Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Anheuser-Busch InBev's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Anheuser-Busch InBev facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Leuven, Belgium (1366)

Market Cap

$92.6 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$36.56 billion


CEO Carlos De Brito (since 2005)

CFO Felipe Dutra (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$4.7 billion / $47 billion


Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP)

Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM)

Craft Brewers Alliance (Nasdaq: HOOK)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 58 All-Star members who have rated Anheuser-Busch believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include xserver and TMFDeej, both of whom are ranked.

Just last month, xserver urged Fools to hop on the bargain opportunity : "Market leading brands in several countries, increased cash flow from debt payment, efficiencies, cash flow from Modelo and organic growth will produce a 10% [free cash flow] yield (at today's prices) by 2012."

As the world's leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch's leading portfolio of brands and massive scale helps support its four-star CAPS status. While the trend toward craft beer -- like those served by Boston Beer and Craft Brewers -- is certainly cause for concern, our community remains attracted to Anheuser-Busch's whopping cash flow generation. With 20% cash king margins rivaling those of fellow giant Molson Coors and the potential to squeeze out even more costs, CAPS All-Star TMFDeej thinks Anheuser-Busch-InBev is a rather refreshing combo:

As much as I hate to admit it (it's fine if Budweiser wants to sell out to a foreign company, but then don't continue to go around touring yourself as a great American brand) this company is going to be one massive cash cow.

Anheuser-Busch InBev should have no trouble paying down its massive slug of debt. And the more it pays off, the better its earnings will become.

Plus the combination of these two companies will likely result in greater cost synergies than was originally expected. InBev's management has a history of effectively squeezing cost out of acquisitions.

At some point, perhaps in late 2011 the company will likely begin to return money to shareholders via a larger dividend and buybacks.

As an added bonus, one wouldn't think so but this behemoth is actually relatively under-followed, partly as a result that its U.S. ADR only started trading less than a year ago.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Boston Beer is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. The Fool owns shares of Molson Coors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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