Pernod Ricard SA (PERP.PA)
21 Apr 2017
Thu, Apr 20 2017
PARIS Pernod Ricard's third quarter sales beat forecasts on Thursday, lifting its shares, but the French spirits group cautioned that a ban on alcohol sales near Indian highways would slow growth in its second-largest market.
* India headwinds, China new year timing weigh on Asia sales (Recasts with CFO comments to Reuters, shares, analyst)
April 20 Pernod Ricard Chief Financial Officer Gilles Bogaert tells Reuters by phone:
PARIS, April 20 French spirits maker Pernod Ricard said on Thursday that sales growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, reflecting weakness in India and the earlier timing of the Chinese New year.
PARIS Pernod Ricard is raising the prices of its spirits and wines in Britain to protect margins against a slide in the pound stemming from the country's vote to leave the European Union.
PARIS, March 29 Pernod Ricard is raising the prices of its spirits and wines in Britain to protect margins against a slide in the pound stemming from the country's vote to leave the European Union.
March 29 Pernod Ricard Chairman and CEO for Europe, Middle East Africa & Latin America Christian Porta tells a conference call with analysts:
* Profit outlook unchanged (Adds CEO comments to Reuters, shares, analyst)
* Pernod Ricard still expects to stabilise Absolut vodka sales in U.S. in medium-term
* China sales up 4 percent in H1 , clear improvement driven by Martell cognac, up 10 pct, scotch whiskies still suffering - slides