Revenue Growth: 63%
Profit Growth: 69%
Total Return: 120%
Green Mountain is known as much for its K-cups, the single-serve coffee pods that are ubiquitous in corporate offices these days, as it is for its coffee. The company dominates the single-serve market and boasts customers such as ConAgra Foods, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts, which use K-cups for hot cocoa, teas and coffees. Some 82% of company sales stem from the pod and the "Keurig Brewing System."
It's lucrative for Green Mountain, which charges the equivalent of $35 a pound for coffee in K-cups, according to Greg Fraser of the GRT Absolute Return fund. But Green Mountain faces the loss of patent protection for the K-Cups in 2012, which could crimp revenues and profits going forward.
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L. Michael Cacace, Douglas G. Elam, Betsy Feldman, Kathleen Smyth, and Anne Vandermey, with Josh Dawsey, Mina Kimes, and Sam Silverman