Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Earnings Preview

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Watch Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' (NAS: GMCR) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 9. 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.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 10 analysts rating it as a buy and only one rating it as a sell. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $760.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 103.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.48 per share. Estimates range from $0.47 to $0.51.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars see GMCR as a good bet, with 58% assigning it an outperform rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars, as 60.8% give it an outperform rating. Fools are gung-ho about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 775 posts in the past 30 days. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' bearish CAPS rating of one out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' profit has risen year over year by an average of 87.9% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

36.8%

37.5%

25.1%

28.5%

Operating Margin

16.6%

18.5%

4%

9.8%

Net Margin

7.9%

10.1%

0.4%

6.4%

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