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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.29
ABEV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. ABEV: 2.29 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.29

Equity to Asset 0.65
ABEV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ABEV: 0.65 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65

0.15
0.65
Interest Coverage 6.16
ABEV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. ABEV: 6.16 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 9.49
Current: 6.16

0.42
9.49
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 7.94
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 44.16
ABEV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. ABEV: 44.16 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 44.16
Current: 44.16

6.22
44.16
Net-margin (%) 27.41
ABEV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. ABEV: 27.41 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 32.6
Current: 27.41

8.96
32.6
ROE (%) 22.26
ABEV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. ABEV: 22.26 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 36.57
Current: 22.26

6.83
36.57
ROA (%) 13.88
ABEV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. ABEV: 13.88 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 19.4
Current: 13.88

3.52
19.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 110.23
ABEV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.88 vs. ABEV: 110.23 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.52   Max: 142.53
Current: 110.23

9.52
142.53
Revenue Growth (%) 5.50
ABEV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABEV: 5.50 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.8   Max: 338
Current: 5.5

-70.8
338
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.70
ABEV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ABEV: 7.70 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.9
Current: 7.7

0
40.9
EPS Growth (%) 2.00
ABEV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ABEV: 2.00 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -75.4   Max: 516.2
Current: 2

-75.4
516.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

ABEV Guru Trades in

Q4 2013

ABEV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,415,500 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 2,154,300 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,005,765 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 863,491 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 6,799,210 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,875 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,398,100 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 14,368,920 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 427,765 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

ABEV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 1,560,500 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,559,772 sh (+80.64%)
Howard Marks 2,650,005 sh (+32.12%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 64,303,860 sh (+16.04%)
Lee Ainslie 15,872,472 sh (+10.46%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,875 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,944,600 sh (-9.73%)
Ken Fisher 5,957,750 sh (-12.38%)
Jim Simons 753,300 sh (-46.12%)
Steven Cohen 91,045 sh (-78.72%)
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Q2 2014

ABEV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 440,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,689,500 sh (+124.28%)
Howard Marks 3,395,805 sh (+28.14%)
Ken Fisher 7,514,636 sh (+26.13%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 65,381,181 sh (+1.68%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,875 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Caxton Associates 1,300,000 sh (-16.69%)
RS Investment Management 1,251,367 sh (-19.77%)
Lee Ainslie 1,727,960 sh (-89.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABEV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Reduce -89.11%1.43%$6.94 - $7.9 $ 7.07-4%1727960
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Add 10.46%0.15%$6.23 - $7.46 $ 7.071%15872472
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 New Buy1.4%$6.93 - $8.028 $ 7.07-5%14368920
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$6.93 - $8.028 $ 7.07-5%17875
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.60
ABEV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. ABEV: 16.60 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 3033.47
Current: 16.6

5.6
3033.47
P/B 6.00
ABEV's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ABEV: 6.00 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 7.03
Current: 6

0.4
7.03
P/S 6.40
ABEV's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. ABEV: 6.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 6.75
Current: 6.4

0.02
6.75
PFCF 19.20
ABEV's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 37.80 vs. ABEV: 19.20 )
ABEV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 21.08
Current: 19.2

0.04
21.08
EV-to-EBIT 15.70
ABEV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.69 vs. ABEV: 15.70 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 47.2
Current: 15.7

2.4
47.2
PEG 1.15
ABEV's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. ABEV: 1.15 )
ABEV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 87.53
Current: 1.15

0.06
87.53
Shiller P/E 21.70
ABEV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.50 vs. ABEV: 21.70 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.25   Max: 66.15
Current: 21.7

15.25
66.15
Current Ratio 1.09
ABEV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ABEV: 1.09 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.09

0.61
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.88
ABEV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ABEV: 0.88 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.88

0.44
1.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.60
ABEV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ABEV: 2.60 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 10.12
Current: 2.6

0.41
10.12
Dividend Payout 0.49
ABEV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ABEV: 0.49 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.58
Current: 0.49

0.09
3.58
Dividend growth (3y) -50.10
ABEV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. ABEV: -50.10 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 97.3
Current: -50.1

0
97.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.13
ABEV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. ABEV: 1.13 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.13

0.18
4.39
Share Buyback Rate 6.10
ABEV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ABEV: 6.10 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 78.7   Max: -492.9
Current: 6.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 21.40
ABEV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ABEV: 21.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 145
Current: 21.4

0.45
145
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
ABEV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ABEV: 1.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.4

0.24
2.71
Price/Median PS Value 3.00
ABEV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ABEV: 3.00 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.03
Current: 3

0.01
3.03
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
ABEV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABEV: 0.70 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 104.3
Current: 0.7

0.33
104.3
Price/Graham Number 4.50
ABEV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ABEV: 4.50 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 7.25
Current: 4.5

0.19
7.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
ABEV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ABEV: 6.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 41.4
Current: 6.4

2.1
41.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 576.34
ABEV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. ABEV: 576.34 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.7   Max: 535.4
Current: 576.34

-9.7
535.4

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
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Traded in other countries:BBS.Germany, AMNA.Germany
Companhia de Bebidas das Américas Ambev is the successor of Companhia Cervejaria Brahma ("Brahma") and Companhia Antarctica Paulista Indústria Brasileira de Bebidas e Conexos ("Antarctica"), two of the oldest brewers in Brazil. Antarctica was founded in 1885. Brahma was founded in 1888 as Villiger & Cia. Ambev's main business is beer and market brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Labatt, Presidente, among others. The Company also operates in the soft drinks (CSD) and non-alcoholic and non-carbonated (NANC) businesses with proprietary brands such as Guaraná Antarctica and Fusion, among others, in Brazil and through a partnership with PepsiCo in many countries where we operate. In 1997, Brahma acquired the exclusive rights to produce, sell and distribute Pepsi CSD products in northeastern Brazil and in 1999, obtained the exclusive rights to produce, sell and distribute Pepsi CSD products throughout Brazil. In addition, the firm has franchise agreements for Pepsi products in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic. In 1994, Brahma began its international presence through beer operations in Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela. In 2003, after the creation of Ambev, the Company accelerated its expansion outside Brazil through a business combination with Quinsa, establishing a leading presence in the beer markets of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. In 2003 and also during 2004, Ambev completed a series of acquisitions in markets such as Central America, Peru, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. In the following year, the Company also started to operate in the beer industry in Canada through the merger of an indirect holding company of Labatt. Finally, in May 2012, Ambev expanded its operations in the Caribbean through a strategic alliance with E. León Jimenes S.A.Currently Ambev has operations in 16 countries: Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent, Dominica and Antigua.
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