Research on Central European Distribution and Diageo: Beverage Sectors Sees Consolidation and Restructuring

 Research on Central European Distribution and Diageo: Beverage Sectors Sees
                       Consolidation and Restructuring

PR Newswire

LONDON, February 27, 2013

LONDON, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Brewery industry is going through interesting time as the companies in this
sector are aggressively pursuing M&A activities. Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) is on
the verge of acquiring an Indian spirit company and its stock shows good
growth. The company recently announced $1.1272 per share in semi-annual
dividend. Coupled with good capital growth, the stock offers good returns. The
company shows good revenue growth despite weakness in European market. Central
European Distribution Corp. (NASDAQ: CEDC) stock, on the other hand, suffered
major value decline in the recent past. However, the company is undertaking
extensive organizational and financial restructuring to get back in the game.
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Diageo plc Announces Higher Net Income

Diageo is aggressively pursuing growth through acquisitions. The company is
currently in negotiations over the purchase of United Spirits Ltd. The deal is
likely to be worth $2 billion and will help the company gain a foothold in
emerging Indian market. The company is expected to receive requisite
regulatory approval soon. Diageo technical report can be accessed for free by
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Diageo's stock is up 2 percent so far this year and it grew 25 percent in the
past 12 months. The company's dividend yield stands at 1.94 percent, offering
good returns to its investors. With payout ratio of 42 percent, the company
dividend is in safe hands. Its latest acquisition in India is likely to
create synergies and the stock is expected to perform well. Diageo plc has a
number of popular brands in its portfolio, generating good revenue growth. The
company reported 61 percent increase for its first half of the year. Diageo
plc earned $2.43 billion in net income. The company benefited from growth in
emerging markets and higher selling price. It also undertook cost cutting
measures, boosting its margins.

Diageo reported good sales growth in Latin America while its volume in Europe
suffered. The company is looking to expand into emerging markets to counter
the declining demand in developed markets such as the United States and

Central European Distribution Corp. Restructures Business

Central European Distribution specializes in Vodka and its stock lost 88
percent of its value in the past 1 year. The company's downfall may be partly
attributed to the departure of its CEO last year. It is now planning to
restructure its business and is contemplating Bond swap to cut its debt. The
company expects to reduce its debt load by $750 million. Its management team
is also undergoing makeover as it announced the appointment of its new CFO.
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Central European Distribution also settled a deal with Roustam Tariko, its
biggest shareholder. Pursuant to the deal, Roustam Tariko gained the
operational control of the company. It also infused $65 million worth of
funds. It is expected that the new arrangement will help the company in
regaining its position as it receives much needed funds. The company is
currently running losses and its stock price lost most of its value in the
previous 12 months period. So far this year, the stock is down 70 percent.
While the situation is dire, the company is likely to pull through it.

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