5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: AmBev

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Brazilian beer and soft drink maker Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYS: ABV) , also known as AmBev, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AmBev's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.


Headquarters (Founded)

Sao Paulo (1988)

Market Cap

$118.3 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.2 billion


CEO Joao Castro Neves
CFO Nelson Jamel

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$3.8 billion / $3.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Molson Coors

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 502 members who have rated AmBev believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Last month, one of those bulls, Naxias, highlighted several of AmBev's positives:

A growing company, increasing revenues, decreasing debt, pays dividends (although not as regularly as I would like to see), and it sells consumer goods in growth and emerging markets. Put that in a can and drink it.

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