Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 24 (Q1), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters beat expectations on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters notched revenue of $1.16 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $1.06 billion. Sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $575.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.55. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.34 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 29.1%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.6%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.0%, 860 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 909 members out of 1,404 rating the stock outperform, and 495 members rating it underperform. Among 424 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 260 give Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a green thumbs-up, and 164 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is outperform, with an average price target of $86.
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