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Last $219.24 USD
Change Today +8.13 / 3.85%
Volume 89.5K
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boston beer company inc-a (SAM) Details

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company sells approximately 60 beers under the Samuel Adams or the Sam Adams brands; 11 flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand; and 10 hard cider beverages under the brand Angry Orchard, as well as approximately 20 beers under other brand names. It markets its products to a network of approximately 350 wholesalers, who in turn sell to retailers, such as pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, package stores, stadiums, and other retail outlets. The Boston Beer Company, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

1,325 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/15
Founded in 1984

boston beer company inc-a (SAM) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $764.0K
Founder and Chairman of The Board
Total Annual Compensation: $395.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Total Annual Compensation: $428.0K
Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $367.0K
Vice President of Brand Development
Total Annual Compensation: $348.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

boston beer company inc-a (SAM) Key Developments

Boston Beer Co. Inc. Announces Management Changes

On August 12, 2015, William F. Urich advised Boston Beer Co. Inc. that he intends to retire from his position as its Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 2016. The Company intends to undertake a broad assessment of avenues for finding the leadership talent needed to assume Mr. Urich's responsibilities, including the potential creation of new executive roles and the evaluation of existing internal capabilities, as well as considering the recruitment of external candidates. In the interim, Mr. Urich will continue in his current role and support the transition of his roles and responsibilities. The Company and Mr. Urich are in discussions concerning potential ongoing roles for him within the Company following this transition. Also, on August 12, 2015, the Company announced the appointment of Matthew Murphy to the newly created position of Chief Accounting Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Murphy, 46, who will serve as the Company's principal accounting officer, has held the position of Corporate Controller of the Company since he joined the Company in September, 2006. Mr. Murphy will continue to report to Mr. Urich in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer until the transition discussed above takes place.

Boston Beer Receives Pitches; Turns Down For Now

Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE:SAM) has received pitches from investment bankers looking to strike a sale, founder Jim Koch told a Senate committee. He has turned them down for now.

Boston Beer Co. Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 27, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for 2015

Boston Beer Co. Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 27, 2015. For the quarter, net revenue was $252,204,000 against $231,611,000 a year ago. Operating income was $46,819,000 against $40,493,000 a year ago. Income before income tax provision was $46,884,000 against $40,689,000 a year ago. Net income was $29,932,000 or $2.18 per diluted share against $25,428,000 or $1.88 per diluted share a year ago. This increase results was primarily due to shipment increases, improved gross margins and a slightly lower income tax rate, partially offset by increased investments in advertising, promotional and selling expenses. For the six months, net revenue was $451,707,000 against $415,456,000 a year ago. Operating income was $68,958,000 against $53,884,000 a year ago. Income before income tax provision was $68,694,000 against $53,940,000 a year ago. Net income was $43,675,000 or $3.18 per diluted share against $33,743,000 or $2.49 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $78,354,000 against $38,320,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was $38,880,000 against $88,451,000 a year ago. Cash paid for other intangible assets was $100,000. The company has left unchanged its projected 2015 earnings per diluted share of between $7.10 and $7.50. The company’s actual 2015 earnings per share could vary significantly from the current projection. The company expects: Depletions and shipments growth of between 6% and 9%; Gross margins of between 51% and 53%; Increased expenditures of between $10 million to $15 million for continued investment in Traveler and other existing brands developed by Alchemy & Science, which are included in the full year estimated increases in advertising, promotional and selling expenses; These estimates could change significantly and 2015 volume from these brands is unlikely to cover these and other potential Alchemy & Science brand investments; Effective tax rate of approximately 37%, a decrease from the previously communicated estimate of 38% due to the favorable impact of lower state tax rates; Capital spending of between $70 million and $100 million, which could be significantly higher, dependent on capital required to meet future growth, a decrease of the range from the previous communicated estimate of $80 million to $110 million. These estimates include capital investments for existing Alchemy & Science projects of between $3 million and $5 million.


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