Reviewing Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) & The Competition

Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “BEVERAGES” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Molson Coors Brewing to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

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Molson Coors Brewing pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Molson Coors Brewing pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.1% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.8% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.7% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Molson Coors Brewing and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molson Coors Brewing 0 4 7 0 2.64
Molson Coors Brewing Competitors 309 1438 1690 64 2.43

Molson Coors Brewing presently has a consensus price target of $95.91, indicating a potential upside of 32.91%. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies have a potential upside of 10.03%. Given Molson Coors Brewing’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Molson Coors Brewing is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molson Coors Brewing 10.34% 7.55% 3.14%
Molson Coors Brewing Competitors -20.05% -50.01% -7.81%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Molson Coors Brewing $13.47 billion $1.41 billion 11.22
Molson Coors Brewing Competitors $7.33 billion $718.23 million -2.01

Molson Coors Brewing has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Molson Coors Brewing is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Molson Coors Brewing has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Molson Coors Brewing’s competitors have a beta of 0.57, indicating that their average stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Molson Coors Brewing beats its competitors on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

Molson Coors Brewing Company Profile

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It sells various products under the Coors Light, Miller Lite, Coors Banquet, the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Keystone, Icehouse, Mickey's, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee's Best, Hamm's, Olde English 800, Steel Reserve, Crispin, Smith & Forge, Redd's, the Henry's Hard Soda, and Steel Reserve Alloy Series brands. The company also offers various brands, including Molson Canadian, Belgian Moon, Carling, Carling Black Label, Creemore Springs, the Granville Island, Mad Jack, the Miller, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Canadian Cider, Molson Dry, Molson Export, Old Style Pilsner, and the Rickard's family of brands. In addition, it provides its products under the Staropramen, Apatinsko, Astika, Bergenbier, Borsodi, Branik, Jelen, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Noroc, Ostravar, Ozujsko, Sharp's Doom Bar, Worthington's, Cobra, and other brand names. Further, the company imports and sells Hop Valley, Revolver, Saint Archer, Terrapin, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Desperados, Dos Equis, Moretti, Sol, Tecate, Carling Strong, Coors, Coors 1873, Coors Extra, Coors Gold, Iceberg 9000, King Cobra, Thunderbolt, and Zima brand products. Additionally, it brews or distributes various brands, such as Amstel Light, Heineken, Murphy's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Beck's, Belle-Vue Kriek brands, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Löwenweisse, Spaten and Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Rekorderlig, Singha, Blue Moon, Corona, Miller High Life, Molson Canadian, and other Modelo brands, as well as George Killian's Irish Red, the Redd's, and Foster's brands. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. The Company was founded in 1786 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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