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Starbucks Reports Q2 Fiscal 2019 Results

Source: Business Wire

Q2 Comparable Store Sales Up 3% Globally, Driven by 4% Comp Growth in the U.S. and 3% Comp Growth in China

Global Net Store Growth of 7% Versus Prior Year, Led by 17% Net Store Growth in China

Global Retail Business Surpasses 30,000 Stores

GAAP EPS of $0.53; Non-GAAP EPS of $0.60, Up 13% Year-Over-Year

Active Starbucks® Rewards Membership in the U.S. Increases 13% Year-Over-Year to 16.8 Million

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 25, 2019-- Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2019. GAAP results in fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2018 include items which are excluded from non-GAAP results. Please refer to the reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures at the end of this release for more information.

“Starbucks delivered another quarter of solid operating results, demonstrating that our ‘Growth at Scale’ agenda is working,” said Kevin Johnson, president and ceo. “We are especially pleased with our comparable store sales growth in our two lead markets, the U.S. and China, where we are also continuing to drive strong new store development with industry-leading returns. With solid first-half financial results, we are on track to deliver on our full-year commitments.”

“Starbucks remains focused and disciplined in the execution of our three key strategic priorities: accelerating growth in our targeted markets of the U.S. and China, expanding the global reach of the Starbucks brand through our Global Coffee Alliance with Nestlé, and increasing shareholder returns. With our efforts to streamline the company and elevate the Starbucks brand, we are not only positioning the company to deliver more predictable and sustainable operating results but are also building Starbucks to be an enduring company that creates meaningful value for shareholders for decades to come,” concluded Johnson.

Q2 Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Global comparable store sales increased 3%, driven by a 3% increase in average ticket
    • Americas and U.S. comparable store sales increased 4%, driven by a 4% increase in average ticket
    • China/Asia Pacific comparable store sales increased 2%, driven by a 2% increase in average ticket; China comparable store sales increased 3%, with comparable transactions down 1%
  • The company opened 319 net new stores in Q2, yielding 30,184 stores at the end of the quarter, a 7% increase over the prior year. 94% of net new store openings were outside of the U.S. while 88% were licensed
  • Consolidated net revenues of $6.3 billion grew 5% over the prior year
    • Consolidated net revenues grew 9% over the prior year adjusted for approximately 3% of net reduction from Streamline-driven activities and a 1% headwind from unfavorable foreign currency translation
    • Streamline-driven activities include the licensing of our CPG and foodservice businesses to Nestlé following the close of the deal on August 26, 2018, and the conversion of certain international retail operations from company-operated to licensed models
  • GAAP operating margin, inclusive of restructuring and impairment charges, increased 80 basis points year-over-year to 13.6%, primarily due to lower restructuring and impairment charges, the beneficial impact of cost savings initiatives, sales leverage, and new revenue recognition accounting for stored value card (SVC) breakage, partially offset by Streamline-driven activities and partner (employee) and other strategic investments
    • Non-GAAP operating margin of 15.8% declined 40 basis points compared to the prior year. Excluding an 80-basis point unfavorable impact from Streamline-related activities, non-GAAP operating margin expanded by approximately 40 basis points
  • GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.53, up 13% over the prior year
    • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.60, up 13% over the prior year, including a $0.01 benefit from discrete income tax items
  • The company returned $3.2 billion to shareholders through a combination of share repurchases and dividends
  • Starbucks ® Rewardsloyalty program grew to 16.8 million active members in the U.S., up 13% year-over-year
 

Q2 Americas Segment Results

                 
Quarter Ended     Change (%)
($ in millions)     Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018    
Comparable Store Sales Growth (1) 4%     2%
Change in Transactions 0% 0%
Change in Ticket 4% 3%
Store Count 17,710 17,024 4%
Revenues $4,305.9 $3,996.3 8%
Operating Income $899.0 $801.3 12%
Operating Margin     20.9%     20.1%     80 bps
(1) Includes only Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
 

Net revenues for the Americas segment grew 8% over Q2 FY18 to $4.3 billion in Q2 FY19, primarily driven by 686 net new store openings, or 4% store growth, over the past 12 months and 4% growth in comparable store sales.

Operating income grew 12% to $899.0 million in Q2 FY19, up from $801.3 million in Q2 FY18. Operating margin of 20.9% increased 80 basis points, primarily due to sales leverage, cost savings initiatives, and new revenue recognition accounting for SVC breakage, partially offset by partners (employees) investments funded by savings from the U.S. tax law changes and growth in wages and benefits.

 

Q2 China/Asia Pacific Segment Results

                 
Quarter Ended     Change (%)
($ in millions)     Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018    
Comparable Store Sales Growth (1) 2%     3%
Change in Transactions 0% 0%
Change in Ticket 2% 3%
Store Count 8,993 7,995 12%
Revenues $1,289.1 $1,186.4 9%
Operating Income $231.7 $204.6 13%
Operating Margin     18.0%     17.2%     80 bps
(1) Includes only Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
 

Net revenues for the China/Asia Pacific segment grew 9% over Q2 FY18 to $1.3 billion in Q2 FY19, primarily driven by 998 net new store openings, or 12% store growth, over the past 12 months, and a 2% increase in comparable store sales.

Q2 FY19 operating income of $231.7 million grew 13% over Q2 FY18 operating income of $204.6 million. Operating margin increased 80 basis points to 18.0%, primarily due to sales leverage and cost savings initiatives.

 

Q2 EMEA Segment Results

                 
Quarter Ended     Change (%)
($ in millions)     Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018    
Comparable Store Sales (1) (2) 2%     (1)%
Change in Transactions 0% (4)%
Change in Ticket 2% 3%
Store Count 3,468 3,161 10%
Revenues $227.5 $251.0 (9)%
Operating Loss ($2.8) ($10.9) (74)%
Operating Margin     (1.2)%     (4.3)%     310 bps
(1)     Includes only Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
(2) Company-operated stores represent 11% of the EMEA segment store portfolio as of March 31, 2019.
 

Net revenues for the EMEA segment declined 9% from Q2 FY18 to $227.5 million in Q2 FY19 due to unfavorable foreign currency translation and the conversion of our France and Netherlands retail businesses to fully licensed operations in Q2 FY19, partially offset by 307 net new store openings, or 10% store growth, over the past 12 months.

EMEA’s operating loss of $2.8 million in Q2 FY19 was 74% lower versus an operating loss of $10.9 million in Q2 FY18. Operating margin increased 310 basis points to (1.2)%, primarily due to the shift in the portfolio towards more licensed stores and the closure of certain company-operated stores.

 

Q2 Channel Development Segment Results

 
                 
Quarter Ended     Change (%)
($ in millions)     Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018    
Revenues $446.6     $562.6 (21)%
Operating Income $149.0 $234.0 (36)%
Operating Margin     33.4%     41.6%     (820) bps
 

Net revenues for the Channel Development segment of $446.6 million in Q2 FY19 decreased 21% versus Q2 FY18, primarily due to licensing our CPG and foodservice businesses to Nestlé following the close of the deal on August 26, 2018.

Operating income of $149.0 million in Q2 FY19 declined 36% compared to Q2 FY18. Operating margin declined 820 basis points to 33.4%, primarily due to licensing our CPG and foodservice businesses to Nestlé and support costs related to the Global Coffee Alliance.

Fiscal 2019 Guidance

The company updates the following fiscal year 2019 guidance (all growth targets are relative to fiscal year 2018 non-GAAP measures unless specified):

  • Americas operating margin up slightly (previously down slightly)
  • Channel Development operating margin in mid-30% range (previously high-30% range)
  • GAAP tax rate in the range of 20% to 22% (previously 21% to 23%) and non-GAAP tax rate in the range of 19% to 21% (previously 20% to 22%)
  • GAAP EPS in the range of $2.40 to $2.44 (previously $2.32 to $2.37)
  • Non-GAAP EPS in the range of $2.75 to $2.79 (previously $2.68 to $2.73)

The company reiterates the following fiscal year 2019 guidance (all growth targets are relative to fiscal year 2018 non-GAAP measures unless specified):

  • Global comparable store sales growth between 3% and 4%
  • Approximately 2,100 net new Starbucks stores globally
    • Americas over 600
    • CAP ~1,100 (nearly 600 in China)
    • EMEA ~400 (virtually all licensed)
  • Consolidated GAAP revenue growth of 5% to 7%
    • Includes approximately 2% net negative impact related to Streamline-driven activities
  • Consolidated operating margin down moderately
    • CAP operating margin roughly flat
    • EMEA operating margin improving over the course of 2019
  • Capital expenditures ~$2.0 billion

Long-term General and Administrative Expense (G&A) Guidance

The company reaffirms and clarifies its commitment to G&A reduction:

  • Non-GAAP G&A as a percentage of system sales down 100 basis points over a three-year period, resulting in FY21 non-GAAP G&A at approximately $1.7 billion
    • GAAP G&A in FY18 was $1.76 billion and non-GAAP G&A was $1.65 billion

Please refer to the reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures at the end of this release.

The company will provide additional information regarding its business outlook during its regularly scheduled quarterly earnings conference call; this information will also be available following the call on the company’s website at http://investor.starbucks.com.

Company Updates

  1. In February, Starbucks opened its fifth roastery in Tokyo, Japan. The Starbucks Reserve RoasteryTMTokyo is an immersive four-story tribute to premium coffee quality and innovation. This one-of-a-kind space reaffirms the company’s 23-year commitment to Japan, its first international market outside of North America.
  2. In February, Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners announced 12 finalists in the NextGen Cup Challenge. The Challenge is the first stage of the NextGen Consortium’s three-year effort to create a widely recyclable and/or compostable cup, demonstrating a commitment to reducing cup waste and driving innovation in food packaging.
  3. In March, Starbucks announced its pioneering investment in the new fund, Valor Siren Ventures I L.P. (VSV), which is expected to serve as a growth driver for the next generation of food and retail start-up technology companies. The company has committed to a cornerstone investment of $100 million, and VSV will raise an additional $300 million from other strategic partners and key institutional investors.
  4. In March, Starbucks confirmed that it has maintained race and gender pay equity for the second consecutive year in the U.S., and that China and Canada are the first two international markets to fulfill the company’s commitment to global gender pay equity.
  5. In March, Starbucks celebrated the opening of its 30,000th store in Shenzhen, China, marking a significant global milestone for the company which started with a single storefront in Seattle, Washington.
  6. The company repurchased 37.4 million shares of common stock in Q2 FY19; approximately 59.5 million shares remain available for purchase under current authorizations.
  7. The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.36 per share, payable on May 24, 2019, to shareholders of record as of May 9, 2019.

Conference Call

Starbucks will hold a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which will be hosted by Kevin Johnson, president and ceo, and Patrick Grismer, cfo. The call will be webcast and can be accessed at http://investor.starbucks.com. A replay of the webcast will be available until end of day Friday, May 24, 2019.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 30,000 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 stories.starbucks.com or www.starbucks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These statements include statements relating to certain company initiatives, strategies and plans, as well as trends in or expectations regarding our diversified business model, the strength, resilience, momentum, and potential of our business, operations, and brand, the impacts, benefits, goals and expectations of our Streamline initiatives, the execution of our Growth-at-Scale agenda, with a focus on our long-term growth markets of the U.S. and China, expanding the global reach of the Starbucks brand through our Global Coffee Alliance with Nestlé, and increasing shareholder returns, being on track to deliver on our full-year commitments, driving predictable, sustainable results and creating meaningful value for shareholders for decades to come, statements regarding the estimated impact of the changes in U.S. tax law, net new stores, revenues, earnings per share, operating margins, comparable store sales, capital expenditures, G&A expenses, tax rates and our fiscal 2019 financial targets. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties. Actual future results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, fluctuations in U.S. and international economies and currencies, our ability to preserve, grow and leverage our brands, potential negative effects of incidents involving food or beverage-borne illnesses, tampering, adulteration, contamination or mislabeling, potential negative effects of material breaches of our information technology systems to the extent we experience a material breach, material failures of our information technology systems, costs associated with, and the successful execution of, the company’s initiatives and plans, including the integration of Starbucks Japan and the East China business and successful execution of our Global Coffee Alliance with Nestlé, the acceptance of the company’s products by our customers, our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms, the impact of competition, the prices and availability of coffee, dairy and other raw materials, the effect of legal proceedings, the effects of changes in U.S. tax law and related guidance and regulations that may be implemented, and other risks detailed in the company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section of Starbucks Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The company assumes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain non‐GAAP measures included in our press release were not reconciled to the comparable GAAP financial measures because the GAAP measures are not accessible on a forward‐looking basis. The company is unable to reconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts because the company is currently unable to predict with a reasonable degree of certainty the type and extent of certain items that would be expected to impact GAAP measures for these periods but would not impact the non-GAAP measures. Such items may include acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other items. The unavailable information could have a significant impact on the company’s GAAP financial results.

 
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(unaudited, in millions, except per share data)

 
    Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended
Mar 31,     Apr 1,     % Mar 31,     Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018
As a % of total net revenues
Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 5,159.0 $ 4,828.0 6.9 % 81.8 % 80.0 %
Licensed stores 678.2 625.6 8.4 10.8 10.4
Other 468.7   578.2   (18.9 ) 7.4   9.6  
Total net revenues 6,305.9 6,031.8 4.5 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 2,603.8 2,514.7 3.5 41.3 41.7
Store operating expenses 1,949.6 1,789.6 8.9 30.9 29.7
Other operating expenses 82.3 120.8 (31.9 ) 1.3 2.0
Depreciation and amortization expenses 356.2 331.6 7.4 5.6 5.5
General and administrative expenses 475.6 420.6 13.1 7.5 7.0
Restructuring and impairments 43.0   134.7   (68.1 ) 0.7   2.2  
Total operating expenses 5,510.5 5,312.0 3.7 87.4 88.1
Income from equity investees 62.3   52.7   18.2 1.0   0.9  
Operating income 857.7 772.5 11.0 13.6 12.8
Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture 47.6 nm 0.8
Net gain/(loss) resulting from divestiture of certain operations 21.0 (4.9 ) nm 0.3 (0.1 )
Interest income and other, net 15.2 35.5 (57.2 ) 0.2 0.6
Interest expense (73.9 ) (35.1 ) 110.5 (1.2 ) (0.6 )
Earnings before income taxes 820.0 815.6 0.5 13.0 13.5
Income tax expense 161.2   155.8   3.5 2.6   2.6  
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests 658.8 659.8 (0.2 ) 10.4 10.9
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (4.4 ) (0.3 ) nm (0.1 )  
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks $ 663.2   $ 660.1   0.5 10.5 % 10.9 %
Net earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.53   $ 0.47   12.8 %
Weighted avg. shares outstanding - diluted 1,250.7 1,406.6
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.36 $ 0.30
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 37.8 % 37.1 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interests 19.7 % 19.1 %
 
       
Two Quarters Ended Two Quarters Ended
Mar 31,     Apr 1,     % Mar 31,     Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018
As a % of total net revenues
Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 10,529.3 $ 9,569.8 10.0 % 81.4 % 79.1 %
Licensed stores 1,415.3 1,308.0 8.2 10.9 10.8
Other 994.1   1,227.7   (19.0 ) 7.7   10.1  
Total net revenues 12,938.7 12,105.5 6.9 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 5,362.5 5,016.4 6.9 41.4 41.4
Store operating expenses 3,942.6 3,526.5 11.8 30.5 29.1
Other operating expenses 175.6 250.3 (29.8 ) 1.4 2.1
Depreciation and amortization expenses 689.6 590.4 16.8 5.3 4.9
General and administrative expenses 938.9 813.1 15.5 7.3 6.7
Restructuring and impairments 86.2   162.3   (46.9 ) 0.7   1.3  
Total operating expenses 11,195.4 10,359.0 8.1 86.5 85.6
Income from equity investees 130.1   142.1   (8.4 ) 1.0   1.2  
Operating income 1,873.4 1,888.6 (0.8 ) 14.5 15.6
Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture 1,373.9 nm 11.3
Net gain resulting from divestiture of certain operations 21.0 496.3 nm 0.2 4.1
Interest income and other, net 39.9 123.7 (67.7 ) 0.3 1.0
Interest expense (148.9 ) (61.0 ) 144.1 (1.2 ) (0.5 )
Earnings before income taxes 1,785.4 3,821.5 (53.3 ) 13.8 31.6
Income tax expense 366.4   911.6   (59.8 ) 2.8   7.5  
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests 1,419.0 2,909.9 (51.2 ) 11.0 24.0
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (4.6 ) (0.4 ) nm    
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks $ 1,423.6   $ 2,910.3   (51.1 ) 11.0 % 24.0 %
Net earnings per common share - diluted $ 1.14   $ 2.05   (44.4 )%
Weighted avg. shares outstanding - diluted 1,252.1 1,420.5
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.72 $ 0.60
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 37.4 % 36.9 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interests 20.5 % 23.9 %
 

Segment Results (in millions)

                   

Americas

 
                     
Mar 31, Apr 1, % Mar 31, Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018

Quarter Ended

As a % of Americas
total net revenues

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 3,841.4 $ 3,564.8 7.8 % 89.2 % 89.2 %
Licensed stores 463.0 429.3 7.8 10.8 10.7
Other 1.5   2.2   (31.8 )   0.1  
Total net revenues 4,305.9 3,996.3 7.7 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 1,589.1 1,528.0 4.0 36.9 38.2
Store operating expenses 1,534.9 1,411.8 8.7 35.6 35.3
Other operating expenses 38.8 33.9 14.5 0.9 0.8
Depreciation and amortization expenses 170.7 160.4 6.4 4.0 4.0
General and administrative expenses 55.2 60.0 (8.0 ) 1.3 1.5
Restructuring and impairments 18.2   0.9   nm 0.4    
Total operating expenses 3,406.9   3,195.0   6.6 79.1   79.9  
Operating income $ 899.0   $ 801.3   12.2 % 20.9 % 20.1 %
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 40.0 % 39.6 %
 

Two Quarters Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 7,927.2 $ 7,351.8 7.8 % 88.9 % 89.1 %
Licensed stores 977.6 896.0 9.1 11.0 10.9
Other 7.2   6.1   18.0 0.1   0.1  
Total net revenues 8,912.0 8,253.9 8.0 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 3,301.4 3,124.1 5.7 37.0 37.8
Store operating expenses 3,126.0 2,845.3 9.9 35.1 34.5
Other operating expenses 82.9 72.5 14.3 0.9 0.9
Depreciation and amortization expenses 336.4 318.4 5.7 3.8 3.9
General and administrative expenses 113.4 112.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
Restructuring and impairments 41.1   2.5   nm 0.5    
Total operating expenses 7,001.2   6,474.9   8.1 78.6   78.4  
Operating income $ 1,910.8   $ 1,779.0   7.4 % 21.4 % 21.6 %
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 39.4 % 38.7 %
 
                   

China/Asia Pacific (CAP)

                     
Mar 31, Apr 1, % Mar 31, Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018

Quarter Ended

As a % of CAP

total net revenues

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 1,185.5 $ 1,098.6 7.9 % 92.0 % 92.6 %
Licensed stores 99.2 84.3 17.7 7.7 7.1
Other 4.4   3.5   25.7 0.3   0.3  
Total net revenues 1,289.1 1,186.4 8.7 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 547.2 511.2 7.0 42.4 43.1
Store operating expenses 346.1 306.5 12.9 26.8 25.8
Other operating expenses 5.2 5.1 2.0 0.4 0.4
Depreciation and amortization expenses 121.4 121.6 (0.2 ) 9.4 10.2
General and administrative expenses 59.6   54.1   10.2 4.6   4.6  
Total operating expenses 1,079.5 998.5 8.1 83.7 84.2
Income from equity investees 22.1   16.7   32.3 1.7   1.4  
Operating income $ 231.7   $ 204.6   13.2 % 18.0 % 17.2 %
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 29.2 % 27.9 %
 

Two Quarters Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 2,309.8 $ 1,841.1 25.5 % 91.8 % 90.7 %
Licensed stores 199.3 182.6 9.1 7.9 9.0
Other 7.4   6.3   17.5 0.3   0.3  
Total net revenues 2,516.5 2,030.0 24.0 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 1,072.2 883.5 21.4 42.6 43.5
Store operating expenses 672.9 525.1 28.1 26.7 25.9
Other operating expenses 13.2 14.1 (6.4 ) 0.5 0.7
Depreciation and amortization expenses 238.2 175.3 35.9 9.5 8.6
General and administrative expenses 114.8 98.1 17.0 4.6 4.8
Restructuring and impairments 0.6     nm    
Total operating expenses 2,111.9 1,696.1 24.5 83.9 83.6
Income from equity investees 48.5   67.5   (28.1 ) 1.9   3.3  
Operating income $ 453.1   $ 401.4   12.9 % 18.0 % 19.8 %
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 29.1 % 28.5 %
 
                   

EMEA

                     
Mar 31, Apr 1, % Mar 31, Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018

Quarter Ended

As a % of EMEA
total net revenues

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 111.1 $ 138.7 (19.9 )% 48.8 % 55.3 %
Licensed stores 116.0 112.0 3.6 51.0 44.6
Other 0.4   0.3   33.3 0.2   0.1  
Total net revenues 227.5 251.0 (9.4 ) 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 120.4 138.4 (13.0 ) 52.9 55.1
Store operating expenses 47.0 57.7 (18.5 ) 20.7 23.0
Other operating expenses 16.8 18.3 (8.2 ) 7.4 7.3
Depreciation and amortization expenses 6.9 8.0 (13.8 ) 3.0 3.2
General and administrative expenses 15.1 11.0 37.3 6.6 4.4
Restructuring and impairments 24.1   28.5   (15.4 ) 10.6   11.4  
Total operating expenses 230.3   261.9   (12.1 ) 101.2   104.3  
Operating loss $ (2.8 ) $ (10.9 ) (74.3 )% (1.2 )% (4.3 )%
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 42.3 % 41.6 %
 

Two Quarters Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 254.6 $ 290.2 (12.3 )% 51.6 % 55.9 %
Licensed stores 238.4 228.2 4.5 48.3 44.0
Other 0.8   0.6   33.3 0.2   0.1  
Total net revenues 493.8 519.0 (4.9 ) 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 257.4 283.5 (9.2 ) 52.1 54.6
Store operating expenses 103.3 112.4 (8.1 ) 20.9 21.7
Other operating expenses 36.3 32.7 11.0 7.4 6.3
Depreciation and amortization expenses 14.7 15.5 (5.2 ) 3.0 3.0
General and administrative expenses 27.9 25.0 11.6 5.7 4.8
Restructuring and impairments 30.0   28.5   5.3 6.1   5.5  
Total operating expenses 469.6   497.6   (5.6 ) 95.1   95.9  
Operating income $ 24.2   $ 21.4   13.1 % 4.9 % 4.1 %
Supplemental Ratio:
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues 40.6 % 38.7 %
 
                   

Channel Development

                     
Mar 31, Apr 1, % Mar 31, Apr 1,
2019     2018     Change 2019     2018

Quarter Ended

As a % of
Channel Development
net revenues
Net revenues $ 446.6 $ 562.6 (20.6 )%
Cost of sales 305.4 302.8 0.9 68.4 % 53.8 %
Other operating expenses 17.0 58.1 (70.7 ) 3.8 10.3
Depreciation and amortization expenses 12.3 0.3 nm 2.8 0.1
General and administrative expenses 3.1 3.4 (8.8 ) 0.7   0.6  
Total operating expenses 337.8 364.6 (7.4 ) 75.6 64.8

Income from equity investees

40.2 36.0 11.7 9.0   6.4  
Operating income $ 149.0 $ 234.0 (36.3 )% 33.4 % 41.6 %
 

Two Quarters Ended

Net revenues $ 951.1 $ 1,190.6 (20.1 )%
Cost of sales 653.8 633.5 3.2 68.7 % 53.2 %
Other operating expenses 35.7 120.5 (70.4 ) 3.8 10.1
Depreciation and amortization expenses 12.4 0.9 nm 1.3 0.1
General and administrative expenses 6.2 6.9 (10.1 ) 0.7   0.6  
Total operating expenses 708.1 761.8 (7.0 ) 74.5 64.0
Income from equity investees 81.6 74.6 9.4 8.6   6.3  
Operating income $ 324.6 $ 503.4 (35.5 )% 34.1 % 42.3 %
 
           

Corporate and Other

             

 

Mar 31, Apr 1, %

Quarter Ended

2019     2018     Change
Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 21.0 $ 25.9 (18.9 )%
Other 15.8   9.6   64.6
Total net revenues 36.8 35.5 3.7
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 41.7 34.3 21.6
Store operating expenses 21.6 13.6 58.8
Other operating expenses 4.5 5.4 (16.7 )
Depreciation and amortization expenses 44.9 41.3 8.7
General and administrative expenses 342.6 292.1 17.3
Restructuring and impairments 0.7   105.3   (99.3 )
Total operating expenses 456.0   492.0   (7.3 )
Operating loss $ (419.2 )   $ (456.5 ) (8.2 )%
 

Two Quarters Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated stores $ 37.7 $ 86.7 (56.5 )%
Licensed stores 1.2 nm
Other 27.6   24.1   14.5
Total net revenues 65.3 112.0 (41.7 )
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 77.7 91.8 (15.4 )
Store operating expenses 40.4 43.7 (7.6 )
Other operating expenses 7.5 10.5 (28.6 )
Depreciation and amortization expenses 87.9 80.3 9.5
General and administrative expenses 676.6 571.0 18.5
Restructuring and impairments 14.5   131.3   (89.0 )
Total operating expenses 904.6   928.6   (2.6 )
Operating loss $ (839.3 ) $ (816.6 ) 2.8 %
 

Corporate and Other primarily consists of our unallocated corporate operating expenses, the results from Starbucks ReserveTM Roastery & Tasting Rooms, Starbucks Reserve brand and products and Princi operations, Evolution Fresh and formerly, the Teavana retail business.

Supplemental Information

The following supplemental information is provided for historical and comparative purposes.

       

U.S. Supplemental Data

 

       
Quarter Ended
($ in millions)     Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018     Change (%)
Revenues $3,947.2     $3,657.9 8%
Comparable Store Sales Growth (1) 4% 2%
Change in Transactions 0% 0%
Change in Ticket 4% 3%
Store Count     14,778     14,296     3%
(1) Includes only Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer.
 
       

China Supplemental Data

       
Quarter Ended

($ in millions)

    Mar 31, 2019     Apr 1, 2018     Change (%)
Revenues $702.8     $645.7 9%
Comparable Store Sales Growth (1) 3% 4%
Change in Transactions (1)% 1%
Change in Ticket 4% 3%
Store Count     3,789     3,236     17%
(1) Includes only Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
 
                   

Store Data

 

Net stores opened/(closed) and
transferred during the period

               
Quarter Ended Two Quarters Ended Stores open as of
Mar 31,
2019
    Apr 1,
2018
Mar 31,
2019
Apr 1,
2018
Mar 31,
2019
Apr 1,
2018
Americas:
Company-operated stores (1 ) (29 ) 83 83 9,767 9,496
Licensed stores 67   216   173   382   7,943   7,528
Total Americas 66   187   256   465   17,710   17,024
China/Asia Pacific(1):
Company-operated stores 133 134 324 1,746 5,483 4,816
Licensed stores 71   82   139   (1,230 ) 3,510   3,179
Total China/Asia Pacific 204   216   463   516   8,993   7,995
EMEA(2):
Company-operated stores (95 ) (7 ) (98 ) (6 ) 392 496
Licensed stores 142   71   246   193   3,076   2,665
Total EMEA 47   64   148   187   3,468   3,161
Corporate and Other:
Company-operated stores 2 (285 ) 5 (286 ) 13 4
Licensed stores   (12 ) (12 ) (12 )   25
Total Corporate and Other 2   (297 ) (7 ) (298 ) 13   29
           
Total Company 319   170   860   870   30,184   28,209
(1)     China/Asia Pacific store data includes the transfer of 1,477 licensed stores in East China to company-operated retail stores as a result of the purchase of our East China joint venture on December 31, 2017.
(2) EMEA store data includes the transfer of 82 company-operated retail stores in France and the Netherlands to licensed stores in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
 

Non-GAAP Disclosure

In addition to the GAAP results provided in this release, the company provides certain non-GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with, or alternatives for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. Our non-GAAP financial measures of non-GAAP G&A, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate and non-GAAP EPS exclude the below-listed items and their related tax impacts, as they do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company’s future operating performance or comparisons to the company’s past operating performance. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to non-GAAP G&A, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate and non-GAAP EPS are general and administrative expenses, operating income, operating margin, effective tax rate and diluted net earnings per share, respectively.

Non-GAAP Exclusion     Rationale
East China acquisition-related gain Management excludes the gain on the purchase of our East China joint venture as this incremental gain is specific to the purchase activity and for reasons discussed above.
Sale of Taiwan joint venture operations Management excludes the gain related to the sale of our Taiwan joint venture operations as this incremental gain is specific to the sale activity and for reasons discussed above.
Sale of Tazo brand Management excludes the net gain on the sale of our assets associated with our Tazo brand and associated transaction costs as these items do not reflect future gains, losses, costs or tax benefits and for reasons discussed above.
Sale of certain retail operations Management excludes the gains and net loss related to the sale of our France, Netherlands and Brazil retail operations and associated transaction costs as these items do not reflect future losses, expenses or tax impacts and for reasons discussed above.
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs Management excludes restructuring charges and business process optimization costs related to strategic shifts in its Teavana, EMEA, U.S., e-commerce and other business units. Additionally, management excludes expenses related to divesting certain lower-margin businesses and assets, such as closure of certain company-operated stores and Switzerland intangible asset impairments. Management excludes these items for reasons discussed above. These expenses are anticipated to be completed within a finite period of time.
CAP transaction and integration-related costs Management excludes transaction and integration costs and amortization of the acquired intangible assets for reasons discussed above. Additionally, the majority of these costs will be recognized over a finite period of time.
2018 U.S. stock award Management excludes the incremental stock-based compensation award granted in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 for reasons discussed above.
Nestlé transaction-related costs Management excludes the transaction-related costs associated with Nestlé for reasons discussed above.
Other tax matters On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into U.S. law. Management excludes the estimated transition tax on undistributed foreign earnings, the impacts of estimated incremental foreign withholding taxes on expected repatriated earnings and the re–measurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities due to the reduction of the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate for reasons discussed above.

Non-GAAP G&A, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP effective tax rate and non-GAAP EPS may have limitations as analytical tools. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the company’s results as reported under GAAP. Other companies may calculate these non-GAAP financial measures differently than the company does, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.

 
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(unaudited)

         
($ in millions) Quarter Ended
Mar 31,     Apr 1,
Consolidated 2019 2018 Change
General and administrative expenses, as reported (GAAP) $ 475.6 $ 420.6 13.1%
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (1) (1.4 )
CAP transaction and integration-related items (2) (10.5 ) (9.9 )
2018 U.S. stock award (3) (23.8 )
Nestlé transaction-related costs (0.6 )
Sale of certain retail operations transaction costs (1.1 )
Sale of Tazo brand   (0.9 )
Non-GAAP G&A $ 439.3   $ 408.7   7.5%
 
Operating income, as reported (GAAP) $ 857.7 $ 772.5 11.0%
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (1) 45.1 135.2
CAP transaction and integration-related items (2) 68.2 66.9
2018 U.S. stock award (3) 23.8
Nestlé transaction-related costs 4.3
Sale of certain retail operations transaction costs 1.6
Sale of Tazo brand   0.9  
Non-GAAP operating income $ 999.1   $ 977.1   2.3%
 
Operating margin, as reported (GAAP) 13.6 % 12.8 % 80 bps
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (1) 0.7 2.2
CAP transaction and integration-related items (2) 1.1 1.1
2018 U.S. stock award (3) 0.4
Nestlé transaction-related costs 0.1
Sale of certain retail operations transaction costs
Sale of Tazo brand    
Non-GAAP operating margin 15.8 % 16.2 % (40) bps
 
Diluted net earnings per share, as reported (GAAP) $ 0.53 $ 0.47 12.8%
East China acquisition-related gain (0.03 )
Gain on sale of certain retail operations (0.02 )
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (1) 0.04 0.10
CAP transaction and integration-related items (2) 0.05 0.05
2018 U.S. stock award (3) 0.02
Other tax matters (4) 0.02
Income tax effect on Non-GAAP adjustments (5) (0.02 ) (0.08 )
Non-GAAP EPS $ 0.60   $ 0.53   13.2%

(1)

    Represents costs associated with our restructuring efforts, primarily severance, lease termination costs and asset impairments related to certain company-operated store closures, as well as business process optimization costs, largely consulting fees.

(2)

Includes transaction costs for the acquisition of our East China joint venture and the divestiture of our Taiwan joint venture; ongoing amortization expense of acquired intangible assets associated with the acquisition of East China and Starbucks Japan; and the related post-acquisition integration costs, such as incremental information technology and compensation-related costs.

(3)

Represents incremental stock-based compensation award for U.S. partners (employees).

(4)

Represents the estimated impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, specifically the transition tax on undistributed foreign earnings, estimated incremental foreign withholding taxes on expected repatriated earnings and the re-measurement of deferred taxes.

(5)

Adjustments were determined based on the nature of the underlying items and their relevant jurisdictional tax rates.
 
   
($ in millions) Year Ended
Sep 30,

Consolidated

2018
General and administrative expenses, as reported (GAAP) $ 1,759.0
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (10.0 )
CAP transaction and integration-related items (38.0 )
2018 U.S. stock award (45.8 )
Nestlé transaction-related costs (16.9 )
Sale of certain retail operations transaction costs (1.1 )
Sale of Tazo brand (2.2 )
Non-GAAP G&A $ 1,645.0  
 
 
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
NON-GAAP DISCLOSURE DETAILS

(unaudited, $ in millions)

 

Q2 QTD FY19 ($ in millions)     Americas    

China/Asia
Pacific

    EMEA     Channel Dev     Corporate and Other     Consolidated
P&L Line Item    

Restructuring,
Impairment and
Optimization
Costs

   

CAP
Transaction and
Integration
Costs

   

Restructuring,
Impairment and
Optimization
Costs

   

Nestlé
Transaction-
Related Costs

   

Restructuring,
Impairment and
Optimization
Costs

   

CAP
Transaction and
Integration
Costs

   

Nestlé
Transaction-
Related Costs

   

2018 U.S. Stock
Award

 

 

Restructuring,
Impairment &
Optimization
Costs

   

Total Non-
GAAP
Adjustment

Net revenue                                  
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
Store operating expenses 3.7 0.1 3.8
Other operating expenses 0.2 0.1 3.7 0.3 4.3
Depreciation and amortization expenses 54.0 54.0
General and administrative expenses 9.9 1.3 0.6 0.6 23.8 0.1 36.3
Restructuring and impairments 18.2 24.1 0.7 43.0
Income from equity investees                                                       0.0
Total impact to operating income $ (18.4 )     $ (67.6 )     $ (25.6 )     $ (3.7 )     $ (0.3 )     $ (0.6 )     $ (0.6 )     $ (23.8 )     $ (0.8 )     $ (141.4 )
 
Non-Operating gains
Gains resulting from divestiture of certain operations                                                           $ (21.0 )
   
Year Ended
Sep 29,

Consolidated

2019
(Projected)
Diluted net earnings per share (GAAP) $ 2.40 - 2.44
Restructuring, impairment and optimization costs (1) 0.14
CAP transaction and integration-related items (2) 0.22
Sale of certain retail operations (0.02 )
2018 U.S. stock award (3) 0.04
Nestlé transaction related costs 0.01
Other tax matters (4) 0.06
Income tax effect on Non-GAAP adjustments (5) (0.10 )
Non-GAAP EPS $ 2.75 - 2.79
 
Effective tax rate (GAAP) 20% - 22%
Income tax rate effect of Non-GAAP adjustments (6) (1 )
Non-GAAP effective tax rate 19% - 21%

(1)

    Represents restructuring, impairment and business optimization costs.

(2)

Includes transaction costs for the acquisition of our East China joint venture and the divestiture of our Taiwan joint venture; ongoing amortization expense of acquired intangible assets associated with the acquisition of our East China joint venture and Starbucks Japan; and the related post-acquisition integration costs, such as incremental information technology and compensation-related costs.

(3)

Represents incremental stock-based compensation award for U.S. partners (employees).

(4)

Represents the estimated impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including the transition tax on undistributed foreign earnings, estimated incremental foreign withholding taxes on expected repatriated earnings and the re-measurement of deferred taxes.

(5)

Adjustments were determined based on the nature of the underlying items and their relevant jurisdictional tax rates.

(6)

Represents the estimated income tax effect of all non-GAAP items.

Source: Starbucks Corporation

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