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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.19
ABV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ABV: 2.19 )
ABV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.19

Equity to Asset 0.65
ABV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ABV: 0.65 )
ABV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65

0.15
0.65
Interest Coverage 6.16
ABV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. ABV: 6.16 )
ABV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 9.49
Current: 6.16

0.42
9.49
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.47
M-Score: -2.51
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 42.61
ABV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. ABV: 42.61 )
ABV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 44.16
Current: 42.61

6.22
44.16
Net-margin (%) 33.19
ABV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. ABV: 33.19 )
ABV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 32.6
Current: 33.19

8.96
32.6
ROE (%) 29.91
ABV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. ABV: 29.91 )
ABV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 40.31
Current: 29.91

8.38
40.31
ROA (%) 19.05
ABV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. ABV: 19.05 )
ABV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 20.95
Current: 19.05

4.65
20.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 112.74
ABV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. ABV: 112.74 )
ABV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.86   Max: 147.1
Current: 112.74

11.86
147.1
Revenue Growth (%) 18.70
ABV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABV: 18.70 )
ABV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 34
Current: 18.7

-0.9
34
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.40
ABV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ABV: 21.40 )
ABV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 59.9
Current: 21.4

-7.2
59.9
EPS Growth (%) 14.70
ABV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ABV: 14.70 )
ABV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 65.1
Current: 14.7

-11.5
65.1
» ABV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ABV Guru Trades in Q1 2013

RS Investment Management 92,590 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,557,200 sh (+53.2%)
John Keeley 6,788 sh (+35.62%)
Ken Fisher 9,226,608 sh (+4.83%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 47,050 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,575 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 67,600 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 16,448 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 562,900 sh (-10.13%)
Steven Cohen 7,600 sh (-19.65%)
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Q2 2013

ABV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Lee Ainslie 1,262,247 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,614,532 sh (+20334.7%)
Howard Marks 36,688 sh (+123.05%)
Ken Fisher 9,374,418 sh (+1.6%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,575 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons 3,329,700 sh (-6.4%)
Jeremy Grantham 463,900 sh (-17.59%)
Steven Cohen 2,527 sh (-66.75%)
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Q3 2013

ABV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 8,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 15,159 sh (+499.88%)
Lee Ainslie 2,581,599 sh (+104.52%)
Howard Marks 47,180 sh (+28.6%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,870,612 sh (+13.06%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,575 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 451,900 sh (-2.59%)
Ken Fisher 2,092,495 sh (-77.68%)
Jim Simons 540,500 sh (-83.77%)
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Q4 2013

ABV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Howard Marks Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABV

(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 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.3%$35.95 - $40.12 $ 37.2-3%0
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.2%$35.95 - $40.12 $ 37.2-3%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out $35.95 - $40.12 $ 37.2-3%0
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Reduce -77.68%0.71%$33.94 - $39.23 $ 37.22%2092495
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Add 104.52%0.66%$33.94 - $39.23 $ 37.22%2581599
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 New Buy0.64%$33.73 - $43.6 $ 37.2-6%1262247
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$33.73 - $43.6 $ 37.2-6%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 35.62%$41.52 - $47.06 $ 37.2-17%6788
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -35.05%$39.04 - $42.81 $ 37.2-9%5005
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Add 226.73%0.64%$36 - $44 $ 37.2-6%8335598
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.29%$34.48 - $44.1 $ 37.24%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 Reduce -92.09%2.85%$29.92 - $36.26 $ 37.210%571743
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 New Buy3.09%$27.98 - $35.64 $ 37.216%7224183
John Keeley 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$27.98 - $35.64 $ 37.216%8336
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.90
ABV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. ABV: 14.90 )
ABV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.49   Max: 287.36
Current: 14.9

9.49
287.36
P/B 6.16
ABV's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ABV: 6.16 )
ABV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 57.69
Current: 6.16

2.21
57.69
P/S 7.17
ABV's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. ABV: 7.17 )
ABV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 26.91
Current: 7.17

2.28
26.91
PFCF 24.84
ABV's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 50.00 vs. ABV: 24.84 )
ABV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.62   Max: 769.3
Current: 24.84

9.62
769.3
EV-to-EBIT 16.73
ABV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.79 vs. ABV: 16.73 )
ABV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 204.2
Current: 16.73

6.4
204.2
PEG 0.82
ABV's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. ABV: 0.82 )
ABV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 60.9
Current: 0.82

0.48
60.9
Shiller P/E 26.10
ABV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.32 vs. ABV: 26.10 )
ABV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.08   Max: 288.49
Current: 26.1

17.08
288.49
Current Ratio 1.06
ABV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ABV: 1.06 )
ABV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.06

0.61
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.84
ABV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ABV: 0.84 )
ABV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.84

0.44
1.67

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
92% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ABV: 3.36 )
ABV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 4.62
Current: 3.36

1.28
4.62
Dividend Payout 0.90
ABV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ABV: 0.90 )
ABV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.71
Current: 0.9

0.12
2.71
Dividend growth (3y) 2.00
ABV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ABV: 2.00 )
ABV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 43.8
Current: 2

0
43.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.65
ABV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ABV: 7.65 )
ABV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 10.52
Current: 7.65

2.92
10.52
Share Buyback Rate 6.20
ABV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. ABV: 6.20 )
ABV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.1   Max: -27.7
Current: 6.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 21.90
ABV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ABV: 21.90 )
ABV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 306.54
Current: 21.9

3.55
306.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.55
ABV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. ABV: 1.55 )
ABV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 15.95
Current: 1.55

0.83
15.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
ABV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ABV: 1.29 )
ABV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 4.65
Current: 1.29

0.23
4.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.82
ABV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ABV: 0.82 )
ABV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 29.23
Current: 0.82

0.49
29.23
Price/Graham Number 4.52
ABV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ABV: 4.52 )
ABV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 171.26
Current: 4.52

1.64
171.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
ABV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ABV: 6.00 )
ABV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 15.5
Current: 6

0.5
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.20
ABV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. ABV: 22.20 )
ABV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 43.9
Current: 22.2

2.9
43.9

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 main competitor in this market is The Coca-Cola Company, which operates in Brazil through approximately 11 bottlers.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 main 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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