Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Stock Symbol: BUD
One Busch Place
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Industry:
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Description:
Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc., is a diversified corporation. Its Anheuser-Busch, Inc., subsidiary is the world's largest brewing organization, leading the U.S. beer industry for 40 years. The company produces more than 30 beer brands. Its Budweiser and Bud Light brands are the world's top-selling beers.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Financial Summary:
BUD is engaged in the production and distribution of beer and aluminum beverage containers. BUD also operates a chain of theme parks. For the six months ended 6/30/05, net sales rose 1% to $7.58B. Net income fell 8% to $1.12B. Revenues reflect the acquisition of Harbin Brewery, higher Entertainment segment sales, and increased commodity-based sales from packaging operations. Net income was offset by fewer profits in Domestic Beer and higher interest expenses.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Business Summary:
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. is the holding company parent of Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated (ABI), a beer brewer. The Company is also the parent corporation to a number of subsidiaries that conduct various other business operations. The Company's operations are comprised of five principal business segments: domestic beer, international beer, packaging, entertainment and other. For the year ended December 31, 2004, domestic beer contributed 76%, international beer contributed 5.4%, packaging contributed 9.4% and entertainment contributed 6.6% to the Company's consolidated net sales. Worldwide sales of the Company's beer brands aggregated 116.8 million barrels during 2004. In July 2004, the Company acquired Harbin Brewery Group, a brewer in China. Harbin Brewery Group has 13 breweries in northeast China.