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Green Mountain Coffee Posts 59% Profit Spike in 3Q Earnings

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR) reported a 59 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by lower green coffee costs and strong sales of its K-cup coffee pods.

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The maker of Keurig single-serve brewers, and the K-Cups that go with them, said revenue from Canada fell 3 percent, accounting for about 15 percent of total sales.

Net income rose to $116.3 million, or 76 cents per share, from $73.3 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.

On an adjusted basis, Green Mountain earned 82 cents per share.

Analysts on average had expected earnings of 77 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Revenue rose 11 percent to $967.1 million, missing market estimates of $981.1 million.

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Sales of Green Mountain's single-serve K-cup coffee pods rose 18 percent in the quarter ended June 29.

The company's shares were trading at $74.29 after the bell. They closed at $79.26 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.