AB InBev Posts Lower Sales and Profits Plans More Synergies in U.S.

The orange eagle has landed, and it is precariously balancing on a swaying perch as lower global sales, huge debt loads, and deeper cost cuts hit the largest brewer in the world (will work on my analogies for future issues). Anheuser-Busch InBev, in its first earnings report since purchasing Anheuser-Busch, reported Q4 and year-end numbers, and they betray a global slowdown in beer volumes which, in turn, is forcing ABI's hand in slashing more costs out of its system, including in the United States, while also cutting bonuses for its top executives.

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