KO, PEP, STZ among top beverage stocks to explore in Q2

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KO, PEP, STZ among top beverage stocks to explore in Q2

KO, PEP, STZ among top beverage stocks to explore in Q2
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Highlights:

  • PepsiCo, Inc’s (NASDAQ: PEP) revenue increased over 12% YoY in Q4, FY21.
  • Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) revenue surged over 19% YoY in Q4, FY21.
  • Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) revenue surged 8% YoY in Q4, FY21.

The beverage industry is one of the major segments of the consumer staples sector, which produces goods that are generally in demand throughout the year, regardless of the economic situation. The beverage industry produces coffee, tea, beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

These firms sell bottled and canned drinks through supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, bars, etc. The segment is considered recession-proof as these items are always in demand. In addition, the sector is deemed to provide strong profit margins due to the high barriers to entry. Here we discuss some of the top beverage stocks worth exploring.

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Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO)

Coca-Cola is one of the leading beverages firms that specialize in manufacturing, retailing, and marketing non-alcoholic beverage products. It is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The shares of the company closed at US$65.25 on April 22, down 1.45% from their closing price of April 21. Its stock value increased by 11.65% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$282.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.87, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of 27.14. Its EPS is US$2.26.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$67.00 and US$52.28, respectively. Its trading volume was 14,902,200 on April 21.

The company reported a revenue of US$10.5 billion in Q1, FY22, representing an increase of 16% YoY. Its net income attributable to common stockholders came in at US$2.78 billion, or US$0.64 per diluted share, as compared to US$2.24 billion, or US$0.52 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.

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PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP)

PepsiCo is a beverage and food company that focuses on the food and beverage sector and manufactures and distributes its products globally. It is based in Purchase, Harrison, New York.

The stock of the company closed at US$172.15 on April 22, down 1.54% from its previous closing price. The PEP stock rose 1.08% YTD.

The market cap of the company is US$238.12 billion, the P/E ratio is 31.36, and the forward one-year P/E ratio is 26.33. Its EPS is US$5.49.

The stock saw the highest price of US$177.24 and the lowest price of US$141.72 in the last 52 weeks. Its share volume on April 21 was 5,864,027.

The company's revenue increased by 12.4% YoY to US$25.24 billion in Q4, FY21, while its net income came in at US$1.34 billion, or US$0.95 per share. For fiscal 2021, the company's revenue surged 12.9% YoY to US$79.47 billion.

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Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST)

Monster Beverage is a beverage company that primarily focuses on manufacturing energy drinks like Monster Energy, Relentless, etc. It is based in Corona, California.

The shares of the company closed at US$85.65 on April 22, down by 1.42% from their closing price of April 21. Its stock value fell 10.01% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$45.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.33, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of 30.92. Its EPS is US$2.57.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$99.89 and US$71.78, respectively. Its trading volume was 3,986,924 on April 21.

The company's revenue increased by 19.1% YoY to US$1.43 billion in Q4, FY21, while its net income came in at US$321.31 million, or US$0.60 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company reported a revenue of US$5.54 billion.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev (NYSE: BUD)

Anheuser Busch Inbev is a drink and brewing firm. Its portfolio of beer brands include Budweiser, Corona, etc. the company is based in Leuven, Belgium.

The stock of the company closed at US$59.31 on April 22, down by 3.47% from its previous closing price. The BUD stock declined 3.01% YTD.

The market cap of the company is US$103.03 billion, the P/E ratio is 25.45, and the forward one-year P/E ratio is 19.26. Its EPS is US$2.33.

The stock saw the highest price of US$79.67 and the lowest price of US$52.65 in the last 52 weeks. Its share volume on April 21 was 1,035,150.

The company reported a revenue of US$54.30 billion in fiscal 2021, as compared to US$46.88 billion in the same period of the previous year. Its profit attributable to equity holders came in at US$5.72 billion, as compared to US$3.80 billion in fiscal 2020.

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Beverage stocks: KO, PEP, MNST, BUD, STZ

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ)

Constellation Brands is one of the leading beverage alcohol firms specializing in the production of beer, wine, spirits, and other related products. The firm is based in Victory, New York.

The shares of the company closed at US$250.96 on April 22, up % from their closing price of April 21. Its stock value ticked up 0.55% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$47.06 billion, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of 22.74. Its current yield is 1.17% and its annualized dividend is US$3.20.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$261.52 and US$207.35, respectively. Its trading volume was 1,097,286 on April 21.

The company's revenue increased by 8% YoY to US$2.10 billion in Q4, FY22, while its operating income came in at US$678 million, and its diluted income was US$2.07 per diluted share. For fiscal 2022, the company's net sales surged 2% YoY to US$8.82 billion.

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Bottom line:

The consumer staples sector saw gains even when the overall market declined in recent months. The S&P 500 consumer staples sector rose 4.54% YTD while increasing 16.60% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the S&P 500 index dropped 7.82% YTD.

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