3 Beer Stocks to Tap

These three brewing barons are high-quality businesses with entrenched positions in a consolidated market - and now they're about to catch some tailwinds of growth

Vikram Barhat 10 August, 2020 | 12:12AM
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Temperatures and equity markets are ticking higher in tandem, which means it may be time for investors to cool down a little. And what better way to do that than grabbing a beer – or a beer stock? With current valuations significantly lower than their pre-pandemic highs, brewers represent sound allocation bests for opportunistic investors thirsty for value.

Alcoholic beverage stocks, including those of beer companies, fall into the consumer staples category, and are somewhat insulated against economic cycles - after all, beer is a low-cost treat that consumers continue to buy even at the worst of times. Indeed, despite the current weakness due to the coronavirus-related lockdowns, supply constraints, and travel restrictions, the beer industry enjoys relative immunity.

The global alcoholic beverage market, of which beer industry is the biggest constituent, is projected to grow more than tenfold, from $3 billion (£2.3 billion) in 2020 to $33 billion in 2027, or 3% annually.

We have looked at three high-quality businesses operate in a highly consolidated market, have entrenched positions, and benefit from the growth tailwind created by secular trends such as global increase in younger demographic:

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV ADR63.00 USD10.20Rating
Constellation Brands Inc A216.92 USD0.92Rating
Molson Coors Beverage Co Shs -B- Non-Voting43.48 USD-0.33Rating

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Vikram Barhat  is a Toronto-based financial writer specialising in investing, stock markets, personal finance and other areas of the financial services industry.