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Boston Beer Co Inc Class A SAM Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 12:37 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 395.07
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Beverages - Brewers
  • Investment Style Small Blend
  • Day Range 380.00  –  391.54
  • Year Range 287.00  –  454.11
  • Market Cap 4.7004 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 61,866.0 /  116,858.5
  • Price / Sales 2.45
  • Price / Book 4.52
  • Forward Div Yield
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Boston Beer's Legacy Portfolio Holding Interest While Beyond Beer Attempts to Find Its Footing

Jaime M. Katz Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Though much smaller than the brewing behemoths, Boston Beer is well positioned in malt categories, boasting a meaningful growth profile that mainstream beer lacks. In our view, the firm has shown a remarkable proclivity to not only augment its portfolio in alignment with the latest growth vectors but to also capture a disproportionate share of the economic rents generated from this growth by being one of the first movers. We’ve seen this exemplified in the company’s participation in the initial rises of craft beer, cider, and more recently, hard seltzer. While seltzer trends have recently slowed, we surmise sales at Boston Beer will continue to be supported by secular consumption shifts (such as the desire for a low-sugar footprint and varied flavor profiles, and as evidenced by the success of Truly Margarita and the recent launch of Truly Vodka Seltzer).

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Business Description

Boston Beer is a leader in U.S. high-end malt beverages and adjacent categories, with strong positions in craft beer, hard cider, and hard seltzer. The firm sells an array of flavor variants and package sizes, predominantly centered around four priority brands: Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer. Its drinks are produced in both company-owned breweries as well as through third-party contract arrangements, and while the company primarily goes to market through independent wholesalers (as mandated by law), it operates a fairly large salesforce to induce demand across the value chain (distributors, retailers, and drinkers). The preponderance of revenue is generated domestically.

One Design Center Place, Suite 850
Boston, MA, 02210
Industry Beverages - Brewers
Employees 2,543

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FAQs for Boston Beer Co Inc Class A Stock

No. SAM does not currently have a forward dividend yield.
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SAM’s market cap is 4.70 Bil.
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SAM’s stock style is Small Core.
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SAM’s price/sales is 2.45.
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SAM’s price/forward earnings is 35.09.
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SAM’s price/book is 4.52.
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