Boston Beer Co. Inc.Find Ratings Reports
BOSTON BEER INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. BOSTON BEER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.96 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||190.46||161.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||9.31||5.71|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||46.65||59.89|
|Total Assets ($mil)||579.89||586.96|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||57.19||55.08|
|Return on Assets||17.7||14.65|
|Return on Equity||23.49||19.75|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||11.72||12.34|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||37.29||35.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||144371.0||150952.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 46.66 for the Beverages industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.66 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a discount versus the industry average of 8.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BOSTON BEER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SAM 33.70||Peers 46.66||SAM 25.47||Peers 22.34|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SAM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|SAM 35.90||Peers 21.74||SAM NM||Peers 0.99|
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.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SAM 7.66||Peers 8.86||SAM 25.81||Peers 49.67|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SAM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SAM 3.75||Peers 4.29||SAM 1.41||Peers 7.72|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SAM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth