Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. roasts Arabica coffees and offers various coffee selections. The Company’s products include single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees sold under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brand. Green Mountain serves offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and operates a direct mail business.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.73 per share on revenues of $1.02 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.66.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.67 to a profit $0.65. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.84, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 500.28 786.14 1,357 2,651 3,859
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1933 0.45 0.58 1.31 2.28

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,158 885.05 869.19 946.74 1,339
Diluted EPS ($) 0.66 0.58 0.46 0.5808 0.70

Past Performance:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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