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Green Mountain Sales Lag Estimates; Lowers 2012 View

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:51 PM

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and cut its full-year outlook for the second time.

The company, known for its Keurig coffee brewers and K-cup single-serve coffee portions, posted net income of $73.3 million, or 46 cents per share, in its fiscal third quarter, ended June 23, up from $56.3 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, Green Mountain earned 52 cents per share. On that basis, analysts on average were expecting 50 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Net sales rose to $869.2 million, missing analysts' average estimate of $873.3 million.

For fiscal 2012, the company said it now expects earnings of $2.21 to $2.26 per share, down from its prior estimate of $2.40 to $2.50 per share.

It expects net sales of $3.79 billion to $3.84 billion, or growth of 43 percent to 45 percent.

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