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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.78
ABEV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ABEV: 2.78 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: N/A
Current: 2.78

Equity to Asset 0.59
ABEV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ABEV: 0.59 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.59

0.15
0.65
Interest Coverage 15.67
ABEV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. ABEV: 15.67 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 18.52
Current: 15.67

0.42
18.52
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.23
M-Score: -3.17
WACC vs ROIC
3.81%
38.71%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 41.98
ABEV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. ABEV: 41.98 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 43.99
Current: 41.98

6.22
43.99
Net-margin (%) 30.98
ABEV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. ABEV: 30.98 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 31.85
Current: 30.98

8.96
31.85
ROE (%) 29.54
ABEV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. ABEV: 29.54 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 40.31
Current: 29.54

8.38
40.31
ROA (%) 18.20
ABEV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. ABEV: 18.20 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.67   Max: 19.46
Current: 18.2

4.67
19.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 112.00
ABEV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. ABEV: 112.00 )
ABEV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.86   Max: 149.31
Current: 112

11.86
149.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
ABEV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ABEV: 11.50 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -79.3   Max: 431.3
Current: 11.5

-79.3
431.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
ABEV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ABEV: 8.00 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 59.9
Current: 8

0
59.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
ABEV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ABEV: 11.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -77.7   Max: 479.9
Current: 11.4

-77.7
479.9
» ABEV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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%)
First Eagle Investment 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%)
» More
Q3 2014

ABEV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 68,430,066 sh (+4.66%)
First Eagle Investment 17,875 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Howard Marks Sold Out
Ken Fisher 6,399,679 sh (-14.84%)
RS Investment Management 350,397 sh (-72.00%)
» More
Q4 2014

ABEV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 42,891,298 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 17,875 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ken Fisher 6,362,556 sh (-0.58%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 66,081,042 sh (-3.43%)
» More
Q1 2015

ABEV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Caxton Associates 650,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 139,500 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 8,684,959 sh (+36.50%)
First Eagle Investment 17,875 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 62,411,052 sh (-5.55%)
Andreas Halvorsen 33,580,314 sh (-21.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (-37.50%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.60
ABEV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. ABEV: 23.60 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 28168
Current: 23.6

7.88
28168
Forward P/E 24.39
ABEV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.17 vs. ABEV: 24.39 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.40
ABEV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 30.80 vs. ABEV: 24.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.77   Max: 569.7
Current: 24.4

7.77
569.7
P/B 6.70
ABEV's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ABEV: 6.70 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 57.69
Current: 6.7

2.21
57.69
P/S 7.30
ABEV's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ABEV: 7.30 )
ABEV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 33.14
Current: 7.3

2.32
33.14
PFCF 22.60
ABEV's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 50.00 vs. ABEV: 22.60 )
ABEV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.54   Max: 769.2
Current: 22.6

8.54
769.2
POCF 17.51
ABEV's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. ABEV: 17.51 )
ABEV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.36   Max: 96.19
Current: 17.51

6.36
96.19
EV-to-EBIT 18.21
ABEV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. ABEV: 18.21 )
ABEV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 7978.5
Current: 18.21

5.4
7978.5
PEG 1.85
ABEV's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ABEV: 1.85 )
ABEV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 12.34
Current: 1.85

0.63
12.34
Shiller P/E 28.40
ABEV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 33.50 vs. ABEV: 28.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.84   Max: 288.45
Current: 28.4

16.84
288.45
Current Ratio 0.88
ABEV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ABEV: 0.88 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.88

0.61
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.68
ABEV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ABEV: 0.68 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.68

0.44
1.67
Days Inventory 93.19
ABEV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 114.82 vs. ABEV: 93.19 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 62.54   Max: 91.01
Current: 93.19

62.54
91.01
Days Sales Outstanding 26.57
ABEV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 78.93 vs. ABEV: 26.57 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.93   Max: 60.42
Current: 26.57

26.93
60.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
ABEV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ABEV: 1.90 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 10.52
Current: 1.9

0.99
10.52
Dividend Payout 0.36
ABEV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. ABEV: 0.36 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 4.56
Current: 0.36

0.06
4.56
Dividend growth (3y) 90.40
ABEV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. ABEV: 90.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 90.4
Current: 90.4

0
90.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.95
ABEV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. ABEV: 17.95 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 99.39
Current: 17.95

9.35
99.39
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
ABEV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ABEV: -0.40 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 78.7   Max: -492.9
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 25.30
ABEV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ABEV: 25.30 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 306.51
Current: 25.3

3.55
306.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
ABEV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. ABEV: 1.60 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 941.95
Current: 1.6

1.19
941.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ABEV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ABEV: 1.30 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.77
Current: 1.3

0.23
5.77
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
ABEV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ABEV: 1.80 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 104.68
Current: 1.8

0.7
104.68
Price/Graham Number 5.10
ABEV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ABEV: 5.10 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 171.24
Current: 5.1

1.14
171.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
ABEV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ABEV: 5.50 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 18.5
Current: 5.5

0.5
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.15
ABEV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. ABEV: 14.15 )
ABEV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2   Max: 41.3
Current: 14.15

-2
41.3

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
Compare:SAM, SBMRY, HINKY, FMX, CCU » details
Traded in other countries:BBS.Germany, AMNA.Germany, ABEV3.Brazil,
Ambev SA was incorporated on September 14, 1998. The Company produces and sells beer, draft beer, soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages, malt and food in general. The Company operates its business through three zones identified as reportable segments: Latin America North, which includes its operations in Brazil, where it operates two business sub units: beer and CSD; and in Hispanic Latin America Operations, excluding Latin America South which includes its operations in the Dominican Republic (which also serves the islands of the Caribbean: Saint Vincent, Dominica and Antigua) and Guatemala (which also serves El Salvador and Nicaragua), and Ambev Luxembourg; Latin America South, which includes its operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador and Peru; and Canada, represented by Labatt's operations, which includes domestic sales in Canada. The CSD & NANC markets in Brazil are comprised of many different segments, including CSD, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. The Company's main CSD brands in the Dominican Republic are Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola and Seven Up. The important beer brands in Bolivia are Paceña, Taquiña and Huari and beer brands in Chile areBecker, Báltica and Stella Artois. The beer brands in Paraguay are Brahma and Pilsen & in Uruguay are Pilsen and Patricia. The important brand of Company in Uruguay is Pepsi, with The Coca-Cola Company being its main competitor.The beer brands in Ecuador are Brahma and Budweiser, and its distribution system in Ecuador is comprised of direct distribution operations in Guayaquil and Quito. The Company's beer brands in Peru are Brahma, Corona, and Stella Artois. The main packaging presentation in the Peruvian CSD market is the 3-liter one-way PET bottle and 0.5-liter one-way PET bottle, which are predominantly sold in small retail stores. It faces competition from The Coca-Cola Company, Ajegroup and other regional brands. The Company's CSD brands in Peru are Pepsi-Cola, Seven Up, Concordia, Evervess, Triple Kola and Gatorade. The main brands in Canada are Budweiser and Bud Light, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, Stella Artois and Kokanee. The raw materials used in its production are malt, non-malted cereals, hops and water. It also buys all of the fruit juice, pulp and concentrate that it uses in the manufacture of its fruit-flavored CSDs. The Company's operations are subject to safety and environmental regulations by national, state and local agencies.
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