Royal Unibrew is a leading regional beverage provider in a number of markets – primarily in Northern Europe, Italy and in the international malt beverage markets.
We produce, market, sell and distribute quality beverages with focus on branded products within beer, malt beverages and soft drinks as well as cider and long drinks.
Our main markets are Denmark, Finland, Italy and Germany as well as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. To these should be added the international malt beverage markets comprising a number of established markets in the Americas region and major cities in Europe and North America as well as emerging markets in for example Africa.
Denmark – the number two provider of beer and soft drinks with a number of strong brands
Finland – the number two provider of beer and soft drinks with a number of strong brands, as well as international spirits and wine brands
The Baltic countries – among the leading providers of beer and soft drinks holding considerable market positions
Italy – among the market leaders in the super premium segment for beer with Ceres Strong Ale
International markets – among the market leaders in the premium segment for dark malt beverages, whereas the beer category is covered by the Faxe brand
In all of our markets, we offer our customers strong and recognised brands.
Based on continuous development and innovation, it is our objective to meet customer demand for quality beverages.
In addition to our own brands, we offer licence-based international brands of the PepsiCo and Heineken Groups.
Our financial targets
Our medium-term financial targets:
· EBIT margin: 15%
· NIBD/EBITDA: Max 2.5 times
· Equity ratio: at least 30% at year end
Royal Unibrew is expected to continue generating a rather significant liquidity surplus in the future, and it remains the intention currently to make distributions to shareholders.
Dividend: 40-60% of net profit for the year
Share buy-backs will be considered currently taking into account optimisation of the capital structure.
It is our strategy to be a focused, regional beverage provider within beer, malt beverages and soft drinks – and to achieve leading positions in the markets or the segments in which we operate.
The main elements of our strategy are as follows:
· Significant market positions
· Locally based
· Innovation and development
· Operational efficiency
· Financial flexibility
In 2016, the Company posted revenue of DKK 6,340 million and sold 9.7 million hectolitres of beer, malt and soft drinks.
The Group, which is domiciled in Faxe, Denmark, has a total of around 2,350 employees worldwide.
Royal Unibrew is listed on NasdaqCopenhagen A/S and has approx 18,000 registered shareholders.