The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 1 (Q1), Starbucks beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly, and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins dropped across the board.
Starbucks recorded revenue of $3.44 billion. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $3.29 billion. Sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.95 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.50. The 25 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.48 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 56.5%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $13.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.84.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,866 members out of 7,514 rating the stock outperform, and 1,649 members rating it underperform. Among 2,061 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,850 give Starbucks a green thumbs-up, and 211 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 $48.70.
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