| Boston Beer Company is an alcoholic beverage company and a craft brewer. Co. is engaged in the business of selling alcohol beverages throughout the U.S. and in selected international markets. Co.'s brands include Truly Hard Seltzer®, Twisted Tea®, Samuel Adams®, Angry Orchard® Hard Cider, and Dogfish Head® Craft Brewery. Co. produces alcohol beverages, including hard seltzer, malt beverages, and hard cider at Co.-owned breweries and its cidery and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. Co. sells its products mainly in the U.S., but also has markets in Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SAM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SAM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SAM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SAM's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of SAM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SAM market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like SAM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SAM by allowing them to research the SAM market cap history.