It's been just a few years that I've held the stock... but it has already become the biggest winner for my premium High-Yield International advisory.
So far it's returned 455.2%... and I still hold the stock in my newsletter's portfolio.
But telling you what a stock has already done isn't going to make you a better investor... or make you money. That's why I want to tell you why it's been so successful. This way you can find similar investments of your own, buy them, and hopefully make triple-digit profits as well.
So what has caused this stock -- Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas, better known as Ambev (NYSE: ABV) -- to become one of my portfolio's biggest winners?
First and foremost, plenty of the 450%-plus return comes from dividends. Since the stock was added to the portfolio, it's earned $3.23 per share in dividends -- about 39% of the original purchase price. But the vast majority of its gain has come from a rising share price.
The stock was first added to my portfolio at a split-adjusted $8.23 per share. Today, it trades at $43.17. Take a look...
The company's business couldn't be simpler -- it distributes beer and soda in Brazil and throughout South America. It's the fourth-largest beer producer in the world.
A business doesn't need to complex to make money for its investors. What's important is that a company dominates its market, is essential to day-to-day life, and that it continually rewards its shareholders with dividends or share buybacks.
I've already mentioned the company's dividends, which have increased 226% since 2007. And there's no doubt Ambev dominates its South American market. In Brazil alone, where it holds a 69% market share, Ambev's beer is sold in 1 million stores and restaurants. And I think everyone agrees that beer and soda are staples of modern life.