Published On 04/25/2013

Third quarter 2012/13 sales

Good resilience of the business

In summary


In the first nine months of the 2012/13 financial year Pernod Ricard demonstrated good resilience of the business in a more challenging macroeconomic environment, as had been announced at the beginning of the year, and one which remains contrasted.


The premium portfolio remains the key driver of performance with:

  • continued sustained value growth(1) of the strategic brands
  • very favourable price/mix (+6%(1)) for the Top 14


Growth continues to be driven by emerging markets(2) and the United States:

  • growth(1) remained strong in emerging markets(2) (+10%(1)), but slower compared to the prior financial year, particularly in Q3 2012/13. China (+11%(1)), India (+17%(1)) and Russia (+19%(1)) remained the main growth drivers for the first nine months of financial year 2012/13.
  • continued solid growth(1) in the United States
  • slight improvement in Q3 in Western Europe in a context that remains challenging
  • gradual improvement of the business in France, as anticipated. The base of comparison for the nine months at end March remains unfavourable. (French pre-buying remaining at end March 2012: €48 million)


Consolidated net sales reached €6,650 million for the first nine months of the 2012/13 financial year. Reported growth was +5%, equating to +4% organic growth with:

  • Top 14 up +6%(1)(3)
  • emerging markets(2) up +10%(1) and mature markets stable(1)(3)

On this occasion Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard Pierre Pringuet commented: “Pernod Ricard’s business demonstrated good resilience in, as announced at the beginning of the year, a less favourable economic environment. Our growth is still based on the same drivers: our policy of premiumisation and innovation, the strategic brands and strong presence in emerging markets and the United States.” He added: “Confident in the strength of this model, we confirm our guidance of organic growth in profit from recurring operations of close to +6% for the full financial year 2012/13.”


(1)       Organic sales growth

(2)       List of emerging markets provided in the appendix

(3)       Excluding French pre-buying

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About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €9,182 million in FY19. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has developed through organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 19,000 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s three-year strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders. The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. As illustrated by the 2030 roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “We bring good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and is ranked No. 1 in the beverage sector in Vigeo Eiris. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nation’s Global Compact LEAD company.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

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