Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Anheuser-Busch facts

Headquarters (founded)

Leuven, Belgium (1366)

Market Cap

$94.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$37 billion


CEO Carlos De Brito (since 2005)
CFO Felipe Dutra (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$5.2 billion / $44.9 billion

Dividend Yield



Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP)
Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM)
Craft Brewers Alliance (Nasdaq: HOOK)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 178 members who have rated Anheuser-Busch believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Somper and alphadogg, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last month, Somper brought Anheuser-Busch's buying power to our community's attention:

Yes, the only segment of the beer industry that's growing is Craft, but AB-InBev is a shrewd company and they will find a way to make money. The recent acquisition of Goose Island is proof that AB-InBev understands the need to focus on quality, and I would not be surprised to see AB-InBev buy up some more small breweries.

Currently, Anheuser-Busch even sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.6. That represents a discount to fellow brewers Molson Coors (12.1), Boston Beer (18.6), and Craft Brewers (15.0).

CAPS All-Star alphadogg elaborates on the Anheuser-Busch bull case:

I think this giant is going to make some changes, and successfully tap into some of the craft breweries via acquisition in the coming 10 years. ... Once that happens, their distribution network will really work to their advantage, and create a competitive advantage. I think they could offer this service up to other micro breweries looking to expand. I also like some of their international beers, I think they are all decent money makers which will provide a nice steady base cash flow for years to come.

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