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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 Revenue Increases 33%, GAAP EPS Up 23%, Non-GAAP EPS Grows 36%;</b></i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Increases 46%, GAAP EPS Up 74% and Non-GAAP EPS Grows 46%; Company Generates $77 million in Free Cash Flow for the Year</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results16:00 EST Tuesday, November 27, 2012 WATERBURY, Vt. (Business Wire) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the 14 and 53 weeks ended September 29, 2012.   Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2012 Performance Highlights   ($ in millions exceptearnings per share)         FourteenweeksendedSept. 29,2012     ThirteenweeksendedSept. 24,2011     % Increase     Fifty-threeweeksendedSept. 29,2012     Fifty-twoweeksendedSept. 24,2011     % Increase Net Sales $ 946.7     $ 711.9 33 %     $ 3,859.2     $ 2,650.9 46 % Operating Income: GAAP $ 143.7 $ 106.7 35 % $ 568.9 $ 368.9 54 % Non-GAAP $ 157.1 $ 119.1 32 % $ 621.6 $ 428.7 45 % Net Income: GAAP $ 91.9 $ 75.4 22 % $ 362.6 $ 199.5 82 % Non-GAAP $ 101.0 $ 75.3 34 % $ 381.6 $ 248.9 53 % Diluted Income Per Share: GAAP $ 0.58 $ 0.47 23 % $ 2.28 $ 1.31 74 % Non-GAAP $ 0.64 $ 0.47 36 % $ 2.40 $ 1.64 46 % EBITDA (*) $ 779.9 $ 472.5 65 %   Note: Complete GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation tables provided with this release. (*) EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.   “Our fourth quarter fiscal year 2012 revenue and earnings growth speaks to GMCR's continued strategic progress and we believe points to the significant opportunity still ahead for the Company,” said GMCR's President and CEO, Lawrence J. Blanford. “We continue to drive awareness of Keurig® single cup brewing and consumers continue to embrace and adopt Keurig® brewers and Keurig Brewed® beverages as an integral part of their daily routine.” During 2012, the Harris Poll 2012 EquiTrend® Study named Keurig® the coffee maker “Brand of the Year” and Green Mountain Coffee® the coffee “Brand of the Year.” In addition, Landor Associates' annual Breakaway Brands Study, which identifies U.S. brands showing sustained brand-strength growth over a three-year period spanning 2008 through 2011, ranked the Keurig® brand second, with 79% growth in brand strength over the period. “The innovative spirit that pervades the entire GMCR organization is nothing less than inspiring,” continued Blanford. “In the span of less than ten months, our organization has introduced two new brewing platforms, the Keurig® Vue® brewer and in cooperation with our partner, Lavazza, the Keurig® Rivo™ Cappucino and Latte system. We also introduced a Vue® model for our away-from-home customers and multiple new beverages, including the very first varieties in our new Wellness Brewed™ collection.” “As we look to the future, we remain committed to bringing fresh ideas to light; pushing forward disruptive technologies; and capturing true innovation in products that delight consumers.” Blanford concluded, “We also remain focused on driving sales and earnings in line with our longer term outlook and continuing to allocate capital wisely to balance profitability, cash flow and investment.” Please note that the Company's fiscal year 2012 included an additional week (53rd week). This unique calendar shift last occurred in fiscal year 2006 and is not scheduled to occur again until fiscal year 2017. The 53rd week added approximately $90.0 million in net sales; approximately $11.0 million (net of income taxes of $5.8 million) in net income; and, approximately $0.07 in diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.   Fiscal Year 2012 Financial ReviewNet Sales         Fifty-three   Fifty-two       Net Sales by Productweeks endedweeks ended ($ in millions) September 29,September 24,$ Increase% Increase2012   2011(Decrease)   (Decrease) Single Serve Packs $ 2,708.9 $ 1,704.0 $ 1,004.9 59 % Brewers and Accessories 759.8 524.7 235.1 45 % Other Products and Royalties   390.5   422.2   (31.7) (8 )% Total Net Sales $3,859.2$2,650.9$1,208.3   46 %   Approximately 90% of consolidated fiscal year 2012 net sales were from sales of Keurig® Single Cup Brewers, single serve packs, and Keurig®-related accessories, with the remainder of net sales consisting primarily of sales of bagged coffee and sales from the office coffee services business. The billion dollar increase in single serve pack net sales was driven by a 49 percentage point increase in sales volume; a 9 percentage point increase in K-Cup® pack net price realization due primarily to price increases implemented during fiscal year 2011 to offset the then higher green coffee and the other input costs; and, a 2 percentage point increase in K-Cup® pack net sales due to the acquisition of Van Houtte. These increases in single serve pack net sales were offset by a 1 percentage point reduction due to single serve pack product mix. GMCR sold 8.6 million Keurig® Single Cup Brewers during fiscal year 2012. This brewer shipment number does not account for consumer returns. The Company estimates that the combination of brewer shipments from GMCR and its licensed partners resulted in shipments of 9.2 million Keurig® Single Cup Brewers in fiscal year 2012. Other products and royalties declined year-over-year primarily as a result of the sale of the Filterfresh on October 3, 2011. Operating Metrics In fiscal year 2012, gross margin declined to 32.9% from 34.1% in the prior year period. The higher gross margin in fiscal 2011 compared to fiscal 2012 primarily was due to demand-related investments in fiscal 2012, including the introduction of the Vue® brewing system. This resulted in higher labor and overhead manufacturing costs associated with the ramp up in the Company's manufacturing base. Unfavorable green coffee costs and an increase in single serve pack obsolescence also adversely impacted gross margin year over year. These adverse impacts were partially offset by the net price realization from price increases taken on single serve packs in fiscal year 2011 to offset higher green coffee and other input costs experienced in fiscal year 2011 and the first half of fiscal year 2012, as well as lower warranty-related expense compared to the prior year period. The following table quantifies the changes in gross margin period to period:         ChangeFY 2011 toFY 2012   Net price realization - single serve packs +260 bps Higher manufacturing costs due to ramp up in manufacturing base -220 bps Unfavorable green coffee costs -80 bps Increase in obsolescence -70 bps Vue®-related impact -50 bps Lower warranty expense +40 bps GAAP operating margin of 14.7% of net sales in fiscal year 2012 increased from 13.9% in the prior year period as a result of operating expense leverage. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes $6.7 million in expenses associated with the SEC inquiry and pending litigation in the year, as well as $46.0 million in amortization of identifiable intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions, was 16.1% of net sales in fiscal year 2012 compared to 16.2% in the prior year period. The Company's effective income tax rate was 36.9% for fiscal year 2012 as compared to a 33.6% effective tax rate for the prior year period. The increase is attributable to the release of valuation allowances related to a $17.7 million capital loss carryforward and a $5.4 million net operating loss carryforward in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 associated with the Company's sale of Filterfresh. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding as of fiscal year 2012 increased to 159.1 million from 152.1 million in the prior year period. Under its Board-authorized share repurchase program the Company repurchased 3.1 million shares in the fiscal year, with all of the purchases occurring in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. GMCR allocates a portion of its pre-tax profit to social and environmental projects. In fiscal year 2012, as a result of improved profitability, GMCR allocated $28.8 million to these efforts, up from $15.2 million in fiscal year 2011. Included in this total is record volunteerism by the Company's employees under its Café Time, or "Community Action for Employees" programs. GMCR encourages its employees to volunteer up to 52 hours annually of company-paid service to give back to local organizations and communities. The number of employees participating in volunteer efforts increased 81% in fiscal year 2012 to 3,643 from 2,018 in fiscal year 2011, driving volunteer hours to increase 129% in fiscal year 2012 to 70,181 hours from 30,586 hours in fiscal year 2011. Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights “Stronger than expected fourth quarter fiscal year 2012 sales combined with ongoing inventory management efforts and lower-than-forecasted capital investment enabled us to generate free cash flow ahead of plan,” said Frances G. Rathke, GMCR's Chief Financial Officer. “We expect to continue to strategically invest in the business as demand warrants, and continue to forecast free cash flow in a range of $100 million to $150 million for fiscal year 2013.”   Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights ($ in millions)         September 29,   September 24,     $ Increase   % Increase2012   2011   (Decrease)   (Decrease) Cash and cash equivalents $ 71.2 $ 40.5 $ 30.7 76 % Accounts receivable, net $ 363.8 $ 310.3 $ 53.5 17 % Inventories $ 768.4 $ 672.2 $ 96.2 14 % Raw materials & supplies $ 229.9 $ 182.8 $ 47.1 26 % Coffee $ 148.9 $ 115.5 $ 33.4 29 % Packaging & other raw materials $ 81.0 $ 67.3 $ 13.7 20 % Finished goods $ 538.5 $ 489.4 $ 49.1 10 % Brewers & accessories $ 384.3 $ 279.3 $ 105.0 38 % Single serve packs $ 120.9 $ 173.5 $ (52.6 ) (30 )% Other $ 33.3 $ 36.6 $ (3.3 ) (9 )% Debt outstanding and capital lease and financing obligations $ 531.5 $ 582.6 $ (51.1 ) (9 )% Cash provided by operating activities (1) $ 477.8 $ 0.8 $ 477.0 59625 % Free cash flow (1) (*) $ 76.7 $ (282.7 ) $ 359.5 N/A (1) represents 53 weeks for fiscal 2012 and 52 weeks for fiscal 2011.(*) Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting capital expenditures for fixed assets from net cash provided by operating activities as reported in the unaudited consolidated statements of cash flows. Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Review   Net Sales                 Fourteen   Thirteen       Net Sales by Productweeks endedweeks ended ($ in millions) September 29,September 24,$ Increase% Increase2012   2011(Decrease)   (Decrease)     Single Serve Packs $ 700.2 $ 475.5 $ 224.7 47 % Brewers and Accessories 150.1 115.1 35.0 30 % Other Products and Royalties   96.4   121.3   (24.9) (21 )% Total Net Sales $946.7$711.9$234.8   33 %   Approximately 90% of consolidated fourth quarter fiscal year 2012 net sales were from sales of Keurig® Single Cup Brewers, single serve packs, and Keurig®-related accessories, with the remainder of net sales consisting primarily of sales of bagged coffee and sales from the office coffee services business. The increase in single serve pack sales was driven by a 50 percentage point increase in sales volume. This increase was offset by a 2 percentage point decrease due to the impact of single serve pack product mix and a 1% decrease due to the net price realization on single serve packs. GMCR sold 1.8 million Keurig® Single Cup Brewers during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. This brewer shipment number does not account for consumer returns. The Company estimates that the combination of brewer shipments from GMCR and its licensed partners resulted in shipments of 2.0 million Keurig® Single Cup Brewers in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Fourth quarter fiscal year 2012 net sales included $9.6 million of sales of Vue® brewers and Vue® packs. Other products and royalties declined year-over-year primarily as a result of the sale of the Filterfresh on October 3, 2011. Operating Metrics In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, gross margin declined to 33.4% from 35.7% in the prior year period. The higher gross margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 primarily was due to demand-related investments in fiscal 2012, including the introduction of the Vue® brewing system. This resulted in higher labor and overhead manufacturing costs associated with the ramp up in the Company's manufacturing base. These adverse impacts were partially offset by a decrease in green coffee costs in the quarter compared to the prior year period. The following table quantifies the changes in gross margin period to period:         ChangeQ4 2011 toQ4 2012   Higher manufacturing costs due to ramp up in manufacturing base -280 bps Favorable green coffee costs +100 bps Vue®-related impact -50 bps GAAP operating margin of 15.2% of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased from 15.0% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes $1.9 million in expenses associated with the SEC inquiry and pending litigation in the quarter, as well as $11.5 million in amortization of identifiable intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions, was 16.6% of net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to 16.7% in the prior year period. The Company's effective income tax rate was 34.6% for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 as compared to 23.7% for the prior year period. The increase is attributable to the release of valuation allowances related to a $17.7 million capital loss carryforward and a $5.4 million net operating loss carryforward in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 associated with the Company's sale of Filterfresh. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding as of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 decreased to 158.1 million from 159.2 million in the prior year period in part as a result of 3.1 million shares repurchased in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 as part of the Company's previously announced share repurchase program. Business Outlook and Other Forward-Looking InformationCompany Estimates for First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 The Company provided its outlook for its first quarter of fiscal year 2013: Total net sales growth in the range of 14% to 18% over the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. First quarter fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in a range of $0.62 to $0.67 per diluted share, excluding approximately $0.06 per share due to the amortization of identifiable intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions; any acquisition-related transaction expenses; and, legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and the Company's pending litigation. The Company's first quarter of fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share estimate includes the impact of shares repurchased prior to November 27, 2012 as part of its previously announced share repurchase program, but excludes any impact from potential future Company share repurchases. The Company reiterated its net sales growth, capital expenditures and free cash flow estimates and refined its non-GAAP earnings per share outlook for its fiscal year 2013: Total fiscal year 2013 net sales growth in the range of 15% to 20% over fiscal year 2012. Fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in a range of $2.64 to $2.74 per diluted share, excluding approximately $0.23 per share due to the amortization of identifiable intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions; any acquisition-related transaction expenses; and legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and the Company's pending litigation. The Company's fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share estimate includes the impact of shares repurchased prior to November 27, 2012 as part of its previously announced share repurchase program, but excludes any impact from potential future Company share repurchases. Capital expenditures in the range of $380 million to $430 million. Free cash flow in the range of $100 million to $150 million. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company provides non-GAAP operating results that exclude certain charges or credits such as transaction expenses related to the Company's acquisitions including the foreign exchange impact of hedging the risk associated with the Canadian dollar purchase price of the Van Houtte acquisition; any gain from sale of the Filterfresh U.S.-based coffee services business; legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and pending litigation; and non-cash related items such as amortization of identifiable intangibles and losses incurred on the extinguishment of debt, each of which include adjustments to show the tax impact of excluding these items. These amounts are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP. The Company's management believes that these measures provide investors with transparency by helping illustrate the underlying financial and business trends relating to the Company's results of operations and financial condition and comparability between current and prior periods. Management uses the measures to establish and monitor budgets and operational goals and to evaluate the performance of the Company. Please see the “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations” tables that accompany this document for a full reconciliation the Company's GAAP to non-GAAP results. Conference Call and Webcast Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. will be discussing these financial results with analysts and investors in a conference call and live webcast available via the Internet at 5:00 p.m. ET today, November 27, 2012. Management's prepared remarks on its quarterly results will be provided via a Current Report on Form 8-K and also posted under the events link in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.GMCR.com. As a result, the conference call will include only brief remarks by management followed by a question and answer session. The call along with accompanying slides is accessible via live webcast from the events link in the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at http://investor.gmcr.com/events.cfm. The Company archives the latest conference call for a period of time. A replay of the conference call also will be available by telephone at (719) 785-1749, Passcode 4771050 from 9:00 p.m. ET on November 27, 2012 through 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2012. About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company's automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. Forward-Looking Statements Certain information contained in this release, including statements concerning expected performance such as those relating to net sales, earnings, cost savings, acquisitions and brand marketing support, are “forward-looking statements”. Generally, these statements may be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “expect,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “intend,” “plan” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements may relate to: the expected impact of raw material costs and our pricing actions on our results of operations and gross margins, expected trends in net sales and earnings performance and other financial measures, the expected productivity and working capital improvements, the ability to maximize or successfully assert our intellectual property rights, the success of introducing and producing new product offerings, ability to attract and retain senior management, the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, the adequacy of internally generated funds and existing sources of liquidity, such as the availability of bank financing, the expected results of operations of businesses acquired by us, our ability to issue debt or additional equity securities, our expectations regarding purchasing shares of our common stock under the existing authorizations, and the impact of the inquiry initiated by the SEC and any related litigation or additional governmental inquiry or enforcement proceedings. These and other forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results. Results may be materially affected by external factors such as damage to our reputation or brand name, business interruptions due to natural disasters or similar unexpected events, actions of competitors, customer relationships and financial condition, the ability to achieve expected cost savings and margin improvements, the successful acquisition and integration of new businesses, fluctuations in the cost and availability of raw and packaging materials, changes in regulatory requirements, and global economic conditions generally which would include the availability of financing, interest, inflation rates and investment return on retirement plan assets, as well as foreign currency fluctuations, risks associated with our information technology systems, the threat of data breaches or cyber-attacks, and other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly, any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. GMCR-C               GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets(Dollars in thousands)   September 29,September 24,20122011Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,289 $ 12,989 Restricted cash and cash equivalents 12,884 27,523 Receivables, less uncollectible accounts and return allowances of $34,517 and $21,407 at September 29, 2012 and September 24, 2011, respectively 363,771 310,321 Inventories 768,437 672,248 Income taxes receivable 32,943 18,258 Other current assets 35,019 28,072 Deferred income taxes, net 51,613 36,231 Current assets held for sale   -   25,885   Total current assets 1,322,956 1,131,527   Fixed assets, net 944,296 579,219 Intangibles, net 498,352 529,494 Goodwill 808,076 789,305 Other long-term assets 42,109 47,759 Long-term assets held for sale   -   120,583     Total assets $3,615,789$3,197,887     Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 6,691 $ 6,664 Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations 3,057 5 Accounts payable 279,577 265,511 Accrued compensation costs 38,458 43,260 Accrued expenses 132,992 92,120 Income tax payable 29,322 9,617 Deferred income taxes, net 245 243 Other current liabilities 29,645 34,613 Current liabilities related to assets held for sale   -   19,341   Total current liabilities 519,987 471,374   Long-term debt, less current portion 466,984 575,969 Capital lease and financing obligations, less current portion 54,794 - Deferred income taxes, net 270,348 189,637 Other long-term liabilities 32,544 27,184 Long-term liabilities related to assets held for sale - 474   Commitments and contingencies   Redeemable noncontrolling interests 9,904 21,034   Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock, $0.10 par value: Authorized - 1,000,000 shares; No shares issued or outstanding - - Common stock, $0.10 par value: Authorized - 500,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding - 152,680,855 and 154,466,463 shares at September 29, 2012 and September 24, 2011, respectively 15,268 15,447 Additional paid-in capital 1,464,560 1,499,616 Retained earnings 771,200 411,727 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   10,200   (14,575) Total stockholders' equity   2,261,228   1,912,215     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $3,615,789$3,197,887       GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations(Dollars in thousands except per share data)               FourteenThirteenFifty-threeFifty-twoweeks endedweeks endedweeks endedweeks endedSeptember 29,September 24,September 29,September 24,2012201120122011 Net sales $ 946,736 $ 711,883 $ 3,859,198 $ 2,650,899 Cost of sales   630,290     457,793     2,589,799     1,746,274   Gross profit 316,446 254,090 1,269,399 904,625   Selling and operating expenses 111,048 95,150 481,493 348,696 General and administrative expenses   61,661     52,228     219,010     187,016   Operating income 143,737 106,712 568,896 368,913   Other income (expense), net 230 (285 ) 1,819 648 Gain (loss) on financial instruments, net (4,731 ) 5,574 (4,945 ) (6,245 ) Gain (loss) on foreign currency, net 5,812 (7,555 ) 7,043 (2,912 ) Gain on sale of subsidiary - - 26,311 - Interest expense   (4,321)   (5,097)   (22,983)   (57,657) Income before income taxes 140,727 99,349 576,141 302,747   Income tax expense   (48,692)   (23,528)   (212,641)   (101,699) Net Income $ 92,035 $ 75,821 $ 363,500 $ 201,048   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   148     452     872     1,547     Net income attributable to GMCR $91,887   $75,369   $362,628   $199,501       Basic income per share: Basic weighted average shares outstanding 154,557,765 153,837,445 154,933,948 146,214,860 Net income per common share - basic $ 0.59 $ 0.49 $ 2.34 $ 1.36   Diluted income per share: Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 158,094,806 159,207,852 159,075,646 152,142,434 Net income per common share - diluted $ 0.58 $ 0.47 $ 2.28 $ 1.31     GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(Dollars in thousands)             Fifty-threeFifty-twoweeks endedweeks endedSeptember 29,September 24,20122011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 363,500 $ 201,048 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation 135,656 72,297 Amortization of intangibles 45,991 41,339 Amortization deferred financing fees 6,050 6,158 Loss on extinguishment of debt - 19,732 Unrealized (gain) loss of foreign currency (6,557 ) 1,041 Loss on disposal of fixed assets 2,517 884 Gain on sale of subsidiary, excluding transaction costs (28,914 ) - Provision for doubtful accounts 3,197 2,584 Provision for sales returns 107,436 64,457 Unrealized loss on financial instruments, net 6,310 3,292 Tax benefit from exercise of non-qualified options and disqualified dispositions of incentive stock options (1,006 ) (6,142 ) Excess tax benefits from equity-based compensation plans (12,070 ) (67,813 ) Deferred income taxes 60,856 (8,828 ) Deferred compensation and stock compensation 18,079 10,575 Other 334 - Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition: Receivables (159,317 ) (157,329 ) Inventories (92,862 ) (375,709 ) Income tax receivable/payable, net 16,457 63,487 Other current assets (6,900 ) (715 ) Other long-term assets, net (469 ) (11,454 ) Accounts payable (17,668 ) 106,202 Accrued compensation costs (4,908 ) 2,233 Accrued expenses 39,701 25,600 Other current liabilities (2,718 ) (3,118 ) Other long-term liabilities   5,090     10,964   Net cash provided by operating activities 477,785 785   Cash flows from investing activities: Change in restricted cash (2,875 ) 2,074 Acquisition of LJVH Holdings, Inc. (Van Houtte), net of cash acquired - (907,835 ) Proceeds from sale of subsidiary, net of cash transferred 137,733 - Capital expenditures for fixed assets (401,121 ) (283,444 ) Other investing activities   618     1,533   Net cash used in investing activities (265,645 ) (1,187,672 )   Cash flows from financing activities: Net change in revolving line of credit (108,727 ) 333,835 Proceeds from issuance of common stock under compensation plans 12,092 17,328 Proceeds from issuance of common stock for private placement - 291,096 Proceeds from issuance of common stock in public equity offering - 673,048 Financing costs in connection with public equity offering - (25,685 ) Repurchase of common stock (76,470 ) - Excess tax benefits from equity-based compensation plans 12,070 67,813 Payments on capital lease and financing obligations (7,558 ) (8 ) Proceeds from borrowings of long-term debt - 796,375 Deferred financing fees - (46,009 ) Repayment of long-term debt (7,814 ) (906,885 ) Other financing activities   3,283     (1,063) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (173,124 ) 1,199,845   Change in cash balances included in current assets held for sale 5,160 (5,160 )   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,124 790   Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 45,300 8,588 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   12,989     4,401   Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $58,289   $12,989     Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest $ 20,783 $ 33,452 Cash paid for income taxes $ 136,407 $ 58,182 Fixed asset purchases included in accounts payable and not disbursed at the end of each period $ 56,127 $ 25,737 Noncash financing and investing activities: Fixed assets acquired under capital lease and financing obligations $ 66,531 $ -     GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)           Fourteen Thirteenweeks endedweeks endedSeptember 29,September 24,20122011   Operating income $ 143,737 $ 106,712 Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 1,858 675 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2)   11,495   11,752   Non-GAAP operating income $157,090$119,139       Fourteen Thirteenweeks endedweeks endedSeptember 29,September 24,20122011   Net income attributable to GMCR $ 91,887 $ 75,369 After tax: Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 1,184 453 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2) 7,897 7,829 Net operating and capital loss carryforwards (3)   -   (8,376) Non-GAAP net income $100,968$75,275       Fourteen Thirteenweeks endedweeks endedSeptember 29,September 24,20122011   Diluted income per share $ 0.58 $ 0.47 After tax: Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 0.01 0.00 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2) 0.05 0.05 Net operating and capital loss carryforwards (3)   -   (0.05) Non-GAAP net income per share $0.64$0.47   (1) Represents legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and pending litigation classified as general and administrative expense.(2) Represents the amortization of intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions classified as general and administrative expense.(3) Represents the release of the valuation allowance against federal capital loss carryforwards which represents the estimate of the tax benefit for the amount of capital losses that were utilized in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 on capital gains generated on the sale of Filterfresh and the utilization in fiscal 2011 of net operating loss carryforwards generated from the Filterfresh acquisition.   GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)     Fifty-threeweeks endedSeptember 29,2012Fifty-twoweeks endedSeptember 24,2011 Operating income $ 568,896 $ 368,913 Acquisition-related expenses (1) - 10,573 Expenses related to SEC inquiry (2) 6,669 7,868 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (3)   45,991     41,339   Non-GAAP operating income $621,556   $428,693       Fifty-threeweeks endedSeptember 29,2012Fifty-twoweeks endedSeptember 24,2011 Net income attributable to GMCR $ 362,628 $ 199,501 After tax: Acquisition-related expenses (7) - 14,524 Expenses related to SEC inquiry (2) 4,073 4,895 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (3) 31,555 27,343 Loss on extinguishment of debt (4) - 11,027 Net operating and capital loss carryforwards (5) (8,376 ) Gain on sale of subsidiary (6)   (16,685)   -   Non-GAAP net income $381,571   $248,914       Fifty-threeweeks endedSeptember 29,2012Fifty-twoweeks endedSeptember 24,2011 Diluted income per share $ 2.28 $ 1.31 After tax: Acquisition-related expenses (7) - 0.10 Expenses related to SEC inquiry (2) 0.03 0.03 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (3) 0.20 0.18 Loss on extinguishment of debt (4) - 0.07 Net operating and capital loss carryforwards (5) - (0.06 ) Gain on sale of subsidiary (6)   (0.10)   -   Non-GAAP net income per share $2.40   * $1.64   *   *Does not sum due to rounding.   (1) Represents direct acquisition-related expenses classified as general and administrative expense.(2) Represents legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and pending litigation classified as general and administrative expense.(3) Represents the amortization of intangibles related to the Company's acquisitions classified as general and administrative expense.(4) Represents the write-off of debt issuance costs and original issue discount, net of tax, primarily associated with the extinguishment of the Term B loan under the Credit Agreement.(5) Represents the release of the valuation allowance against federal capital loss carryforwards which represents the estimate of the tax benefit for the amount of capital losses that were utilized in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 on capital gains generated on the sale of Filterfresh and the utilization in fiscal 2011 of net operating loss carryforwards generated from the Filterfresh acquisition.(6) Represents the gain recognized on the sale of Filterfresh, net of income taxes of $9.6 million. The income taxes of $9.6 million include the tax benefit resulting from the release of the valuation allowance in fiscal 2011.(7) The 2011 fiscal year reflects direct acquisition-related expenses of $10.6 million ($8.9 million after-tax); the write-off of deferred financing expenses of $2.6 million ($1.6 million after-tax) on our Former Credit Facility in conjunction with the new financing secured for the Van Houtte acquisition; and the foreign exchange impact of hedging the risk associated with the Canadian dollar purchase price of the Van Houtte acquisition of $5.3 million ($4.0 million after-tax). Green Mountain Coffee RoastersSuzanne DuLong, 802-488-2600VP IR & Corporate CommInvestor.Services@GMCR.comorKatie Gilroy, 781-205-7345Corporate Comm ManagerInvestor.Services@GMCR.com