(35,68 EUR, 1,32%) holds on 8 and 9 December its Financial Markets Conference in Singapore.
The conference focuses on Asia which represents only 1% of consolidated revenue and about 5% of EBIT (beia) as a large part of the Asian operations are run through joint ventures which are equity consolidated. If they would proportionally consolidate the joint ventures, then the EBIT (beia) contribution would rise from € 123m in 2010 to € 200m.
The first day did not hold real surprises so far. Asia-pacific is definitely together with Africa the region with the fastest growth potential until 2020. Plato Product Consultants forecasts 3.9% per annum in Asia-Pacific versus 4.2% for African, 2.9% for South America, 1.2% in North America and 0.6% in Europe.
is today the number one in Singapore, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon islands, and the number two in Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Mongolia. In china they stick to the premium strategy.
We believe the complex JV structures could be seen as disadvantage, and would be interested to buy out minority shareholders in the future if opportunities arise.
No change to our overall view so far -we like Heineken’s valuation but obviously there is the large share of Europe in the overall profile.