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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.'s First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Revenue Grows 16% Over Prior Year with Free Cash Flow of $254 Million

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>4.6 Million Keurig Single Cup Brewers Sold by GMCR; Sales of Single Serve-Related Products Increase 19% Over the Prior Year Period</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.'s First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Revenue Grows 16% Over Prior Year with Free Cash Flow of $254 Million16:00 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013 WATERBURY, Vt. (Business Wire) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced its first quarter fiscal year 2013 results for the 13 weeks ended December 29, 2012. “Our strong first quarter performance underscores the connection consumers have to their Keurig® brewers; the soundness of our business model; and, the value inherent in our brand portfolio,” said Brian P. Kelley, GMCR's President and CEO. “While the GAAP earnings comparison was affected by a non-recurring gain on the sale of Filterfresh in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, our non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.76 grew 27%.” “The Keurig® Single Cup brewing system is a powerful breakthrough for the beverage business, with significant untapped potential in the U.S. and globally. We are in the early days of a marked evolution in how consumers purchase, prepare and customize hot beverages in their homes,” said Kelley. “With a robust innovation pipeline and a growing awareness and commitment to the Keurig® brand, GMCR is well positioned to continue to lead this disruptive shift in consumer behavior.”   First Quarter 2013 Performance Highlights     Thirteen   Thirteen   ($ in millions except earnings per share) weeks endedweeks endedDecember 29, 2012December 24, 2011     % Increase Net sales $ 1,339.1 $ 1,158.2 16 % Operating income: GAAP $ 182.4 $ 145.8 25 % Non-GAAP $ 194.7 $ 158.0 23 % Net income: GAAP $ 107.6 $ 104.4 (1) 3 % Non-GAAP $ 116.0 $ 96.0 21 % Diluted income per share: GAAP $ 0.70 $ 0.66 (1) 6 % Non-GAAP $ 0.76 $ 0.60 27 % EBITDA-LTM(2) $ 804.7 $ 647.0 24 %   Note: Complete GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation tables provided with this release. (1) GAAP net income and diluted income per share includes $16.7 million in net income and $0.10 per fully diluted share due to the gain on the sale of Filterfresh in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.(2) “EBITDA” is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. “LTM” is last twelve months. The “LTM” period ended December 29, 2012 includes 53 weeks. The “LTM” period ended December 24, 2011 includes 52 weeks.   First Quarter 2013 Financial Review   Net Sales   Net Sales by Product ($ in millions)   Thirteen weeks ended     December 29,2012   December 24,2011$ Increase (Decrease)   % Increase (Decrease) Single Serve Packs $ 863.7   $ 715.7 $ 148.0 21 % Brewers and Accessories 377.3 330.4 46.9 14 % Other Products and Royalties   98.1     112.1   (14.0 ) (12 )% Total Net Sales $ 1,339.1 $ 1,158.2 $ 180.9   16 %   As shown in the table above, approximately 93% of consolidated first quarter fiscal year 2013 net sales were sales of Keurig® Single Cup Brewers, single serve packs, and Keurig®-related accessories, with the remainder of net sales consisting primarily of bagged coffee and the traditional Canadian office coffee services business. Net sales of Keurig® Single Cup Brewers, single serve packs, and Keurig®-related accessories increased 19% over the prior year period. Single Serve Packs The increase in single serve pack net sales was driven by a 26 percentage point increase in sales volume offset by a 4 percentage point decrease due to single serve pack product mix and a 1 percentage point decrease due to the net price realization of single serve packs. Brewers and Accessories There were a total of 4.95 million Keurig® branded brewers sold during the period, an 18% increase over the prior year period. Of the total, GMCR sold 4.6 million Keurig® Single Cup Brewers during the first quarter. This number does not account for consumer returns. GMCR's licensed brewer partners reported 350,000 brewers sold with Keurig® Single Cup Brewing technology during GMCR's first quarter. Other Products and Royalties Other products and royalties declined 12% year-over-year primarily due to the demand shift from traditional coffee package formats to single serve packs. Operating Metrics In the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, gross margin improved to 31.3% from 29.1% in the prior year period. The higher gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012 primarily was due to a decrease in green coffee costs, and a decrease in warranty expense and lower sales returns, both primarily related to Keurig® Single Cup Brewers. These positive impacts were partially offset by the launch of the Keurig® Vue® Brewing system that has a lower gross margin than the Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing system; lower gross margin on the K-Cup® Brewing system primarily due to a brewer rebate program; higher labor and overhead manufacturing costs associated with the ramp-up in the K-Cup® pack manufacturing base; and, single serve pack net price realization. The following table quantifies the changes in gross margin period to period:     Change fromQ1 2012 toQ1 2013 Favorable green coffee costs +250 bps Lower warranty expense +130 bps Lower sales returns +100 bps Vue®-related impact -90 bps Lower gross margins on K-Cup® Brewers -70 bps Higher manufacturing costs primarily associated with the ramp-up in K-Cup® pack production -40 bps Net price realization - single serve packs -30 bps Other items -30 bps   GAAP operating income of 13.6% of net sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 increased from 12.6% in the prior year period. Primarily due to the exclusion of the amortization of identifiable intangibles in both periods, non-GAAP operating income was 14.5% of net sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 compared to 13.6% in the prior year period. The Company's effective income tax rate was 38.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to 37.7% for the prior year period. The lower effective tax rate in the prior year period was primarily attributable to the release of an $8.8 million capital loss valuation allowance as a result of the gain realized on the sale of Filterfresh, partially offset by a $5.2 million difference between the book and tax basis gains related to the sale. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding as of the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 decreased to 152.7 million from 159.4 million in the prior year period in part as a result of shares repurchased under the Company's previously announced share repurchase program. Under its Board-authorized two-year $500 million share repurchase program, the Company repurchased 4.3 million shares in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and 3.1 million shares in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 for a total of 7.4 million shares at a cost of $175 million to date. Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights “Due to a combination of positive factors the business generated $254 million in free cash flow in the quarter,” said Frances G. Rathke, GMCR's Chief Financial Officer. “We expect to continue to generate cash in our fiscal second quarter. However, we also expect to build brewer inventory in the back half of the year to meet anticipated seasonal demand and to continue to invest capital to fuel the growth of the business. As a result, we are reiterating our estimate for free cash flow in fiscal 2013 in the range of $100 million to $150 million.”   Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Highlights ($ in millions)   December 29,2012   December 24,2011 Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash $ 98.5 $ 93.2 Accounts receivables, net $ 432.7 $ 412.5 Inventories $ 587.3 $ 606.7 Raw materials & supplies $ 198.6 $ 241.1 Coffee $ 124.6 $ 155.8 Packaging & other raw materials $ 74.0 $ 85.3 Finished goods $ 388.7 $ 365.6 Brewers & accessories $ 239.2 $ 166.8 Single serve packs $ 120.1 $ 171.2 Other $ 29.4 $ 27.6 Debt outstanding and capital lease and financing obligations $ 414.3 $ 479.7 Thirteen weeks net cash provided by operating activities $ 337.1 $ 132.1 Thirteen weeks free cash flow (*) $ 253.7 $ 30.2 (*) Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting capital expenditures for fixed assets from net cash provided by operating activities as reported in the unaudited statement of cash flows. Business Outlook and Other Forward-Looking Information “For the remainder of the year, we expect to see continued year-over-year gross margin improvement due to lower green coffee costs and ongoing brewer quality improvements,” said Kelley. “While we expect growth will continue to moderate in the overall total coffee and espresso maker category, we also expect our share of the category to continue to increase driving further expansion of our installed Keurig® brewer base. Consistent with our previous outlook, we estimate total fiscal year 2013 net sales growth in the range of 15% to 20% over fiscal year 2012.” Company Estimates for Second Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 The Company provided its outlook for its second quarter of fiscal year 2013 as follows: Total second quarter fiscal year 2013 net sales growth in the range of 14% to 18% over the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Second quarter fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in a range of $0.70 to $0.75 per diluted share, excluding 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 securities and stockholder derivative class action litigation. The Company's second quarter of fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share estimate includes the impact of shares repurchased prior to January 31, 2013 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 and free cash flow estimates and refined its non-GAAP earnings per share and capital expenditure outlook for its fiscal year 2013 as follows: 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 $2.72 to $2.82 per diluted share, revised from prior estimates of $2.64 to $2.74, and excluding 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 pendingsecurities and stockholder derivative class action litigation. The Company's fiscal year 2013 non-GAAP earnings per diluted share estimate includes the impact of shares repurchased prior to January 31, 2013 as part of its previously announced share repurchase program, but excludes any impact from potential future Company share repurchases. Free cash flow in the range of $100 million to $150 million. Capital investment in the range of $350 million to $400 million, revised from prior estimates of $380 million to $430 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 any gain from sale of the Filterfresh U.S.-based coffee services business; legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and pending securities and stockholder derivative class action litigation; and non-cash acquisition-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” table that accompanies 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, February 6, 2013. 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) 457-0820, Passcode 8967146 from 9:00 p.m. ET on February 6, 2013 through 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 10, 2013. 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 filing, 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake 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)     December 29,2012September 29,2012Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 98,525 $ 58,289 Restricted cash and cash equivalents 5 12,884 Receivables, less uncollectible accounts and return allowances of $59,225 and $34,517 at December 29, 2012 and September 29, 2012, respectively 432,692 363,771 Inventories 587,321 768,437 Income taxes receivable 11,916 32,943 Other current assets 44,534 35,019 Deferred income taxes, net   51,417   51,613 Total current assets 1,226,410 1,322,956   Fixed assets, net 969,297 944,296 Intangibles, net 481,600 498,352 Goodwill 802,337 808,076 Deferred income taxes, net 35 — Other long-term assets   39,361   42,109   Total assets $ 3,519,040 $ 3,615,789   Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 8,247 $ 6,691 Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations 3,167 3,057 Accounts payable 282,342 279,577 Accrued compensation costs 38,893 38,458 Accrued expenses 161,414 132,992 Income tax payable 16,438 29,322 Deferred income taxes, net 241 245 Other current liabilities   24,123   29,645 Total current liabilities 534,865 519,987   Long-term debt, less current portion 342,385 466,984 Capital lease and financing obligations, less current portion 60,536 54,794 Deferred income taxes, net 271,775 270,348 Other long-term liabilities 26,987 32,544   Commitments and contingencies   Redeemable noncontrolling interests 9,855 9,904   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 - 148,675,810 and 152,680,855 shares at December 29, 2012 and September 29, 2012, respectively 14,867 15,268 Additional paid-in capital 1,376,699 1,464,560 Retained earnings 878,703 771,200 Accumulated other comprehensive income   2,368   10,200 Total stockholders' equity   2,272,637   2,261,228   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,519,040 $ 3,615,789     GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations(Dollars in thousands except per share data)     ThirteenThirteenweeks endedweeks endedDecember 29,2012December 24,2011 Net sales $ 1,339,059 $ 1,158,216 Cost of sales   919,896     821,612   Gross profit 419,163 336,604     Selling and operating expenses 171,845 141,358 General and administrative expenses   64,877     49,408   Operating income 182,441 145,838   Other income, net 188 691 Gain (loss) on financial instruments, net 1,104 (1,134 ) (Loss) gain on foreign currency, net (2,679 ) 2,686 Gain on sale of subsidiary — 26,311 Interest expense   (5,730 )   (6,463 ) Income before income taxes 175,324 167,929   Income tax expense   (67,379 )   (63,247 ) Net income 107,945 104,682   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   362     268     Net income attributable to GMCR $ 107,583   $ 104,414     Basic income per share: Basic weighted average shares outstanding 149,317,597 154,704,471 Net income per common share - basic $ 0.72 $ 0.67   Diluted income per share: Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 152,708,807 159,367,829 Net income per common share - diluted $ 0.70 $ 0.66     GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(Dollars in thousands)     ThirteenThirteenweeks endedweeks endedDecember 29, 2012December 24, 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 107,945 $ 104,682 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation 43,810 25,611 Amortization of intangibles 11,535 11,453 Amortization of deferred financing fees 1,513 1,513 Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currency, net 2,640 (2,050 ) Loss on disposal of fixed assets 16 232 Gain on sale of subsidiary, excluding transaction costs — (28,914 ) Provision for doubtful accounts 668 1,422 Provision for sales returns 44,809 54,630 (Gain) loss on derivatives, net (755 ) 1,383 Excess tax benefits from equity-based compensation plans (2,975 ) (3,908 ) Deferred income taxes 2,934 5,636 Deferred compensation and stock compensation 6,165 3,606 Other 363 — Changes in assets and liabilities: Receivables (115,282 ) (155,553 ) Inventories 179,767 67,048 Income tax receivable/payable, net 11,475 49,953 Other current assets (9,635 ) (5,952 ) Other long-term assets, net 1,205 (365 ) Accounts payable, accrued expenses and accrued compensation costs 53,389 2,038 Other current liabilities 3,514 (144 ) Other long-term liabilities   (5,959 )   (225 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 337,142 132,096   Cash flows from investing activities: Change in restricted cash 3,561 581 Proceeds from sale of subsidiary, net of cash transferred — 145,169 Capital expenditures for fixed assets (83,458 ) (101,848 ) Other investing activities   100     368   Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (79,797 ) 44,270   Cash flows from financing activities: Net change in revolving line of credit (120,000 ) (113,074 ) Proceeds from issuance of common stock under compensation plans 1,127 811 Repurchase of common stock (98,530 ) — Excess tax benefits from equity-based compensation plans 2,975 3,908 Payments on capital lease and financing obligations (755 ) (622 ) Repayment of long-term debt (1,584 ) (1,616 ) Other financing activities   (244 )   (49 ) Net cash used in financing activities (217,011 ) (110,642 )   Change in cash balances included in current assets held for sale — 5,160   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (98 ) 238   Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 40,236 71,122 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   58,289     12,989   Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 98,525   $ 84,111     Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Fixed asset purchases included in accounts payable and not disbursed at the end of each period $ 36,770 $ 33,463 Noncash investing and financing activities: Fixed assets acquired under capital lease and financing obligations $ 6,607 $ 10,974 Settlement of acquisition related liabilities through release of restricted cash $ 9,227 $ 18,788     GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)     Thirteen weeks endedDecember 29, 2012December 24, 2011 Operating income $ 182,441 $ 145,838 Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 720 669 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2)   11,535   11,453   Non-GAAP operating income $ 194,696 $ 157,960         Thirteen weeks endedDecember 29, 2012December 24, 2011 Net income attributable to GMCR $ 107,583 $ 104,414 After tax: Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 444 417 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2) 7,951 7,849 Gain on sale of subsidiary (3)   —   (16,685 ) Non-GAAP net income $ 115,978 $ 95,995         Thirteen weeks endedDecember 29, 2012December 24, 2011 Diluted income per share $ 0.70 $ 0.66 After tax: Expenses related to SEC inquiry (1) 0.00 0.00 Amortization of identifiable intangibles (2) 0.05 0.05 Gain on sale of subsidiary (3)   —   (0.10 ) Non-GAAP net income per share $ 0.76 * $ 0.60   *   * Does not sum due to rounding. (1) Represents legal and accounting expenses related to the SEC inquiry and pending securities and stockholder derivative class action 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 gain on the sale of Filterfresh, net of income taxes of $9.6 million. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.Suzanne DuLong, 802-488-2600VP IR & Corporate CommInvestor.Services@GMCR.comorKatie Gilroy, 781-205-7345Corporate Comm ManagerInvestor.Services@GMCR.com