Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP) and New Age Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:NBEV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and New Age Beverage Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molson Coors Brewing 19.78% 7.41% 3.05%
New Age Beverage Corporation 0.86% 1.78% 1.04%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.3% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.0% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 48.6% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Molson Coors Brewing and New Age Beverage Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molson Coors Brewing 0 4 5 0 2.56
New Age Beverage Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

Molson Coors Brewing currently has a consensus price target of $112.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.67%. New Age Beverage Corporation has a consensus price target of $7.08, suggesting a potential upside of 81.16%. Given New Age Beverage Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe New Age Beverage Corporation is more favorable than Molson Coors Brewing .

Dividends

Molson Coors Brewing pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. New Age Beverage Corporation does not pay a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing pays out 16.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and New Age Beverage Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Molson Coors Brewing $8.78 billion 2.16 $1.93 billion $10.01 8.82
New Age Beverage Corporation $49.92 million 2.69 $491,780.00 N/A N/A

Molson Coors Brewing has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Beverage Corporation.

Volatility and Risk

Molson Coors Brewing has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Age Beverage Corporation has a beta of 4.74, indicating that its share price is 374% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Molson Coors Brewing beats New Age Beverage Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Molson Coors Brewing

Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company operates as a brewer. The Company’s segments include MillerCoors LLC (United States segment), operating in the United States; Molson Coors Canada (Canada segment), operating in Canada; Molson Coors Europe (Europe segment), operating in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, the United Kingdom and various other European countries; Molson Coors International (Molson Coors International segment), operating in various other countries, and Corporate. The Company brews, markets, sells and distributes a range of beer brands. The Company offers a portfolio of owned and partner brands, including Carling, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian and Staropramen, as well as craft and specialty beers, such as the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Creemore Springs, Cobra and Doom Bar.

About New Age Beverage Corporation

The New Age Beverage Corporation, formerly Bucha, Inc., is a healthy functional beverage company. The Company is the owner of XingTea, XingEnergy, Aspen Pure and the Bucha Live Kombucha brands. The Company’s bucha Live Kombucha is a gluten free, organic certified, sparkling kombucha tea and is distributed in health and grocery chains across North America. The Company offers its bucha Live Kombucha products in approximately 16-ounce bottle. The Company offers XingTea in approximately 13 flavors. Its product, XINGjuice, is a natural juice drink, made with cane sugar and real fruit juice. Its product, XingEnergy is a naturally flavored cane sugar product. The Company’s product, Aspen Pure, is bottled water packaged in approximately 24-ounce, half-liter and one-liter bottles. The Company offers products in approximately 46 states within the United States and in over 10 countries internationally across all channels through direct and store door distribution systems.

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