Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) Earnings: An Early Look

Page 1 of 2

Earnings season is in full swing, with huge numbers of companies having already given their latest numbers to investors. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)Let’s turn to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR). The single-brew machine giant had a tumultuous 2012, as battles with short-sellers and volatile earnings results led to some big ups and downs for the stock. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Green Mountain Coffee over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report Wednesday.

Stats on Green Mountain Coffee

Analyst EPS Estimate $0.65
Change From Year-Ago EPS 8.3%
Revenue Estimate $1.33 billion
Change From Year-Ago Revenue 15%
Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters 3

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Can Green Mountain Coffee brew up a big win for shareholders?
Analysts have gotten increasingly optimistic about Green Mountain’s prospects over the past three months. They ramped up their earnings-per-share calls on the coffee stock by a nickel, and bigger jumps for fiscal 2013 and 2014 bode well for the company’s future. The stock has definitely reflected that enthusiasm, vaulting almost 80% just since early November.

Much of those gains have come from the realization that competitive threats simply aren’t as well developed as some had feared. For instance, Starbucks Corporation  (NASDAQ:SBUX) had many Green Mountain investors worried about its Verismo machine, but with about 150,000 Verismos sold in the holiday quarter, Starbucks was only able to dent the roughly 2 million Keurig sales that Green Mountain saw in its previous quarter.

Another big advantage is the firepower that Green Mountain has brought into its corporate boardroom. Getting over past board scandals, the company has brought on eight independent directors for its board of 10 members, many of whom have huge amounts of experience in the consumer space.

Page 1 of 2
Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Richest Doctors in the World

The Best Movie Sountracks Ever

The Highest Grossing Musicals on Broadway

The Most Successful Reality TV Stars

Cheapest Cities to Visit in the US

Most Expensive Summer Camps

Most Expensive Animals in the World

Most Expensive Specialty Crops in the World

Movies That Took Ages to Make

The Longest Hollywood Films Ever Made

Most Expensive Concert Stages

The Richest Bands of all Time

10 Most Corrupt Countries 2013 List

10 Countries with the Highest Quality of Life Index

Most Expensive Mattresses in the World

5 Smallest Countries by Land Area

The Ultimate Heartbreak Songs

Richest Teenagers in the World

10 Most Haunted Places in America

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida East Coast

Top 10 Places to See Before You Die

Top 8 Countries in the World Where Justice Prevails

10 Richest States in America

15 Wealthiest Countries in the World

Richest Singers in the World

Most Expensive Tasting Menu in New York City

Most Expensive Baby Items in the World

Most Expensive Hotel Suites in Vegas

Most Expensive Brunch in New York City

Most Expensive Beef Cuts in the World

25 Best Colleges to Get a Job

Top 10 US Supermarkets

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World to Visit

Most Expensive Xbox Games

Top 11 Cities Where Billionaires Live

Top 10 Most Charitable Companies in America

Most Expensive Seafood in the World

The 10 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

The 10 Best Job Markets in the US

Top 10 Accounting Scandals of All Time

The 25 Biggest Cities in the World

Top 10 Best Paying Virtual Jobs

Most Expensive Leather Shoes in the World

Top 6 Things to Buy in March

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America – 2014 List

Top 10 Jobs for Introverted People

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World

Most Expensive Day-Care in New York City

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!