Analysts Aren’t Concerned About SEC Probe of Vermont Hippies’ Revenue Recognition Policies
Somewhat related: It’s National Coffee Day. Does the SEC have no sense of timing?
Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR.O) fell as much as 18 percent on Wednesday, a day after it said U.S. regulators made an inquiry into some of its revenue recognition practices and its relationship with a vendor, which analysts said was M.Block & Sons.
However, most analysts believe Green Mountain’s accounting policies are sound.
“We are comfortable with Green Mountain’s revenue recognition policy, the fact that it does not have control over M. Block & Sons, unquestioned management integrity and strong auditors (PricewaterhouseCoopers),” Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Mitchell Pinheiro said.
At least this analyst knows the name of the auditors. We’re looking straight you, Dick Bové.
Green Mountain roasted on SEC probe; analysts unfazed [Reuters]