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Why Craft Brew Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:BREW) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Craft Brew Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:BREW), there’s is a company with great financial health as well as a a great track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Craft Brew Alliance here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past few years, BREW has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did BREW outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Beverage industry expansion, which generated a 18% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. BREW’s strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. BREW seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 1.19x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NasdaqGS:BREW Income Statement Export October 12th 18

Next Steps:

For Craft Brew Alliance, there are three important factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BREW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BREW’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is BREW worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether BREW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of BREW? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.