Boston Beer Co Inc

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SAM : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$192.05 | %
Today's Range: 190.04 - 194.98
Avg. Daily Volume: 159,400
08/26/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BOSTON BEER INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. BOSTON BEER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 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 decreased by 19.90% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)244.82252.2
EBITDA ($mil)54.2356.96
EBIT ($mil)41.7946.82
Net Income ($mil)26.6229.93

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)27.58146.98
Total Assets ($mil)590.57692.51
Total Debt ($mil)0.470.47
Equity ($mil)412.23514.68

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin56.9158.04
EBITDA Margin22.1522.58
Operating Margin17.0718.56
Sales Turnover1.591.36
Return on Assets14.9614.53
Return on Equity21.4419.56
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.512.38
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)12.3813.25
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share33.3138.84
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume159005.0168779.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 36.11 for the Beverages industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.68 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.55. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SAM 28.43 Peers 36.11   SAM 16.86 Peers 21.26

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SAM is trading at a 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 discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SAM 26.46 Peers 26.96   SAM NM Peers 1.61

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 5.68 Peers 7.55   SAM -9.77 Peers -14.48

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.

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  Sales Growth
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SAM 2.48 Peers 4.76   SAM 0.27 Peers -4.69

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.


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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