Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Quarterly Earnings Sneak Peek

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters operates in the specialty coffee industry in the United States and internationally. It sells approximately 200 whole bean and ground coffee selections, cocoa, teas, and coffees.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 49 cents per share, no change from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 72 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 49 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 44.5% versus last year to $2.37.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company met expectations by reporting profit of 64 cents per share last quarter. In the previous first quarter, the company beat estimates by 24 cents.

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Stock Price Performance: Between May 1, 2012 and July 27, 2012, the stock price fell $30.69 (-62.98%), from $48.74 to $18.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 26, 2012 and February 2, 2012, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 34.6% (+$17.08) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 21, 2012 and April 4, 2012 when shares fell for 11 straight days, dropping 21.3% (-$11.91) over that span.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 42.3% to $93 million (58 cents a share) from $65.4 million (44 cents a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 36.7% to $885.1 million from $647.7 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 21.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $873.8 million.

Key Stats:

Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 90% over the last four quarters.

After experiencing income increases the last three quarters, the company is hoping to keep the good news coming with this earnings announcement. Net income rose more than threefold in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 4584.3% in the first quarter before increasing again in the second quarter.

Analyst Ratings: With six analysts rating the stock as a buy, one rating it as a sell and six rating it as a hold, there are indications of a bullish outlook.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 2.36 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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