Is Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) A Safe Bet For Investors?


Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) closed its last session at $6.87. The stock traded within a range of $6.58 and $6.90. The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector with a market capitalization of 107.91 Million. Trading volume for Ambev S.A. was 17.66 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) has an average volume of 16.3 Million.

Company Profile

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev), based in São Paulo, is engaged in producing, distributing and selling beer, carbonated soft drinks and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in many countries across the Americas. It maintains an agreement with PepsiCo International, Inc. to bottle, sell and distribute Pepsi products in Brazil and in other Latin American countries, including Lipton Ice Tea, Gatorade, H2OH!, Propel and Frutzzz. AmBev conducts its operations through three business units: Latin America North, Latin America South and Canada. Latin America North includes its operations in Brazil, where it operates two divisions: beer sales and carbonated soft drinks and non-alcoholic non-carbonated sales; and its operations in its Hispanic Latin America Operations, excluding Latin America South, operations. Latin America South includes its Quinsa operations in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile. Canada, represented by Labatt, includes domestic sales in Canada.

Analyst Views

Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) touched its 1-Year High price of $7.04 on 02/01/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $5.30 on 06/19/17.

EPS & Financials

Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.05/Share by a difference of $-0.05. This showed a surprise of -100% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 5 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.08/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.1/share and a low EPS of $0.07/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.5 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.51 Billion and 4.48 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) has a 20-Day average volume of 20.57 Million. According to today’s trading volume Ambev S.A. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0 Percent and Institutional ownership of 7.82 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0%, Return on Equity currently is 0% and the Return on Investment value is 0%.

Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 0 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 0 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.88% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.86 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 10.28 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 6.35 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 0%. The return on invested capital is at 0%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 10.28%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 6.35% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.