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.
(A Top Pick Feb 24/20, Up 3%) It is a core position. It is one of two players in Canada. Top line growth slowed intentionally. They have done phenomenally well during the pandemic. They have done a good job reducing expenses.
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.
This morning, delivered a strong quarter. It's more than doubled since March lows. The report boasted a 67-cent earnings beat and 9-cent revenue beat; 30% organic sales growth. Restored guidance for the first time since Covid broke. Announced a $2-billion buyback, so no worries about the balance sheet. It rallied 2% today and made an…
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.
They report Wednesday. They sell a red-hot hard seltzer. If another competitor comes out with their own seltzer, it may be too much for SAM to handle, but they have enough momentum against their peers. He expects them to report another good quarter, though the field is getting crowded.
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.
(A Top Pick Jul 26/19, Down 21%) Distilled alcohol plus beer. Good value here. He continues to like it and hold it.