Ambev (ABEV) and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) Financial Analysis
Ambev (NYSE: ABEV) and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYSE:ABV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Ambev pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas does not pay a dividend. Ambev pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ambev and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, 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|
Ambev currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
7.2% of Ambev shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Ambev and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas’ 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|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ambev and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ambev||$13.15 billion||7.64||$3.60 billion||$0.18||35.56|
|Companhia de Bebidas das Americas||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Ambev has higher revenue and earnings than Companhia de Bebidas das Americas.
Ambev beats Companhia de Bebidas das Americas on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ambev SA, formerly Inbev Participacoes Societarias SA, is a Brazil-based company engaged in the brewing sector. The Company produces and sells beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated (NANC) beverages across the Americas. The Company’s activities are divided into three segments: Latin America North, including sell of beer, CSD and NANC drinks in Brazil, as well as operations in Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent, Antigua, Dominica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba; Latin America South, distributing products in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, and Canada, represented by Labatt’s operations, which comprises sales in Canada. The Company markets products under various brand names, such as Adriatica, Brahma, Leffe, Budweiser, Corona, PepsiCo and Lipton. It is a subsidiary of Interbrew International BV.
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.
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