The firm did not provide guidance for the remainder of the year but expects demand to remain strong, benefitting from consumer stockpiling and exposure to the off-trade channel (such as shops and supermarkets), which represent 85% of revenue.
The drinks producer said it has secure financing to November 2022 and raised the interim dividend by 5% to €2.77 cents per share.
In the six months ended 31 March, underlying revenue jumped 15% to €181mln) with adjusted underlying earnings (EBITDA) up 26% to €44mln.
Shares shot up 8% to 209.12p on Wednesday in early trading.
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 07:32:00 +0000-Stock Spirits continues to see demand in core markets, declares interim dividend