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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 1.81
CCU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CCU: 1.81 )
CCU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.81

Equity to Asset 0.61
CCU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CCU: 0.61 )
CCU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.61

0.41
0.69
Interest Coverage 7.86
CCU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. CCU: 7.86 )
CCU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 15.3
Current: 7.86

5.75
15.3
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.03
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 (%) 15.81
CCU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. CCU: 15.81 )
CCU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.87   Max: 20.2
Current: 15.81

10.87
20.2
Net-margin (%) 10.28
CCU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. CCU: 10.28 )
CCU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 16.49
Current: 10.28

6.38
16.49
ROE (%) 12.44
CCU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. CCU: 12.44 )
CCU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 27.7
Current: 12.44

5.09
27.7
ROA (%) 7.12
CCU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. CCU: 7.12 )
CCU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.38   Max: 11.6
Current: 7.12

3.38
11.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.96
CCU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 25.41 vs. CCU: 23.96 )
CCU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.84   Max: 35.11
Current: 23.96

8.84
35.11
Revenue Growth (%) 50.70
CCU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CCU: 50.70 )
CCU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.9   Max: 50.7
Current: 50.7

-18.9
50.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 42.40
CCU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CCU: 42.40 )
CCU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 42.4
Current: 42.4

-25.7
42.4
EPS Growth (%) 38.70
CCU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. CCU: 38.70 )
CCU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.7   Max: 38.7
Current: 38.7

-20.7
38.7
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The beverage market in South America has been weak in 2012, and 2013 didn’t start as strong as many had expected. That said, the market seems to be recovering as growth comes back to life, above all in Brazil, Latin America’s biggest economy. Here I want to take a look at two big South American brewers: Almighty AmBev (ABV) and the Chilean national champion Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU). Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.80
CCU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. CCU: 22.80 )
CCU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.88   Max: 50.93
Current: 22.8

8.88
50.93
P/B 2.40
CCU's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. CCU: 2.40 )
CCU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 9.9
Current: 2.4

1.86
9.9
P/S 2.50
CCU's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CCU: 2.50 )
CCU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 12.88
Current: 2.5

1.22
12.88
EV-to-EBIT 12.19
CCU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 vs. CCU: 12.19 )
CCU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 96.7
Current: 12.19

7.3
96.7
PEG 1.70
CCU's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CCU: 1.70 )
CCU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 49.11
Current: 1.7

0.44
49.11
Shiller P/E 19.40
CCU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 31.14 vs. CCU: 19.40 )
CCU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 29.16
Current: 19.4

12.7
29.16
Current Ratio 2.31
CCU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CCU: 2.31 )
CCU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.31

1.06
3.3
Quick Ratio 2.31
CCU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CCU: 2.31 )
CCU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.31

0.81
3.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.60
CCU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CCU: 1.60 )
CCU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.99
Current: 1.6

0.48
4.99
Dividend growth (3y) 5.70
CCU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CCU: 5.70 )
CCU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.4
Current: 5.7

0
56.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.25
CCU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CCU: 1.25 )
CCU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.73
Current: 1.25

0.36
3.73
Share Buyback Rate 25.30
CCU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CCU: 25.30 )
CCU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 25.3   Max: -35.7
Current: 25.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.38
CCU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. CCU: 2.38 )
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 982
Current: 2.38

1.91
982
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.12
CCU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CCU: 6.12 )
CCU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 1037.6
Current: 6.12

1.29
1037.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
CCU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CCU: 1.08 )
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.08

0.17
5.05
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.98
CCU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CCU: 0.98 )
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9.33
Current: 0.98

0.53
9.33
Price/Graham Number 1.36
CCU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. CCU: 1.36 )
CCU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 982
Current: 1.36

1.01
982
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
CCU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CCU: 8.20 )
CCU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 13.7
Current: 8.2

1
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.45
CCU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. CCU: -1.45 )
CCU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 33.6
Current: -1.45

-10.4
33.6

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
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Traded in other countries:CVU.Germany
United Breweries Company, Inc. incorporated in the Republic of Chile in 1902. The Company is a producer, bottler and distributor of beer in Chile. Its line of beers includes a range of super-premium, premium, medium-priced and popular-priced brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer, which are marketed under twelve different proprietary brands and four licensed brands. The Company has beer production facilities in Argentina located in Santa Fe, Salta and Luján. It produces and distributes Heineken and Budweiser beers in Argentina, as well as its own proprietary brands. The Company also produces Chilean wine through a controlling interest in Vina San Pedro Tarapaca S.A. (VSPT), Chile's second largest wine exporter and third largest winery in the domestic market. VSPT produces and markets premium, varietal and popular-priced wines under the brand families Vina San Pedro, Tarapaca and Santa Helena. The Company is a mineral water producer and soft drink producer, bottler, and distributor in Chile of its proprietary brands and those brands produced under license from PepsiCo, Schweppes Holding Limited and Watt's S.A. The Company's soft drink and nectar products are produced in three facilities located throughout Chile, and its mineral water is bottled in two plants in the central region of the country. The Company also produces spirits through its subsidiary Compania Pisquera de Chile S.A. (CPCh). This subsidiary is the result of the merger of the previously existing subsidiary Pisconor S.A. with Cooperativa Agrícola Control Pisquero de Elqui y Limarí (Control) Limitada in March 2005. The Company has three beer production facilities located throughout Chile, and has a nationwide production and distribution network. In Chile, the Company also produces and distributes Heineken beer, and imports and distributes Budweiser. In January 2004, the Company entered the confectionery business by means of a joint venture between its subsidiary ECUSA and Empresas Lucchetti S.A., a subsidiary of Quinenco. The Company sells foods' products through its sales platform, with the potential to reach more than 72,090 clients and with a dedicated sales force that serves the supermarket chains. Its largest competitor in the Chilean beer market by volume is Cerveceria Chile S.A., a subsidiary of Quilmes Industrial S.A., the largest Argentine brewer and, a subsidiary of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, since January 2007. In Argentina, it faces competition from Quilmes, Cervecería Argentina S.A. and Isenbeck, a subsidiary of Warsteiner Brauerei Hans Cramer GmbH & Co. The Company is subject to a range of governmental regulation and supervision generally applicable to companies engaged in business in Chile and Argentina.
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