Pernod Ricard, the world´s number two player in Wines & Spirits holds a leading position globally
Share capital (09/30/2019) 7.5 %
Voting rights (09/30/2019) 11.8 %
Stake value (09/30/2019) € 3,250 M
Dividend (12/31/2018) € 47.0 M
Investment year
Business area
Wines & Spirits
Registered office
Paris, France

Since its inception in 1975, Pernod Ricard has built up the most premium portfolio in the industry and has become the world’s number two player in the Wine & Spirits market through organic growth and acquisitions, including Seagram in 2001, Allied Domecq in 2005 and Vin&Spirit in 2008. This portfolio includes notably 13 strategic international brands, 15 strategic local brands and 4 premium wine brands, produced and distributed by the group through its own worldwide distribution network.

Portfolio value 09/30/2019
16.8 %
Net dividends 12/31/2018
10.4 %
Investment case

The spirits market is supported by favourable long term trends, in particular:

  • Expanding urban population, especially in emerging markets
  • Growing market share compared to beer and wine
  • Premiumization by consumers

Pernod Ricard has a steady growth and profitability profile:

  • Number two player worldwide with one of the industry’s most complete brand portfolios
  • Systematic upmarket move thanks to its superior-quality and innovative products
  • Numerous high potential brands
  • Leading positions in categories such as cognac,whisky and rum
  • Unique geographical exposure with twin-engines of growth in China and India
  • Board of Directors Strategic Committee Compensation Committee
  • Board of Directors Audit Committee
  • Board of Directors 2/15*
  • Strategic Committee 1/6*
  • Audit Committee 1/3*
  • Compensation Committee 1/5*