Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NAS: GMCR) are off 38% year to date and more than over the past year. Will the company disappoint again when it reports fiscal fourth-quarter results on Tuesday? Analysts are looking for 26.7% revenue growth and a penny more in earnings per share.
Whether the Q4 numbers measure up, it's worth noting that returns on capital are high as they've been in five years, while gross margin has recovered from recent lows. Sales of premium K-Cups through Starbucks (NAS: SBUX) also appear to be fueling growth, even if the math says investors have lost faith. Find out more in the following video.
With Green Mountain trading for as cheap as it's ever been, many investors are wondering whether this is the end of the former market darling, or the perfect entry point for an enormous rebound. You can find our recommendation for how to play the company in our new premium research report. In it you'll find everything you need to know about Green Mountain, including whether it's a buy at today's prices. Click here for instant access.
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