Group performance

Group performance

Diageo is the number one spirits company in North America, the world’s most profitable beverage alcohol market, and the largest premium drinks company in Western Europe. In the high growth markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America, Diageo is the number one international spirits company; and in Africa, a leading beer and spirits company. Our presence in these and other high growth markets is increasing. These represent over 40% of net sales today and we expect that to reach 50% by the end of 2015. This will be helped by our recent investment in United Spirits Limited, the leading spirits company in India, the results of which are expected to be consolidated in the forthcoming year.

Snapshot of financial performance (2013)

2013 performance1 Change since 20122 (%)
Volume (m of equivalent units) 165.0 5
Net sales (£m) 11,433 6
Operating profit3 (£m) 3,530 10

Snapshot of operations (2013)4

  1. Reported group figures include £76 million net sales and £149 million operating loss before exceptional items relating to Corporate (see footnote 5).
  2. Reported movements.
  3. Operating profit before exceptional items.
  4. Includes three sites for which Diageo did not have operational control for the full year ended 30 June 2013.