Special Report

World’s 15 Most Valuable Alcohol Companies

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10. Brown-Forman
> Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
> Market cap: $34.98 billion
> Assets: $5.5 billion

With about 40 wine, spirits, and pre-made cocktail brands – including Jack Daniel’s whiskey, El Jimador tequila, and Chambord liqueur – the company reported net fourth-quarter sales of $709 million last year, down 4% from the same quarter in 2019.

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9. Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ)
> Headquarters: Victor, New York
> Market cap: $43.12 billion
> Assets: $$27.3 billion

Among the scores of wine, beer, and spirits brands owned by Constellation are Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, The Prisoner, Corona, Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Svedka vodka, and Casa Noble tequila. In November last year, Constellation reported a 21.94% revenue increase year-over-year since 20198, amounting to $2.4 billion.

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8. Jiangsu Yanghe Brewery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. (SHE: 002304.SZ)
> Headquarters: Suqian, China
> Market cap: $46.42 billion
> Assets: $7.3 billion

This massive Chinese enterprise produces beer, wine, and spirits under a number of labels. Its best-known products are Yanghe and Shuanggou brand baijiu — a spirit distilled from sorghum and sometimes other grains, considered the best-selling liquor in the world. The company’s fourth-quarter revenue last year was $368 million.

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7. Pernod Ricard (OTC: PDRDY)
> Headquarters: Paris, France
> Market cap: $50.75 billion
> Assets: $36.8 billion

Pernor and Ricard are two popular anise-based French liquors, but the company that bears their name owns scores of wine and spirits brands around the globe. Among the most famous are Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagne, Absolut vodka, Martell cognac, Beefeater gin, Jameson Irish whiskey, Chivas Regal and Ballentine’s scotch, and Malibu rum. The company’s revenue fell 36.2% in the fourth quarter, apparently as a result of COVID-19.

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6. Heineken N.V. (AMS: HEIA.AS)
> Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
> Market cap: $59.92 billion
> Assets: $52.2 billion

Heineken beer itself, known globally for its distinctive green bottle, is one of the world’s best-selling brews. This Dutch-based company, however, also produces such international favorites as Amstel, Sol, Tiger, Moretti, and Lagunitas. It announced full-year 2020 revenue of $28.6 billion.

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