Top Brewers Stocks to Buy in 2019
The second biggest wine company in Canada is also into beer. They recently launched the Wayne Gretzky Craft Beer. They are focusing on marketing and valuation has recently come down. In good times and bad, people will go out for a drink. The company grows by acquisition and the multiple has come down, making it a perfect entry point. A very well-managed, growing company. The legalization of marijuana is not expected to impact wine consumption.
Molson Coors Canada (B) (TPX.B-T)
The well known Canadian brewer has several well-known brands under their wing, including Coor Light and Molson Canadian. They are working together with Hexo in order to start selling marijuana infused beverages in Canada.
Brick Brewing Company Ltd. (BRB-T)
A well-run Ontario based brewery that is growing their brands. They are also looking into cannabis beverages as a big opportunity. They are the second largest craft brewer in Canada. They are well positioned for growth.
(A Top Pick Jun 18/18, Up 1%) Still likes it. It's well-run. They're growing their brands and they have a big opportunity to get into cannabis beverages which will be legal in Canada in October 2019. BRB is well-positioned for this and this market could be very large.
Andrew Peller (ADW.A-T)
The second biggest wine company in Canada. They are focusing on marketing and valuation has recently come down. In good times and bad, people will go out for a drink. The company grows by acquisition and the multiple has come down, making it a perfect entry point. A very well-managed, growing company. The legalization of marijuana is not expected to impact wine consumption.
The stock has seen some significant down moves in recent weeks. Starting to show up with buy recommendations based on value. The company is well positioned as the second largest wine producer in Canada. Dealing with some headwinds. Strengthening CAD will create more imports which can be difficult for domestic producers. A short term speculative…
Big Rock Brewery (BR-T)
An Alberta based brewery that makes premium craft beer and cider. They have a wholesale and retail segment. They have a strong following in Alberta and is trying to expand outside of its home province through wholesale to provincial liquor boards.
Brewery. Tough for them to compete. Have a strong following in Alberta but his concern would be if their product has a strong enough niche to compete with the big companies.
Constellation Brands Inc (STZ-N)
An international producer of beer, wine and spirits. They have recently sold lower premium brands in order to invest in cannabis product development. They have major stakes in Canopy. A good defensive play.
They reported a great quarter today with their beer business up 10.7% vs. the street's 8%. Their wine and spirits business boasted 16% organic growth though margins were a little light. The company announced a $500 million share buyback. They slightly raised their EPS forecast, too. Shares jumped $3 today, but still $10 below May's…
Boston Beer (SAM-N)
A leading brewer of beer. They’ve won more than 500 awards, and they have a huge market share on the craft beer sector. They recently jumped following a SmarTrend’s Buy recommendation.
(A Top Pick Jul 13/21, Down 22.8%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with SAM has gapped down through our stop. We recommend covering any holdings at this time. We will look for better opportunities.
Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP-N)
One of the world’s largest brewers. They are entering into the craft beer market, though these are expensive acquisitions. They generate good cash flow and are paying down debt. A concern is the limited space for growth. They are entering into joint ventures with cannabis companies for infused beverages.
Molson Coors vs. Kraft Heinz She owns neither. Kraft Heinz has pulled back a lot; 3G Capital bought them and they're famous for cutting and not reinvesting, which limits product innovation. There's little growth in North American staples; the space is very mature and highly competitive. Molson Coors: She doesn't own any beer companies, because…
Ambev S.A. (ABEV-N)
The biggest brewery in Latin America. The stock price jumped recently, folowing a strong second-quarter 2019 results. THe company offers a diverse set of products, including beer, carbonated soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic beverages.
The beer business is a nice steady business, and the consolidation in the industry is where the money has been made. There are a couple of monster brewers out there that own a lot of the breweries. However, underneath that, there are a lot of craft brewers that are taking market share. He wouldn’t have…
Anheuser Busch Companies Inc. (BUD-N)
One of the most well established companies in the sector. Their brands include Budweiser, Corona, and Stella. They are the largest brewing company following a merger with SABMiller.
The beer industry faces declining demand. Young people are drinking less beer. His pick in beer is Biagio (spirits, a growing sector).
Thai Beverage PCL (TBVPF-OTC)
Thailand’s largest beverage companies, and a leader in Southeast Asia. They are making acquisitions of other beer companies, such as in Vietnam, and also working on their whisky business. It is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
The price target is in SGD. A recovery story. A pan-asian conglomerate. Thailand is a very strong economy. Manufacturing exports is growing in the country. Fundamentals are growing. Emerging market respondent. $20B CAD company. Good growth drivers. Has traded 50% higher in the past. Will do well with the reopening. (Analysts’ price target is $0.89)