Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) and Big Rock Brewery (OTCMKTS:BRBMF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Dividends

Anheuser Busch Inbev pays an annual dividend of $1.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Big Rock Brewery does not pay a dividend. Anheuser Busch Inbev pays out 33.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Anheuser Busch Inbev has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Anheuser Busch Inbev has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Big Rock Brewery has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Anheuser Busch Inbev and Big Rock Brewery’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anheuser Busch Inbev $56.44 billion 2.12 $8.00 billion $4.04 17.52
Big Rock Brewery $35.91 million 0.87 -$780,000.00 N/A N/A

Anheuser Busch Inbev has higher revenue and earnings than Big Rock Brewery.

Profitability

This table compares Anheuser Busch Inbev and Big Rock Brewery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anheuser Busch Inbev 12.64% 18.68% 6.02%
Big Rock Brewery 0.59% 0.76% 0.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Anheuser Busch Inbev and Big Rock Brewery, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anheuser Busch Inbev 2 3 9 0 2.50
Big Rock Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A

Anheuser Busch Inbev currently has a consensus price target of $113.26, indicating a potential upside of 60.04%. Given Anheuser Busch Inbev’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Anheuser Busch Inbev is more favorable than Big Rock Brewery.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.4% of Anheuser Busch Inbev shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Anheuser Busch Inbev shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Anheuser Busch Inbev beats Big Rock Brewery on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Anheuser Busch Inbev Company Profile

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol. The company was founded in 1366 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Big Rock Brewery Company Profile

Big Rock Brewery Inc. produces, markets, and distributes craft beers and cider in Canada. The company operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. It offers a selection of ales and lagers, and seasonal beers and ciders, as well as dry apple, peach, and pear ciders under the Alberta Genuine Draft, Alta Light, Big Rock Grill, Big Rock Honey Brown Lager, Dunkelweizen, Eddies, Grasshopper Ale, Magpie Rye Ale, McNally's Extra Ale, Scottish Style Heavy Ale, Warthog Ale, and Rock Creek, and Traditional Ale names. The company also exports its products to Korea. It sells its products to and through provincial liquor boards, as well as beverages, food, and merchandise on company-owned and operated premises to end consumers. Big Rock Brewery Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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