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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 4.40
GMCR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. GMCR: 4.40 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.4
Current: 4.4

0
4.4
Equity to Asset 0.74
GMCR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GMCR: 0.74 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.74

0.32
0.75
Interest Coverage 42.10
GMCR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. GMCR: 42.10 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 52.67
Current: 42.1

0.5
52.67
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 13.15
M-Score: -2.76
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.56
GMCR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. GMCR: 17.56 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 17.56
Current: 17.56

0.59
17.56
Net-margin (%) 11.09
GMCR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. GMCR: 11.09 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.51   Max: 11.09
Current: 11.09

-2.51
11.09
ROE (%) 18.34
GMCR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. GMCR: 18.34 )
GMCR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.74   Max: 42.06
Current: 18.34

-14.74
42.06
ROA (%) 12.85
GMCR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. GMCR: 12.85 )
GMCR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.69   Max: 17.1
Current: 12.85

-5.69
17.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.97
GMCR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. GMCR: 45.97 )
GMCR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 45.97
Current: 45.97

1.83
45.97
Revenue Growth (%) 42.60
GMCR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. GMCR: 42.60 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 58.8
Current: 42.6

11.3
58.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 69.40
GMCR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GMCR: 69.40 )
GMCR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 80.6
Current: 69.4

10.7
80.6
EPS Growth (%) 76.00
GMCR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. GMCR: 76.00 )
GMCR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 90.3
Current: 76

0
90.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GMCR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 110,140 sh (+540.35%)
Joel Greenblatt 34,857 sh (+241.6%)
Jeremy Grantham 68,840 sh (+1.47%)
RS Investment Management 83,800 sh (-0.12%)
Pioneer Investments 1,271,417 sh (-1.67%)
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Q4 2013

GMCR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 77,813 sh (+13.03%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 1,217,504 sh (-4.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,800 sh (-13.64%)
Steven Cohen 20,183 sh (-81.68%)
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Q1 2014

GMCR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 115,543 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 174,580 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 69,725 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 274,324 sh (+1259.18%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 10,400 sh (-86.63%)
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Q2 2014

GMCR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 173,159 sh (+49.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 196,280 sh (+12.43%)
RS Investment Management 74,895 sh (+7.41%)
Steven Cohen 32,900 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 49.87%0.09%$90.61 - $126.09 $ 133.3222%173159
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.3%$74.63 - $123.74 $ 133.3236%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.18%$74.63 - $123.74 $ 133.3236%115543
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy1.3%$58.18 - $77.25 $ 133.3297%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$58.18 - $77.25 $ 133.3297%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 241.6%0.06%$68.88 - $88.78 $ 133.3269%34857
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$39.25 - $56.76 $ 133.32184%9261
Steve Mandel 2012-06-30 Sold Out 1.7%$19.88 - $49.38 $ 133.32329%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Sold Out 1.5%$19.88 - $49.38 $ 133.32329%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$19.88 - $49.38 $ 133.32329%1100000
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 New Buy1.5%$43.17 - $69.75 $ 133.32149%2292500
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 Add 114.98%0.91%$43.17 - $69.75 $ 133.32149%5986474
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 New Buy0.9%$40.89 - $93.62 $ 133.32113%2784721
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$40.89 - $93.62 $ 133.32113%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 New Buy0.05%$64 - $88.69 $ 133.3279%109250
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Guru Investment Theses on Keurig Green Mountain Inc

David Einhorn Comments on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - Oct 16, 2013

We added to our short position in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). Although the company again missed the consensus estimate for sales, bullish analysts scrambled to lower forward revenue forecasts while insisting that all is well in mudville. Attention quickly shifted away from the results when new CEO Brian Kelley announced on the Q3 earnings call that GMCR would hold its first ever investor day in September. When asked what prompted the decision, Mr. Kelley said, "I think a number of people on our team have found that an investor day that is crisp, but thorough on the key issues can be very valuable to help people understand our company. And I think it's – that's the core purpose is to help you understand our company better.

"The evening before the invitation-only event on September 10, the New York Times reported that there was a large discrepancy between the number of K-Cups the company says it has sold and the numbers implied using data from the tracking firm IRI. For years there have been questions about misconduct within GMCR's distribution and accounting departments. This new information raised the possibility that this activity is continuing, with GMCR potentially booking hundreds of millions of dollars of non-existent K-Cup sales.

We watched the company's live investor day webcast, waiting to see how Mr. Kelley would fieldany inquiries on the matter. Despite a lengthy Q&A session, the questions never came. We later heard that Mr. Kelley was asked about it during a break and essentially told investors that for the New York Times to be right, then you'd have to believe that he was in on it.

That's a non-denial denial worthy of Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell. Mr. Kelley, a former Coke executive, was hired to replace Larry Blanford in late 2012. Prior to his tenure at Coke, Mr.Kelley spent five years as the CEO of SIRVA, Inc., a relocation services company whose shares_collapsed during his tenure and were delisted or 'relocated' from the NYSE shortly thereafter. A subsequent lawsuit that was settled alleged that when Mr. Kelley was told of a reserve shortfall at a subsidiary, he, together with other defendants, refused to take a charge to earnings and instead raised earnings guidance. The suit referred to Mr. Kelley as "a spin doctor due to his ability to twist negative information about SIRVA."

Three years ago, GMCR stopped disclosing the number of K-Cups sold, which is comparable to Ford not disclosing the number of cars and trucks it sells. One analyst (the only one who is publicly bearish on the stock) tried to derive K-Cup sales volume by multiplying the number of brewers GMCR says are in use by the number of K-Cups GMCR states are used per machine. At the investor day, Mr. Kelley derided this derivation: "So, you're applying straight math that we don't do." The analyst pressed and Mr. Kelley suggested that the investor day was neither the time nor the place: "We're not going to get into that here. That is not the intent, and we're not going to go into that, the model, in that kind of detail here." Not here? Then where? Apparently basic sales data is not GMCR's cup of tea and does not meet the criteria for an investor day Q&A that promised to be thorough on the key issues. It is impossible to reconcile GMCR's piecemeal disclosures with its financial statements, and the new CEO repudiates straight math. If the core purpose of the investor day was to help people understand the company better, perhaps the next question should have been, "Are you in on it, Mr.Kelley?" GMCR's investor day also highlighted several other holes in the bull case:

On the one hand, GMCR reports to have sold 30 million brewers into the at-home market.On the other hand, the company claims that the installed base is only 16 million brewers.According to the company, 26%-32% of all brewers ever sold are not in home use.

Mr.Kelley said many were "gifted to someone else." Insinuating that Keurig brewers are gifts that remain unopened is certainly a unique marketing strategy as the holiday season approaches, but it reinforces the small-installed-base narrative which in turn supports the bull story in two ways: (1) it implies that the market is not saturated; and (2) it counters analysis that would otherwise indicate that the attachment rate (estimated daily K-Cup consumption per brewer) is falling. Setting aside the implausibility that so many brewers are purchased and not used (our work suggests that many were never sold in the first place), if millions of machines are sitting in people's closets (who are unlikely to be future customers), the market is far more saturated than the company would like everyone to believe.

In 2011, GMCR management claimed that it couldn't meet K-Cup demand due to inadequate manufacturing capacity. At the investor day, management stated that it is using only 31% of its capacity in 2013 and used only 29% in 2012. We can't reconcile the company's prior claims that it had a capacity shortage in 2011 and then had so much surplus capacity in 2012. Between 2011 and 2013, gross margins expanded from 38% to 42%. How can a manufacturer go from operating at full capacity to only a small fraction of capacity without underutilization negatively impacting margins? Moreover, 31%utilization implies that GMCR has enough capacity to meet its growth plans through the balance of the decade. Given this, it is hard to see why management plans to add even more. Though GMCR has reduced its capital spending this year, it still spends almost twice as much as other packaged goods companies, and indicated that next year capital spending "might tick up a little bit" more than sales.

GMCR intends to offer a new brewer in late 2014. Management said that the new brewer would be able to discern between GMCR-manufactured K-Cups and non-licensed K-Cups,hinting that this would allow the company to close the system and freeze out the non-licensed competition. Management declined to say whether it would program the new brewers to do so. Closing the system would enable GMCR to reclaim its monopoly priceson K-Cups. However, it is unclear why consumers would want to switch from an opensystem offering more choices and lower prices to a closed system with fewer choices andhigher prices. Last year, GMCR introduced the Vue, which flopped for this reason.Conversely, if the new machine does not close the system, then it won't change thecompetitive dynamic where K-Cups are becoming commoditized and GMCR is losingmarket share. We have heard that GMCR management privately suggested to one largeshareholder that the threat to re-close the system is a bluff to try to convince competitors to become licensed partners.

From David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital third quarter 2013 letter.



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David Einhorn Comments on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - May 13, 2013

The other significant loser in the quarter was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). We would love to be the “Credentialed Bear” that gets invited to ask tough questions at its annual shareholder meeting, but we aren’t waiting by our iPhones. Shares of GMCR increased from $41.34 to $56.76 in the quarter.

From David Einhorn's first quarter 2013 letter.
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David Einhorn Comments on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - Oct 24, 2012

From Greenlight Capital's third quarter letter.

At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

Regarding GMCR, we pointed out:

- It is implausible that the GMCR audit committee conducted a serious investigation of our allegations in a mere 23 days after last year's Value Investing Congress;

- GMCR management has trivialized the competitive threat posed by Starbucks' new Verismo coffee and espresso maker, and we see a risk that Starbucks will renegotiate or even walk away from its partnership with GMCR;

- GMCR's key patents for K-Cups have expired leaving the company in a vulnerable position because:

- It is the high cost producer in what will become a highly competitive commodity manufacturing business;

- GMCR does not control any important brands (its license deals with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Smuckers are subject to renegotiation);

- There are nine competitors who are either already producing or about to launch competitive K-Cups and will have substantial capacity by the end of next year;

- GMCR recently lowered the list price of many of its leading products by about 8 cents per K-Cup. This will likely have a large impact, as last quarter GMCR only made 8 cents per K-Cup.



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We added to our short position in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). Although the company again missed the consensus estimate for sales, bullish analysts scrambled to lower forward revenue forecasts while insisting that all is well in mudville. Attention quickly shifted away from the results when new CEO Brian Kelley announced on the Q3 earnings call that GMCR would hold its first ever investor day in September. When asked what prompted the decision, Mr. Kelley said, "I think a number of people on our team have found that an investor day that is crisp, but thorough on the key issues can be very valuable to help people understand our company. And I think it's – that's the core purpose is to help you understand our company better. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 36.00
GMCR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. GMCR: 36.00 )
GMCR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 105.15
Current: 36

8.1
105.15
P/B 6.33
GMCR's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. GMCR: 6.33 )
GMCR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 15.15
Current: 6.33

1.23
15.15
P/S 4.57
GMCR's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. GMCR: 4.57 )
GMCR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 6.64
Current: 4.57

0.77
6.64
PFCF 33.50
GMCR's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 61.62 vs. GMCR: 33.50 )
GMCR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.12   Max: 308.3
Current: 33.5

15.12
308.3
EV-to-EBIT 23.17
GMCR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. GMCR: 23.17 )
GMCR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 60.8
Current: 23.17

5.8
60.8
PEG 0.54
GMCR's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GMCR: 0.54 )
GMCR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 6.2
Current: 0.54

0.11
6.2
Shiller P/E 71.96
GMCR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 53.28 vs. GMCR: 71.96 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.47   Max: 266.54
Current: 71.96

22.47
266.54
Current Ratio 3.43
GMCR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. GMCR: 3.43 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 4.34
Current: 3.43

1.13
4.34
Quick Ratio 2.49
GMCR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. GMCR: 2.49 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.23
Current: 2.49

0.6
3.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.56
GMCR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GMCR: 0.56 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.56

0.44
0.66
Dividend Payout 0.20
GMCR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. GMCR: 0.20 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.2

0.27
0.49
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.60
GMCR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. GMCR: 0.60 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.6

0.44
0.66
Share Buyback Rate -3.50
GMCR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. GMCR: -3.50 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -9.8
Current: -3.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 36.72
GMCR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GMCR: 36.72 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 15.68   Max: 208.9
Current: 36.72

15.68
208.9
Price/Tangible Book 9.60
GMCR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. GMCR: 9.60 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 78.14
Current: 9.6

1.85
78.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.58
GMCR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. GMCR: 4.58 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 64.6
Current: 4.58

2.22
64.6
Price/Median PS Value 2.24
GMCR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. GMCR: 2.24 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.79
Current: 2.24

0.12
2.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.44
GMCR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GMCR: 1.44 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.61
Current: 1.44

0.4
4.61
Price/Graham Number 3.98
GMCR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. GMCR: 3.98 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 12.56
Current: 3.98

0.97
12.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
GMCR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. GMCR: 4.30 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 17.3
Current: 4.3

1.6
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 62.66
GMCR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. GMCR: 62.66 )
GMCR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 73.5
Current: 62.66

13.4
73.5

Business Description

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation formed in July 1993. The Company is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffee maker businesses. The Company manages its operations through three business segments, the Specialty Coffee business unit ('SCBU'), the Keurig business unit ('KBU') and the Canadian business unit ('CBU'). SCBU sources, produces and sells coffee, hot cocoa, teas and other beverages, to be prepared hot or cold, in K-Cup portion packs and coffee in more traditional packaging including whole bean and ground coffee selections in bags and ground coffee in fractional packs. These varieties are sold to supermarkets, club stores and convenience stores, restaurants and hospitality, office coffee distributors and also directly to consumers in the United States. In addition, SCBU sells Keurig single-cup brewing systems and other accessories to supermarkets and directly to consumer. KBU targets its premium patented single-cup brewing systems for use both at-home ('AH') and away-from-home (AFH), in North America. KBU sells AH single-cup brewers, accessories and coffee, tea, cocoa and other beverages in K-Cup portion packs produced mainly by SCBU and CBU mainly to retailers, department stores and mass merchandisers mainly processing its sales orders through fulfillment entities for the AH channels. KBU sells AFH single-cup brewers to distributors for use in offices. KBU also sells AH brewers, a limited number of AFH brewers and K-Cup portion packs directly to consumers. KBU earns royalty income from K-Cup portion packs when shipped by its third party licensed roasters, except for shipments of K-Cup portion packs to KBU, for which the royalty is recognized as a reduction to the carrying cost of the inventory and as a reduction to cost of sales when sold through to third parties by KBU. CBU sources, produces and sells coffees and teas and other beverages in a variety of packaging formats, including K-Cup portion packs, and coffee in more traditional packaging such as bags and cans and fractional packs, and under a variety of its brands including Van Houtte, Brûlerie St. Denis, Brûlerie Mont-Royal and Orient Express and its licensed Bigelow and Wolfgang Puck brands. These varieties are sold to supermarkets, club stores and, through office coffee services to offices, convenience stores and restaurants mainly throughout Canada. CBU also manufactures brewing equipment and is responsible for all the Company coffee brand sales in the grocery channel in Canada. Timothy's is currently included in the SCBU segment. Commencing in fiscal year 2012 Timothy's will be included in the CBU segment.
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S&P 500 tops 2,000 for first time ever Aug 25 2014
The best & worst of the S&P 500 since 1K Aug 25 2014
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Keurig Hits 52-Week High on Kraft Agreement Aug 25 2014
The Future of Brewing is Here Aug 25 2014
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Surges: Stock Moves 13.3% Higher Aug 25 2014
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Keurig Green Mountain Signs Deal With Key Holdout Kraft Aug 22 2014

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ReplySeagate5 - 2 months ago
SINCEPICKING UP AN ALLIANCE W/ COKE, GMCR HAS RISEN WITHOUT CONCERN FOR VALUE, P/E, ETC.

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