Stock Alert for Coffee Holding Co. Inc. (JVA)
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    Stock Alert for Coffee Holding Co. Inc. (JVA)

    Coffee Holding Co. Inc. (JVA) operates as an integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States.  It offers a broad array of coffee products across the entire spectrum of consumer tastes, preferences and price points.  The Company’s private label and branded coffee products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and abroad to supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually owned and multi-unit retail customers.

    Share Statistics (08-July-11) FY 












    Symbol JVA Revenue, $Mn 74.45 83.49 12.1% 19.92 37.77 89.6%
    Current price $26.75 Gross marg. 13.4% 12.6% -6.0% 14.3% 9.6% 32.9%
    52wk Range: $3.67-$26.82 Oper. margin 4.8% 4.9%
    Avg Vol (3m): 669,319 Net margin 4.4% 2.9% -34.1% 4.0% 3.2% -20.0%
    Market Cap. 146.86M
    Shares Outstanding 5.49M EPS, $ 0.37 0.44 18.9% 0.15 0.22 46.7%

    Source:, SEC Filings.

    Recent News

    Shares of JVA soared to a new 52-week high of $26.82 on Friday.  The stock closed the session at $26.75, a gain of $4.40 on the day.  Over the last five sessions, the stock was up 75%. About 3.58 million shares have traded hands during the session, versus the 10-day average volume of 1.32 million. The stock is currently trading above its 50-day moving average of $11.96 and above its 200-day moving average $6.61. JVA’s recent jump, along with that of other coffee stocks, seemed to have been boosted by the impending IPO of Dunkin’ Donuts, which valuation has reportedly been increased.

    JVA has a market cap of $146.86 million and shares outstanding of 5.49 million. The Company’s P/E ratio currently stands at 40, higher than the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 33.4 and the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

    Financial Summary

    JVA posted net sales of $37.33 million for the three months ended April 30, 2011, up 87% from $19.92 million  reported in the comparable quarter last year. For the six months ended April 30, 2011, net sales totaled $62.97 million, up 52% $41.28 million reported for the six months ended April 30, 2010. The Company attributed the increase in net sales to higher sales prices, additional poundage sold due to the addition of its OPTCO subsidiary, as well as additional sales of green coffee to new customers.

    For the three months ended April 30, 2011, the Company reported net income of $1.19 million, or $0.22 per share (basic and diluted), compared to net income of $800,448, or $0.15 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended April 30, 2010. Net income for the six months ended April 30, 2011, was $2.23 million, or $0.41 per share (basic and diluted), compared to $1.36 million, or $0.25 per share (basic and diluted), for the six months ended April 30, 2010. The increase in net income primarily reflects increased gross profit.

    Financial Strength (08-July-2011) Company Industry Sector S&P 500
    Quick Ratio (MRQ) 1.32 0.91 0.73 0.72
    Current Ratio (MRQ) 2.15 1.34 1.01 1.05
    LT Debt to Equity (MRQ) 0.00 30.87 26.43 136.34
    Total Debt to Equity (MRQ) 9.89 41.76 35.98 181.53
    Interest Coverage (TTM) 27.62 0.24 0.56 18.28

    Source:, SEC Filings.

    Analyst Consensus

    This is the consensus forecast among two polled investment analysts. Against the Coffee Holding Co Inc company.

    Analyst Detail Buy Outperform Hold Underperform Sell No Opinion
    Latest 1 0 0 1 0 0
    4 weeks ago 1 0 1 0 0 0
    2 months ago 1 0 1 0 0 0
    3 months ago 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Last year 0 0 0 0 0 0


    Consensus Estimates Analysis

    No consensus analysis data available.

    Technical Analysis


    JVA is above the upper Bollinger Band, implying that it is currently extended from its recent trend.

    The MACD for JVA currently indicates a strong bullish signal for two reasons. First, the MACD is above the signal line, a 9-day moving average. Second, the MACD is above 0, which implies that the underlying moving averages are trending higher.

    Comparative Analysis

    Company Name Ticker Price per Mrkt. Cap. P/E P/S
    July08-2011 symbol Share, $ $ Mn 2011 2012 2011 2012
    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc GMCR 95.94 13.63B 64.82 45.04 5.39 3.82
    The J. M. Smucker Company SJM 76.20 8.72B 14.82 13.66 1.54 1.52
    Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 35.70 62.76B 16.00 14.28 1.19 1.14
    The Kroger Co. KR 25.29 15.30B 12.84 11.65 0.17 0.16
    Jammin Java Corp. JAMN 1.21 92.86M n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. PEET 62.14 796.45M 42.60 35.11 2.18 2.00
    Processed & Packaged Goods Median 17.06 n/a 1.03 n/a
    Coffee Holding Co. Inc. JVA 26.18 143.73M 34.45 31.54 1.29 1.17

    Source: Thomson Financial

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