11-20-13 5:52 PM EST | Email Article

By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch


SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. shares were volatile in the extended session Wednesday after the company's big beat on fiscal fourth-quarter results was overshadowed by a weak outlook for the current quarter.


Shares of Green Mountain (GMCR), which had traded up as much as 11% soon after the earnings release, swung to a loss of more than 5% at one point. At last check, Green Mountain shares rose 4.3% to $64.46. Volume was heavy at more than 3.3 million shares, making it the most active company stock in the after-hours session.


The stock price of Green Mountain, which makes single-serve K-cups coffee and brewing machines, started recovering ahead of the conference call. On the call, Green Mountain Chief Executive Brian Kelley said the company's upcoming version of Keurig 2.0 machines "will not brew" unlicensed K-cups, which have been cutting into the company's licensed products lately. He said the company is actively trying to get unlicensed K-cup makers to sign licensing agreements.


The company reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings of 89 cents a share on revenue of $1.05 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter. That was well above the Wall Street consensus of 75 cents a share on revenue of $964.6 million from analysts surveyed by FactSet. Popularity of the single serving coffee pods has been surging lately.


Shares, however, swung to an after-hours loss likely on the company's adjusted fiscal first-quarter earnings outlook of 85 cents to 90 cents a share. Analysts had forecast a consensus of 96 cents a share.


Other movers in after hours trade: Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) shares rose 5.6% to $58.61 on moderate volume after the upscale housewares retailer posted a 16% rise in profit for the third quarter and upped its outlook for the year.


ValueVision Media Inc. shares tumbled 8.6% to $4.80 on light volume after the home-shopping company reported its results for the third quarter.


Jack In The Box Inc. (JACK) shares rose 3.9% to $46.45 in light volume after the fast-food chain's fiscal fourth-quarter topped Wall Street estimates.

-Wallace Witkowski; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com


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