Green Mountain Coffee Roasters lowered its earnings expectations for the year because of difficulties predicting consumer demand for its Keurig single-serve coffee brewers and packs, further stoking criticism about its accounting and sending its stock down 41% in after-hours trading.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (GMCR) announced today in a press release that it had reached an agreement with Nestlé SA’s (NSRGY) American unit, Nestlé USA, to partner up and sell coffee brands in the US.
With 31% of the float short, Green Mountain, despite announcing weaker than expected numbers, are spiking over 45% on news that Coca-Cola is taking a 10% stake. Albeit at a discount to the price at which GMCR closed today ($80.88 close vs $74.98 purchase price); the massive squeeze is Volkswagen-reminiscent. As the following press release explains, The Keurig Cold System is in development and thus SodaStream is getting creamed in the after-hours market (down over 10%).
By Stocks & Shares:Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) is trading at price-to-earnings multiples below other coffee companies while its growth trajectory is among the best of its peers. For this reason it is a compelling buy opportunity. It is not as trendy as other brands or stocks, but its valuation is compelling.
Coca-Cola will purchase a 10 percent minority stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, according to a press release. The stock is now going nuts — it's up 40% in after hours trading. The companies have entered into a strategic agreement relating to Green Mountain's at-home cold beverage system, Keurig Cold.
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