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Now trading at a price of $67.36, Anheuser-Busch InBev has moved 1.3% so far today.

Anheuser-Busch InBev returned gains of 11.9% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $67.45 and a low of $51.66. Over the same period, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index by -14.4%. The company's 50-day average price was $60.78. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV produces, distributes, exports, markets, and sells beer and beverages. Based in Leuven, Belgium, the Large-Cap Consumer Staples company has 155,000 full time employees. Anheuser-Busch InBev has not offered a dividend during the last year.

A Positive EPS Growth Rate but Not Enough Current Assets to Cover Current Liabilities:

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Revenue (M) $53,041 $52,329 $46,881 $54,304 $57,786 $59,380
Gross Margins 62% 61% 57% 56% 54% 54%
Net Margins 11% 20% 5% 11% 13% 12%
Net Income (M) $5,688 $10,414 $2,202 $6,114 $7,597 $6,891
Net Interest Expense (M) $4,141 $4,168 -$4,004 $3,674 $3,588 $3,696
Earnings Per Share $2.17 $4.53 $0.69 $2.28 $2.91 $2.6
EPS Growth n/a 108.76% -84.77% 230.43% 27.63% -10.65%
Avg. Price $88.08 $80.77 $55.68 $62.99 $57.64 $67.37
P/E Ratio 39.86 17.48 79.54 27.03 19.41 25.42
Free Cash Flow (M) $15,064 $14,036 $10,891 $14,799 $13,298 $13,265
Current Ratio 0.52 0.83 0.82 0.7 0.67 0.63

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Valuation Is in Line With Its Sector Averages:

Anheuser-Busch InBev has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 26.1, compared to an average of 21.21 for the Consumer Staples sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $4.0, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 15.2. The 9.1% compound average growth rate of Anheuser-Busch InBev's historical and projected earnings per share yields a PEG ratio of 2.86. This suggests that these shares are overvalued. In contrast, the market is likely undervaluing Anheuser-Busch InBev in terms of its equity because its P/B ratio is 1.63 while the sector average is 4.12.

Analysts Give Anheuser-Busch InBev an Average Rating of Buy:

The 9 analysts following Anheuser-Busch InBev have set target prices ranging from $64.0 to $80.0 per share, for an average of $71.78 with a buy rating. The company is trading -6.2% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of some upside potential.

The largest shareholder is Dodge & Cox Inc, whose 2% stake in the company is worth $2,135,900,274.

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