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Starbucks Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings
Q2 FY10 Revenues Increase 9 Percent; Comparable Store Sales Increase 7 Percent
U.S. Returns to Strong Traffic Growth
EPS of $0.28 vs. $0.03 in Q2 FY09
Company Raises Outlook on Improving Trends

SEATTLE, Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 28, 2010 and updated FY10 targets.

Fiscal Second Quarter 2010 Highlights:

  • Consolidated net revenues increased 9% to $2.5 billion
  • Comparable store sales increased 7%, driven by a 3% increase in traffic and a 4% increase in average ticket
    • U.S. comparable store sales increased 7%, driven by a 3% increase in traffic and a 5% increase in average ticket
    • International comparable store sales increased 7%, driven by a 6% increase in traffic and a 1% increase in average ticket
  • Consolidated operating margin improved to 13.4%, from 1.8% in Q2 FY09; Non-GAAP operating margin increased 540 basis points to 13.7%
    • U.S. operating margin significantly improved to 17.7% from 4.2% in Q2 FY09; U.S. Non-GAAP operating margin increased to 17.8% from 10.4% in the prior-year period
    • International operating margin improved to 7.7%, from 1.4% in Q2 FY09; International Non-GAAP operating margin increased to 8.9% from 4.8% in the prior-year period
  • EPS increased to $0.28 compared to $0.03 in Q2 FY09; Non-GAAP EPS was $0.29, compared to $0.16 in Q2 FY09

"Starbucks second quarter results demonstrate the impact of innovation and the success of our efforts to dramatically transform our business over the last two years," said Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo. "Much credit goes to our partners all around the world who continue to deliver an improved experience to our customers. In addition, new products like Starbucks VIA(R), the opening of exciting new stores in Asia, Europe and the U.S., and expanded distribution outside our retail stores all represent opportunities for future growth as we fulfill our pledge to bring the highest quality coffee to our customers," added Schultz.

"Strong revenue growth, driven by significant improvement in comparable store sales growth, combined with continued financial discipline, enabled Starbucks to achieve record results in the quarter," commented Troy Alstead, executive vice president and cfo. "We are pleased with the strong improvement in traffic in our U.S. stores, and consistent, sequential traffic growth in our International business. Our efforts to drive financial discipline and rigor throughout our decision making have led to a healthier business model, positioning the company for sustainable, profitable growth going forward. As a result of Starbucks strong year-to-date performance, we are increasing our non-GAAP EPS outlook for fiscal year 2010 to a range of $1.19 to $1.22, including approximately $0.04 from a 53rd week this fiscal year."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Summary

13 Weeks Ended
28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
GAAP EPS $ 0.28 $ 0.03 833 %
Adjustments1 $ 0.01 $ 0.13 -92 %
Non-GAAP EPS $ 0.29 $ 0.16 81 %

1 See the Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures at the end of this document for further detail.

13 Weeks Ended

($ in millions) 28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
Revenues $2,534.7 $2,333.3 9%
GAAP Operating Income $339.8 $40.9 731%
GAAP Operating Margin 13.4% 1.8% 1,160 bps
Non-GAAP Operating Income $347.7 $193.0 80%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 13.7% 8.3% 540 bps
Comparable Store Sales Growth 7% -8%

Consolidated net revenues for Q2 FY10 were $2.5 billion, compared to $2.3 billion in Q2 FY09. The higher revenues were attributable to a 7% increase in comparable stores sales and the impact of foreign currency translation related to stronger Canadian and UK currencies, partially offset by a smaller store base. Specialty revenues were higher due to strong product sales to licensees, and to the launch of Starbucks VIA(R) in the CPG channel.

Non-GAAP operating income for Q2 FY10 totaled $347.7 million, representing a non-GAAP operating margin expansion of 540 basis points to 13.7%. This improvement was primarily due to lower cost of sales including occupancy costs driven by lower food costs, supply chain efficiencies, and sales leverage on occupancy costs. Lower store operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues also contributed to the margin expansion and was driven primarily by increased sales leverage, the closure of underperforming company-operated stores, and increased labor productivity. Also contributing to the decline in store operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues were lower benefits-related expenses. These improvements were partially offset by higher general and administrative expenses due in part to higher performance-based compensation expenses in the quarter.

Restructuring Charges

Restructuring charges of $7.9 million for the quarter were due to lease exit and other costs associated with the closure of company-operated stores. These closures were part of the company's previously-announced global store portfolio rationalization, most of which was completed in fiscal 2009. Nearly all of the remaining store closures are in the International segment, and are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2010, with related lease exit costs expected to be recognized concurrently with the actual closures.

Q2 U.S. Segment Results

13 Weeks Ended
($ in millions) 28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
Revenues $1,820.1 $1,726.9 5%
GAAP Operating Income $321.9 $72.9 342%
GAAP Operating Margin 17.7% 4.2% 1,350 bps
Non-GAAP Operating Income $323.1 $179.7 80%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 17.8% 10.4% 740 bps
Comparable Store Sales Growth 7% -8%

U.S. net revenues were $1.8 billion in Q2 FY10, an increase of 5% over Q2 FY09. The increase was due to a 7% increase in comparable store sales, comprised of a 3% increase in the number of transactions and a 5% increase in the average value per transaction, partially offset by the net closure of 299 underperforming company-operated stores over the last 12 months.

U.S. non-GAAP operating income for Q2 FY10 was $323.1 million compared to $179.7 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP operating margin expanded to 17.8% in Q2 FY10 compared to 10.4% in the corresponding period of fiscal 2009. The margin expansion was primarily driven by lower store operating expenses, increased sales leverage, the closure of underperforming company-operated stores, and increased labor productivity. Also contributing to the decline in store operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues were lower benefits-related expenses. Lower cost of sales including occupancy as a percentage of net revenues also contributed to the improvement and was the result of lower food costs, supply chain efficiencies and sales leverage on occupancy costs.

Q2 International Segment Results

13 Weeks Ended
($ in millions) 28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
Revenues $534.2 $433.7 23%
GAAP Operating Income $40.9 $6.0 582%
GAAP Operating Margin 7.7% 1.4% 630 bps
Non-GAAP Operating Income $47.6 $20.9 128%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 8.9% 4.8% 410 bps
Comparable Store Sales Growth 7% -3%

International net revenues were $534.2 million in Q2 FY10 compared to $433.7 million in Q2 FY09, with the increase primarily driven by the impact of foreign currency translation related to stronger Canadian and UK currencies, a 7% increase in comparable store sales, and the effect of consolidating our previous joint venture operations in France. The increase in comparable store sales consisted of a 6% increase in the number of transactions and a 1% increase in the average value per transaction.

International non-GAAP operating income increased to $47.6 million in Q2 FY10, compared to $20.9 million for the same period a year ago, with the related non-GAAP operating margin expanding 410 basis points to 8.9% from 4.8% in Q2 FY09. The margin increase was primarily driven by lower cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of net revenues, related to lower food costs and increased sales leverage on occupancy costs. Higher income from equity investees also contributed to the increase, due to the improved operating results of several of the company's largest joint-venture markets.

Q2 Global Consumer Products Group Segment Results

13 Weeks Ended
($ in millions) 28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
Revenues $180.4 $172.7 4%
GAAP Operating Income $67.8 $63.0 8%
GAAP Operating Margin 37.6% 36.5% 110 bps

Net revenues were $180.4 million in Q2 FY10 compared to $172.7 million in Q2 FY09. Operating income for the CPG segment was $67.8 million in Q2 FY10 compared to $63.0 million in Q2 FY09, while the operating margin expanded to 37.6% of net revenues from 36.5% in the prior-year period. Both the net revenue and the operating income increases were primarily due to the launch of Starbucks VIA(R) in the CPG channel, and to higher Foodservice sales related to the launch of Seattle's Best Coffee(R) in Subway(R) locations throughout the U.S.

YTD Financial Results

26 Weeks Ended

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

28-Mar-10 29-Mar-09 Change
Net New Stores 29 182 (153)

Revenues

$5,257.4 $4,948.5 6%

GAAP Operating Income

$692.4 $158.6 337%
GAAP Operating Margin 13.2% 3.2% 1,000 bps
GAAP EPS (diluted) $0.60 $0.12 400%

Non-GAAP Operating Income

$718.6 $386.2 86%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 13.7% 7.8% 590 bps

Non-GAAP EPS (diluted)

$0.62

$0.32

94%

Comparable Store Sales Growth

6%

-8%

Company Updates

  • On March 24, Starbucks announced its first-ever cash dividend and a share repurchase authorization of 15 million additional shares, bringing the total authorized amount to approximately 21 million shares.
  • In February, Seattle's Best Coffee announced that its premium coffee would be sold in approximately 7,250 Burger King restaurants throughout the U.S.
  • In March, the company launched Starbucks VIA(R) in its company-operated stores in the UK. Earlier this month, Starbucks VIA(R) also became available in Starbucks Japan stores.

Fiscal 2010 Targets

Starbucks has updated its fiscal 2010 financial and operational targets as follows:

  • The company is now targeting mid-single-digit revenue growth over the comparable 52-week period, and high-single-digit revenue growth with the inclusion of a 53rd week, driven by mid-single-digit comparable store sales growth.
  • Starbucks continues to target approximately 100 net new stores in the U.S. and approximately 200 net new stores in International markets. Both the U.S. and International net new additions are expected to be primarily licensed stores.
  • Driven by the strong performance in the first half of the fiscal year, the company's outlook on operating margins has improved. Starbucks is now targeting full-year non-GAAP operating margin (excluding restructuring charges) of 15% to 17% for the U.S. segment, and 8% to 10% for the International segment. The company continues to expect CPG segment margin of approximately 35% for fiscal 2010. The cumulative result of these expected margins is that consolidated non-GAAP operating margin will be in the range of 12% to 13%.
  • The company now expects non-GAAP EPS in the range of $1.19 to $1.22, excluding approximately $0.03 of expected restructuring charges and including approximately $0.04 from the extra week in the fiscal fourth quarter, as fiscal 2010 is a 53-week year for Starbucks.
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $500 million for the full year.
  • Starbucks now expects cash flow from operations to be at least $1.5 billion, and free cash flow of more than $1 billion.

Conference Call

Starbucks will be holding a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which will be hosted by Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo; Troy Alstead, executive vice president and cfo; and John Culver, president, Starbucks Coffee International. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at the company's web site address of http://investor.starbucks.com. A replay of the call will be available via telephone through 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, April 23, 2010, by calling 1-800-642-1687, reservation number 49537795. A replay of the call will also be available via the Investor Relations page on Starbucks.com through approximately 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, May 21, 2010, at the following URL: http://investor.starbucks.com.

The company's consolidated statements of earnings, operating segment results, and other additional information have been provided on the following pages in accordance with current year classifications. This information should be reviewed in conjunction with this press release. Please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2009 for additional information.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. 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 http://www.starbucks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements relating to certain company initiatives and plans, as well as trends in or expectations regarding, earnings per share, revenues, operating margins, comparable store sales, store openings and closings, restructuring charges, cash flow from operations, capital expenditures and free cash flow. 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, coffee, dairy and other raw material prices and availability, successful execution of the company's initiatives, fluctuations in U.S. and international economies and currencies, the impact of competition, the effect of legal proceedings, 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 27, 2009. The company assumes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(unaudited, in millions, except per share data)
13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009
As a % of total net revenues
Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 2,128.9 $ 1,961.8 8.5 % 84.0 % 84.1

%

Specialty:
Licensing 310.4 282.8 9.8 12.2 12.1
Foodservice and other 95.4 88.7 7.6 3.8 3.8
Total specialty 405.8 371.5 9.2 16.0 15.9
Total net revenues 2,534.7 2,333.3 8.6 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 1,064.1 1,043.5 2.0 42.0 44.7
Store operating expenses 828.0 819.6 1.0 32.7 35.1
Other operating expenses 61.8 64.0 (3.4 ) 2.4 2.7
Depreciation and amortization expenses 128.5 134.1 (4.2 ) 5.1 5.7
General and administrative expenses 139.0 104.3 33.3 5.5 4.5
Restructuring charges 7.9 152.1 (94.8 ) 0.3 6.5
Total operating expenses 2,229.3 2,317.6 (3.8 ) 88.0 99.3
Income from equity investees 34.4 25.2 36.5 1.4 1.1
Operating income 339.8 40.9 730.8 13.4 1.8
Interest income and other, net 4.7 3.0 56.7 0.2 0.1
Interest expense (8.0 ) (8.9 ) (10.1 ) (0.3 ) (0.4 )
Earnings before income taxes 336.5 35.0 861.4 13.3 1.5
Income taxes 118.7 9.9 nm 4.7 0.4
Net earnings including noncontrolling interest 217.8 25.1 767.7 8.6 1.1
Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest 0.5 0.1 400.0 - -
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks $ 217.3 $ 25.0 769.2 % 8.6 % 1.1 %
Net earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.28 $ 0.03 833.3 %
Weighted avg. shares outstanding - diluted 766.9 739.9
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.10 $ -
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 38.9 % 41.8 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 15.2 % 17.2 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interest 35.3 % 28.3 %
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(unaudited, in millions, except per share data)
26 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009
As a % of total net revenues
Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 4,421.8 $ 4,138.0 6.9 % 84.1 % 83.6 %
Specialty:
Licensing 636.5 617.1 3.1 12.1 12.5
Foodservice and other 199.1 193.4 2.9 3.8 3.9
Total specialty 835.6 810.5 3.1 15.9 16.4
Total net revenues 5,257.4 4,948.5 6.2 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 2,209.8 2,240.3 (1.4 ) 42.0 45.3
Store operating expenses 1,724.1 1,756.2 (1.8 ) 32.8 35.5
Other operating expenses 133.7 136.6 (2.1 ) 2.5 2.8
Depreciation and amortization expenses 259.1 268.4 (3.5 ) 4.9 5.4
General and administrative expenses 275.9 209.5 31.7 5.2 4.2
Restructuring charges 26.2 227.6 (88.5 ) 0.5 4.6
Total operating expenses 4,628.8 4,838.6 (4.3 ) 88.0 97.8
Income from equity investees 63.8 48.7 31.0 1.2 1.0
Operating income 692.4 158.6 336.6 13.2 3.2
Interest income and other, net 29.8 (3.0 ) nm 0.6 (0.1 )
Interest expense (16.2 ) (21.9 ) (26.0 ) (0.3 ) (0.4 )
Earnings before income taxes 706.0 133.7 428.0 13.4 2.7
Income taxes 244.7 43.9 457.4 4.7 0.9
Net earnings including noncontrolling interest 461.3 89.8 413.7 8.8 1.8
Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest 2.5 0.5 400.0 - -
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks $ 458.8 $ 89.3 413.8 % 8.7 % 1.8 %
Net earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.60 $ 0.12 400.0 %
Weighted avg. shares outstanding - diluted 764.9 739.5
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.10 $ -
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 39.0 % 42.4 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 16.0 % 16.9 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interest 34.7 % 32.8 %

Segment Results

The tables below present reportable segment results net of intersegment eliminations (in millions):

United States Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009

13 Weeks Ended

As a % of US total net revenues
Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 1,680.0 $ 1,602.2 4.9 % 92.3 % 92.8 %
Specialty:
Licensing 138.0 123.9 11.4 7.6 7.2
Other 2.1 0.8 162.5 0.1 0.0
Total specialty 140.1 124.7 12.3 7.7 7.2
Total net revenues 1,820.1 1,726.9 5.4 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 707.9 727.2 (2.7 ) 38.9 42.1
Store operating expenses 658.6 684.0 (3.7 ) 36.2 39.6
Other operating expenses 16.4 19.6 (16.3 ) 0.9 1.1
Depreciation and amortization expenses 88.6 95.7 (7.4 ) 4.9 5.5
General and administrative expenses 25.5 20.7 23.2 1.4 1.2
Restructuring charges 1.2 106.8 (98.9 ) 0.1 6.2
Total operating expenses 1,498.2 1,654.0 (9.4 ) 82.3 95.8
Income from equity investees - - - - -
Operating income $ 321.9 $ 72.9 341.6 % 17.7 % 4.2 %
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 39.2 % 42.7 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 11.7 % 15.7 %

26 Weeks Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 3,468.3 $ 3,364.0 3.1 % 92.4 % 92.4 %
Specialty:
Licensing 283.0 274.8 3.0 7.5 7.5
Other 3.7 1.7 117.6 0.1 0.0
Total specialty 286.7 276.5 3.7 7.6 7.6
Total net revenues 3,755.0 3,640.5 3.1 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 1,463.9 1,566.2 (6.5 ) 39.0 43.0
Store operating expenses 1,365.9 1,450.4 (5.8 ) 36.4 39.8
Other operating expenses 33.2 43.1 (23.0 ) 0.9 1.2
Depreciation and amortization expenses 178.3 191.6 (6.9 ) 4.7 5.3
General and administrative expenses 48.2 44.8 7.6 1.3 1.2
Restructuring charges 9.1 161.2 (94.4 ) 0.2 4.4
Total operating expenses 3,098.6 3,457.3 (10.4 ) 82.5 95.0
Income from equity investees - 0.5 (100.0 ) - -
Operating income $ 656.4 $ 183.7 257.3 % 17.5 % 5.0 %
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 39.4 % 43.1 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 11.6 % 15.6 %
International Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009

13 Weeks Ended

As a % of International

total net revenues

Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 448.9 $ 359.6 24.8 % 84.0 % 82.9 %
Specialty:
Licensing 72.8 64.1 13.6 13.6 14.8
Foodservice and other 12.5 10.0 25.0 2.3 2.3
Total specialty 85.3 74.1 15.1 16.0 17.1
Total net revenues 534.2 433.7 23.2 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 258.3 220.7 17.0 48.4 50.9
Store operating expenses 169.4 135.6 24.9 31.7 31.3
Other operating expenses 20.9 19.2 8.9 3.9 4.4
Depreciation and amortization expenses 27.4 23.9 14.6 5.1 5.5
General and administrative expenses 31.5 24.5 28.6 5.9 5.6
Restructuring charges 6.7 14.9 (55.0 ) 1.3 3.4
Total operating expenses 514.2 438.8 17.2 96.3 101.2
Income from equity investees 20.9 11.1 88.3 3.9 2.6
Operating income $ 40.9 $ 6.0 581.7 % 7.7 % 1.4 %
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 37.7 % 37.7 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 24.5 % 25.9 %

26 Weeks Ended

Net revenues:
Company-operated retail $ 953.5 $ 774.0 23.2 % 84.7 % 83.3 %
Specialty:
Licensing 144.4 133.2 8.4 12.8 14.3
Foodservice and other 27.3 22.2 23.0 2.4 2.4
Total specialty 171.7 155.4 10.5 15.3 16.7
Total net revenues 1,125.2 929.4 21.1 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales including occupancy costs 539.4 472.1 14.3 47.9 50.8
Store operating expenses 358.2 305.8 17.1 31.8 32.9
Other operating expenses 46.4 36.5 27.1 4.1 3.9
Depreciation and amortization expenses 55.6 49.3 12.8 4.9 5.3
General and administrative expenses 62.0 52.9 17.2 5.5 5.7
Restructuring charges 17.1 16.9 1.2 1.5 1.8
Total operating expenses 1,078.7 933.5 15.6 95.9 100.4
Income from equity investees 37.9 23.0 64.8 3.4 2.5
Operating income $ 84.4 $ 18.9 346.6 % 7.5 % 2.0 %
Supplemental Ratios:
Store operating expenses as a percentage of Company-operated retail revenues 37.6 % 39.5 %
Other operating expenses as a percentage of specialty revenues 27.0 % 23.5 %
Global CPG Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009

13 Weeks Ended

As a % of CPG

total net revenues

Licensing revenues $ 99.6 $ 94.8 5.1 % 55.2 % 54.9 %
Foodservice revenues 80.8 77.9 3.7 44.8 45.1
Total specialty revenues 180.4 172.7 4.5 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales 97.9 95.6 2.4 54.3 55.4
Other operating expenses 24.5 25.2 (2.8 ) 13.6 14.6
Depreciation and amortization expenses 1.2 1.5 (20.0 ) 0.7 0.9
General and administrative expenses 2.5 1.3 92.3 1.4 0.8
Restructuring charges - 0.2 (100.0 ) - 0.1
Total operating expenses 126.1 123.8 1.9 69.9 71.7
Income from equity investees 13.5 14.1 (4.3 ) 7.5 8.2
Operating income $ 67.8 $ 63.0 7.6 % 37.6 % 36.5 %

26 Weeks Ended

Licensing revenues $ 209.1 $ 209.1 - % 55.4 % 55.2 %
Foodservice revenues 168.1 169.5 (0.8 ) 44.6 44.8
Total specialty revenues 377.2 378.6 (0.4 ) 100.0 100.0
Cost of sales 206.5 202.0 2.2 54.7 53.4
Other operating expenses 54.1 57.0 (5.1 ) 14.3 15.1
Depreciation and amortization expenses 2.4 3.0 (20.0 ) 0.6 0.8
General and administrative expenses 5.1 3.9 30.8 1.4 1.0
Restructuring charges - 0.2 (100.0 ) - 0.1
Total operating expenses 268.1 266.1 0.8 71.1 70.3
Income from equity investees 25.9 25.2 2.8 6.9 6.7
Operating income $ 135.0 $ 137.7 (2.0 ) % 35.8 % 36.4 %
Unallocated Corporate Mar 28, Mar 29, % Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009
As a % of total net revenues

13 Weeks Ended

Depreciation and amortization expenses $ 11.3 $ 13.0 (13.1 ) % 0.4 % 0.6 %
General and administrative expenses 79.5 57.8 37.5 3.1 2.5
Restructuring charges - 30.2 (100.0 ) - 1.3
Operating loss $ (90.8 ) $ (101.0 ) (10.1 ) % (3.6 ) % (4.3 ) %

26 Weeks Ended

Depreciation and amortization expenses $ 22.8 $ 24.5 (6.9 ) % 0.4 % 0.5 %
General and administrative expenses 160.6 107.9 48.8 3.1 2.2
Restructuring charges - 49.3 (100.0 ) - 1.0
Operating loss $ (183.4 ) $ (181.7 ) 0.9 % (3.5 ) % (3.7 ) %

Fiscal Second Quarter 2010 Store Data

The company's store data for the periods presented are as follows:

Net stores opened/(closed) during the period
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended Stores open as of
Mar 28, Mar 29, Mar 28, Mar 29, Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009
United States:
Company-operated Stores (33) (103) (28) (203) 6,736 7,035
Licensed Stores (27) 12 21 82 4,385 4,411
(60) (91) (7) (121) 11,121 11,446
International:
Company-operated Stores (1) (5) 21 (42) 92 2,076 2,117
Licensed Stores (1) 23 57 78 211 3,467 3,299
18 78 36 303 5,543 5,416
Total (42) (13) 29 182 16,664 16,862

(1)International store data has been adjusted for the acquisition of retail store locations in France from licensees Sigla S.A. (Grupo Vips) of Spain, by reclassifying historical information from Licensed Stores to Company-operated Stores.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

In addition to the GAAP results provided in this release, the company provides non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP earnings per share (non-GAAP EPS), as well as free cash flow. These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, and non-GAAP earnings per share (non-GAAP EPS) are operating income, operating margin, net earnings, and diluted net earnings per share, respectively. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to free cash flow is cash flow from operations (or net cash provided by operating activities).

The non-GAAP financial measures provided in this release, other than free cash flow, exclude restructuring charges, primarily related to company-operated store closures and, with respect to non-GAAP financial measures for fiscal 2009, the impacts of workforce reductions. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures (or net additions to property, plant and equipment). The company's management believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures better enables investors to understand and evaluate the company's historical and prospective operating performance. More specifically, for historical non-GAAP financial measures other than free cash flow, management excludes each of those items mentioned above because it believes that these costs do not reflect expected future operating expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company's future operating performance or comparisons to the company's past operating performance.

These non-GAAP financial measures may have limitations as analytical tools, and 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, except per share data)
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
Mar 28, Mar 29, Mar 28, Mar 29,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Consolidated
Operating income, as reported (GAAP) $ 339.8 $ 40.9 $ 692.4 $ 158.6
Restructuring charges 7.9 152.1 26.2 227.6
Non-GAAP operating income $ 347.7 $ 193.0 $ 718.6 $ 386.2
Operating margin, as reported (GAAP) 13.4 % 1.8 % 13.2 % 3.2 %
Restructuring charges 0.3 6.5 0.5 4.6
Non-GAAP operating margin 13.7 % 8.3 % 13.7 % 7.8 %
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks, as reported (GAAP) $ 217.3 $ 25.0 $ 458.8 $ 89.3
Restructuring charges, net of tax 5.8 96.1 18.6 144.9
Non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Starbucks $ 223.1 $ 121.1 $ 477.4 $ 234.2
Diluted EPS, as reported (GAAP) $ 0.28 $ 0.03 $ 0.60 $ 0.12
Restructuring charges, net of tax 0.01 0.13 0.02 0.20
Non-GAAP diluted EPS $ 0.29 $ 0.16 $ 0.62 $ 0.32

Projected FY2010 Earnings Per Share

EPS (GAAP)

$

1.16 - 1.19

Restructuring charges

0.03

Non-GAAP EPS

$

1.19 - 1.22

United States
Operating income, as reported (GAAP) $ 321.9 $ 72.9 $ 656.4 $ 183.7
Restructuring charges 1.2 106.8 9.1 161.2
Non-GAAP operating income $ 323.1 $ 179.7 $ 665.5 $ 344.9
Operating margin, as reported (GAAP) 17.7 % 4.2 % 17.5 % 5.0 %
Restructuring charges 0.1 6.2 0.2 4.4
Non-GAAP operating margin 17.8 % 10.4 % 17.7 % 9.5 %
International
Operating income, as reported (GAAP) $ 40.9 $ 6.0 $ 84.4 $ 18.9
Restructuring charges 6.7 14.9 17.1 16.9
Non-GAAP operating income $ 47.6 $ 20.9 $ 101.5 $ 35.8
Operating margin, as reported (GAAP) 7.7 % 1.4 % 7.5 % 2.0 %
Restructuring charges 1.3 3.4 1.5 1.8
Non-GAAP operating margin 8.9 % 4.8 % 9.0 % 3.9 %

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