Excellent Results in First Full Year as Beam“Beam continued to deliver excellent results in its first full year as a focused pure-play spirits company,” Shattock continued. “We created value through the long-term growth algorithm we outlined a year ago: growing sales faster than our market, operating income faster than sales, and EPS faster still. In 2012, we exceeded our expectations at both the top and bottom lines as we increased comparable sales at roughly twice the rate of our global market, and grew EPS before charges/gains ahead of our target for the year. Full-year sales growth was balanced across our three regional segments, fueled by double-digit global growth for our Power Brands and Rising Stars, and we improved margins with premium innovations and higher pricing.
Beam Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results
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