The ShinesRooms.com Provides Stock Research onBeam Inc. and Molson Coors Brewing Co.
New York City, New York -- The beverage industry faced significant challenges in 2012 due to weakness in Europe, slower growth in BRIC economies and uncertainty in the U.S. due to the fiscal cliff. While Europe remains a weak link, the economic outlook for the U.S. and China has improved significantly, which should boost consumer spending and benefit alcoholic drinks makers such as Beam Inc. (BEAM) and Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP). Going forward, the key for alcoholic beverage industry will be to expand their presence in fast growing emerging markets.
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Emerging markets, including China, are expected to be key growth drivers for alcoholic drinks makers. Rising income levels in these countries should boost demand for premium brands. By focusing on emerging markets, alcoholic drinks makers will be able to offset the expected weakness in Western Europe, where consumption is likely to wane given the weak economic environment.
Both, Beam Inc. and Molson Coors Brewing Co., have been expanding their presence in emerging markets. At the time of the release of the company’s fourth quarter results last month, Beam Inc.’s CEO Matt Shattock said that the company enhanced its routes to market across fast-growing economies like China in the fourth quarter. Conversely, Molson Coors Brewing Company’s CEO Peter Swinburn said last month that the company’s worldwide volume and net sales increased due to the addition of its Central Europe business. Swinburn believes that the Central Europe business will strengthen the company, enhance its growth profile and increase shareholder value in years ahead.Molson Coors Brewing Co.free research is available today at
Beam Inc. turned in strong financial performance for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2012, the company’s net sales rose 11%. On a comparable basis, net sales for the quarter rose 5%. The company’s full-year net sales rose 7% to a record $2.5 billion. Net sales on a comparable basis rose 6% for 2012. Our free research report onBeam Inc.can be downloaded upon registration at
The strong sales performance for 2012 was driven by growth of the company’s premium global Power brands and broad-based growth across geographies.
CEO Shattock noted that the company closed the year with another strong sales quarter as it continued to outperform the market. Shattock added that the company exceeded its expectations with better-than-anticipated global sales of Bourbon and higher-than-expected accretion from the Pinnacle’s acquisition.
Last month, Molson Coors Brewing Company reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. The company reported a 15.3% increase in worldwide beer volume for the fourth quarter. Net sales for the quarter rose 9.9%. The increase was mainly due to the addition of Molson Coors Central Europe (MCCE) operations in 2012. Net income for the quarter was $60.1 million, or $0.33 per share.
For the full year 2012, the company’s net income from continuing operations stood at $441.5 million, or $2.43 per share. The company’s worldwide beer volume in 2012 rose 13.9%. Net sales for 2012 rose 11.4% to $3.92 billion.
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