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3-2019

Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

Canada. Brick Brewing YTD profits rise despite tough Q3

Nine-month net profits rise by 37.7% to CAD1.04m (US$1.05m)
YTD net sales up by 3.4% to CAD27.7m
Operating profits (EBITDA) rise by 18.8% to CAD3.8m
Q3 losses caused by "unique" challenges

Brick Brewing has announced a jump in nine-month profits despite operational “challenges” in Q3.

Net profits in the nine months to the end of the October rose by 37.7% to CAD1.04m (US$1.05m), the Ontario-based brewer said today (6 December). Sales in the period edged up by 3.4% to CAD27.7m, while operating profits increased by 18.8% to CAD3.8m.

In Q3, the company reported a net loss of CAD416,252 compared to a profit of CAD84,601 on the prior year. Sales in the three months fell by 4.6% to CAD7.54m.

Brick pointed to a number of “unique” and “non-recurring” challenges in Q3 for the performance. These included an “unexpected” drop in contract packing volumes, caused by a supply-chain issue. Shipments of Laker products also fell by 7% as “sustained” price cuts by national brands took their toll, the company said.

Looking ahead, Brick president & CEO George Croft said the company is committed to growing its Seagram and Waterloo brands. “In our primary market of Ontario, these brands demonstrated exceptional counter-sales growth of 44% and 30% respectively in Q3," said Croft. "In the upcoming quarters, we will be increasing our marketing budgets dedicated to these brands.”

Brick acquired the Canadian licence for Seagram Coolers last year from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Corby Distilleries for CAD7.3m.

Croft added: "I am proud that our company has become so resilient and adaptive to tough industry situations we face from time to time. Although the financial performance is below our expectations, the responses to challenges within the quarter exemplify the culture at Brick Brewing.”

7 Дек. 2012

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