Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Molson Coors Brewing with an "underperform" rating.
In a note to investors, Credit Suisse mentioned the brewing company’s significant challenges in its portfolio exposure, and said they apprehend “the time for bold decisions has passed" for Molson Coors. The investment bank also pointed out that a levered balance sheet might be hindering the ability for Molson to make “bold” decisions.
Credit Suisse also indicated that Molson Coors shares have fallen 40% since YE 2016 with fundamentals in nearly every region having worsened. The bank does not perceive any clear path toward stabilization for the brewing company.
A month ago, Molson Coors reported adjusted earnings of 52 cents per share, lower than analysts’ expectations of 57 cents per share (based on Zacks poll).