Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) Releases Earnings Results

Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The consumer goods maker reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.27, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $12.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.66 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev had a net margin of 12.78% and a return on equity of 21.34%. The company’s revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.73 EPS.

NYSE BUD traded down $0.98 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $81.40. 1,810,887 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,369,120. Anheuser Busch Inbev has a 52-week low of $64.54 and a 52-week high of $106.86. The stock has a market cap of $137.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 0.53 and a quick ratio of 0.41.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 8th will be given a $1.1152 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.55%. This is a boost from Anheuser Busch Inbev’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.91. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 7th. Anheuser Busch Inbev’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.26%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev stock. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) by 33.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 15,341 shares of the consumer goods maker’s stock after buying an additional 3,886 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev were worth $1,009,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 4.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on BUD. Societe Generale began coverage on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a report on Friday, February 1st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Bank of America raised shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, April 5th. Finally, Barclays began coverage on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $83.64 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $90.38.

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About Anheuser Busch Inbev

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks. The company 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, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol.

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