High increase in dividends for the brewer AB InBev

High increase in dividends for the brewer AB InBev

The Louvain brewer AB InBev sold 458 million hectolitres of drink all over the world last year, 0.6% more than in 2013. Their turnover went up by 5.9%, to 47,1 billion dollars (41,1 billion euros). Their net profit went from 7,9 million dollars in 2013 to 8,9 million in 2014 (+11.7%), AB InBev said on Thursday.  The dividend for 2014 went up by three euros per share, a 46% increase compared to 2013. The volume sold in Europe fell again: the brewer produced 44,3 million hectolitres of drink there, compared to 47 million the year before (-6.1%). They also lost ground North America (-1.4%), dropping to 121,1 million hectolitres. North America is the biggest market for the brewery giant, with 125,4 million hectolitres sold in 2014 (+4.7%).

“2014 saw another solid financial performance, with excellent commercial results in most of our main markets, and a continuation of our global marks”, the group said. The volume for the global marks went up by 5.4% in 2014, with Budweiser at the top (5,9%). Corona sales went up by 5.8%.

(Source: Belga)

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