Dividend Yield: ~3.6%
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) — or just AmBev — has struggled a bit in 2013, but that cooldown was likely necessary after its rocketing run out of the recession. ABV hit an all-time high at the end of January but fell off soon after, with a year-to-date slide totaling 11%.
Still, the beverage company has strong prospects and a nice dividend. Its earnings are expected to fall slightly this year, but are slated to rebound 12% in 2014. ABV also has exposure to emerging markets like Brazil thanks to deals with Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD). That means big-time growth potential to go along with a big-time dividend.
One thing to note, though, is that ABV’s payouts aren’t regular. The company pays back a variety of dividends and interest on shareholder’s equity, historically anywhere from two to six payments.
Still, the total payout has increased over the last three years, going from $2.2 billion to $2.42 billion from 2010 to 2012. Plus, ABV’s most recent payouts give it a yield somewhere between 3% and 3.6%.
As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.