Jan Becher - Karlovarská Becherovka, a.s. is a Czech Republic producer and distributor of spirits and wines. The Company is based in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Since the end of 2001, Jan Becher - Karlovarská Becherovka, a.s. is a subsidiary of Pernod-Ricard SA. The history of the company dates back 200 years to 1807 when Josef Becher, a pharmacist from Karlovy Vary, started selling bitters made to his own recipe as a medicinal tonic. In 1841, Josef Becher passed on his budding business to his son and heir Johann. Johann started large-scale production, and accordingly his name has been associated with Becherovka to the present day. The Company was privatized in 1997, when the French liquor company Pernod Ricard bought 35% of the stock, acquiring another 59% in 2001.
This report offers a summary of the Company's performance in 1997-2012. You will find here all the key numbers from the Company's balance sheet, income statement and cash flow and main ratios related to the Company's business