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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 45 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 89% of the Group's net sales revenue for FY 2017.

 

If you would like to download a fact sheet about Stock Spirits and our markets, strengths and latest performance; then please click here.

Our strengths

  • Senior management team with proven international FMCG and spirits experience.
  • Successful business model combining global FMCG best practices with local expertise.
  • Strong brand portfolio with market leading positions and brands in core markets.
  • Leading presence in attractive Polish and Czech markets.
  • Strong sales and marketing capabilities with a broad distribution network.
  • Proven innovation capabilities.
  • Potential for further acquisitions across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond.
  • Modernised, well-invested production platform with capacity to support further growth.
  • Strong cash flow and balance sheet.

Key market positions

Poland

Vodka: #2
Market share: 26.7%

Czech Republic

Spirits: #1
Market share: 33.6%

Italy

Vodka-based liquers: #1
Limoncello: #1
Market share: 5.6% (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 50 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 €274.6m in 2017
Adjusted EBITDA* €56.3m in 2017
Profit for the year €11.3m in 2017

* Stock Spirits Group uses alternative performance measures as key financial indicators to assess the underlying performance of the Group. These include adjusted EBITDA (note 7), free cashflow (note 7) and adjusted basic EPS (adjusted for exceptional items; note 14). The narrative in the Annual Report & Accounts includes these alternative measures and an explanation is set out in note 7 to the consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report & Accounts