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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.84
ABV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. ABV: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ABV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.54 Max: N/A
Current: 3.84
Equity to Asset 0.54
ABV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. ABV: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ABV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.54
0.15
0.65
Interest Coverage 16.39
ABV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. ABV: 16.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ABV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 7.27 Max: 18.52
Current: 16.39
2.75
18.52
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.63
M-Score: -3.32
WACC vs ROIC
2.70%
38.04%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 40.19
ABV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. ABV: 40.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ABV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.71  Med: 39.95 Max: 43.99
Current: 40.19
18.71
43.99
Net-margin (%) 26.59
ABV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. ABV: 26.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ABV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 25.13 Max: 31.68
Current: 26.59
9.69
31.68
ROE (%) 27.32
ABV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. ABV: 27.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ABV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.38  Med: 26.56 Max: 32.61
Current: 27.32
8.38
32.61
ROA (%) 15.53
ABV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. ABV: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ABV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.67  Med: 13.27 Max: 18.27
Current: 15.53
4.67
18.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 101.69
ABV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. ABV: 101.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.89  Med: 124.58 Max: 158.62
Current: 101.69
66.89
158.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
ABV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ABV: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.7  Med: 17.90 Max: 415.1
Current: -4.4
-75.7
415.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.70
ABV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ABV: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.5  Med: 18.10 Max: 421.2
Current: -7.7
-74.5
421.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
ABV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ABV: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.7  Med: 18.50 Max: 478.9
Current: 13.4
-74.7
478.9
» ABV's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.54
ABV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 23.05 vs. ABV: 24.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ABV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.85  Med: 20.74 Max: 425.81
Current: 24.54
7.85
425.81
Forward P/E 18.05
ABV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. ABV: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.54
ABV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. ABV: 24.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ABV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.77  Med: 20.60 Max: 457.75
Current: 24.54
7.77
457.75
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.37
ABV's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. ABV: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ABV' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.74  Med: 19.38 Max: 14085
Current: 17.37
8.74
14085
P/B 6.14
ABV's P/B is ranked lower than
90% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. ABV: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ABV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 4.83 Max: 2560.91
Current: 6.14
0.27
2560.91
P/S 7.04
ABV's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ABV: 7.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ABV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 6.11 Max: 475
Current: 7.04
2.31
475
PFCF 18.17
ABV's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. ABV: 18.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ABV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.46  Med: 18.53 Max: 14085
Current: 18.17
8.46
14085
POCF 14.38
ABV's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. ABV: 14.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ABV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.43  Med: 13.87 Max: 1425
Current: 14.38
6.43
1425
EV-to-EBIT 16.59
ABV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. ABV: 16.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 15.30 Max: 8214.7
Current: 16.59
5.8
8214.7
EV-to-EBITDA 14.24
ABV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. ABV: 14.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ABV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 13.35 Max: 5264
Current: 14.24
5.3
5264
PEG 1.98
ABV's PEG is ranked higher than
56% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. ABV: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ABV' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.11 Max: 38.86
Current: 1.98
0.3
38.86
Shiller P/E 33.77
ABV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.43 vs. ABV: 33.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ABV' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.14  Med: 34.26 Max: 57.22
Current: 33.77
23.14
57.22
Current Ratio 0.85
ABV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ABV: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.85
0.61
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.69
ABV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ABV: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.69
0.44
1.67
Days Inventory 94.21
ABV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 94.66 vs. ABV: 94.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ABV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.3  Med: 82.19 Max: 88.97
Current: 94.21
73.3
88.97
Days Sales Outstanding 31.88
ABV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.94 vs. ABV: 31.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.93  Med: 35.11 Max: 60.42
Current: 31.88
26.93
60.42
Days Payable 252.46
ABV's Days Payable is ranked higher than
97% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 67.36 vs. ABV: 252.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ABV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.72  Med: 230.04 Max: 252.57
Current: 252.46
67.72
252.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.36
ABV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ABV: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ABV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.52 Max: 10.52
Current: 3.36
0.99
10.52
Dividend Payout 0.90
ABV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ABV: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ABV' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.63 Max: 4.52
Current: 0.9
0.06
4.52
Dividend Growth (3y) 90.40
ABV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ABV: 90.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ABV' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 90.4
Current: 90.4
0
90.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 31.75
ABV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. ABV: 31.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ABV' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.35  Med: 23.81 Max: 99.39
Current: 31.75
9.35
99.39
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -17.20
ABV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ABV: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ABV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -419.3  Med: -0.60 Max: 78.7
Current: -17.2
-419.3
78.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 24.31
ABV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. ABV: 24.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ABV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 22.79 Max: 21460
Current: 24.31
1.89
21460
Price/Projected FCF 1.65
ABV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ABV: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ABV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.67 Max: 1373.5
Current: 1.65
0.95
1373.5
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.86
ABV's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
76% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ABV: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
ABV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ABV: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ABV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.19 Max: 74.71
Current: 1.15
0.2
74.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.21
ABV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ABV: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ABV' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.16 Max: 37.32
Current: 2.21
0.53
37.32
Price/Graham Number 5.13
ABV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ABV: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ABV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 5.16 Max: 92.23
Current: 5.13
1.13
92.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.00
ABV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ABV: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 7.30 Max: 17.3
Current: 6
0.1
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.85
ABV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. ABV: 14.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ABV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19  Med: 18.30 Max: 71
Current: 14.85
-19
71

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $13087
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $6.23 - 8.67
Shares Outstanding(Mil)3132.94

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
Compare:XBRU:ABI, LSE:SAB » details
Traded in other countries:ABEV3.Brazil, BBS.Germany,
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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