This excerpt taken from the GMCR 8-K filed May 10, 2006.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Reports Fiscal 2006
-- Second quarter sales up 26.5% over prior year --
WATERBURY, VT (May 10, 2006) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced its fiscal second quarter results for the twelve-week period ended April 8, 2006.
Net sales for the second quarter ended April 8, 2006 increased 26.5% to $46.8 million, up from $37.0 million in the second quarter of 2005. Total coffee pounds shipped were up 20.6% to 5.4 million pounds. Net income increased 22.7% to $2.3 million, before recognition of a non-cash loss related to the Company's equity investment in Keurig, Inc. After recognition of the Keurig investment, the Company's net income was $2.0 million or $0.25 per diluted share including recognition of a non-cash stock compensation charge of $361,000, or about $0.04 per share, as a result of the adoption of FAS 123R. The current quarter net income compares to $2.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2005.
The Company's net income also includes recognition of a non-cash loss in the second quarter fiscal 2006 of $336,000 or $0.04 per share as a result of its equity investment in Keurig, Inc. This compares to the Company's recognition of a non-cash gain of $77,000 or $0.01 per share as a result of its equity investment in Keurig, Inc. in the second quarter of 2005.
Robert P. Stiller, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am very pleased with our strong sales growth this past quarter. This growth reflects the effectiveness of our multi-channel strategy to increase our geographic market penetration. With our fabulous coffee, increasing brand strength and well-differentiated product line, we are effectively leveraging investments in technology and improving customer relationship management to grow sales and profits. I believe our growth also is driven by our balanced approach to social responsibility which taps into customer and consumer interests in making a positive difference in the world and makes our success all the more gratifying."
Stiller concluded, "With the anticipated June closing of the Keurig acquisition, we expect a continued growth of our base business along with the added benefit of Keurig sales and profits, enabling us to deliver the ultimate coffee experience to an expanding market."
Second Quarter Financial Review
Channel and Other Sales Growth Highlights:
Margins, Expenses, and Analysis of After-Tax Income:
Business Outlook and Other Forward-Looking Information
Company Estimates for Fiscal Year 2006 assuming an anticipated June 15, 2006 closing on the pending Keurig acquisition which was announced on May 2, 2006:
Company Estimates for Third Quarter Fiscal 2006:
Company Estimates Relating to Balance Sheet and Cash Flow:
Company Estimates for Fiscal 2007:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will be discussing these financial results and future prospects with analysts and investors in a conference call available via the internet. The call will take place today, May 10, 2006, at 10:30 AM ET and will be available via live webcast on the Company's website at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com and other major portals.
The Company archives the latest conference call on the Investor Services section of its website for a period of time. A replay of the conference call also will be available by telephone at 719-457-0820, confirmation code 6298242 from 1:30 PM ET on May 10th through midnight on Sunday, May 14, 2006.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. was recently ranked No.1 on Business Ethics Magazine's list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens." It is a leader in the specialty coffee industry offering over 100 coffee selections including estate, certified organic, Fair Trade CertifiedÔ , signature blends, and flavored coffees that sell under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters â and Newman's Ownâ Organics brands. While the majority of the Company's revenue is derived from its multi-channel wholesale operations, it also manages a growing direct mail and e-commerce business (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com). Based on its performance and practices, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been recognized for the past six years as one of Forbes Magazine's "200 Best Small Companies," and for the past two years as one of the Society of Human Resource Management's "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America."
Keurig, Incorporated is a single-cup brewing pioneer in North America and first introduced its gourmet single-cup brewing systems to offices in 1998 and to home users in 2002. Keurig systems brew more than one million cups of gourmet coffee and tea every day in homes and offices across North America -- and over 1 billion since inception.
Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, the unknown impact of any price increases on net sales, competition, business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, Keurig Inc.'s ability to continue to grow and build profits in the office and at home markets, the impact of the loss of one or more major customers for Green Mountain Coffee or reduction in the volume of purchases by one or more major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, Green Mountain Coffee's level of success in continuing to attract new customers, the Company's success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, variances from sales mix and growth rate, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks as described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases.
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