Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) & Its Peers Financial Comparison

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE: BUD) is one of 54 public companies in the “BEVERAGES” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Anheuser Busch Inbev to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Anheuser Busch Inbev and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anheuser Busch Inbev 1 1 8 0 2.70
Anheuser Busch Inbev Competitors 309 1438 1690 64 2.43

Anheuser Busch Inbev currently has a consensus price target of $129.25, indicating a potential upside of 21.02%. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies have a potential upside of 10.36%. Given Anheuser Busch Inbev’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Anheuser Busch Inbev is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.9% of Anheuser Busch Inbev shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.8% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Anheuser Busch Inbev 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Anheuser Busch Inbev and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anheuser Busch Inbev $56.44 billion $8.00 billion 26.37
Anheuser Busch Inbev Competitors $7.33 billion $718.23 million -2.01

Anheuser Busch Inbev has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Anheuser Busch Inbev is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Anheuser Busch Inbev and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anheuser Busch Inbev 14.17% 19.47% 6.40%
Anheuser Busch Inbev Competitors -20.05% -50.01% -7.81%

Dividends

Anheuser Busch Inbev pays an annual dividend of $3.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Anheuser Busch Inbev pays out 79.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. 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. Anheuser Busch Inbev has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Anheuser Busch Inbev has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anheuser Busch Inbev’s rivals have a beta of 0.57, suggesting that their average share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Anheuser Busch Inbev beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Anheuser Busch Inbev

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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