Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q1), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins expanded, net margins contracted.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters booked revenue of $1.34 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $1.33 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.76. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.70 for Q1 were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.69.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,078 members out of 1,512 rating the stock outperform, and 434 members rating it underperform. Among 414 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 289 give Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a green thumbs-up, and 125 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 $43.92.
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