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.
High quality earnings at a dirt-cheap price. Second largest producer in Canada. Stock's down 45%, but sales and earnings have continued to grow. Very well managed, strong brands, 40% margins, trading at 12x earnings. Buying back shares. Regularly grows its dividend. Yield is 2.13%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.25)
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.
Two weeks it delivered a report beat top and bottom lines, and yet the stock dove. Analysts downgraded. Sellers were fools. STZ is the only grower in the packaged goods space. Managers are conservative--STZ would rather spend money growing their product line like a tech stock, but analysts didn't like all this spending of this…
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 Thursday. The shorts, as they always do, will lean against SAM, because of their competition. SAM should do just fine, he thinks.
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.