AmBev (ABV) Company Profile
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Companhia de Bebidas das Americas - AmBev, and its subsidiaries, produce, market, and distribute beer, draft beer, malt, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages (isotonic sport drinks, iced tea, and water) in the Americas. Brazil, Hispanic Latin America (HILA) and North America comprise this Brazil based companys corporate design. The Brazil segment includes three divisions: beer sales; carbonated soft drinks and non-alcoholic non-carbonated sales, and sales of malt and by-products to third parties. HILA (includes: Quinsa, that operates in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile) together with its operations in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela, make up HILA-ex. Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. sells and exprots beer in the US and Canada the complete the companys strategic structure. (see report summary)
AmBev's management team was promoted from within. Research indicates that internal hires produce better long term returns for investors. AmBev has passionate management, which is a key ingredient for top performing companies. AmBev's management avoids the spot light and instead stays focused on the company. AmBev's core business ideology does not solely revolve around money or financial gain. Companies with such limited focus tend to underperform over the long term. A cult-like culture is good for AmBev, because it results in a host of positive, long term business results.