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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

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Will Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Earn or Burn?


Margins matter. The more Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market.  That's why I check on my holdings' margins at least once a quarter. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, comparisons to sector peers and competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Green Mountain's competitive position could be.

Something's Brewing at Green Mountain

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR) popped 7% higher yesterday, a welcome break from the beating that the king of K-Cups has endured since an accounting investigation was launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission two weeks ago.

Green Mountain Coffee to buy Van Houtte

Waterbury, Vt. -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Vermont said Tuesday it would purchase all the outstanding shares of Canadian rival Van Houtte for $890 million.

The deal with Van Houtte, currently owned by equity firm Littlejohn & Co., is subject to regulatory review, but is expected to close by the end of the year, Green Mountain said in a statement.

"We have had a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Van Houtte since 2001 when they first became a Keurig licensee and we're confident that the company and its well known Canadian brands … are great additions to GMCR," said Green Mountain President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Blanford.

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