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Apr. 9, 2014, 8:31 AM
- Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) are higher in early trading.
- A robust report from Constellation Brands which showed volume gains in its beer segment has A-B looking a bit more attractive this morning.
- A-B and Constellation are tied together through a supply agreement for Modelo brands.
- BUD +1.5% premarket to $107.60 to top its all-time high closing price.
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Mar. 3, 2014, 9:21 AM
- A merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and SABMiller (SBMRY) makes more sense now than ever, according to analysts following the sector.
- A-B faces tough questions on where to find growth and SABMiller has a toehold in some key emerging markets.
- "You could get the numbers to work," according to SABMiller CEO Alan Clark on the potential for the mega-deal. Meanwhile, execs with A-B have been mum on the subject.
- The two beer giants line up fairly well on the global regulatory front, although SABMiller would very likely have to shed its stake in MolsonCoors (TAP).
Feb. 26, 2014, 2:53 AM
- Anheuser-Busch InBev's (BUD) Q4 like-for-like EBITDA climbed 13% to $5.2B and topped estimates of $4.94B, although the figure included a $143M one-off gain.
- Net profit jumped 47% to $2.52B, while revenue increased to $11. 71B from $10.29B and exceeded forecasts of $11.7B.
- Normalized EPS +32.7% to $1.46; consensus is for $1.31.
- AB InBev's profitability benefited from price hikes and a shift to premium lagers, as well as from a strong performance in Brazil and cost cutting in Mexico.
- However, total beverage volumes fell 2%, with sales slipping in Brazil and Mexico, although they rose in Asia.
- Mexico EBITDA climbed 44% to $575M, helped by savings following AB InBev's acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
- Net debt as of 31 December rose to $38.8B from $8.7B a year earlier, mainly due to the Modelo deal.
- AB InBev expects the soccer World Cup in Brazil in the summer to boost sales in the country.
- AB InBev proposed a final dividend of €1.45 a share, bringing the total dividend for 2013 to €2.05. The shares will trade ex-coupon as of 5 May and dividends will be payable on May 8. The record date will be May 7. (PR)
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Feb. 12, 2014, 11:23 AM
- The overall beer volume numbers from Heinken (HINKY) for 2013 weren't outstanding, but a late-year surge in demand in Africa was a bright spot with several big brewers betting heavy on the region.
- A positive read from IRI on January beer sales: Retailers reported a 6.75% increase in sales compared to a year ago for the four-week period ending January 26.
- Craft beer market share rose to 7.5% in 2013 after standing at 5.5% just two years ago. Many of the large global brewers are turning to new craft brewery acquisitions and craft products in order to stoke demand.
- Related stocks: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Heineken (HINKY), Molson Coors (TAP), SABMiller (SBMRY), Boston Beer (SAM), Craft Brew Alliance (BREW).
Feb. 5, 2014, 11:10 AM
Jan. 30, 2014, 3:17 PM
- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.2%) is in focus after rival Diageo reported slower growth in some key emerging markets. Execs with Diageo fired a warning shot at A-B by tipping off that the company is still very much in a M&A phase.
- BTIG Research initiates coverage on the stock with a Buy rating. The call comes with shares of BUD off over 9% YTD.
- The brewing giant has 4 minutes of prime Super Bowl advertising slots lined up. One spot will reportedly unveil Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Bud Light supporter.
Jan. 21, 2014, 7:14 AM
- Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) trade higher after the global brewer buys Oriental Brewery for $5.8B.
- Oriental Brewery is the largest South Korean brewer and already distributes A-B brands in the region. Analysts see immediate synergies after the deal closes sometime later this year.
- BUD +3.1% premarket
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Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA is engaged in the production, marketing, and distribution of beer. Its brand comprises of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. It also manufactures non-alcoholic beverages such as bottle water and Ice tea.
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