Annual report pursuant to section 13 or 15 (d) of the securities exchange act of 1934


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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

 

(Mark One)

 

x

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 27, 2014

OR

 

¨

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                 to                 

Commission file number: 1-14092

 

 

THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts

 

04-3284048

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One Design Center Place, Suite 850, Boston, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices)

02210

(Zip Code)

(617) 368-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock

 

NYSE

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.    Yes   ¨     No   x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulations S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.     x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer

 

x

  

Accelerated filer

 

¨

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

¨

  

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

The aggregate market value of the Class A Common Stock ($.01 par value) held by non-affiliates of the registrant totaled $1,977.2 million (based on the average price of the Company’s Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on June 28, 2014). All of the registrant’s Class B Common Stock ($.01 par value) is held by an affiliate.

As of February 20, 2015, there were 9,721,327 shares outstanding of the Company’s Class A Common Stock ($.01 par value) and 3,617,355 shares outstanding of the Company’s Class B Common Stock ($.01 par value).

 

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Certain parts of the registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for its 2015 Annual Meeting to be held on May 27, 2015 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this report.

 

 

 
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THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FORM 10-K

FOR THE PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Page

 

PART I.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Business

  

 

1

  

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

  

 

10

  

Item 1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments

  

 

18

  

Item 2.

 

Properties

  

 

18

  

Item 3.

 

Legal Proceedings

  

 

19

  

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

  

 

19

  

 

 

 

PART II.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

  

 

19

  

Item 6.

 

Selected Consolidated Financial Data

  

 

23

  

Item 7.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  

 

23

  

Item 7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

  

 

34

  

Item 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

  

 

36

  

Item 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosures

  

 

67

  

Item 9A.

 

Controls and Procedures

  

 

67

  

Item 9B.

 

Other Information

  

 

69

  

 

 

 

PART III.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Item 10.

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

  

 

69

  

Item 11.

 

Executive Compensation

  

 

69

  

Item 12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

  

 

69

  

Item 13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

  

 

70

  

Item 14.

 

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

  

 

70

  

 

 

 

PART IV.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Item 15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

  

 

70

  

 

 

Signatures

  

 

73

  


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