Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Stock Lower in After-Hours Trading Despite Positive Earnings Results

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Keurig Green Mountain  (GMCR)  reported 2014 fourth quarter and full year results after the market close that beat analysts estimates.

The specialty coffee and coffeemaker company reported revenue rose for the fourth quarter to $1.2 billion, up from $1.05 billion a year ago, and reported that its full fiscal year revenue rose to $4.7 billion from $4.36 billion in 2013.

The company reported non-GAAP earnings per share of 90 cents for the quarter and $3.93 for the full year, up from 89 cents and $3.39, respectively, from a year ago.

CEO Brian Kelley offered the following outlook: "Looking to fiscal year 2015, we remain focused on what we believe is a significant opportunity to grow and premiumize home beverages in both our hot and cold platforms. We'll continue to invest and execute behind this opportunity, given the powerful brand connection we've built with consumers and our successful track record of introducing disruptive and innovative products."

Continuing, he said, "Our strong balance sheet and healthy free cash flow generation are an advantage, enabling us to invest behind organic growth and return meaningful cash to shareholders in the form of both dividends and share repurchases."

Additionally, Keurig announced that CFO Frances Rathke will be leaving the company in 2015.

Shares of Keurig are down 1.88% to $151.06 in after-hours trading.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC (GMCR) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GMCR Ratings Report

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