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Boston Beer Co Inc $ 564.73 22.05 (4.06%)

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165,698
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6.88 Bil
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6.92 Bil
P/E (TTM):
65.51
P/B:
9.00
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Share price growth is outpacing the underlying fundamentals by at least 5 years

In its latest quarterly statement, Boston Beer (SAM) had its best quarter ever with earnings per share of $3.21 on revenue of $306.87 million. After yesterday's 8% gain, the stock is closing in on its all time high. Since my first article on Boston Beer on April 28, 2017, the stock has risen by more than 120%, a rate that has put its price far ahead of the company's value. It's time to sell.

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Maybe it was the Red Sox championship run, because the company's stock rose right along with the team's season, with

74 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-10-31 15:01
These stocks are ready to bounce back

Three beer stocks are already in a bear market: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Ambev (ABEV) and Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP). Seeing the extraordinary run of Boston Beer (SAM) over the last 15 months, investors have to be wondering how long these stocks will stay at current prices.

Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is the largest brewer in the world (by far) with annual sales of $56 billion and a market capitalization over $172 billion. Brands include the world’s number one German beer Beck’s, top Belgium beer Stella Artois, the world’s favorite light beer Bud Light and, of course, Budweiser. Results at the start

183 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-07-18 18:43
Roper Technologies, Ross Stores

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns over the past six months. At least five gurus are shareholders of these companies.

Roper Technologies Inc.

Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP) provides industrial pumps and related spare tools. It has a market cap of $28.49 billion. GuruFocus gave the company a business predictability rating of 5 out of five stars.

The stock has risen 7.3% since the beginning of the year and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.92. The price has been as high as $292.97 and as

110 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-07-12 15:52
The maker of Sam Adams faces growing competition, but retains many advantages

After a few stumbles, the Boston Beer Co. (SAM) is looking to regain ground in the craft beer market it played a large part in creating. The maker of popular Sam Adams beverage products, Boston Beer is a leader in America’s beer market. It holds a robust position in the marketplace with a widespread distribution network nationwide and many production locations. Further, the brewer sits in a strong place financially, with robust earnings. Given all of this, the company looks well-positioned to improve its standing as well as to expand the boundaries of the craft beer marketplace.

At the center

453 Views    John Engle    2018-02-12 22:31
Boston Beer, Cognizant with margins of safety and rising BV/S

According to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) has grown by 25% over

215 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-10-31 16:20
Follow Jim Koch as he continues to grow the brand

Over the last 15 years analyzing and forecasting stocks, the one bit of criteria that has produced more big winners outside of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s 12 tenets is buying closer to 52-week lows than 52-week highs. For instance, it would have been better to buy Coca-Cola (KO) a year after its initial public offering than on the day it began trading publicly.

Boston Beer Co. Inc. (SAM), with the stock trading really close to its year low, is an incredible investment opportunity. At the open, the stock was $144 to $145.

Now, some may look at

619 Views    Jonathan Poland    2017-04-28 19:13
These companies have strong earnings and margins of safety

Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have five-year growing EPS.

EPS of Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. (RGR) grew by 8% over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and trading with a margin of safety of 56% at the price of $56.85. The price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 12.43; the price has been as high as $70.30 and

445 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-04-17 19:07
A company's competitive advantage is most durable where it has economies of scales and new entrants have no survivable niche; this is most common in consumer commodities like cola

Someone emailed me this question:

“How do you think about sustainability of a company’s competitive advantage?”

This discussion is going to get pretty theoretical. I’ll try to use examples where possible to keep it grounded. The simple answer is that competitive advantage tends to dissipate over time to the extent other companies – rivals of the company you are looking at – pursue the same strategy. For that reason, you want to find situations where rivals either can’t or won’t pursue the same strategy as the company you’re looking at. Let’s start with something like Coca-Cola (KO).

645 Views    Geoff Gannon    2017-03-27 21:16
L Brands, New York Community Bancorp, Taubman Centers and Boston Beer Co. Inc. have reached their respective three-year low prices

L Brands Inc. (LB), New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB), Taubman Centers Inc. (TCO) and Boston Beer Co Inc. (SAM) have reached their three-year lows.

L Brands Inc. (LB) reached $50.30

The prices of L Brands Inc. shares have declined to $50.30, which is only 4.7% above the three-year low of $47.93.

L Brands Inc. is an American fashion retailer that specializes in clothing and fashion accessories. The company’s flagship brands include Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. L Brands posted $10.5 billion in revenue in 2013, and in the same year was listed as number 258 in the

302 Views    Shuda Xia    2017-03-12 02:35
Sabra Health Care and Travelers Companies are great picks

I evaluated 42 different companies this week to determine whether they are suitable for Defensive Investors, those unwilling to do substantial research, or Enterprising Investors, those who are willing to do such research. I also put each company through the ModernGraham valuation model based on Benjamin Graham's value investing formulas in order to determine an intrinsic value for each. Out of those 42 companies, only eight were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors. Therefore, these eight companies are the best undervalued stocks of the week.

The Elite

The following

802 Views    Benjamin Clark    2016-12-10 22:11
A review of Boston Beer's recent results, along with my thoughts on the stock

I love this time of the year. The weather has started changing, bringing an end to the sweltering heat of summer (at least if you live in the southeast U.S. like I do). The holidays are fast approaching, which means time with friends and family. But most importantly of all, this time of year means Sam Adams Octoberfest will be back on store shelves – beer fans rejoice!

The only people happier than the beer drinkers are shareholders in Boston Beer (SAM), the company behind Sam Adams (as well as other brands like Twisted Tea and Angry Orchard).

2018 Views    The Science of Hitting    2016-10-26 16:18
High and steady profitability for these gurus' stocks

According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have had strong performances over the last 10 years with high and steady returns as well as profitability. EPS has also grown steadily with the companies' revenue. Most of these companies have a great cash-to-debt ratio.

Apple Inc. (AAPL)

The company during the last 10 years has had an average ROE of 32.13% and an average ROA of 19.51%; the average profitability has been 28.43% for its operating margin and 21.55% for its net margin. Even earnings per share had a strong performance, reporting a 10-year growth rate of 48%,

1886 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-05-25 21:26
Insiders are buying the stocks as well

Bank of New York Mellon Corp., meet P. Edward Garden.

The New York-based bank (BK) was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, three years before the U.S. Constitution was written. It is the investment manager for $1.6 trillion and the custodian for $28.5 trillion.

Garden for the past decade has been chief investment officer at Trian Partners, an activist investing company headed by Nelson Peltz. He often represents Trian’s point of view on boards of companies where Trian owns a stake.

He is a director at Wendy’s Co., Chemtura Corp., Family Dollar Stores Inc., and – as of last month

940 Views    John Dorfman    2016-03-09 16:57

Note to Big Beer: Beware the affronted beard!

MillerCoors, the joint venture between SABMiller plc (SBMRY) and Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), is facing a class-action lawsuit from craft beer enthusiasts for having theaudacity to imply that Blue Moon—one of the fastest-growing beer brands in America—was a craft beer.

Given the affection that hipsters have for all things vintage, retro, and old-man chic, I’m a little surprised the lead plaintiff didn’t slap the MillerCoors marketing director with a white riding glove and demand satisfaction with pistols at dawn. Such was the offense taken.

I personally like Blue Moon, and I

1205 Views    Charles Sizemore    2015-05-27 15:03

The Boston Beer Company (SAM), founded in 1984 by Jim Koch, Harry Rubin and Lorenzo Lamadrid, is among the largest craft brewers in the United States. The company has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, with an employee count of 1,120. The brand Samuel Adams of Boston Beer is the U.S. favorite, accounting for nearly 1% of the U.S. beer market. Although the overall beer sales of the country remained steady in the past still the craft beer sales continue to grow. In the fiscal 2014 Boston Beer sold about 4.1 million barrels of its products which contains of more than

813 Views    Market News Forum    2015-04-24 15:19

Beer is one of the most common drinks today and it has a wide range of consumers in all age groups. This explains the fact that there are close to 40,000 brands of beer available in the market for people to choose from. This means beer manufacturers are fighting to dominate the market. Gone are the days when people were looking for cheap beer. Nowadays, people are ready to spend extra bucks if they are assured of high quality of beer. Amidst some of the top quality names in the market, one beer company has managed to stand tall among

359 Views    Business Reports    2015-03-25 21:06

Boston-based Boston Beer Company (SAM), very popular for its Samuel Adams beer, announced its fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 24, 2015.

Quarter numbers

The revenue figure of $218 million was 6% higher than last year’s figure but short of analyst expectation of $236 million. The revenue figure by the end of corresponding quarter last year was $206 million. Net income increased to $19 million from last year’s $18 million. The company said that the net income stood at $1.40 per share, lower than the analyst expectation of $1.51. Boston Beer has given a guidance of $7.10 to $7.50 to be the

593 Views    reports.droy    2015-02-27 19:36

Brewing is an enormous industry and Boston Beer (SAM) is the biggest player in the craft beer industry, telling almost 20% of the craft beer portion and 1.3% of the aggregate U.s. beer market. The organization works in a developing market as The Brewers Association reported mid-year 2013 development of 15% in dollar deals and 13% in volume for craft beer.

As the craft beer industry has a considerable measure of room to develop, Boston Beer confronts rivalry from Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) and Constellation Brands (STZ) (STZ.B). Each of the three organizations have had great runs on the Street,

790 Views    sandyinvestment    2014-07-21 14:04

The brewing industry is a big industry in the U.S., and with the booming craft beer industry, companies like and Boston Beer (SAM), Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) and Constellation Brands (STZ) are bright growth opportunities for investors. As reported by The Brewers Association report in mid 2013, craft beer is moving ahead with 15% growth in dollar sales and 13% growth in volumes. But as the craft beer industry has lot of room to grow, brands like Boston Beer and Constellation can see improved market share in the future.

How Is Boston Doing?

Boston Beer has been posting impressive results.

946 Views    shash63    2014-05-03 14:00

Brewing is a big industry and Boston Beer (SAM) is the largest player in the craft beer industry, commanding nearly 20% of the craft beer segment and 1.3% of the total U.S. beer market. The company operates in a growing market as The Brewers Association reported mid-year 2013 growth of 15% in dollar sales and 13% in volume for craft beer.

As the craft beer industry has a lot of room to grow, Boston Beer faces competition from Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) and Constellation Brands (STZ). All three companies have had good runs on the Street, but Boston Beer and

843 Views    Ayush Singh    2014-04-26 23:16

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