This excerpt taken from the GMCR 8-K filed Nov 12, 2009.
Company Raises Estimates for Fiscal Year 2010 EPS Growth
WATERBURY, VT (November 11, 2009) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced its results for the quarter and year ended September 26, 2009, reporting outstanding top and bottom line growth for both periods.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 were up 65% to $222.2 million as compared to $134.8 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 increased 103% to $14.4 million or $0.34 per diluted share, from $7.1 million or $0.18 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
For the fiscal year ended September 26, 2009, the Company recorded net sales of $803.0 million, up 61% from $500.3 million for the year ended September 27, 2008. Net income for fiscal 2009 increased 151% to $55.9 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $22.3 million, or $0.58 per diluted share for the prior year. Excluding the impact of the $17.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share Kraft patent litigation settlement recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, non-GAAP fully diluted EPS totaled $1.13 per share for fiscal 2009, up 95% from $0.58 per diluted share for fiscal 2008.
During fiscal 2009s fourth quarter, 463 million K-Cup® portion packs were shipped system-wide by all Keurig licensed roasters, up 70% over the year-ago quarter. For fiscal 2009, 1.6 billion K-Cup® portion packs were shipped system-wide by all Keurig licensed roasters, up 63% over the prior year. Supporting continued growth in K-Cup demand, there were 713,000 Keurig brewers shipped during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 compared to 314,000 shipped during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, and 2,341,000 Keurig brewers shipped during fiscal 2009 compared to 983,000 shipped in fiscal 2008.
Lawrence J. Blanford, GMCRs President and CEO, said, We are pleased with our very strong performance this past quarter and year, which continues an extended period of outstanding results. Our three-year compound annual growth rate for net sales is 53% and EPS is 68%. Today we are also raising our expectations for EPS for fiscal 2010 from prior estimates of $1.70 to $1.80 per share to a range of $1.75 to $1.85 per diluted share.
Blanford continued, GMCR is executing on its plans and running on all cylinders as the innovative and proprietary Keurig Single-Cup Brewing System continues to transform how consumers in North America prepare and enjoy their beverages. The resulting demand for K-Cups is fueling our growth. This past quarter, Keurig realized the highest ever quarterly year-over-year
increase in K-Cup shipments since becoming part of GMCR in the third fiscal quarter of 2006. Our three-year compound annual growth rate for total system-wide K-Cup growth is 54%. As the Keurig brewer reaches more and more people, we are working to enhance its consumer appeal with some broader roast and taste profiles. Our Celestial Seasonings® Perfect Iced Teas were introduced in July, followed by two more products in the Café Escapes line and the exciting Donut House collection of K-Cups during this past quarter.
Blanford concluded, Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors as well as the management team, what makes us particularly proud at GMCR is that we have achieved this financial success while staying true to our values as a socially and environmentally responsible company. Our culture has empowered us to effectively deal with the challenges of our tremendous growth because employees feel proud and motivated to be part of this effort. Collectively, our goal is to build stockholder value by providing consumers with an extraordinary coffee experience while helping to make a positive difference in the world. Looking forward, we are very excited about our prospects.
Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter Financial Review