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January 24, 2013
12:43 EDTSBUXEarnings Preview: Starbucks sees FY13 EPS $2.06-$2.15, 10-%13% revenue growth
Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to report Q1 after the market close on Thursday, January 24, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Starbucks purchases and roasts whole bean coffees and sells them, along with brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, food items, teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through company-operated retail stores... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 57c on revenue of $3.84B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 55c-59c on revenue of $3.79B-$3.91B... LAST QUARTER: Starbucks reported Q4 EPS of 46c, including charges of 2c per share related to store portfolio optimization initiatives in Europe, against estimates for 45c on revenue of $3.36B against estimates for $2.28B. The company raised its FY13 EPS view to $2.06-$2.15 against estimates of $2.16 and said it was targeting 10%-13% revenue growth driven by mid-single-digit comparable store sales growth, approximately 1,300 net new store openings and continued strong growth in the Channel Development business. The company also forecast FY operating margin improvement of approximately 100bps over FY12. Additionally, the company raised its dividend 24% to 21c from 17c. During the quarter, Starbucks announced the acquisition of Teavana (TEA) for $15.50 per share, or $620M; the acquisition was closed on December 31. Starbucks also announced its entry into the Vietnam market and started selling Square's mobile readers in its U.S. stores... STREET RESEARCH: Cleveland Research believes Starbucks Q1 comps are trending above consensus due to stronger traffic, favorable coffee costs, and cost savings initiatives. Wells Fargo noted that according to Nielsen, Starbucks K-Cups sales increased 4.0% sequentially while its share of K-Cups decelerated to 16.4% from 17.4% for the four weeks ending December 22, 2012. The firm noted Starbucks' share of the Ground Coffee category was 24.8% for the period, up from 23.1% in November... PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Starbucks shares hare up over 20%. Year-to-date, shares are up almost 2%.
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February 8, 2016
08:13 EDTSBUXStarbucks scopes out locations for large coffee center in NYC, NY Post reports
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07:39 EDTSBUXDiverse set of companies planning layoffs, pulling back spending, WSJ says
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05:27 EDTSBUXStocks with implied volatility movement; ADBE SBUX
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February 5, 2016
15:59 EDTSBUXOptions Update; February 5, 2016
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15:38 EDTSBUXStarbucks volatility increases as shares pull back
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12:26 EDTSBUXOptions with increasing implied volatility
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February 4, 2016
10:54 EDTSBUXDunkin' same-store sales fall amid increased competition
Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reported higher than expected top and bottom line fourth quarter results this morning, but the company noted that same-store sales fell 0.8% for its flagship Dunkin' Donuts brand in the U.S. The company's same-store sales decline was in contrast to Starbucks (SBUX), which recently reported a comparable store sales increase in the U.S., and come after McDonald's (MCD) launched its "All-Day Breakfast" initiative. WHAT'S NEW: Dunkin' reported Q4 earnings per share of 52c, versus the consensus estimate of 50c. Its Q4 revenue came in slightly above expectations. However, the chain reported that its same-store sales slid 0.8% versus the same period a year earlier in its Dunkin' Donuts locations. The company provided fiscal 2016 earnings guidance that was in-line with expectations, excluding certain items. It expects its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts same-store sales to rise 0%-2% in fiscal 2016. In comparison, Starbucks reported that its Americas same-store sales jumped 9% in Q4. Of note, Dunkin' Brands raised its dividend by 13% to 30c per share. ANALYST REACTION: Dunkin's same-store sales came in below expectations, wrote Michael Gallo, an analyst at CL King. However, excluding a decline of 1.2 percentage points in sales of the company's K-cup offerings, the company's same-store sales were flat, he stated. McDonald's launch of all-day breakfast clearly negatively impacted Dunkin, as guest traffic at Dunkin's stores fell one percentage point, the analyst stated. Gallo kept a Buy rating on the shares but noted that he was placing his price target under review. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Dunkin Brands shares gained 2% to $41.72.
07:06 EDTSBUXWaste Management to hold a forum
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February 1, 2016
07:24 EDTSBUXEU's Vestager dismisses U.S. criticism of tax cases, Reuters says
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