Athena Silver (OTCMKTS:AHNR) and Anheuser Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Athena Silver and Anheuser Busch Inbev’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athena Silver N/A N/A -295.83%
Anheuser Busch Inbev 12.64% 18.68% 6.02%

Volatility and Risk

Athena Silver has a beta of 3.32, suggesting that its share price is 232% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anheuser Busch Inbev has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Athena Silver and Anheuser Busch Inbev’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Athena Silver N/A N/A -$2.11 million N/A N/A
Anheuser Busch Inbev $56.44 billion 2.24 $8.00 billion $4.04 18.47

Anheuser Busch Inbev has higher revenue and earnings than Athena Silver.

Dividends

Anheuser Busch Inbev pays an annual dividend of $3.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Athena Silver does not pay a dividend. Anheuser Busch Inbev pays out 91.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Anheuser Busch Inbev has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Athena Silver and Anheuser Busch Inbev, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athena Silver 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anheuser Busch Inbev 2 2 9 0 2.54

Anheuser Busch Inbev has a consensus target price of $113.26, suggesting a potential upside of 51.78%. Given Anheuser Busch Inbev’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Anheuser Busch Inbev is more favorable than Athena Silver.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Anheuser Busch Inbev shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Anheuser Busch Inbev shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Anheuser Busch Inbev beats Athena Silver on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Athena Silver

Athena Silver Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resource properties in the United States. It primarily explores for silver. The company's flagship project is the Langtry project that includes 20 patented and 38 unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 1,200 acres located in the central part of the Mojave Desert of southern California. Athena Silver Corporation was founded in 2003 and is based in Vacaville, California.

About Anheuser Busch Inbev

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a brewing company, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol. The company was founded in 1366 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

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