Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP) and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYSE:ABV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Molson Coors Brewing pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas does not pay a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Molson Coors Brewing and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molson Coors Brewing 1 4 3 0 2.25
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Molson Coors Brewing presently has a consensus price target of $98.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.50%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing 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
Molson Coors Brewing $6.60 billion 2.60 $1.98 billion $10.36 7.70
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Molson Coors Brewing has higher revenue and earnings than Companhia de Bebidas das Americas.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.1% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molson Coors Brewing 17.04% 7.54% 3.05%
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Molson Coors Brewing beats Companhia de Bebidas das Americas on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Molson Coors Brewing

Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company operates as a brewer. The Company’s segments include MillerCoors LLC (United States segment), operating in the United States; Molson Coors Canada (Canada segment), operating in Canada; Molson Coors Europe (Europe segment), operating in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, the United Kingdom and various other European countries; Molson Coors International (Molson Coors International segment), operating in various other countries, and Corporate. The Company brews, markets, sells and distributes a range of beer brands. The Company offers a portfolio of owned and partner brands, including Carling, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian and Staropramen, as well as craft and specialty beers, such as the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Creemore Springs, Cobra and Doom Bar.

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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