NYSE:SAM - Boston Beer Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$307.11 -6.56 (-2.09 %)
(As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$313.67
Today's Range$303.28 - $314.04
52-Week Range$160.40 - $329.95
Volume5,791 shs
Average Volume146,536 shs
Market Capitalization$3.54 billion
P/E Ratio50.84
Dividend YieldN/A
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States. The company's flagship beer is Samuel Adams Boston Lager. It sells approximately 60 beers under the Samuel Adams brand names; 10 flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand name; 20 hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard brand; 5 hard sparkling waters under the Truly Spiked & Sparkling brand name; and approximately 50 beers under 4 brand names. The company markets and sells its products to a network of approximately 350 wholesalers that in turn sell to retailers, such as pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, package stores, stadiums, and other retail outlets in Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America. The Boston Beer Company, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Malt beverages
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNYSE:SAM
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.68
Quick Ratio1.13


Trailing P/E Ratio50.84
Forward P/E Ratio41.06
P/E Growth4.12

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$862.99 million
Price / Sales4.09
Cash Flow$10.7119 per share
Price / Cash28.67
Book Value$37.81 per share
Price / Book8.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.01
Net Income$99.04 million
Net Margins10.17%
Return on Equity18.00%
Return on Assets13.08%


Outstanding Shares11,490,000
Market Cap$3.54 billion

Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boston Beer's stock symbol?

Boston Beer trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SAM."

How were Boston Beer's earnings last quarter?

Boston Beer Company Inc (NYSE:SAM) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $3.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.35 by $0.14. The firm earned $326.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $270.60 million. Boston Beer had a return on equity of 18.00% and a net margin of 10.17%. View Boston Beer's Earnings History.

When is Boston Beer's next earnings date?

Boston Beer is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Boston Beer.

What price target have analysts set for SAM?

11 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Boston Beer's shares. Their forecasts range from $172.00 to $381.00. On average, they expect Boston Beer's share price to reach $264.1818 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Boston Beer.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Boston Beer?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Boston Beer in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Boston Beer.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Boston Beer stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Boston Beer stock:
  • 1. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "SAM delivered a mixed 3Q on stronger revs (+10% vs. Street), incl. +18% depletion growth, though an OI miss (-12%) as investments/freight weighed on OM %. Upwardly revised FY18 guide and +13% YTD depletions indicative of portfolio’s momentum (ex-beer), which should help sustain stock’s full ~30x EV/ULFCF multiple; however, we prefer Buy-rated STZ in the alcohol space. We lower our on further OM % pressure. PT to $270 on higher group multiple." (10/26/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Boston Beer surpassed the industry year to date driven by the progress on its three-point growth plan that focuses on cost-saving initiatives, long-term innovation and the revival of Samuel Adams and Angry Orchard brands. The company’s focus on pricing, product innovation, growth of non-beer categories and brand development are likely to boost operational performance and market position. Further, the robust shipments and depletions trend owing to strength in Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, and Angry Orchard brands aided sales growth in second-quarter 2018. Based on favorable trends in the first-half, the company raised its depletions forecast for 2018. However, it reported earnings and sales lag in the second quarter owing to higher costs and soft gross margin, which is likely to persist in 2018. Therefore, it lowered the gross margin forecast for 2018. Further, softness in the Samuel Adams brand is a major headwind." (10/1/2018)

Has Boston Beer been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about SAM stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Boston Beer earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Boston Beer's key competitors?

Who are Boston Beer's key executives?

Boston Beer's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. C. James Koch, Founder & Chairman (Age 68)
  • Mr. David A. Burwick, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Frank H. Smalla, CFO & Treasurer (Age 52)
  • Mr. John C. Geist, Chief Sales Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Matthew Donal Murphy, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 49)

Who are Boston Beer's major shareholders?

Boston Beer's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.28%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.64%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.75%), MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (1.53%) and Panagora Asset Management Inc. (1.41%). Company insiders that own Boston Beer stock include C James Koch, Cheryl Fisher, Cynthia A Fisher, David A Burwick, David L Grinnell, Jay Margolis, John C Geist, Jonathan N Potter, Martin F Roper, Quincy B Troupe and Tara L Heath. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Boston Beer.

Which institutional investors are selling Boston Beer stock?

SAM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Franklin Resources Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Broadview Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio, Man Group plc and New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY. Company insiders that have sold Boston Beer company stock in the last year include C James Koch, Cheryl Fisher, David A Burwick, David L Grinnell, John C Geist, Martin F Roper and Quincy B Troupe. View Insider Buying and Selling for Boston Beer.

Which institutional investors are buying Boston Beer stock?

SAM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, WINTON GROUP Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, BlackRock Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. View Insider Buying and Selling for Boston Beer.

How do I buy shares of Boston Beer?

Shares of SAM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Boston Beer's stock price today?

One share of SAM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $307.11.

How big of a company is Boston Beer?

Boston Beer has a market capitalization of $3.54 billion and generates $862.99 million in revenue each year. The company earns $99.04 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.01 on an earnings per share basis. Boston Beer employs 1,439 workers across the globe.

What is Boston Beer's official website?

The official website for Boston Beer is http://www.bostonbeer.com.

How can I contact Boston Beer?

Boston Beer's mailing address is ONE DESIGN CENTER PLACE SUITE 850, BOSTON MA, 02210. The company can be reached via phone at 617-368-5000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Boston Beer (NYSE SAM)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  232 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  463 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  695
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Boston Beer and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SAM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SAM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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