Starbucks (SBUX) is the largest coffeehouse retailer in the world, with outlets in 50 countries and over 17,000 shops worldwide. The stock trades at 19.5 times forward earnings and pays a yield of 1.6%. Earnings for the latest quarter were flat on an 11% increase in revenues.
The J. M. Smucker Co. (SJM) sells the Folgers brand of coffee, along with spreads, toppings, and beverages. The stock has a forward price to earnings ratio of 14.9 and a decent yield of 2.5%. Quarterly earnings relatively flat on an 15.2% rise in sales.
With regards to wholesalers, there is Coffee Holding Co. (JVA), a roaster of wholesale coffee which markets wholesale green coffee, private label coffee, and branded coffee in the US and Canada. The stock trades at 6.1 times forward earnings and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Earnings for the latest reported quarter spiked by an incredible 631.8% on an 24.4% increase in revenues.
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Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.