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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Sep 11
Standard & Poors, September 2011
Leading position in the single-serve coffee brewer market, Good margins, and Modest debt-leverage. Narrow business focus in a small sector of the overall coffee market; Highly competitive industry that includes larger participants; Expiration in 2012 of certain patents associated with its K-Cup portion packs, which should increase competitive threats; Rapid growth strategy, with large planned capital expenditures resulting in expected negative free operating cash flows over the next few years; and Weak accounting practices. The ratings reflect our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.'s (GMCR) aggressive financial risk profile and its weak business risk profile. We believe that the company is highly dependent on the single-cup coffee maker concept and that its free operating cash flow will remain negative...
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.