18 July 2018Reading time: 2 minutes

AB InBev is the world’s largest brewer with a global footprint. ABInBev produces the biggest brands in beer. Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, these are but a few of the biggest, and arguably most influential, beer brands in the world

On 9th May 2018 ABInBev published its result for the first quarter of 2018. Overall revenue grew by 4.9% , the revenue per hl grew by 5.3% compared to 1Q17 on a constant geographic basis. Furthermore, overall EBITDA increased by 6.6% QoQ. On the Global Brands side ( Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona), which are the premium beers of ABInBev, Revenue increased overall by 7,9% QoQ, strongest performance was made by Corona with an increase of revenue of +25.1% QoQ.

According to the company, organic growth is the target number one for the use of cash, non-organic growth opportunities may also be considered if they are suitable with the strict deleveraging commitment of the company (ABInBev aims to reduce Net Debt/EBITDA ratio to approximately 2).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup TM reached an end and Budweiser was the official beer of the event. The world cup is the most watched sporting event in the world and is an exceptional event for product placement and global advertising to ensure higher market penetration for ABInBev. More than 3.2 billion people came together around this sporting event, and probably all of them have seen a beer advertisement with a brand of the group.

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