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Earnings Preview: Analysts Expect Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Revenue, Earnings to Dip from Previous Quarter

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Here's Benzinga's advanced look at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' third quarter earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue:

Ahead of the company's earnings announcement, analysts are expecting a positive EPS reading of 36 cents per share and revenues of $608.4 million. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a positive EPS of 19 cents per share on revenues of $311.5 million. We'll have to wait for Wednesday to see if Green Mountain Coffee Roasters falls in line with analyst expectations and reports an estimated increase in both EPS and revenue from the year-ago quarter.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
EPS Estimate $0.38 $0.17 $0.20 $0.18
EPS Actual $0.48 $0.18 $0.22 $0.19

Stock Performance:

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters were trading at $93.04 as of July 21, 2011. Shares are up 183.1% year to date. For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 222.9%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

  • Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is a Moderate Buy. This rating has remained steady over the past ninety days.

Competitors:

Looking for a sympathy stock to trade or interested in the performance of other companies in the same sector? Take a look at some of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' peers.

  • Coffee (NASDAQ: JVA): Strong Buy with a $0.22 recent quarter EPS
  • Kraft (NYSE: KFT): Moderate Buy with a $0.52 recent quarter EPS
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea (NASDAQ: PEET): Hold with a $0.41 recent quarter EPS
  • Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX): Moderate Buy with a $0.34 recent quarter EPS

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is in the food items-wholesale industry, which has experienced price/earnings growth of 1.7%.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: 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.

Take Action:

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