Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a gross profit of $5,662m for the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, up 5.6%, compared to $5,620m during the second quarter of 2011.

Revenue showed an organic growth of 4.7% to $9,871m in the second quarter of 2012, as compared to $9,952m during the same period previous year.

This is primarily due to solid revenue per hectolitre growth of 6.4% on a constant geographic basis and due to mixed improvements and revenue management initiatives.

Normalized EBITDA was $3,592m in 2012 second quarter, an organic growth of 2.5%, compared to $3,747m for the same period in 2011.

Total volumes in the second quarter of 2012 declined by 0.1%, where own beer volumes decreased by 0.5% and non-beer volumes increased by 4.2%.

The drop in volumes was primarily due to adjustments in shipping patterns in the US to ensure cost efficient phasing of shipments to wholesalers.

Cost of Sales (CoS) was increased by 3.6% or 5.5% per hectolitre in 2012 second quarter, whereas CoS per hectolitre rose by 6.5% during thr prior year period.

Normalized profit attributed to AB InBev equity holders was increased by 22% under nominal terms to $1,955m in the second quarter of 2012 from $1,603m in the same period the previous year.

Sales and marketing investments were increased by 7.5% in the second quarter of 2012.

The Belgium-based brewer’s brand portfolio includes Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s, alongside Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Hasseröder and Jupiler.