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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.23
CCU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CCU: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CCU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.60 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.23
Equity to Asset 0.59
CCU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CCU: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CCU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.59
0.41
0.69
Interest Coverage 8.01
CCU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 36.50 vs. CCU: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CCU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.75  Med: 9.81 Max: 15.13
Current: 8.01
5.75
15.13
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.99
WACC vs ROIC
8.74%
14.13%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 14.57
CCU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. CCU: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.87  Med: 14.60 Max: 20.2
Current: 14.57
10.87
20.2
Net-margin (%) 8.10
CCU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CCU: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.38  Med: 11.17 Max: 16.49
Current: 8.1
6.38
16.49
ROE (%) 10.73
CCU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. CCU: 10.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.22  Med: 16.36 Max: 28.26
Current: 10.73
5.22
28.26
ROA (%) 6.46
CCU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. CCU: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.44  Med: 8.43 Max: 11.72
Current: 6.46
3.44
11.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.18
CCU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. CCU: 22.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.35  Med: 21.27 Max: 32.3
Current: 22.18
8.35
32.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
CCU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CCU: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 10.50 Max: 766
Current: 4.9
3.8
766
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
CCU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CCU: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.4  Med: 5.05 Max: 673.8
Current: -5.4
-5.4
673.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
CCU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CCU: -9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.1  Med: 8.00 Max: 34.2
Current: -9.3
-18.1
34.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CCU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 2,790,929 sh (+182.19%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 285,740 sh (+36.43%)
Chuck Royce 7,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 15,300 sh (-72.23%)
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Q4 2014

CCU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 208,500 sh (+2795.83%)
Jim Simons 40,600 sh (+165.36%)
First Eagle Investment 4,634,395 sh (+66.05%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 285,740 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

CCU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Charles Brandes 80,165 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 408,500 sh (+95.92%)
Jim Simons 58,100 sh (+43.10%)
First Eagle Investment 4,794,317 sh (+3.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 288,750 sh (+1.05%)
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Q2 2015

CCU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 315,980 sh (+9.43%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.61
CCU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. CCU: 23.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CCU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.69  Med: 14.55 Max: 41.89
Current: 23.61
7.69
41.89
Forward P/E 15.04
CCU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. CCU: 15.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.30
CCU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
50% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. CCU: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CCU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.69  Med: 14.55 Max: 41.89
Current: 24.3
7.69
41.89
P/B 2.45
CCU's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. CCU: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CCU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.84  Med: 2.72 Max: 1631.85
Current: 2.45
1.84
1631.85
P/S 1.90
CCU's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CCU: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CCU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.73 Max: 11.06
Current: 1.9
1.19
11.06
EV-to-EBIT 13.44
CCU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.04 vs. CCU: 13.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CCU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 11.40 Max: 8292.8
Current: 13.44
7.4
8292.8
PEG 24.30
CCU's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. CCU: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CCU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.13 Max: 40.81
Current: 24.3
0.14
40.81
Shiller P/E 18.45
CCU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 25.15 vs. CCU: 18.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CCU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.8  Med: 16.68 Max: 22.45
Current: 18.45
11.8
22.45
Current Ratio 1.88
CCU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CCU: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CCU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 2.01 Max: 3.3
Current: 1.88
1.06
3.3
Quick Ratio 1.88
CCU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CCU: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CCU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.3
Current: 1.88
0.81
3.3
Days Inventory 32.15
CCU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 98.93 vs. CCU: 32.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CCU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.29  Med: 96.51 Max: 116.3
Current: 32.15
45.29
116.3
Days Sales Outstanding 64.70
CCU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.54 vs. CCU: 64.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CCU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 61.27  Med: 69.75 Max: 79.24
Current: 64.7
61.27
79.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.11
CCU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CCU: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CCU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.64
Current: 2.11
0.6
2.64
Dividend Payout 0.35
CCU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CCU: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CCU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.35
0.43
1.33
Dividend growth (3y) 2.60
CCU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CCU: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 46.1
Current: 2.6
0
46.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.11
CCU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. CCU: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.64
Current: 2.11
0.6
2.64
Share Buyback Rate -5.00
CCU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CCU: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CCU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 87.6  Med: 0.00 Max: -5
Current: -5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.33
CCU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. CCU: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.64 Max: 1656.49
Current: 2.33
1.4
1656.49
Price/Projected FCF 2.88
CCU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CCU: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.11 Max: 2070.61
Current: 2.88
2.21
2070.61
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.70
CCU's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
50% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CCU: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
CCU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CCU: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.73
Current: 0.81
0.72
5.73
Price/Graham Number 1.42
CCU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CCU: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.42 Max: 928.43
Current: 1.42
0.92
928.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
CCU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CCU: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 13.4
Current: 7.4
4.7
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.51
CCU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. CCU: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CCU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.8  Med: 5.00 Max: 58.7
Current: 4.51
-19.8
58.7

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
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Traded in other countries:CCU N.Mexico, CCU.Chile, CVU.Germany,
United Breweries Co Inc was incorporated in the Republic of Chile in 1902. The Company is a multi-category branded beverage company operating in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay and has an extensive wine export business to more than 80 countries. The Company also participate in the home and office bottled water delivery, rum distribution and confectionary industries in Chile. In Uruguay, it participates in the bottled mineral water and carbonated soft drinks industries. In Paraguay, it participate in the soft drinks, water and juices industries and beer distribution. The Company's operations have also included the production and marketing of soft drinks since the beginning of the last century, the bottling and selling of mineral water products since 1960, the production and marketing of wine since 1994, the production and marketing of beer in Argentina since 1995, the production and marketing of pisco since 2003, the production and marketing of sweet snacks products since 2004 and the production and marketing of rum since 2007. The Company's operating segments are : Chile: This segment commercializes Beers, Non Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits in the Chilean market; Rio de la Plata: This segment commercializes Beers, Ciders, Non Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits in the Argentine, Uruguayan and Paraguayan market and Wine: This segment commercializes wine, mainly in the export market reaching over 80 countries. The Chile Operating Segment consists of three businesses: The Beer Chile business which is engaged in Beer production and marketing in Chile. Its portfolio of beers in Chile includes super-premium, premium, special and popular-priced brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer, which are marketed under twelve different proprietary brands and four licensed brands. Its flagship brand, Cristal; The Non-alcoholic beverages business which produces and sells in Chile soft drinks, which includes carbonated soft drinks (both cola and non-cola), nectars and juices, sports and energy drinks and Ice tea, and water, which includes mineral and purified bottled water (including via home and office delivery or "HOD"), both categories consisting of its proprietary brands and brands produced under license; and Spirits business which began the sale of pisco, under the brand Ruta Norte. The Company's competitor in the beer business is Cervecería Chile. The Rio de la Plata Operating Segment consisted of three businesses: CCU Argentina which operates Beer Argentina and Cider and other spirits; Uruguay and Paraguay. In Chile, the Company has an extensive and integrated distribution network for the sale and distribution of beer, soft drinks, mineral water, purified water, functional beverages, nectars, wine, pisco, rum whiskey, vodka and sweet snacks products with capacity to reach approximately 115,666 points of sale. The network includes a total of 23 owned or leased warehouses and a network of independent transportation companies handled by Transporte

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