Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ:WVVI) and AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
9.3% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.0% of AMBEV S A/S shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Willamette Valley Vineyards has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMBEV S A/S has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
AMBEV S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Willamette Valley Vineyards does not pay a dividend. AMBEV S A/S pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Willamette Valley Vineyards and AMBEV S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Willamette Valley Vineyards||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|AMBEV S A/S||3||1||1||0||1.60|
AMBEV S A/S has a consensus price target of $5.83, suggesting a potential upside of 21.28%. Given AMBEV S A/S’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AMBEV S A/S is more favorable than Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Willamette Valley Vineyards and AMBEV S A/S’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Willamette Valley Vineyards||$20.85 million||1.68||$2.99 million||N/A||N/A|
|AMBEV S A/S||$15.01 billion||5.04||$2.30 billion||$0.23||20.91|
AMBEV S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Willamette Valley Vineyards.
This table compares Willamette Valley Vineyards and AMBEV S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Willamette Valley Vineyards||14.88%||11.63%||5.46%|
|AMBEV S A/S||22.07%||23.16%||13.71%|
AMBEV S A/S beats Willamette Valley Vineyards on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Willamette Valley Vineyards Company Profile
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. produces and sells wine in the United States and internationally. The company offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Methode Champenoise Brut, Rose, and Riesling branded wines under the Willamette Valley Vineyards and Elton labels; Semi-Sparkling Muscat branded wine under the Tualatin Estate Vineyards label; Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, The Griffin, and Viognier branded wines under the Griffin Creek label; and Oregon Blossom branded wine under the Oregon Cellars label. It owns and leases approximately 913 acres of land. The company markets and sells its wine products directly through sales at the winery; and mailing lists, as well as through distributors and wine brokers. Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Turner, Oregon.
AMBEV S A/S Company Profile
Ambev S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. It operates through Latin America North, Latin America South, and Canada segments. The company offers beer primarily under the Skol, Brahma, Antarctic, Brahva, Brahva Gold, Extra, Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Corona, Modelo Especial, Beck, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Presidente, Brahma Light, President Light, Bohemia, The One, Quilmes Clásica, Paceña, Taquiña, Huari, Becker, Báltica, Ouro Fino, Pilsen, Patricia, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, Kokanee, Banks, and Deputy brands. It also provides CSD, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, coconut water, powdered and natural juices, and ready-to-drink teas under the Guaraná Antarctica, Gatorade, H2OH!, Lipton Iced Tea, Fusion, Do Bem, Pepsi, Canada Dry, Squirt, Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola, Seven Up, and Frutee brands, as well as cereal bars. Ambev S.A. offers its products through a network of third-party distributors and a direct distribution system. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Ambev S.A. is a subsidiary of Interbrew International B.V.
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