Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, craft beer specialist Craft Brew Alliance
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Craft Brew's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Craft Brew facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Portland, Ore. (1981)|
|Market Cap||$126.3 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$149.2 million|
|Management||CEO Terry Michaelson (since 2008)
CFO Mark Moreland (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||4.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$800 thousand / $14.4 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 114 members who have rated Craft Brew believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Craft is in an interesting and potentially very profitable situation. It brews a number of certifiable craft beers with breweries strategically located in the Northwest. ... As such, it is still a craftbeer but is not localized as so many names are. … Second, Craft makes good beers, not mass produced drek, a danger to brewers like Sam Adams and a reality with big names. Finally, they have a number of tie ins with the Bud Boys, so the possibility of a buyout is very real.
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