BOSTON BEER INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. BOSTON BEER INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.72 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 38.45% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||252.2||231.61|
|Net Income ($mil)||29.93||25.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||146.98||31.28|
|Total Assets ($mil)||692.51||533.87|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.47||0.58|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||58.04||56.69|
|Return on Assets||14.53||14.51|
|Return on Equity||19.56||20.85|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||13.25||12.97|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||38.84||28.67|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||150497.0||143472.0|
BUY. BOSTON BEER INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.29 for the Beverages industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.75 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.16. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|SAM 30.32||Peers 24.29||SAM 16.24||Peers 19.55|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SAM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
SAM is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SAM 27.14||Peers 22.54||SAM 2.88||Peers 4.26|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SAM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
SAM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SAM 5.75||Peers 7.16||SAM 28.84||Peers -12.71|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
SAM is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SAM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SAM 3.15||Peers 4.15||SAM 12.18||Peers -0.29|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
SAM is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SAM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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