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While researching growth opportunities, it has been hard to ignore names like Coffee Holding Co. Inc. (JVA), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc. (PEET), Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU), and Starbucks Corp. (SBUX). With an average one month return of 63.38%, these five coffee distributors seem to have recently hit their respective strides.

Here's an in-depth look at the above stocks, sorted by year-to-date (YTD) return:

  1. Coffee Holding Co. Inc. is currently in the spotlight with an impressive 628.88% YTD return. The company has grown from a $27.47 million market cap a year ago to a current market cap of $146.90 million. Analyst recommendations stand at one strong buy, 0 moderate buys, 0 hold, 0 moderate sells, and 0 sells. The company reported a $3.26 million annual net profit last year and currently holds a one year return of 460.80%, a one quarter return of 380.25%, and a one month return of 214.71%. Coffee Holding Co. Inc. is currently 364.39% above its 200 day simple moving average (SMA) with a short float of 12.27%.





  2. Coffee Roasters Inc. has grown from a $3.38 billion market cap a year ago to a current market cap of $14.47 billion. Analyst recommendations stand at six strong buys, two moderate buys, two holds, 0 moderate sells, and one sell. The company reported a $113.18 million annual net profit last year and currently holds a YTD return of 192.76%, a one year return of 254.33%, a one quarter return of 48.00%, and a one month return of 26.63%. Coffee Roasters Inc. is currently 89.71% above its 200 day SMA with a short float of 15.40%.


  3. Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc. has grown from a $522.68 million market cap a year ago to a current market cap of $794.97 million. Analyst recommendations stand at one strong buy, one moderate buy, six holds, 0 moderate sells, and 0 sells. The company reported a $19.96 million annual net profit last year and currently holds a YTD return of 48.56%, a one year return of 58.96%, a one quarter return of 30.22%, and a one month return of 21.85%. Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc. is currently 41.80% above its 200 day SMA with a short float of 23.89%.


  4. Caribou Coffee Company Inc. has grown from a $189.49 million market cap a year ago to a current market cap of $279.62 million. Analyst recommendations stand at five strong buys, one moderate buy, 0 holds, 0 moderate sells, and 0 sells. The company reported a $32.43 million annual net profit last year and currently holds a YTD return of 34.92%, a one year return of 43.61%, a one quarter return of 34.65%, and a one month return of 40.79%. Caribou Coffee Company Inc. is currently 30.79% above its 200 day SMA with a short float of 4.63%.

  5. Starbucks Corp. has grown from a $18.11 billion market cap a year ago to a current market cap of $30.25 billion. Analyst recommendations stand at 12 strong buys, two moderate buys, 10 holds, 0 moderate sells, and 0 sells. The company reported a $1.09 billion annual net profit last year and currently holds a YTD return of 26.53%, a one year return of 62.24%, a one quarter return of 12.80%, and a one month return of 12.90%. Starbucks Corp. is currently 22.00% above its 200 day SMA with a short float of 1.23%.


In comparison to the S&P's annual return of 26.98%, these five coffee distributors are roasting the market with an average annual return of 175.99%. The stocks do hold an average short float of 11.48%, but as they now stand a significant 109.74% (average) above their respective 200 day simple moving averages it appears that coffee has become the next big thing, again.


Disclosure: I am long JVA.

Source: 5 Coffee Stocks Roasting the Market