8/9/2006 13:55 

Significant improvement in profits in Western Europe and BBH. Profit outlook adjusted upwards. 

  • Net revenue climbed 8% to a total of DKK 19.3bn (DKK 17.8bn in the first half of 2005), thanks to progress in all regions. In local currencies, net revenue climbed 7%.

  • Operating profit rose by 30% to DKK 1,722m (DKK 1,328m in the first half of 2005) as a result of an improvement in activities in Western Europe, and increased earnings in BBH as the integration of the Russian breweries begins to generate the expected synergy gains.

  • Carlsberg's share of net profit was DKK 1,052m, against DKK 314m in the first half of 2005. 
  • The full-year outlook for operating profit and net profit is being increased by DKK 200m (to approx. DKK 3.75bn) and DKK 150m (to approx. DKK 1.8bn) respectively.

Read the entire announcement here.

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