New Age Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: NBEV) and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New Age Beverage Corporation and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Age Beverage Corporation $49.92 million 2.69 $491,780.00 N/A N/A
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA $52.42 billion 4.48 $18.90 billion $2.02 60.14

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Beverage Corporation.

Dividends

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA pays an annual dividend of $3.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. New Age Beverage Corporation does not pay a dividend. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA pays out 152.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. New Age Beverage Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for New Age Beverage Corporation and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Age Beverage Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 1 6 10 0 2.53

New Age Beverage Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $7.08, indicating a potential upside of 81.16%. Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a consensus target price of $131.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.83%. Given New Age Beverage Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe New Age Beverage Corporation is more favorable than Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.0% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA shares are held by institutional investors. 48.6% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

New Age Beverage Corporation has a beta of 4.74, meaning that its stock price is 374% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares New Age Beverage Corporation and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Age Beverage Corporation 0.86% 1.78% 1.04%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 7.37% 13.61% 4.40%

Summary

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA beats New Age Beverage Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New Age Beverage Corporation

The New Age Beverage Corporation, formerly Bucha, Inc., is a healthy functional beverage company. The Company is the owner of XingTea, XingEnergy, Aspen Pure and the Bucha Live Kombucha brands. The Company’s bucha Live Kombucha is a gluten free, organic certified, sparkling kombucha tea and is distributed in health and grocery chains across North America. The Company offers its bucha Live Kombucha products in approximately 16-ounce bottle. The Company offers XingTea in approximately 13 flavors. Its product, XINGjuice, is a natural juice drink, made with cane sugar and real fruit juice. Its product, XingEnergy is a naturally flavored cane sugar product. The Company’s product, Aspen Pure, is bottled water packaged in approximately 24-ounce, half-liter and one-liter bottles. The Company offers products in approximately 46 states within the United States and in over 10 countries internationally across all channels through direct and store door distribution systems.

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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