of -5.3% in Canada.
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) and Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses: COGS/hl increased by 5.3% mainly due to sugar hedges as well as packaging costs, which were partly offset in the quarter by gains in aluminum and barley hedges and productivity initiatives. SG&A (excl. depreciation & amortization) was in line with last year as a result of volume growth, inflation, higher logistic costs offset by lower bonus accrual and phasing of marketing and sales expenses.
EBITDA, Operating Cash generation and Profit: Our Normalized EBITDA reached R$3,822.0 million in Q4 2010, an organic growth of +19.5%, while margin expanded 310 bps in the period to 51.3%, while for the full year our Normalized EBITDA was R$11,707.0 million with a 13.5% organic growth and a 10bps margin expansion. Cash generated from operations in Q4 was R$4,013.7 million bringing full year to R$11,556.4 million, an increase of 9.9% as compared to same 2009 period. Our full year Normalized Profit was R$7,712.2 million (+33.2%), while our Normalized Earnings per share (EPS) grew 32.3%.
Payout and Financial discipline: We paid approximately R$4 billion in dividends and Interest on Own Capital in the quarter, totaling R$5 billion in the year. On February 28th we announced an additional R$1.8 billion dividend payment to be implemented as of March 22nd.
Financial Highlights – AmBev Consolidated
CSD and NANC
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Profit - AmBev holders
Normalized Profit - AmBev holders
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Note: Earnings per share calculation is based on outstanding shares (total existing shares excluding shares held in treasury).
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