Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty coffee company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Green Mountain's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Green Mountain facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Waterbury, Vt. (1981)|
|Market Cap||$3.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Lawrence Blanford (since 2007)
CFO Frances Rathke (since 2003)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||14.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$139 million / $418 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 1,537 members who have rated Green Mountain believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFJLo, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community: "Quarterly earnings have given this stock a glimmer of hope, but long-term prospects will see [Green Mountain] gone. It's got no proprietary knowledge and no brand, plus stiff competition and higher commodity prices will only allow the most efficient coffee companies to succeed in the long run."
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