Bulmers maker C&C expects earnings for the 12 months to the end of February to be "marginally ahead" of current market estimates.
The process to appoint a new CEO is progressing, with global executive search firm Spencer Stuart engaged, the company said. The new CEO will replace Stephen Glancey, who is retiring.
C&C will announce preliminary results for financial year 2020 on May 13. Analysts at Davy Stockbrokers said the update confirms a "good finish" to the year.
The guidance assumes no material or prolonged impact from the coronavirus, which C&C said it is monitoring closely.