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Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd: SWOT Analysis &
Company Profile


Reference code: CS0012CP

Published: Feb 2011




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Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd - Company Overview

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd (BARK) is engaged in the production and marketing of wines and other alcoholic beverages,
which is based in Israel. The company offers wines under various labels, such as dOmaine, Classic, grand classic,
Reserve, Altitude, Superieur, and Medals and Prizes. It produces wine from a large number of grape varieties. The
company is equipped with the state of the art equipment, including the largest and modern distillery as well as the largest
barrel ageing facility. BARK’s wine yards cover an area of 500 hectares. The company exports its products to North
America, the Europe, Asia and Australian markets. BARK is headquartered in Kibbutz Hulda, Israel.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of ILS146.41 million during the fiscal year ended 2009. The company's revenue declined
at a compounded rate of 0.66% during the period 2007-2009 with an annual decline of 10.8% over fiscal year 2008.
During the fiscal year 2009, its operating margin was 12.3% as against the operating margin of 9.1% in fiscal year 2008.
During the fiscal year 2009, the company registered a net margin of 11.1% as against the net margin of 3.9% in the fiscal
year 2008.




Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd - Key Facts

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd, Key Facts

                                  P.O. Box 159, Kibbutz Hulda, ,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                                                                             BARK (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange)
                                  76842, Israel                     Exchange



Telephone                         + 972 8 9447777                   No. of Employees           87



Fax                               + 972 8 9447788                   Financial Year End         December



URL                               www.barkan-winery.com             Revenue (in ILS Million)   146.41



Industry                          Consumer Packaged Goods           Revenue (in USD Million)   37.25



Locations                         Israel

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd - Business Description

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd (BARK) engages in the production and sale of wines and other alcoholic beverages. The
company employs 87 people.

The company produces three series of quality wines namely, Reserved including five prestigious varietal wines, Barkan
including five attractively priced varietals, and Village Series including three affordable generic table wines as well as
grape juice and sweet wines. The company is well known as producer of original Vodka Arkan. BARK develops new and
better varietal vineyards including Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The company's wine selection includes dOmaine,
Classic, Grand Classic, Reserve, Superior and Altitude.

BARK wines are produced from high quality grapes from all the wine growing regions in Israel including the dOmaine
Vineyards, the Winery's Northern Vineyards, Center and Judea Mountains Areas Vineyards, and the Winery's Vineyards
in the South and the Negev.

dOmaine wines are young, sassy and exciting in red and white varieties. Classic wines include White and Rose wines
which are cold fermented and Red wines fermented at moderate temperatures in the combination of color and body with
the fruit characters. Grand Classic wines are developed with mouth-feel and structure of an oak-aged wine without the
oak's aromatic contribution. Reserve series provides red wines blend wines from several top vineyards, aged in choice
oak barrels and white wines in fresh, vibrant varietal fruit flavors.

The company offers wines in various varieties of grapes such as Red Grape Varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Syrah, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo, Ruby Cabernet, Argaman, Carignan,
Pinotage; and White Grape Varieties include Emerald Riesling, Chardonnay, Colombard, Semillon, Muscat, and
Sauvignon Blanc.

BARK is specialized in producing red wines, varietal wines, and has pioneered the South African varietal Pinotage in
Israel. The company is engaged in producing Stock 84 Brandy, Stock liquors, Stock Vermouth, Gin and Rum as exclusive
licensees of the renowned Italian producer STOCK. BARK is equipped with the state of the art equipment, including the
most modern distillery and barrel ageing facility in Israel.

The company works in partnership with international wineries including Royal Wine Corporation, the US; Kedem Europe
Ltd., the UK; Ron Riess Import Export, Germany; S.A.R.L.-Zaoui, France; Solera Finland Oy, Finland; U & V Inter-Trade
Co. Ltd., Thailand; Goulburn Wines and Spirits, Australia; Albee Com. E Imp. Ltda., Brazil.




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Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd - Major Products and Services

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd is engaged in the production and marketing of wines and other alcoholic beverages. The
company's key products include the folowing:

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd, Major Products and Services
Products:

Red Wine

White Wine

Rose Wine

Non Alcoholic Beverages

Other Alcoholic Products
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd - History

Barkan Wine Cellars Ltd, History

    Year                Event type                                                 Description


   2005      Corporate Changes/Expansions The company entered into a partnership with the Tempo Beverage Company.


                                            The company acquired the Karmei Tzvi-Ahim Segal Winery, a producer of fine wines
   2001      Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers and brandies, and also imports and markets well known brands of alcoholic beverages
                                            and gourmet food.


                                                The company purchased a 4.5 hectare plot at Kibbutz Hulda, in which an innovative,
   1999      Commercial Operation
                                                modern winery was constructed.


   1994      Stock Listings/IPO                 The company was listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.


                                                The company's ownership was transfered into the hands of Yair Lerner and Shmuel
   1990      Ownership Changes
                                                Boxer.


                                                Barkan Wine Cellars was founde
				
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