06 March 2018Reading time: 2 minutes

On 1st March 2018 ABInBev published its Full Year 2017 results. Last year has been a transformative year for ABInBev combining the best of ABInBev and SABMiller , acquired end of 2016. The acquisition of SABMiller costs ABInBev almost EUR 100 billion reported to be one of the largest acquisition in history gave birth to a world leader in the beer segment. According to the company, ABInBev owns 7 of the 10 most valuable beer brands in the world. Moreover, thanks to its portfolio made of various brands (over 500) covering all price categories and all geographic areas, the company has an excellent market penetration all over the world.

In 2017 ABInBev achieved strong performances with an overall increase of 9.8% in revenue compared to FY2016. Key Brands in ABInBev’s portfolio were the main drivers of this performance, Budweiser grew global revenue by 4.1% , Stella Artois generated a plus of 12.8% in revenue, driven by sales in North America and offering Stella Artois to new clients in Australia and South America. Corona grew revenue by 19.9% globally. Looking closer to the financial figures of the company, ABInBev stated in its FY2017 report that EBITDA grew by +13.4% in 2017 compared to FY2016. Moreover, the revenue per hl gained 5.1% overall considering only the global brand the profit per hl increased by 9.8%.

A majority of analyst give the stock a Buy advice. At this moment the share is traded for approximately EUR 89.70 (05.03.2018), which lies close to the all-time-high stock price over the past six months (EUR 105.49). The future price of the share is subject to several political, industrial and sector specific as well as economic factors. Investors should consider such risk when making their investment decisions. Developments can be different at any time than investors expect, which can result in capital losses.

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