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  • 7.5 %
    Share capital 30/09/2016
  • 2,096 EUR M
    Market value of investment 30/09/2016
  • 6.8 %
    Voting rights 30/09/2016
  • 2
    Representatives in statutory bodies 30/09/2016
Investment Year 2006 Investment history

Since its inception in 1975, Pernod Ricard has built up the most premium portfolio in the industry and become the world’s co-leader in the Wine & Spirits market through significant organic growth and numerous acquisitions, including Seagram in 2001, Allied Domecq in 2005 and Vin & Spirit in 2008. This portfolio includes in particular 14 strategic brands, 18 key local brands and 5 premium wine brands, produced and distributed by the group through its own worldwide distribution network.


GBL and Pernod Ricard

GBL is the core shareholder behind the Ricard family, with which it has maintained trust-based relationships for many years. GBL fully supports the group’s clear strategy, focusing on premiumisation, active support to brands, innovation and geographic expansion. GBL has also accompanied the management transition with the appointment of Alexandre Ricard as CEO and Chairman of Pernod Ricard in 2015.

Half-year results 2015/16

  • Half-year turnover (July - December 2015) stands at EUR 4,958 million, growing organically by 3% and illustrating a gradual improvement in comparison with the previous financial year. Local brands are growing strongly and the Top 14 is benefiting from the improvement in the mix, with volumes being stable
  • Current operating income is also growing organically by 3% to EUR 1,438 million, with nevertheless a slowdown in the operating margin of 20 bps to 29.0% in organic terms
  • Current net income is 9% higher thanks to the favourable currency effect and the decline in financial expenses
  • Net debt increases by EUR 237 million in comparison with 30 June 2015 to EUR 9,258 million due to seasonality and following the strengthening of the US dollar against the euro

Outlook for 2016

Pernod Ricard closes its financial year on 30 June and will publish its results on 1 September 2016. At the publication of the nine-month’s turnover (+ 4%, of which 3% is organic growth), group’s management reiterated its goal of internal growth for current operating income of between 1% and 3% for the whole of the financial year.

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