Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD)’s full year 2012 results are indicative of what you would expect from a giant company operating in a relatively mature market. The company’s volumes increased 1% last year, and revenue in the most recent fiscal year inched up less than 2% year over year.
That being said, Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) holds Budweiser, one of the most valuable brands in the world, alongside a huge product portfolio. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has been very active in the mergers and acquisitions space in recent months. The company purchased the remaining portion of Groupo Modelo that it did not already own, for $20.1 billion. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) now has a portfolio of approximately 200 beer brands, including Stella Artois, Becks, and Michelob, in addition to Budweiser and Corona.
The Foolish takeaway
The next time you go see a movie, head to a theme park, or enjoy an adult beverage this summer, remember that there are stocks that can be bought to keep your portfolio running hot from your desire to stay cool.
Specifically, IMAX Corporation (USA) (NYSE:IMAX), Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) offer products and services designed to give consumers a reprieve from the scorching temperatures, and they’re hugely successful in doing so. Each of these companies is highly profitable and has rewarded their shareholders handsomely in recent months. If you add these stocks to your watch list, you’ll give yourself the potential for returns that rise right alongside the temperature during these hot summer months.
The article Beat The Heat This Summer With These Stocks originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Robert Ciura.
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