Boston Beer Co Inc

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SAM : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$139.05 | %
Today's Range: 137.7 - 140.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 171400.0
04/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BOSTON BEER INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. BOSTON BEER INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.17% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)219.37215.13
EBITDA ($mil)46.3137.68
EBIT ($mil)34.0526.38
Net Income ($mil)22.1716.12

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)91.0494.19
Total Assets ($mil)623.3645.4
Total Debt ($mil)0.470.53
Equity ($mil)446.58461.22

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin54.6655.81
EBITDA Margin21.117.51
Operating Margin15.5212.26
Sales Turnover1.451.49
Return on Assets14.0115.24
Return on Equity19.5521.33
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.982.01
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)12.3712.76
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share36.1136.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume170562.0159536.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 52.07 for the Beverages industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.83 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.52. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BOSTON BEER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SAM 20.30 Peers 52.07   SAM 11.11 Peers 20.88

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.


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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SAM 23.19 Peers 23.71   SAM NM Peers 1.72

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SAM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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SAM 3.83 Peers 7.52   SAM -5.81 Peers 2.56

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 significant 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.

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  Sales Growth
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SAM 1.89 Peers 4.34   SAM -5.58 Peers 3.98

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 significant 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



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