Compania Cervecerias Unidas, (NYSE: CCU) and New Age Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:NBEV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. New Age Beverage Corporation does not pay a dividend. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, pays out 32.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Compania Cervecerias Unidas, and New Age Beverage Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Compania Cervecerias Unidas, 0 1 0 0 2.00
New Age Beverage Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.99%. New Age Beverage Corporation has a consensus target price of $7.08, suggesting a potential upside of 81.62%. Given New Age Beverage Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New Age Beverage Corporation is more favorable than Compania Cervecerias Unidas,.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.1% of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.0% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.6% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Compania Cervecerias Unidas, and New Age Beverage Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Compania Cervecerias Unidas, $2.59 billion 1.92 $467.49 million $0.98 27.43
New Age Beverage Corporation $49.92 million 2.68 $491,780.00 N/A N/A

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Beverage Corporation.

Volatility & Risk

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Age Beverage Corporation has a beta of 4.74, indicating that its stock price is 374% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Compania Cervecerias Unidas, and New Age Beverage Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Compania Cervecerias Unidas, 7.58% 10.48% 6.88%
New Age Beverage Corporation 0.87% 1.81% 1.06%

About Compania Cervecerias Unidas,

Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. is a diversified beverage company operating principally in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Company operates as a brewer, soft drinks producer, water and nectar producer, wine producer and pisco distributor. The Company’s segments include Chile, International Business and Wine. The Company carries a portfolio of products, which includes a range of brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer, with Cristal as its primary brand in Chile. In addition, it produces and distributes Heineken beer; distributes Sol beer and Budweiser beer, and distributes and produces Kunstmann and Austral beer in Chile. The International Business segment includes operations in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Company, through Vina San Pedro Tarapaca S.A. (VSPT), produces and markets a range of wine products for the domestic and mainly the export market.

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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