Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian beer and soft drink maker Companhia de Bebidas das Americas
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AmBev's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Sao Paulo (1988)|
|Market Cap||$118.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Joao Castro Neves
CFO Nelson Jamel
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||31.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.8 billion / $3.1 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 502 members who have rated AmBev believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A growing company, increasing revenues, decreasing debt, pays dividends (although not as regularly as I would like to see), and it sells consumer goods in growth and emerging markets. Put that in a can and drink it.
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