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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 230.92
SAM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. SAM: 230.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SAM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 230.92
Equity to Asset 0.76
SAM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SAM: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SAM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.76
0.63
0.76
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 14.09
M-Score: -3.04
WACC vs ROIC
2.05%
27.72%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.91
SAM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. SAM: 16.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.22  Med: 9.27 Max: 20.21
Current: 16.91
3.22
20.21
Net-margin (%) 10.47
SAM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SAM: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 6.33 Max: 12.88
Current: 10.47
1.85
12.88
ROE (%) 23.35
SAM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. SAM: 23.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.91  Med: 17.75 Max: 37.71
Current: 23.35
5.91
37.71
ROA (%) 16.89
SAM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. SAM: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.87  Med: 12.76 Max: 24.88
Current: 16.89
3.87
24.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.72
SAM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. SAM: 40.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.49  Med: 48.44 Max: 102.53
Current: 40.72
14.49
102.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.50
SAM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SAM: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.7  Med: 11.90 Max: 31.8
Current: 21.5
-2.7
31.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.80
SAM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SAM: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 14.40 Max: 68.9
Current: 14.8
-3.7
68.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
SAM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SAM: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4  Med: 18.80 Max: 104.8
Current: 11.8
-19.4
104.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SAM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Murray Stahl 3,791 sh (+7.06%)
Ron Baron 328,830 sh (-0.39%)
Ken Fisher 321,527 sh (-1.33%)
Mario Gabelli 68,450 sh (-7.62%)
Jim Simons 124,500 sh (-27.99%)
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Q4 2014

SAM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Chanos 18,110 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 165,751 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,549 sh (New)
Ron Baron 328,830 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 317,612 sh (-1.22%)
Jim Simons 120,900 sh (-2.89%)
Murray Stahl 2,902 sh (-23.45%)
Mario Gabelli 50,850 sh (-25.71%)
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Q1 2015

SAM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 900 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 208,495 sh (+25.79%)
Jim Simons 146,300 sh (+21.01%)
Murray Stahl 3,147 sh (+8.44%)
Ron Baron 355,030 sh (+7.97%)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 313,156 sh (-1.40%)
Mario Gabelli 48,083 sh (-5.44%)
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Q2 2015

SAM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 300,507 sh (-4.04%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Boston Beer Co Inc

Ron Baron Comments on The Boston Beer Company Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

During the second quarter, we added to our position in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM), best known for its Sam Adams brand. Founded in 1984 by sixth generation brewer Jim Koch, Boston Beer is the largest craft brewer in the United States, selling three million barrels annually and generating close to $700 million in sales.While craft beer represents just 7% of the U.S. beer industry by volume, it is one of the fastest and most exciting growth segments in the beverage space. More flavorful and exotic brews are rapidly taking share from 'big beer' brands such as Budweiser and Miller and increasingly even wine and spirits. This is occurring as consumers seek out more variety, more flavor and better quality ingredients from their beers, similar to what the wine industry experienced several decades ago. We believe Boston Beer remains the clear innovator and leader in this category with the broadest portfolio and frequent new product introductions. Though they have the largest share of craft, Boston Beer represents just a little over 1% of the overall U.S. beer market, offering meaningful opportunities to leverage its infrastructure and gain wider distribution across the country. (Matt Weiss)

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.76
SAM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. SAM: 30.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SAM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.7  Med: 26.83 Max: 63.59
Current: 30.76
16.7
63.59
Forward P/E 25.64
SAM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. SAM: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.50
SAM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. SAM: 31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SAM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.71  Med: 26.78 Max: 63.51
Current: 31.5
16.71
63.51
P/B 5.85
SAM's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. SAM: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SAM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.19 Max: 11.62
Current: 5.85
1.9
11.62
P/S 3.19
SAM's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SAM: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SAM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.99 Max: 5.04
Current: 3.19
0.63
5.04
PFCF 65.53
SAM's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 27.22 vs. SAM: 65.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SAM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.75  Med: 25.10 Max: 434.92
Current: 65.53
7.75
434.92
POCF 17.16
SAM's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. SAM: 17.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SAM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.56  Med: 16.99 Max: 63.83
Current: 17.16
7.56
63.83
EV-to-EBIT 17.93
SAM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.04 vs. SAM: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8  Med: 15.20 Max: 30.8
Current: 17.93
9.8
30.8
PEG 1.64
SAM's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. SAM: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SAM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.52 Max: 9.74
Current: 1.64
0.45
9.74
Shiller P/E 45.25
SAM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 25.15 vs. SAM: 45.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SAM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.45  Med: 41.18 Max: 74.81
Current: 45.25
17.45
74.81
Current Ratio 2.45
SAM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SAM: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SAM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.70 Max: 3.83
Current: 2.45
0.96
3.83
Quick Ratio 1.91
SAM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SAM: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SAM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.33
Current: 1.91
0.59
3.33
Days Inventory 47.96
SAM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 98.93 vs. SAM: 47.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SAM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 34.71  Med: 46.57 Max: 79.29
Current: 47.96
34.71
79.29
Days Sales Outstanding 17.62
SAM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.54 vs. SAM: 17.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SAM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 14.37  Med: 21.15 Max: 38.84
Current: 17.62
14.37
38.84

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 32.28
SAM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. SAM: 32.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.65  Med: 6.18 Max: 328.78
Current: 32.28
2.65
328.78
Price/Tangible Book 5.91
SAM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. SAM: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.72  Med: 4.06 Max: 11.2
Current: 5.91
1.72
11.2
Price/Projected FCF 3.52
SAM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SAM: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.89 Max: 6.05
Current: 3.52
1.08
6.05
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.11
SAM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
83% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SAM: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
SAM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SAM: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.41
Current: 1.61
0.35
2.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
SAM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. SAM: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.76 Max: 13.5
Current: 1.8
0.67
13.5
Price/Graham Number 2.81
SAM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. SAM: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SAM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.08 Max: 4.73
Current: 2.81
0.96
4.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.57
SAM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SAM: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 6.60 Max: 10.3
Current: 5.57
3.2
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.87
SAM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. SAM: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SAM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 21.80 Max: 45.3
Current: 17.87
8.2
45.3

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
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Boston Beer Co Inc is the craft brewer in the United States. In fiscal 2013, the Company sold approximately 3.4 million barrels of its proprietary products. During 2013, the Company sold over fifty beers under the Samuel Adams or the Sam Adams brand names, ten flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand name, eight hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard brand name, and over twenty beers under four of its Alchemy & Science subsidiarys brand names. It produces malt beverages and hard cider at Company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. The Company-owned breweries are located in Boston, Massachusetts (the Boston Brewery), Cincinnati, Ohio (the Cincinnati Brewery), Breinigsville, Pennsylvania (the Pennsylvania Brewery) and Los Angeles, California, (the Angel City Brewery). The Companys beers are mainly positioned in the Better Beer category of the beer industry, which includes craft (small, independent and traditional) brewers, domestic specialty beers and most imports. The Company consists of two operating segments that each produce and sell alcohol beverages. The first operating segment is comprised of the Companys Samuel Adams, Twisted Tea and Angry Orchard brands. The second segment is the A&S Brewing Collaborative which is comprised of The Traveler Beer Company, Angel City Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewing Company, Coney Island Brewing Company and The Just Beer Project. Both segments have similar economic characteristics. They also sell predominantly low alcohol beverages, which are sold to the same types of customers in similar size quantities, at similar price points and through the same channels of distribution. The Company currently has arrangements with approximately 345 wholesale Distributors. The Company competes with domestic craft brewers. Its Twisted Tea products compete within the FMB category of the beer industry. Its Angry Orchard and HardCore products compete within the hard cider category. The Companys operations are subject to a variety of extensive and changing federal, state and local occupational health and safety laws, regulations and ordinances that govern activities or operations.
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