Contrasting New Age Beverages (NBEV) & Kirin (KNBWY)

New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV) and Kirin (OTCMKTS:KNBWY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.


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Kirin pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. New Age Beverages does not pay a dividend. Kirin pays out 11.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New Age Beverages and Kirin’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Age Beverages $25.30 million 2.78 -$3.63 million ($0.10) -18.80
Kirin $16.62 billion 1.59 $2.15 billion $1.54 18.85

Kirin has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Beverages. New Age Beverages is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kirin, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for New Age Beverages and Kirin, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Age Beverages 0 0 3 0 3.00
Kirin 0 0 0 0 N/A

New Age Beverages currently has a consensus price target of $6.58, indicating a potential upside of 250.18%. Given New Age Beverages’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe New Age Beverages is more favorable than Kirin.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.4% of New Age Beverages shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Kirin shares are held by institutional investors. 48.6% of New Age Beverages shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

New Age Beverages has a beta of 4.85, suggesting that its stock price is 385% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirin has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares New Age Beverages and Kirin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Age Beverages -0.41% -0.58% -0.41%
Kirin 8.10% 15.21% 6.97%


Kirin beats New Age Beverages on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New Age Beverages

New Age Beverages Corporation, a healthy functional beverage company, engages in the development, marketing, sales, and distribution of beverages. It offers ready to drink tea, kombucha, energy drinks, and functional waters under XingTea, XingEnergy, Aspen Pure, and Bucha Live Kombucha brand names. The company offers its products directly, as well as through store delivery distribution systems in the United States and internationally. New Age Beverages Corporation is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About Kirin

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited manufactures and sells alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and pharmaceuticals and bio-chemicals in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Japan Integrated Beverages, Oceania Integrated Beverages, Other Overseas Integrated Beverages, and Pharmaceuticals and Bio-chemicals. Its products include beer, fruit juices, wine, whiskey, spirits, dairy products, soft drinks, and other products. The company also produces and sells pharmaceutical products, biochemical products, biosimilars, diagnostics, and other products. The company was formerly known as Kirin Brewery Company, Limited and changed its name to Kirin Holdings Company, Limited in July 2007. Kirin Holdings Company, Limited was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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