Starbucks Reports Record Q1 Results and Reaffirms FY14 Growth Targets

Strong holiday sales and store traffic drive 12% revenue growth to a record $4.2 billion

Consolidated operating margin expands to a record 19.2%; EPS rises 25% to a record $0.71

Dollars loaded on Starbucks Cards jump 24% to $1.4 billion


WEBWIRE – Saturday, January 25, 2014

SEATTLE – Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal first quarter ended December 29, 2013.

Q1 Fiscal 2014 Highlights:

Consolidated net revenues increased 12% to $4.2 billion

Global comparable store sales grew 5%, driven by a 4% increase in traffic

Americas and U.S. comp growth of 5%, driven by a 4% increase in traffic

EMEA comp growth of 5%, the highest growth in 13 quarters, driven by a 3% increase in traffic

China/Asia Pacific comp growth of 8%, driven by a 7% increase in traffic

Consolidated operating income increased 29% to $814 million

Consolidated operating margin improved 260 basis points to 19.2%

Earnings per share increased 25% to $0.71 per share

Dollars loaded on Starbucks Cards globally reached $1.4 billion in the quarter; the My Starbucks Rewards program now has over 7 million active members in the U.S.

Opened 417 net new stores globally - bringing total store count to 20,184 - including the 4,000th store in CAP and the 2,000th store in EMEA

“Holiday 2013 was the first in which many traditional brick and mortar retailers experienced in-store foot traffic give way to online shopping in a major way,” said Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks Coffee Company. “As our solid traffic growth and record Q1 results demonstrate, Starbucks unique combination of physical and digital assets positions us as one of the very few consumer brands with a national and global footprint to benefit from the seismic shift underway.”

“Starbucks strong Q1 results once again demonstrate the fundamental strength of the Starbucks business, particularly noteworthy given the continued economic challenges worldwide,” said Troy Alstead, cfo and group president. “Successful holiday sales around the globe drove healthy growth in comparable store sales which, combined with our best in class operations, drove another quarter of record operating results. Our continued ability to execute at this level gives us the confidence to reaffirm our aggressive growth targets for fiscal 2014.”

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.



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