Buz Investors Microbrewery Competition An explosion in craft beers and microbrewery options is negatively affecting industry pricing and profitability. AB InBev has dramatically increased its debt position with the SABMiller acquisition in late 2016.

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Buz Investors Microbrewery Competition An explosion in craft beers and microbrewery options is negatively affecting industry pricing and profitability. AB InBev has dramatically increased its debt position with the SABMiller acquisition in late 2016.

 

Buz Investors Microbrewery Competition An explosion in craft beers and microbrewery options is negatively affecting industry pricing and profitability.

AB InBev has dramatically increased its debt position with the SABMiller acquisition in late 2016.



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Microbrewery Competition

Future challenges for the alcoholic beverage industry include a rising U.S. Dollar value, trade protectionism risks, and spiking interest costs on debt.

Weak stock trading momentum in BUD since September is a worrisome development for shareholders.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) is the world’s largest brewer. Headquartered in Belgium, AB InBev became even bigger this past October when it completed the acquisition of SABMiller assets. Buying mostly African and Latin American properties and revenues, the company now claims 7 of the 10 most valuable beer brands on planet earth. A result of stagnating volumes and sales in America and Europe, AB InBev figures its best chance to grow shareholder value is through cost-cutting in SABMiller‘s supply chain. Another desirable side effect is the elimination of an important competitor and related pricing pressures on its core product offerings. The main profit restraining issue the entire “established” liquor and beer industry faces today is the rise of microbreweries and craft beer acceptance globally by drinkers.

Craft Beer and Microbrewery Competition

Craft beers and smaller breweries have exploded in numbers starting in the 1980s. Below is a good chart to ponder, showing the number of companies making beer the last century. Falling from 2000 in the late 1800s to just 89 during 1979, several large beer companies like Anheuser-Busch had tight control over U.S. price competition. However, the number of beer production businesses in America has exploded above 3000 into 2017, according to the Brewers Associatio

Millennials and younger consumers are gravitating toward local beer options as a first choice, hurting alcohol demand at the big boys like AB InBev. The existing company before the SABMiller purchase actually witnessed a drop in volumes sold across much of the world in 2016 vs. 2015, as new entries take market share. This trend of stagnation in demand has been going on for many years at the large beer and spirits corporations. They have been raising profitability levels basically by controlling costs and trying to push through price increases whenever possible. However, price increases are not easy to hold as competition from local brewers heats up. Here is a Goldman Sachs video on the growth of craft beers, and their expectation of such spreading globally, at the same time as wineries and spirits production/competition seems to be headed into overdrive.

 


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Tesla Motors Inc: The Following Competition Outperforming Investment

Tesla Motors Inc: The Following Competition Outperforming Investment

Tesla Motors Inc: The Following Competition  Outperforming Investment

  • Competition  Outperforming Investment Tesla motors makes electric cars that are known for excessive acceleration and reliability. In a short span of time, this company was able to break into a highly competitive market and approach it from a revolutionary standpoint.
  • The product they produced broke records on the track, and in the consumer report rating system. Tesla motors scored the highest-known rating, and that event caused them to change the scoring of their benchmark. It is unfortunate that the hype around Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has not been able to push shares higher, as the shares have underperformed the indices in recent years.
  • Tesla stock is not the only game in the electric-powered vehicle space. Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) has long been a luxury name in automotive and has currently delved into hybrid vehicles. The performance from a hybrid vehicle that uses both a combustion engine and electric motors

TSLA stock: Competition  Outperforming Investment

Tesla Motors Inc: The Following Competition  Outperforming Investment

Competition  Outperforming Investment The fundamentals warrant a look, as Ferrari is compelling from a valuation perspective. Ferrari boasts a market cap of $9.0 billion, and Tesla stock has a market cap of $28.2 billion. If we compare the market cap to revenues, RACE stock stands out; as the automaker has revenues on $3.35 billion, while Tesla has revenues of $4.57 billion. Clearly the premium has been placed on TSLA stock, which leaves upside potential for RACE stock.

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The chart above illustrates the price action that has contained the price of TSLA stock since shares peaked in 2014. The price has been range-bound between $188.00 and $270.00. The price has been unable to close out of this range on a monthly basis. Given the benchmark index ability to make new highs, there is something left to be desired as Tesla stock is underperforming.

The lower segment of the chart illustrates the moving average convergence divergence (MACD). The MACD is an indicator that uses moving averages to signal bullish or bearish momentum. Moving average line crossings are used to distinguish between a bullish or bearish signal.

Healthy bull markets are characterized by impulse waves (highlighted in green) that are followed by consolidations waves (highlighted in purple). The current consolidation wave, if viewed as a mid-point consolidation, would produce a price target of $54.00, which coincides perfectly with the ascending channel.

 

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Drachmae Travel Introduces Blockchain Travel Competition and Investment Tool for Globetrotters

Drachmae Travel Introduces Blockchain Travel Competition and Investment Tool for Globetrotters

Drachmae Travel Introduces Blockchain Travel Competition and Investment Tool for Globetrotters

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Drachmae Travel Introduces Blockchain Travel Competition and Investment Tool for Globetrotters

Drachmae Club announces the Bitcoin, Altcoin and Blockchain competition for travelers where 10 winners will receive the membership to its exclusive DClub along with Drachmae Tokens.



July 18, 2016 London, UK – Drachmae Travel Club, an exclusive blockchain travel portal is conducting a competition for travelers. The ‘Bitcoin Altcoin and Blockchain Competition’ requires participating travelers to record the travel details and expenses incurred during their trips in the last year. The winners will be judged by the platform based on their travel, spending, reasons for travel and the currencies used during the course of their trip.

Drachmae Travel Club offers an exclusive travel club ecosystem, open only for 10000 members. The members are offered access to a single point platform from where they can plan and book their whole trip along with specialized services to make it a much pleasurable experience. Members can pay for all the services using Drachmae Club’s own DT crypto-tokens or any other digital and fiat payment methods of their choice.

The company’s Bitcoin, Altcoin and Blockchain Competition is designed by Drachmae Travel Club with the goal of understanding the role of travel in the current digital world and the costs associated with such business and pleasure trips. The platform will consider the total travel costs incurred by participants in the year 2015 and the breakdown of costs into digital currency and fiat payments along with the nature of the trip (whether it was on business or to attend an event or a personal trip etc.). Drachmae is interested in understanding the Bitcoin usage trend among the participants and compare the benefits of making payments in Bitcoin over fiat currency for tickets, car rentals, restaurants and hotels.

The 10 winners of Bitcoin, Altcoin and Blockchain Competition will receive one-year free membership to the exclusive Drachmae Club (DClub) along with a deposit of 200,000 DT tokens in their travel portal wallets as a bonus reward. These DT tokens can be used over Drachmae Travel portal to book flights and hotels. Like DT tokens, these memberships are also registered on the blockchain and it can be traded with other as well. The limited nature of the membership, fixed at 10,000 makes it an attractive tradable asset. DT tokens can be readily traded on C-CEX cryptocurrency exchange.

Pre-registration for Drachmae Club is currently open. The platform will be opening the membership in three separate tranches of 5000, 3000 and 2000 at the cost of $10, $15 and $20 respectively. Memberships bought during each respective release will also include 250, 200 and 150 DT tokens each. Users may own more than one membership. Members are not required to pay the monthly subscription if the account holders do not require access to the active member’s area and booking services. Register for the Drachmae Travel Club Membership here .

About Drachmae Travel Club Limited

Registered in the United Kingdom, Drachmae Travel Club is a blockchain based, member-only travel platform that allows users to plan their trip, book tickets, rent a car, reserve tables at restaurants and book hotel rooms with Bitcoin, altcoins, DT tokens or fiat currency. The club members can also avail 24/7 concierge services, additional benefits and discounts.