Reviewing New Age Beverage Corporation (NBEV) and Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (SAM)

New Age Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: NBEV) and Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SAM) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

New Age Beverage Corporation has a beta of 4.74, indicating that its share price is 374% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New Age Beverage Corporation and Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Age Beverage Corporation $49.92 million 2.69 $491,780.00 N/A N/A
Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) $882.43 million 2.04 $185.88 million $7.03 21.40

Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Beverage Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for New Age Beverage Corporation and Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Age Beverage Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) 4 3 1 0 1.63

New Age Beverage Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $7.08, indicating a potential upside of 81.16%. Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) has a consensus price target of $141.29, indicating a potential downside of 6.09%. Given New Age Beverage Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New Age Beverage Corporation is more favorable than Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The).

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.0% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 48.6% of New Age Beverage Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares New Age Beverage Corporation and Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Age Beverage Corporation 0.86% 1.78% 1.04%
Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) 9.65% 20.19% 14.52%

About New Age Beverage Corporation

The New Age Beverage Corporation, formerly Bucha, Inc., is a healthy functional beverage company. The Company is the owner of XingTea, XingEnergy, Aspen Pure and the Bucha Live Kombucha brands. The Company’s bucha Live Kombucha is a gluten free, organic certified, sparkling kombucha tea and is distributed in health and grocery chains across North America. The Company offers its bucha Live Kombucha products in approximately 16-ounce bottle. The Company offers XingTea in approximately 13 flavors. Its product, XINGjuice, is a natural juice drink, made with cane sugar and real fruit juice. Its product, XingEnergy is a naturally flavored cane sugar product. The Company’s product, Aspen Pure, is bottled water packaged in approximately 24-ounce, half-liter and one-liter bottles. The Company offers products in approximately 46 states within the United States and in over 10 countries internationally across all channels through direct and store door distribution systems.

About Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. is a craft brewer in the United States. The Company is engaged in the business of producing and selling alcohol beverages primarily in the domestic market and in selected international markets. The Company operates through two segments: Boston Beer Company segment, and A&S Brewing Collaborative segment. The Boston Beer Company segment comprises of the Company’s Samuel Adams, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard and Truly Spiked & Sparkling brands. The A&S Brewing Collaborative segment comprises of The Traveler Beer Company, Coney Island Brewing Company, Angel City Brewing Company and Concrete Beach Brewing Company. Both segments sell low alcohol beverages. The Company produces malt beverages and hard cider at the Company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company sold its products to a network of approximately 350 wholesalers in the United States and to a network of distributors.

Receive News & Ratings for New Age Beverage Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for New Age Beverage Corporation and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Latest News

Leave a Reply