Why Boston Beer Will Keep Chugging

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, craft brewer Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Boston Beer, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Boston Beer facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Boston (1984)

Market Cap

$1.7 billion

Industry

Brewers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$569.3 million

Management

Founder/Chairman James Koch

President/CEO Martin Roper

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

31%

Cash/Debt

$62.8 million / $628.0 thousand

Competitors

Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD  )

Molson-Coors (NYSE: TAP  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,583 members who have rated Boston Beer believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, jwlarson3, offered some consumer insight into the Boston Beer bull case:

The latest underestimates on earnings were largely due to the new Angry Orchard hard cider  sales being more popular than expected. Well, with an ear to the ground from siblings a decade younger than I, I can tell you that the results will continue to outpace expectations. ... My brother in law and sister each independently brought a case of it for us when they came to visit, since it is the hot new drink for 25-35 year olds in Pittsburgh and Chicago. And I have to admit it's good stuff, and I am a beer snob. I think this line will really help the stock to broaden its market and bring it greater than expected returns. This is all in addition to its great stats otherwise, good management, and 0 debt.

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