Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (BUD)

Discount cash flow analysis

Sell Overvalued by 46.9%

5% margin of safety What's this?


How does this work?

This is an interactive analyst report for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., based on a discounted cash flow valuation approach.

You can modify the assumptions and the valuation will be updated automatically. You can also save and share your valuation.

Values in $ millions
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

What will the revenues be in the future?

Growth beyond year three is driven by the terminal growth rate.

Price history

Sensitivity matrix

Discount Rate %

  -1% $68.41 $67.19 $66.01
Terminal Growth% 0 $68.88 $67.65 $66.45
  +1% $69.37 $68.12 $66.90

How does a change in discount rate or terminal growth affect valuation?

This table shows the sensitivity of the valuation to two key variables - the discount rate and the terminal growth rate

Valuations and comments

  • Valuecruncher created a new valuation of $100.23 (overvalued by 21.26%) - over 4 years ago
  • PARKERTG created a new valuation of $0.00 (overvalued by 100.0%) - over 10 years ago
  • TheCrunchBlog created a new valuation of $67.65 (undervalued by 8.9%) - 13 years ago
  • GordonGekko created a new valuation of $76.37 (undervalued by 22.94%) - 13 years ago


InBev’s US$65 offer for Anheuser Busch (BUD) looks cheap

This valuation is part of this blog post:

BUD grew revenues from US$14.9 billion in 2004 to US$16.7 billion in 2007 – a 3.7% compound annual growth rate. Our assumptions of revenues for the next three years are US$17.5 billion in 2008 growing to US$19.0 billion in 2010 – a 4.4% compound annual growth rate. We have projected EBITDA margins to be flat at 24%. We have used a terminal growth rate of 3%. We used a terminal capital expenditure number of US$900 million. We have also used a WACC (discount rate) of 7.5%.

By TheCrunchBlog, almost 13 years ago

InBev acquire Anheuser Busch for US$70 a share – the numbers

Additional blog post on this valuation:

By TheCrunchBlog, almost 13 years ago

The boring details

All amounts in millions Figures
Enterprise Value: 99,631
Net Debt (Long-term borrowings less cash): 8,857
Equity Value: 44,296
Number of Shares Outstanding: 713,000,000
Calculated value per share: $67.65

Enterprise Value is the present value of the post-tax cash flows for a business into the future.

Calcuation of EV


  • C1, C2, C3 - the cash flow in period 1, 2, 3, ...
  • r - the discount rate

To capture the cash flows into the future a terminal value is calculated via a perpetuity calculation -
based on the final years forecast post-tax free cash flow.



  • Cn - the cash flow in the final forecast period.
  • LTG - the long-term growth rate
  • r - the discount rate
  • g - the terminal growth rate

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is used to determine the equity component in the discount rate.

CAPM model


  • rt - the risk free rate
  • t - the tax rate
  • B - the beta of the company
  • MRP - the Market Risk Premium

Valuecruncher uses an estimate of Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to determine the discount rate in the calculation.