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2019 Vault Rankings

At a Glance

Uppers

Subsidiary of the world’s largest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Produces and sells the world’s largest selling beers: Budweiser and Bud Light

Downers

Utilization of contractors limits opportunities for advancement to full-time positions within the company

The Bottom Line

Anheuser-Busch is the leading producer and seller of beer in the U.S. and brews the world’s largest selling beers in Budweiser and Bud Light.

About Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) has brewed up a billion-dollar business with its Buds. The company is best known for brewing Budweiser, one of the world's largest-selling beers by volume. Other A-B labels include Bud Light, Busch, Michelob, Stella Artois, and Budweiser. Offering more than 100 brands, Brewers Collective, the company's craft business unit, is advancing the beer category by bringing quality, communities and innovation with a mission to energize how people consume and experience beer. Such business unit works with 10 Barrel Brewing Co, AMB, Golden Road, Goose Island, Four Peaks, and Red Hook.

Operations

Anheuser-Busch offers a portfolio of amazing brands, from flavored extension like Bud light Lime and orange, to Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, the first major beer to be USDA certified. In addition to Goose Island, LQD, Wicked Weed, Widmer Brothers, and Karbach, the company's Beyond Beer roster includes FMBs, hard seltzers, canned wines and more.

Geographic Reach

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch does all its trade in the US, where it has nearly two dozen breweries. The company has more than 10 flagship breweries facilities across the US such including in Baldwinsville, NY; Cartersville, GA; Columbus, OH; and Los Angeles, CA; and Newark, NJ.

Sales and Marketing

Anheuser-Busch markets its brands through websites.

Financial Performance

The company had a revenue of $13.3 billion, a 3% growth from the previous year.

For the year ended 2019, the company had a net income of $2.8 billion, a 23% decrease from the previous year.

The company's cash for the year ended 2019 was $7.2 billion. Operating activities generated $13.4 billion, while investing activities used $5.1 billion, mainly for capital expenditures. Financing activities used another $8.5 billion, primarily for payments on borrowings.

Strategy

The company's strategy is developed in response to its operating environment and represents the highest value choices we will make in order to achieve its ambition.

In 2019 the company combined its growth and transformation agenda with its commercial priorities to create one clear strategy across the company. Overall, the company's commercial strategies remain consistent with 2018, focusing primarily on premiumization, differentiating the core and growth via adjacencies. In parallel the company is transforming its business to ensure it is well positioned for future growth. Its commercial strategy is underpinned by three interlocking frameworks: the market maturity model, category expansion framework and growth champions. The company utilizes these frameworks to lead and shape the beer category across all occasions and price points and develop the right portfolio for every market.

Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC

1 Busch Pl
Saint Louis, MO 63118-1852
Phone: 1 (314) 632-6777

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President: João Castro Neves
VP Finance: Nelson José Jamel
Vp Logistics Procurement: Ties Soeters
Employees (This Location): 1,000
Employees (All Locations): 30,236

Major Office Locations

Saint Louis, MO

Other Locations

Fort Collins, CO
Washington, DC
Orlando, FL
Medford, MA
Bronx, NY
Williamsburg, VA