Head to Head Contrast: Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI) and AMBEV S A/S (ABEV)

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AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ:WVVI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AMBEV S A/S and Willamette Valley Vineyards, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMBEV S A/S 3 1 1 0 1.60
Willamette Valley Vineyards 0 0 0 0 N/A

AMBEV S A/S currently has a consensus price target of $5.83, indicating a potential upside of 21.53%. Given AMBEV S A/S’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AMBEV S A/S is more favorable than Willamette Valley Vineyards.


This table compares AMBEV S A/S and Willamette Valley Vineyards’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMBEV S A/S 22.07% 23.16% 13.71%
Willamette Valley Vineyards 14.88% 11.63% 5.46%


AMBEV S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Willamette Valley Vineyards does not pay a dividend. AMBEV S A/S pays out 56.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

AMBEV S A/S has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Willamette Valley Vineyards has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.9% of AMBEV S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AMBEV S A/S and Willamette Valley Vineyards’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMBEV S A/S $15.01 billion 5.03 $2.30 billion $0.23 20.87
Willamette Valley Vineyards $20.85 million 1.65 $2.99 million N/A N/A

AMBEV S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Willamette Valley Vineyards.


AMBEV S A/S beats Willamette Valley Vineyards on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Ambev S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. It operates through Latin America North, Latin America South, and Canada segments. The company offers beer primarily under the Skol, Brahma, Antarctic, Brahva, Brahva Gold, Extra, Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Corona, Modelo Especial, Beck, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Presidente, Brahma Light, President Light, Bohemia, The One, Quilmes Clásica, Paceña, Taquiña, Huari, Becker, Báltica, Ouro Fino, Pilsen, Patricia, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, Kokanee, Banks, and Deputy brands. It also provides CSD, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, coconut water, powdered and natural juices, and ready-to-drink teas under the Guaraná Antarctica, Gatorade, H2OH!, Lipton Iced Tea, Fusion, Do Bem, Pepsi, Canada Dry, Squirt, Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola, Seven Up, and Frutee brands, as well as cereal bars. Ambev S.A. offers its products through a network of third-party distributors and a direct distribution system. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Ambev S.A. is a subsidiary of Interbrew International B.V.

About Willamette Valley Vineyards

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. produces and sells wine in the United States and internationally. The company offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Methode Champenoise Brut, Rose, and Riesling branded wines under the Willamette Valley Vineyards and Elton labels; Semi-Sparkling Muscat branded wine under the Tualatin Estate Vineyards label; Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, The Griffin, and Viognier branded wines under the Griffin Creek label; and Oregon Blossom branded wine under the Oregon Cellars label. It owns and leases approximately 913 acres of land. The company markets and sells its wine products directly through sales at the winery; and mailing lists, as well as through distributors and wine brokers. Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Turner, Oregon.

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