AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) and Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.
Volatility and Risk
AMBEV S A/S has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Truett-Hurst has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares AMBEV S A/S and Truett-Hurst’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AMBEV S A/S||22.07%||23.16%||13.71%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares AMBEV S A/S and Truett-Hurst’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AMBEV S A/S||$15.01 billion||4.31||$2.30 billion||$0.23||17.91|
AMBEV S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Truett-Hurst.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AMBEV S A/S and Truett-Hurst, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AMBEV S A/S||3||1||1||0||1.60|
AMBEV S A/S presently has a consensus price target of $5.83, suggesting a potential upside of 41.59%. Given AMBEV S A/S’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AMBEV S A/S is more favorable than Truett-Hurst.
AMBEV S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Truett-Hurst does not pay a dividend. AMBEV S A/S pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
7.1% of AMBEV S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.7% of Truett-Hurst shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Truett-Hurst shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
AMBEV S A/S beats Truett-Hurst on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
AMBEV S A/S Company Profile
Ambev SA engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beverages. The company products include beer, carbonated soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products. Its operates a distribution network that comprises beverage distributors, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, as well as small groceries, bakeries, snack bars and franchises, and points of sale in Brazil. The company was founded on July 8, 2005 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
Truett-Hurst Company Profile
Truett-Hurst, Inc., together with its subsidiary, H.D.D. LLC, produces, markets, and sells wines primarily in the United States. The company operates through Wholesale and Direct to Consumer segments. It produces wine from a range of varietals, including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other red blends. The company offers its products primarily under the VML, Healdsburg Ranches, Colby Red, Bradford Mountain, and Dearly Beloved brands directly through its tasting rooms, wine clubs, and winery Websites. Truett-Hurst, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Healdsburg, California.
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