No stomach for food and beverage

High P/Es, low yields and mediocre returns make food and drink stocks hard to swallow.

Investors will need to rethink their approach to investing in Australia’s most loved food and beverage brands, as the sector is undergoing a de-rating and more pain is expected to come.

This isn’t what shareholders want to hear given that food and beverage suppliers in the S&P/ASX 300 have shed around 20% on average over the past year, when the broader market is up by over 7%.


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