Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) & Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) Head-To-Head Comparison

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYSE: ABV) and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) are both brewers – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA pays an annual dividend of $3.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas does not pay a dividend. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA pays out 112.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Companhia de Bebidas das Americas and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 1 4 7 0 2.50

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a consensus target price of $131.80, suggesting a potential upside of 11.54%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Companhia de Bebidas das Americas and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA $45.52 billion 4.40 $1.24 billion $2.72 43.44

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has higher revenue and earnings than Companhia de Bebidas das Americas.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.5% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia de Bebidas das Americas and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas N/A N/A N/A
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 9.57% 16.57% 5.35%

Summary

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA beats Companhia de Bebidas das Americas on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Companhia de Bebidas das Americas

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas – Ambev (Ambev) is a Brazil-based company. AmBev and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and sell beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in over 15 countries across the Americas. The Company conducts its operations through three business units: Latin America North includes its operations in Brazil, where Ambev operates two divisions: beer sales (Beer Brazil) and carbonated soft drinks and non-alcoholic non-carbonated sales (CSD & NANC Brazil), and its Hispanic Latin America Operations, Excluding Latin America South (HILA-Ex), which includes its operations in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala (which also serves El Salvador and Nicaragua) and Peru; Latin America South includes its operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile, and Canada, represented by Labatt’s operations includes domestic sales in Canada and some exports to the United States market.

About Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (AB InBev) is a Belgium-based company engaged in the brewers industry. The Company owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. The Company’s brand portfolio includes global brands, such as Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; international brands, including Beck’s, Leffe and Hoegaarden, and local champions, such as Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Cass and Jupiler. The Company’s soft drinks business consists of both own production and agreements with PepsiCo related to bottling and distribution arrangements between its various subsidiaries and PepsiCo. Ambev, which is a subsidiary of the Company, is a PepsiCo bottler. Brands that are distributed under these agreements are Pepsi, 7UP and Gatorade.

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