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About Us

Stock Spirits is a Central and Eastern European branded spirits producer. Our goal is to be the leading spirits business in Central and Eastern Europe.

We have a portfolio of more than 40 brands across a broad range of spirits, including vodka, vodka-based flavoured liqueurs, rum, brandy, bitters and limoncello.

Our core markets are Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. Together, these made up 88% of the Group's net sales revenue for FY 2016.

 

Our strengths

  • Proven international spirits management team
  • Successful business model using global FMCG best practices and local insight
  • Strong brand portfolio and history of taking share from local competition
  • Proven innovation capabilities
  • Proven organic profit growth profile and highly cash generative
  • Potential for further acquisitions in the Central and Eastern European region

Key market positions

Poland

Spirits: #2
Market share: 25.3%

Czech Republic

Spirits: #1
Market share: 34.2%

Italy

Vodka-based liquers: #1
Limoncello: #1
Market share: 4.3% (total spirits)

Other

  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

International exports

  • USA
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Slovenia
  • Other Balkan countries
 

Operations

We have sales and marketing operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Croatia. We also distribute spirits in more than 40 other countries through third-party arrangements.

We operate two main production and bottling sites – in Lublin, Poland and in Plzen, Czech Republic. The Group also operates a small distillery in Prádlo, Czech Republic, and has an ethanol distillery plant in Rostock, Germany.
 

Key financial highlights

Total revenue €261.0m in 2016
Adjusted EBITDA* €51.5m in 2016
Operating profit €40.1m in 2016
Adjusted EBIT* €40.3m in 2016
Profit for the year €28.4m in 2016

* Stock Spirits Group uses alternative performance measures as key financial indicators to assess the underlying performance of the Group. These include adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBIT and adjusted free cash flow. The narrative in the Annual Report & Accounts is based on these alternative measures and an explanation is set out in note 7 to the consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report & Accounts.