Comparing Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) & Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) and Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Molson Coors Brewing Company and Anheuser Busch Inbev NV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molson Coors Brewing Company 0 4 5 0 2.56
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV 1 8 10 0 2.47

Molson Coors Brewing Company currently has a consensus target price of $113.67, indicating a potential upside of 29.33%. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV has a consensus target price of $122.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.18%. Given Molson Coors Brewing Company’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Molson Coors Brewing Company is more favorable than Anheuser Busch Inbev NV.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.1% of Molson Coors Brewing Company shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Molson Coors Brewing Company shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing Company and Anheuser Busch Inbev NV’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Molson Coors Brewing Company $6.68 billion 2.83 $1.35 billion $9.32 9.43
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV $49.04 billion 4.51 $18.47 billion N/A N/A

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV has higher revenue and earnings than Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Dividends

Molson Coors Brewing Company pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Anheuser Busch Inbev NV does not pay a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing Company pays out 17.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing Company has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing Company and Anheuser Busch Inbev NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molson Coors Brewing Company 23.53% 6.73% 3.02%
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV 13.50% N/A N/A

Summary

Molson Coors Brewing Company beats Anheuser Busch Inbev NV on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Molson Coors Brewing Company

Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company operates as a brewer. The Company’s segments include MillerCoors LLC (United States segment), operating in the United States; Molson Coors Canada (Canada segment), operating in Canada; Molson Coors Europe (Europe segment), operating in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, the United Kingdom and various other European countries; Molson Coors International (Molson Coors International segment), operating in various other countries, and Corporate. The Company brews, markets, sells and distributes a range of beer brands. The Company offers a portfolio of owned and partner brands, including Carling, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian and Staropramen, as well as craft and specialty beers, such as the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Creemore Springs, Cobra and Doom Bar.

About Anheuser Busch Inbev NV

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (AB InBev) is a Belgium-based company engaged in the brewers industry. The Company owns a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. The Company’s brand portfolio includes global brands, such as Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; international brands, including Beck’s, Leffe and Hoegaarden, and local champions, such as Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Cass and Jupiler. The Company’s soft drinks business consists of both own production and agreements with PepsiCo related to bottling and distribution arrangements between its various subsidiaries and PepsiCo. Ambev, which is a subsidiary of the Company, is a PepsiCo bottler. Brands that are distributed under these agreements are Pepsi, 7UP and Gatorade.

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