The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 30 (Q1), Starbucks met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Starbucks logged revenue of $3.80 billion. The 27 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $3.84 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.44 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.57. The 30 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.57 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.57 for Q1 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 57.3%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.4%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.59 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $14.98 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.15.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,568 members out of 8,202 rating the stock outperform, and 1,634 members rating it underperform. Among 2,225 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 2,035 give Starbucks a green thumbs-up, and 190 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Starbucks is outperform, with an average price target of $59.39.
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