CARLSBERG AS/S (OTCMKTS:CABGY) and Big Rock Brewery (OTCMKTS:BRBMF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for CARLSBERG AS/S and Big Rock Brewery, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CARLSBERG AS/S 1 1 1 0 2.00
Big Rock Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A


CARLSBERG AS/S pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Big Rock Brewery does not pay a dividend. CARLSBERG AS/S pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares CARLSBERG AS/S and Big Rock Brewery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Big Rock Brewery 0.59% 0.76% 0.53%

Volatility and Risk

CARLSBERG AS/S has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Big Rock Brewery has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CARLSBERG AS/S and Big Rock Brewery’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CARLSBERG AS/S $9.39 billion 1.43 $191.24 million $0.98 23.01
Big Rock Brewery $35.91 million 0.88 -$780,000.00 N/A N/A

CARLSBERG AS/S has higher revenue and earnings than Big Rock Brewery.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of CARLSBERG AS/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CARLSBERG AS/S beats Big Rock Brewery on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

CARLSBERG AS/S Company Profile

Carlsberg A/S produces and sells beer and other beverage products in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The company provides craft and specialty, and non-alcoholic beers; and soft drinks. It offers its products primarily under the Carlsberg, Baltika, Tuborg, FIX ANEY, and Ringnes brand names. Carlsberg A/S also exports its products to approximately 100 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1847 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Big Rock Brewery Company Profile

Big Rock Brewery Inc. produces, markets, and distributes craft beers and cider in Canada. The company operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. It offers a selection of ales and lagers, and seasonal beers and ciders, as well as dry apple, peach, and pear ciders under the Alberta Genuine Draft, Alta Light, Big Rock Grill, Big Rock Honey Brown Lager, Dunkelweizen, Eddies, Grasshopper Ale, Magpie Rye Ale, McNally's Extra Ale, Scottish Style Heavy Ale, Warthog Ale, and Rock Creek, and Traditional Ale names. The company also exports its products to Korea. It sells its products to and through provincial liquor boards, as well as beverages, food, and merchandise on company-owned and operated premises to end consumers. Big Rock Brewery Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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