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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.

Vietnam. Why are investors attracted to Sabeco?

ThaiBev, the conglomerate owned by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has been chasing Sabeco’s stakes for a few years. More than 10 investors have registered to buy Sabeco’s shares. Why are investors so interested in the Vietnamese beer manufacturer?

It is the largest brewery in the Vietnamese market, dominating the middle-class beer market segment.

Sabeco has been a joint stock company for eight years, after equitization. However, the state now still holds 89.95 percent of shares, while Heineken holds 5 percent.

Therefore, the joint stock company, by nature, is still a state-owned enterprise. The chairs of the company’s board of directors and other key positions are appointed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).

Sabeco’s managers suggested selling stakes in two campaigns, about 20-30 percent of stakes each. The second campaign will come one year after the first.

Meanwhile, MOIT has recently submitted to the government the plan to sell Sabeco stakes, to reduce the state’s ownership ratio from 89.59 percent to 36 percent.

This means that the new investors will have opportunities to hold controlling stakes in the company.

However, to many people’s surprise, the plan to withdraw the state’s capital and list shares on the bourse was not put into discussion at Sabeco’s shareholders’ meeting held on May 27.

Answering shareholders, Vo Thanh Ha, chair of Sabeco, said Sabeco could not make a decision on the issue and only the state can determine the capital withdrawal process and how much to sell.

As such, Sabeco still does not intend to list its shares, while investors have become impatient. Since equitization, Sabeco has changed its chair of the board of directors twice, but has not fulfilled the promise to list shares.

Some sources said Sabeco doesn’t want to list shares on the bourse at this moment because the brewery fears it may be swallowed by foreign investors. The drink market is a fertile soil which brought VND3-4.5 trillion worth of pre-tax profit every year in the last five years. Its major task in the immediate time is to preserve its strong brand.

Commenting about Sabeco’s value, the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI) said 10 years ago, Sabeco, the nation’s leading brewery, was much larger than Vinamilk, the nation’s leading dairy producer with its profit double that of Vinamilk. But nowadays, Vinamilk’s profit is three times higher than Sabeco.

Sabeco’s financial report showed that in 2015, the holding company could create VND8 trillion worth of revenue, or 30 percent of Sabeco’s total revenue, while the remaining was brought by associated businesses and joint ventures.

1 Июн. 2016



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