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The Boston Beer Company, Inc is a beverages—brewers business based in the US. The Boston Beer Company shares (SAM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Boston Beer Company employs 2,128 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in The Boston Beer Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for The Boston Beer Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Boston Beer Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$936.23, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Boston Beer Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Boston Beer Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Boston Beer Company share price

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The Boston Beer Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$936.23
52-week rangeUSD$290.02 - USD$986.78
50-day moving average USD$877.0408
200-day moving average USD$652.1371
Wall St. target priceUSD$883.85
PE ratio 82.3489
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$11.147

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Is it a good time to buy The Boston Beer Company stock?

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The Boston Beer Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $936.23 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -6.83%
1 month (2020-12-16) -1.91%
3 months (2020-10-15) -1.16%
6 months (2020-07-15) 46.06%
1 year (2020-01-15) 148.73%
2 years (2019-01-15) 292.99%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 470.87%

Is The Boston Beer Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Boston Beer Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Boston Beer Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Boston Beer Company's P/E ratio

The Boston Beer Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, The Boston Beer Company shares trade at around 82x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Boston Beer Company's PEG ratio

The Boston Beer Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4074. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Boston Beer Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Boston Beer Company's EBITDA

The Boston Beer Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$259.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Boston Beer Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Boston Beer Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$616.4 million
Return on assets TTM 12.15%
Return on equity TTM 20.27%
Profit margin 9.36%
Book value $68.794
Market capitalisation USD$11.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Boston Beer Company shares

There are currently 744,413 The Boston Beer Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Boston Beer Company's "short interest". This figure is 16.8% down from 894,573 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Boston Beer Company shares can be evaluated.

The Boston Beer Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Boston Beer Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Boston Beer Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Boston Beer Company shares traded daily (recently around 135841.78832117). The Boston Beer Company's SIR currently stands at 5.48. In other words for every 100,000 The Boston Beer Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5480 shares are currently held short.

However The Boston Beer Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Boston Beer Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Boston Beer Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Boston Beer Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Boston Beer Company shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1131% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Boston Beer Company shares, roughly 113 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Boston Beer Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Boston Beer Company stock.

The Boston Beer Company share dividends

We're not expecting The Boston Beer Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

The Boston Beer Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Boston Beer Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $290.02 up to $986.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAM.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Boston Beer Company's is 0.9967. This would suggest that The Boston Beer Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Boston Beer Company overview

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 offers various beers, hard ciders, and hard seltzers under the Samuel Adams, Twisted Tea, Truly Hard Seltzer, Angry Orchard, Dogfish Head, Angel City, Coney Island, Concrete Beach, Wild Leaf, and Tura brand names. The company markets and sells its products to a network of approximately 400 wholesalers in the United States, as well as international wholesalers, importers, or other agencies that in turn sell to retailers, such as grocery stores, club stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, bars, restaurants, stadiums, and other retail outlets. It also sells in products 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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