10-Q 1 sbux-12292013x10q.htm 10-Q SBUX - 12.29.2013 - 10Q
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
 
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended December 29, 2013
OR
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Starbucks Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Washington
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Incorporation or Organization)
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755.9 million



STARBUCKS CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
For the Quarterly Period Ended December 29, 2013
Table of Contents
 

 



PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Financial Statements
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
Net revenues:
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
3,343.8

 
$
2,989.6

Licensed stores
401.8

 
350.2

CPG, foodservice and other
494.0

 
453.4

Total net revenues
4,239.6

 
3,793.2

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
1,795.1

 
1,620.7

Store operating expenses
1,175.1

 
1,089.5

Other operating expenses
114.9

 
126.1

Depreciation and amortization expenses
169.7

 
148.9

General and administrative expenses
242.6

 
231.9

Litigation charge/(credit)
(20.2
)
 

Total operating expenses
3,477.2

 
3,217.1

Income from equity investees
51.1

 
54.5

Operating income
813.5

 
630.6

Interest income and other, net
19.8

 
(2.9
)
Interest expense
(14.5
)
 
(6.6
)
Earnings before income taxes
818.8

 
621.1

Income taxes
278.1

 
188.7

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
540.7

 
432.4

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 
0.2

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
540.7

 
$
432.2

Earnings per share - basic
$
0.72

 
$
0.58

Earnings per share - diluted
$
0.71

 
$
0.57

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
754.9

 
746.1

Diluted
766.2

 
761.3

Cash dividends declared per share
$
0.26

 
$
0.21

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

3


STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in millions, unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
540.7

 
$
432.4

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities
(2.0
)
 

Tax (expense)/benefit
0.8

 

Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on cash flow hedging instruments
11.8

 
(16.9
)
Tax (expense)/benefit
(3.9
)
 
0.4

Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on net investment hedging instruments
9.8

 
14.7

Tax (expense)/benefit
(3.6
)
 
(5.4
)
Reclassification adjustment for net (gains)/losses realized in net earnings for cash flow hedges
7.6

 
5.8

Tax expense/(benefit)
(0.1
)
 
(0.6
)
Net unrealized holding gains/(losses)
20.4

 
(2.0
)
Translation adjustment
(30.4
)
 
(14.0
)
Tax (expense)/benefit
11.7

 
5.2

Other comprehensive income/(loss)
1.7

 
(10.8
)
Comprehensive income including noncontrolling interests
542.4

 
421.6

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 
0.2

Comprehensive income attributable to Starbucks
$
542.4

 
$
421.4



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


4


STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)

 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Sep 29,
2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,545.8

 
$
2,575.7

Short-term investments
157.0

 
658.1

Accounts receivable, net
589.8

 
561.4

Inventories
943.3

 
1,111.2

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
271.1

 
287.7

Deferred income taxes, net
252.4

 
277.3

Total current assets
3,759.4

 
5,471.4

Long-term investments
480.0

 
58.3

Equity and cost investments
489.3

 
496.5

Property, plant and equipment, net
3,233.0

 
3,200.5

Deferred income taxes, net
949.0

 
967.0

Other assets
205.8

 
185.3

Other intangible assets
276.1

 
274.8

Goodwill
862.6

 
862.9

TOTAL ASSETS
$
10,255.2

 
$
11,516.7

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
444.2

 
$
491.7

Accrued litigation charge

 
2,784.1

Accrued liabilities
1,309.2

 
1,269.3

Insurance reserves
186.2

 
178.5

Deferred revenue
1,013.4

 
653.7

Total current liabilities
2,953.0

 
5,377.3

Long-term debt
2,047.9

 
1,299.4

Other long-term liabilities
364.8

 
357.7

Total liabilities
5,365.7

 
7,034.4

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Common stock ($0.001 par value) — authorized, 1,200.0 shares; issued and outstanding, 756.5 shares and 753.2 shares, respectively
0.8

 
0.8

Additional paid-in capital
343.7

 
282.1

Retained earnings
4,474.2

 
4,130.3

Accumulated other comprehensive income
68.7

 
67.0

Total shareholders’ equity
4,887.4

 
4,480.2

Noncontrolling interest
2.1

 
2.1

Total equity
4,889.5

 
4,482.3

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
10,255.2

 
$
11,516.7

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5


STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions, unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
540.7

 
$
432.4

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided/(used) by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
180.1

 
156.8

Deferred income taxes, net
35.7

 
16.7

Income earned from equity method investees, net of distributions
(2.4
)
 
(12.6
)
Stock-based compensation
47.8

 
37.4

Other
0.7

 
5.6

Cash provided/(used) by changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(26.1
)
 
21.4

Inventories
167.9

 
150.1

Accounts payable
(41.8
)
 
(9.6
)
Accrued litigation charge
(2,763.9
)
 

Accrued liabilities and insurance reserves
60.9

 
(30.7
)
Deferred revenue
359.7

 
275.3

Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets
38.8

 
24.5

Net cash provided/(used) by operating activities
(1,401.9
)
 
1,067.3

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Purchase of investments
(577.2
)
 
(11.6
)
Sales, maturities and calls of investments
659.4

 
287.9

Additions to property, plant and equipment
(256.1
)
 
(244.5
)
Other
(19.4
)
 
(3.1
)
Net cash provided/(used) by investing activities
(193.3
)
 
28.7

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
748.5

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock
61.6

 
98.3

Excess tax benefit on share-based awards
72.6

 
167.5

Cash dividends paid
(195.9
)
 
(156.1
)
Repurchase of common stock
(38.5
)
 
(424.8
)
Minimum tax withholdings on share-based awards
(74.4
)
 
(118.9
)
Other
(5.0
)
 

Net cash provided/(used) by financing activities
568.9

 
(434.0
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(3.6
)
 
1.5

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(1,029.9
)
 
663.5

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
 
 
 
Beginning of period
2,575.7

 
1,188.6

End of period
$
1,545.8

 
$
1,852.1

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest, net of capitalized interest
$
0.2

 
$

Income taxes
$
37.4

 
$
26.3

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6


STARBUCKS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
Note 1:
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Financial Statement Preparation
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of December 29, 2013, and for the quarters ended December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, have been prepared by Starbucks Corporation under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, the financial information for the quarters ended December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012 reflects all adjustments and accruals, which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods. In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“10-Q”) Starbucks Corporation is referred to as “Starbucks,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our.”
The financial information as of September 29, 2013 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2013 (“fiscal 2013”) included in Item 8 in the Fiscal 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “10-K”). The information included in this 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis of the financial statements in the 10-K.
The results of operations for the quarter ended December 29, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire fiscal year ending September 28, 2014 ("fiscal 2014").
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In July 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued guidance on the financial statement presentation of an unrecognized tax benefit when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists. This guidance requires the unrecognized tax benefit to be presented in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset. When a deferred tax asset is not available, or the asset is not intended to be used for this purpose, the unrecognized tax benefit should be presented in the financial statements as a liability and not netted with a deferred tax asset. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2015. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements.
In March 2013, the FASB issued guidance on a parent's accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment upon derecognition of certain subsidiaries or groups of assets within a foreign entity or of an investment in a foreign entity. This guidance requires a parent to release any related cumulative translation adjustment into net income only if the sale or transfer results in the complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity in which the subsidiary or group of assets had resided. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2015. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements.
In February 2013, the FASB issued guidance that adds additional disclosure requirements for items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income. This guidance requires the disclosure of significant amounts reclassified from each component of accumulated other comprehensive income and the income statement line items affected by the reclassification. The guidance became effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2014 and the additional disclosures are provided in Note 7 of this 10-Q.
In January 2013, the FASB issued guidance clarifying the scope of disclosure requirements for offsetting assets and liabilities. The amended guidance limits the scope of balance sheet offsetting disclosures to derivatives, repurchase agreements, and securities lending transactions to the extent that they are offset in the financial statements or subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. The guidance became effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2014 and did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

7


Correction of an Immaterial Error
Effective at the beginning of fiscal 2014, we reclassified certain fees related to our US and Seattle's Best Coffee foodservice operations in our Channel Development segment and All Other Segments, respectively, from other operating expenses to foodservice revenues included in CPG, foodservice and other net revenues in our consolidated statements of earnings. This reclassification results from a correction of an error in our prior period financial statements which we have determined to be immaterial. In order to align prior period classifications with the current period presentation, the historical consolidated financial statements have been corrected, resulting in reclassifications of $25.4 million and $22.7 million for fiscal years 2013 and 2012, respectively. The reclassification for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $6.4 million. The consolidated statements of earnings as corrected are presented below (in millions):
 
Fiscal 2013
 
Fiscal 2012
 
Q1
 
Q2
 
Q3
 
Q4
 
Full Year
 
Full Year
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
2,989.6

 
$
2,807.7

 
$
2,986.3

 
$
3,009.6

 
$
11,793.2

 
$
10,534.5

Licensed stores
350.2

 
322.1

 
342.0

 
346.3

 
1,360.5

 
1,210.3

CPG, foodservice and other
453.4

 
419.8

 
407.0

 
432.9

 
1,713.1

 
1,532.0

Total net revenues
3,793.2

 
3,549.6

 
3,735.3

 
3,788.8

 
14,866.8

 
13,276.8

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
1,620.7

 
1,530.4

 
1,597.6

 
1,633.7

 
6,382.3

 
5,813.3

Store operating expenses
1,089.5

 
1,038.4

 
1,084.1

 
1,073.9

 
4,286.1

 
3,918.1

Other operating expenses
126.1

 
105.8

 
98.9

 
101.1

 
431.8

 
407.2

Depreciation and amortization expenses
148.9

 
153.1

 
153.3

 
166.1

 
621.4

 
550.3

General and administrative expenses
231.9

 
230.3

 
249.6

 
226.1

 
937.9

 
801.2

Litigation charge

 

 

 
2,784.1

 
2,784.1

 

Total operating expenses
3,217.1

 
3,058.0

 
3,183.5

 
5,985.0

 
15,443.6

 
11,490.1

Income from equity investees
54.5

 
52.5

 
63.4

 
81.0

 
251.4

 
210.7

Operating income/(loss)
630.6

 
544.1

 
615.2

 
(2,115.2
)
 
(325.4
)
 
1,997.4

Interest income and other, net
(2.9
)
 
50.8

 
3.5

 
72.1

 
123.6

 
94.4

Interest expense
(6.6
)
 
(6.1
)
 
(6.3
)
 
(9.1
)
 
(28.1
)
 
(32.7
)
Earnings/(loss) before income taxes
621.1

 
588.8

 
612.4

 
(2,052.2
)
 
(229.9
)
 
2,059.1

Income taxes
188.7

 
198.1

 
194.6

 
(820.1
)
 
(238.7
)
 
674.4

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
432.4

 
390.7

 
417.8

 
(1,232.1
)
 
8.8

 
1,384.7

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests
0.2

 
0.3

 

 
(0.1
)
 
0.5

 
0.9

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
432.2

 
$
390.4

 
$
417.8

 
$
(1,232.0
)
 
$
8.3

 
$
1,383.8


There was no impact on operating income or net earnings as a result of the error correction, nor any impact on our consolidated statements of comprehensive income, consolidated balance sheets or consolidated statements of cash flows. Additional disclosure regarding this change as it relates to our segment results is included at Note 11, Segment Reporting.

8


Note 2: Derivative Financial Instruments
Interest Rates
Depending on market conditions, we enter into interest rate swap agreements to hedge the variability in cash flows due to changes in the benchmark interest rate related to anticipated debt issuances. When these agreements are cash settled at the time of the pricing of the related debt, the resulting net gains or losses are included in accumulated other comprehensive income and subsequently amortized using the constant effective yield method as an adjustment to interest expense over the life of the related debt, as the underlying interest expense is recognized in the consolidated statements of earnings.
Net derivative gains from these cash flow hedges of $38.8 million and $41.4 million, net of taxes, were included in accumulated other comprehensive income as of December 29, 2013 and September 29, 2013, respectively. Of the net derivative gains accumulated as of December 29, 2013, $3.2 million is expected to be reclassified into earnings within 12 months.
Foreign Currency
We enter into forward and swap contracts to hedge portions of cash flows of anticipated revenue streams and inventory purchases in currencies other than the entity's functional currency. Net derivative gains from these cash flow hedges of $6.8 million and net derivative losses of $0.3 million, net of taxes, were included in accumulated other comprehensive income as of December 29, 2013 and September 29, 2013, respectively. Of the net derivative gains accumulated as of December 29, 2013, $4.7 million is expected to be reclassified into earnings within 12 months and will also continue to experience fair value changes before affecting earnings. Outstanding contracts will expire within 33 months.
We also enter into net investment derivative instruments to hedge certain of our equity method investments, to minimize foreign currency exposure. Net derivative losses from net investment hedges of $6.7 million and $12.9 million, net of taxes, were included in accumulated other comprehensive income as of December 29, 2013 and September 29, 2013, respectively. Outstanding contracts will expire within 26 months.
In addition to the hedging instruments above, to mitigate the translation risk of certain balance sheet items, we enter into foreign currency swap contracts that are not designated as hedging instruments. These contracts are recorded at fair value, with the changes in fair value recognized in net interest income and other on the consolidated statements of earnings. Gains and losses from these instruments are largely offset by the financial impact of translating foreign currency denominated payables and receivables, which is also recognized in net interest income and other.
Coffee
Depending on market conditions, we enter into futures contracts to hedge a portion of anticipated cash flows under our price-to-be-fixed green coffee contracts, which are described further in Note 4. Net derivative losses of $3.4 million and $12.2 million, net of taxes, were included in accumulated other comprehensive income as of December 29, 2013 and September 29, 2013, respectively, related to coffee hedges. Of the net derivative losses accumulated as of December 29, 2013, $2.7 million is expected to be reclassified into earnings within 12 months and will also continue to experience fair value changes before affecting earnings. Outstanding contracts will expire within 16 months.
Dairy
To mitigate the price uncertainty of a portion of our future purchases of dairy products, we enter into futures contracts that are not designated as hedging instruments. These contracts are recorded at fair value, with the changes in fair value recognized in net interest income and other. Gains and losses from these instruments are largely offset by price fluctuations on our dairy purchases, which are included in cost of sales.
Diesel Fuel
To mitigate the price uncertainty of a portion of our future purchases of diesel fuel, we enter into swap contracts that are not designated as hedging instruments. These contracts are recorded at fair value, with the changes in fair value recognized in net interest income and other. Gains and losses from these instruments are largely offset by the financial impact of diesel fuel fluctuations on our shipping costs, which are included in operating expenses.


9


The following table presents the pretax effect of derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments on earnings and other comprehensive income ("OCI") for the quarters ended (in millions):
 
Interest Rates
 
Foreign Currency
 
Coffee
Quarter Ended
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash Flow Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain/(Loss) recognized in earnings
$
1.2

 
$

 
$
1.2

 
$
(0.6
)
 
$
(10.0
)
 
$
(5.2
)
Gain/(Loss) recognized in OCI
$
0.5

 
$

 
$
11.6

 
$
4.6

 
$
(0.3
)
 
$
(21.5
)
Net Investment Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain/(Loss) recognized in earnings
 
 
 
 
$

 
$

 
 
 
 
Gain/(Loss) recognized in OCI
 
 
 
 
$
9.8

 
$
14.7

 
 
 
 
 
Interest Rates
 
Foreign Currency
 
Coffee
The amounts shown in the above table as recognized in earnings for interest rates, foreign currency and coffee hedges represent the realized gains/(losses) reclassified from OCI to net earnings during the year. The amounts shown as recognized in OCI are prior to these reclassifications.

The following table presents the pretax effect of derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments on earnings for the quarters ended (in millions):
 
 
Foreign Currency
 
Coffee
 
Dairy
 
Diesel Fuel
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Gain/(Loss) recognized in earnings for the quarter ended
$
(0.9
)
 
$
(1.1
)
 
$

 
$
(2.7
)
 
$
4.5

 
$
(1.5
)
 
$

 
$

Notional amounts of outstanding derivative contracts (in millions):
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Sep 29, 2013
Foreign currency
$
494

 
$
452

Coffee
1

 

Dairy
43

 
38

Diesel fuel
$
14

 
$
17



10


Note 3:
Fair Value Measurements
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis (in millions):

 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Balance at
December 29, 2013
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for 
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant 
Other Observable 
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable  Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,545.8

 
$
1,545.8

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial paper
35.8

 

 
35.8

 

Corporate debt securities
14.2

 

 
14.2

 

Government treasury securities
11.1

 
11.1

 

 

Certificates of deposit
24.5

 

 
24.5

 

Total available-for-sale securities
85.6

 
11.1

 
74.5

 

Trading securities
71.4

 
71.4

 

 

Total short-term investments
157.0

 
82.5

 
74.5

 

Short-term derivatives
24.6

 

 
24.6

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
20.3

 

 
20.3

 

Corporate debt securities
199.6

 

 
199.6

 

Auction rate securities
13.4

 

 

 
13.4

Government treasury securities
179.1

 
179.1

 

 

Mortgage and asset-backed securities
67.6

 

 
67.6

 

Total long-term investments
480.0

 
179.1

 
287.5

 
13.4

Long-term derivatives
22.3

 

 
22.3

 

Total
$
2,229.7

 
$
1,807.4

 
$
408.9

 
$
13.4

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term derivatives
$
0.3

 
$

 
$
0.3

 
$



11


 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Balance at
September 29, 2013
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for 
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant 
Other Observable 
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable  Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,575.7

 
$
2,575.7

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
20.0

 

 
20.0

 

Commercial paper
127.0

 

 
127.0

 

Corporate debt securities
57.5

 

 
57.5

 

Government treasury securities
352.9

 
352.9

 

 

Certificates of deposit
34.1

 

 
34.1

 

Total available-for-sale securities
591.5

 
352.9

 
238.6

 

Trading securities
66.6

 
66.6

 

 

Total short-term investments
658.1

 
419.5

 
238.6

 

Short-term derivatives
12.5

 

 
12.5

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
8.1

 

 
8.1

 

Corporate debt securities
36.8

 

 
36.8

 

Auction rate securities
13.4

 

 

 
13.4

Total long-term investments
58.3

 

 
44.9

 
13.4

Long-term derivatives
11.4

 

 
11.4

 

Total
$
3,316.0

 
$
2,995.2

 
$
307.4

 
$
13.4

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term derivatives
$
3.5

 
$

 
$
3.5

 
$

Long-term derivatives
0.5

 

 
0.5

 

Total
$
4.0

 
$

 
$
4.0

 
$

The fair values of any financial instruments presented above exclude the impact of netting assets and liabilities when a legally enforceable master netting agreement exists.
Short-term and long-term derivative assets are included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and other assets, respectively. Short-term and long-term derivative liabilities are included in other accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities, respectively.
Gross unrealized holding gains and losses on investments were not material as of December 29, 2013 and September 29, 2013.
Changes in Level 3 Instruments Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
Financial instruments measured using Level 3 inputs are comprised entirely of our auction rate securities (“ARS”).
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a nonrecurring basis include items such as property, plant and equipment, goodwill and other intangible assets, equity and cost method investments, and other assets. These assets are measured at fair value if determined to be impaired. During the quarters ended December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, there were no material fair value adjustments.
The estimated fair value of our long-term debt based on the quoted market price (Level 2) is included at Note 6.


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Note 4:
Inventories
 
(in millions)
Dec 29, 2013
 
Sep 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Coffee:
 
 
 
 
 
Unroasted
$
407.6

 
$
493.0

 
$
619.0

Roasted
203.7

 
235.4

 
196.6

Other merchandise held for sale
198.8

 
243.3

 
161.3

Packaging and other supplies
133.2

 
139.5

 
116.3

Total
$
943.3

 
$
1,111.2

 
$
1,093.2

Other merchandise held for sale includes, among other items, serveware and tea. Inventory levels vary due to seasonality, commodity market supply and price fluctuations.
As of December 29, 2013, we had committed to purchasing green coffee totaling $519 million under fixed-price contracts and an estimated $264 million under price-to-be-fixed contracts. As of December 29, 2013, approximately $1 million of our price-to-be-fixed contracts were effectively fixed through the use of futures contracts. Price-to-be-fixed contracts are purchase commitments whereby the quality, quantity, delivery period, and other negotiated terms are agreed upon, but the date, and therefore the price, at which the base “C” coffee commodity price component will be fixed has not yet been established. For these types of contracts, either Starbucks or the seller has the option to “fix” the base “C” coffee commodity price prior to the delivery date. Until prices are fixed, we estimate the total cost of these purchase commitments. We believe, based on relationships established with our suppliers in the past, the risk of non-delivery on these purchase commitments is remote.

Note 5:
Supplemental Balance Sheet Information (in millions)
 
Property, Plant and Equipment, net
Dec 29, 2013
 
Sep 29, 2013
Land
$
46.9

 
$
47.0

Buildings
279.3

 
259.6

Leasehold improvements
4,522.3

 
4,431.6

Store equipment
1,371.4

 
1,353.9

Roasting equipment
411.1

 
397.9

Furniture, fixtures and other
957.1

 
949.7

Work in progress
349.5

 
342.4

Property, plant and equipment, gross
7,937.6

 
7,782.1

Less accumulated depreciation
(4,704.6
)
 
(4,581.6
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
$
3,233.0

 
$
3,200.5



Accrued Liabilities
Dec 29, 2013
 
Sep 29, 2013
Accrued compensation and related costs
$
360.1

 
$
420.2

Accrued occupancy costs
120.7

 
120.7

Accrued taxes
231.6

 
125.0

Accrued dividend payable
196.7

 
195.8

Other
400.1

 
407.6

Total accrued liabilities
$
1,309.2

 
$
1,269.3



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Note 6:
Debt

Long-term Debt
In December 2013, we issued $400 million of 3-year 0.875% Senior Notes ("the 2014 3-year notes") due December 2016, and $350 million of 5-year 2.000% Senior Notes ("the 2014 5-year notes") due December 2018, in an underwritten registered public offering. Interest on both of these notes is payable semi-annually on June 5 and December 5 of each year, commencing on June 5, 2014.
As discussed in Note 2, we enter into interest rate swap agreements to hedge the variability in cash flows due to changes in the benchmark interest rate related to anticipated debt issuances. The components of our long-term debt and the associated interest rates, including our effective interest rate, were as follows (in millions, except interest rate amounts):
 
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Sep 29, 2013
 
Stated Interest Rate
Effective Interest Rate
Issuance
Due Date
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
2014 3-year notes
December 2016
$
400.0

$
398.0

 
$

$

 
0.875
%
0.941
%
2007 notes
August 2017
550.0

642.0

 
550.0

644.0

 
6.250
%
6.292
%
2014 5-year notes
December 2018
350.0

350.0

 


 
2.000
%
2.012
%
2013 notes
October 2023
750.0

758.0

 
750.0

762.0

 
3.850
%
2.860
%
   Total
 
2,050.0

2,148.0

 
1,300.0

1,406.0

 
 
 
Aggregate unamortized discount
2.1

 
 
0.6

 
 
 
 
   Total
 
$
2,047.9

 
 
$
1,299.4

 
 
 
 

The indentures under which the above notes were issued also require us to maintain compliance with certain covenants, including limits on future liens and sale and leaseback transactions on certain material properties. As of December 29, 2013, we were in compliance with each of these covenants.
Note 7: Equity
Changes in total equity (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Beginning balance of total equity
$
4,482.3

 
$
5,114.5

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
540.7

 
432.4

Other comprehensive income / (loss)
1.7

 
(10.8
)
Stock-based compensation expense
48.4

 
37.9

Exercise of stock options/vesting of RSUs
54.6

 
144.6

Sale of common stock
5.3

 
5.0

Repurchase of common stock
(46.7
)
 
(392.7
)
Cash dividends declared
(196.8
)
 
(155.9
)
Ending balance of total equity
$
4,889.5

 
$
5,175.0


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Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") by component for the quarter ended December 29, 2013, net of tax (in millions):
 
Gains / (Losses) on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Gains / (Losses) on Net Investment Hedges
 
Unrealized Gains/(Losses) on Available-for-Sale Securities
 
Translation Adjustment
 
Total
Balance at September 29, 2013
$
26.8

 
$
(12.9
)
 
$
(0.5
)
 
$
53.6

 
$
67.0

OCI before reclassifications
7.9

 
6.2

 
(1.2
)
 
(18.7
)
 
(5.8
)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI
7.5

 

 

 

 
7.5

Net current period OCI
15.4

 
6.2

 
(1.2
)
 
(18.7
)
 
1.7

Balance at December 29, 2013
$
42.2

 
$
(6.7
)
 
$
(1.7
)
 
$
34.9

 
$
68.7


Impact of reclassifications from AOCI by component on the consolidated statements of earnings for the quarter ended December 29, 2013 (in millions):
AOCI
Components
 
Amounts Reclassified
from AOCI
 
Affected Line Item in
the Statements of Earnings
Gains/(losses) on cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
Interest rate hedges
 
$
1.2

 
Interest expense
Foreign currency hedges
 
1.0

 
Revenue
Foreign currency / coffee hedges
 
(9.8
)
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
 
 
(7.6
)
 
Total before tax
 
 
0.1

 
Tax (expense)/benefit
 
 
$
(7.5
)
 
Net of tax

In addition to 1.2 billion shares of authorized common stock with $0.001 par value per share, the Company has authorized 7.5 million shares of preferred stock, none of which was outstanding as of December 29, 2013.
Share repurchase activity (in millions, except for average price data):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Number of shares acquired
0.6

 
8.0

Average price per share of acquired shares
$
77.25

 
$
48.88

Total cost of acquired shares
$
46.7

 
$
392.7

As of December 29, 2013, 25.8 million shares remained available for repurchase under current authorizations.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Starbucks Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.26 per share to be paid on February 21, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 6, 2014.

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Note 8:
Employee Stock Plans
As of December 29, 2013, there were 56.0 million shares of common stock available for issuance pursuant to future equity-based compensation awards and 7.7 million shares available for issuance under our employee stock purchase plan.
Stock-based compensation expense recognized in the consolidated statements of earnings (in millions):
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Options
$
12.8

 
$
11.9

Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”)
35.0

 
25.5

Total stock-based compensation
$
47.8

 
$
37.4

Stock option and RSU transactions from September 29, 2013 through December 29, 2013 (in millions):
 
 
Stock Options
 
RSUs
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, September 29, 2013
22.0

 
5.8

Granted
2.8

 
2.3

Options exercised/RSUs vested
(2.2
)
 
(2.4
)
Forfeited/expired
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, December 29, 2013
22.5

 
5.6

Total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, as of December 29, 2013
$
59.5

 
$
184.2

Note 9:     Earnings Per Share
Calculation of net earnings per common share (“EPS”) — basic and diluted (in millions, except EPS):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
540.7

 
$
432.2

Weighted average common shares outstanding (for basic calculation)
754.9

 
746.1

Dilutive effect of outstanding common stock options and RSUs
11.3

 
15.2

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding (for diluted calculation)
766.2

 
761.3

EPS — basic
$
0.72

 
$
0.58

EPS — diluted
$
0.71

 
$
0.57

Potential dilutive shares consist of the incremental common shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options (both vested and non-vested) and unvested RSUs, calculated using the treasury stock method. The calculation of dilutive shares outstanding excludes out-of-the-money stock options (i.e., such options’ exercise prices were greater than the average market price of our common shares for the period) because their inclusion would have been antidilutive. Out-of-the-money stock options totaled approximately 1.5 million and 0.2 million as of December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, respectively.

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Note 10:
Commitments and Contingencies

Legal Proceedings
In the first quarter of fiscal 2011, Starbucks notified Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (now known as Kraft Foods Group, Inc.) (“Kraft”) that we were discontinuing our distribution arrangement with Kraft on March 1, 2011 due to material breaches by Kraft of its obligations under the Supply and License Agreement between the Company and Kraft, dated March 29, 2004 (the “Agreement”), which defined the main distribution arrangement between the parties. Through our arrangement with Kraft, Starbucks sold a selection of Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee branded packaged coffees in grocery and warehouse club stores throughout the US, and to grocery stores in Canada, the UK and other European countries. Kraft managed the distribution, marketing, advertising and promotion of these products.
Kraft denied it had materially breached the Agreement. On November 29, 2010, Starbucks received a notice of arbitration from Kraft putting the commercial dispute between the parties into binding arbitration pursuant to the terms of the Agreement. In addition to denying it materially breached the Agreement, Kraft further alleged that if Starbucks wished to terminate the Agreement it must compensate Kraft as provided in the Agreement in an amount equal to the fair value of the Agreement, with an additional premium of up to 35% under certain circumstances.
On December 6, 2010, Kraft commenced a federal court action against Starbucks, entitled Kraft Foods Global, Inc. v. Starbucks Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “District Court”) seeking injunctive relief to prevent Starbucks from terminating the distribution arrangement until the parties' dispute is resolved through the arbitration proceeding. On January 28, 2011, the District Court denied Kraft's request for injunctive relief. Kraft appealed the District Court's decision to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. On February 25, 2011, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's decision. As a result, Starbucks has been in full control of our packaged coffee business since March 1, 2011.
On April 2, 2012, Starbucks and Kraft exchanged expert reports regarding alleged damages on their affirmative claims. Starbucks claimed damages of up to $62.9 million from the loss of sales resulting from Kraft's failure to use commercially reasonable efforts to market Starbucks® coffee, plus attorney fees. Kraft's expert opined that the fair market value of the Agreement was $1.9 billion. After applying a 35% premium and 9% interest, Kraft claimed damages of up to $2.9 billion, plus attorney fees.  The arbitration hearing commenced on July 11, 2012 and was completed on August 3, 2012. Starbucks presented evidence of material breaches on Kraft's part and sought nominal damages from Kraft for those breaches. Kraft presented evidence denying it had breached the parties' Agreement and sought damages of $2.9 billion plus attorney fees.
We believe we had valid claims of material breach by Kraft under the Agreement that allowed us to terminate the Agreement and certain other relationships with Kraft without compensation to Kraft. Although Kraft disclosed to the press and in federal court filings a $750 million offer Starbucks made to Kraft in August 2010 to avoid litigation and ensure a smooth transition of the business, the figure was not a proper basis upon which to estimate a possible outcome of the arbitration but was based upon facts and circumstances at the time. Kraft rejected the offer immediately and did not provide a counter-offer, effectively ending the discussions between the parties with regard to any payment. Moreover, the offer was made prior to our investigation of Kraft's breaches and without consideration of Kraft's continuing failure to comply with material terms of the agreements. As a result, prior to receiving the arbitrator's ruling we could not reasonably estimate the possible loss. Accordingly, no loss contingency was recorded for this matter.
On November 12, 2013, the arbitrator ordered Starbucks to pay Kraft $2,227.5 million in damages plus prejudgment interest and attorneys' fees. We estimated prejudgment interest, which included an accrual through the estimated payment date, and attorneys' fees to be approximately $556.6 million. As a result, we recorded a litigation charge of $2,784.1 million in our fiscal 2013 operating results.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Starbucks paid all amounts due to Kraft under the arbitration, including prejudgment interest and attorneys' fees, and fully extinguished the litigation charge liability. Of the $2,784.1 million litigation charge accrued in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, $2,763.9 million was paid and the remainder was released as a litigation credit to reflect a reduction to our estimated prejudgment interest payable as a result of paying our obligation earlier than anticipated.
Starbucks is party to various other legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business, including certain employment litigation cases that have been certified as class or collective actions, but, except as noted above, is not currently a party to any legal proceeding that management believes could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Note 11: Segment Reporting
Segment information is prepared on the same basis that our ceo, who is our chief operating decision maker, manages the segments, evaluates financial results, and makes key operating decisions.

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The table below presents financial information for our reportable operating segments and All Other Segments for the quarters ended December 29, 2013 and December 30, 2012, including reclassifications resulting from the correction of the immaterial error discussed in Note 1. The reclassifications for Channel Development were $21.8 million and $19.2 million for fiscal years 2013 and 2012, respectively. The reclassifications for All Other Segments were $3.6 million and $3.5 million for fiscal years 2013 and 2012, respectively. The reclassifications for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $5.5 million and $0.9 million for Channel Development and All Other Segments, respectively.
Quarter Ended
(in millions)
Americas
 
EMEA
 
China /
Asia Pacific
 
Channel
Development
 
All Other Segments
 
Segment
Total
December 29, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total net revenues
$
3,073.0

 
$
339.5

 
$
266.9

 
$
401.0

 
$
159.2

 
$
4,239.6

Depreciation and amortization expenses
112.3

 
14.6

 
10.3

 
0.4

 
3.7

 
141.3

Income from equity investees

 
0.8

 
33.1

 
17.2

 

 
51.1

Operating income
732.1

 
33.5

 
81.1

 
118.8

 
13.6

 
979.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 30, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total net revenues
$
2,840.7

 
$
306.1

 
$
214.1

 
$
374.3

 
$
58.0

 
$
3,793.2

Depreciation and amortization expenses
105.4

 
14.2

 
7.4

 
0.3

 
1.0

 
128.3

Income from equity investees

 

 
34.1

 
20.4

 

 
54.5

Operating income/(loss)
590.3

 
22.3

 
72.1

 
96.8

 
(4.2
)
 
777.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following table reconciles total segment operating income in the tables above to consolidated earnings before income taxes (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dec 30, 2012
Total segment operating income
$
979.1

 
$
777.3

Unallocated corporate operating expenses
(165.6
)
 
(146.7
)
Consolidated operating income
813.5

 
630.6

Interest income and other, net
19.8

 
(2.9
)
Interest expense
(14.5
)
 
(6.6
)
Earnings before income taxes
$
818.8

 
$
621.1




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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Certain statements herein, including statements regarding trends in or expectations relating to the expected effects of our initiatives and plans, as well as trends in or expectations regarding earnings per share, revenues, operating income, operating margins, comparable store sales, sales leverage, sales growth, profitability, expenses, dividends, share repurchases, other financial results, capital expenditures, scaling and expansion of international operations, shifts in our store portfolio to more licensed stores in EMEA and to more company-operated stores in CAP, profitable growth models and opportunities, strategic acquisitions, commodity costs and our mitigation strategies, the transition from our distribution arrangement with Kraft to a direct distribution model, liquidity, cash flow from operations, use of cash, the potential issuance of debt and applicable interest rate, anticipated store openings, closings and renovations, the health and growth of our business overall and of specific businesses or markets, benefits of recent initiatives, increased traffic to our stores, operational efficiencies, product innovation and distribution, tax rates, and economic conditions in the US and international markets, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual future results and trends may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, coffee, dairy and other raw materials prices and availability, successful execution of our initiatives, successful execution of internal plans, fluctuations in US and international economies and currencies, the impact of competitors’ initiatives, the effect of legal proceedings, and other risks detailed in our filings with the SEC, including in Part I Item IA “Risk Factors” in the 10-K.
A forward-looking statement is neither a prediction nor a guarantee of future events or circumstances, and those future events or circumstances may not occur. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. We are under no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This information should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes included in Item 1 of Part I of this 10-Q and the audited consolidated financial statements and notes, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, contained in the 10-K.
General
Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday closest to September 30. All references to store counts, including data for new store openings, are reported net of store closures, unless otherwise noted.
Overview
Starbucks first quarter results reflect a strong start to fiscal 2014 across all segments. Total net revenues increased 12% to $4.2 billion, with every segment contributing. Global comparable store sales grew 5%, driven by a 4% increase in the number of transactions. Consolidated operating income increased 29% to $814 million and operating margin expanded 260 basis points to 19.2%. Earnings per share was $0.71, representing growth of 25% over the prior year quarter.
The Americas segment continued its solid performance in the first quarter, growing revenues by 8% to $3.1 billion, primarily driven by comparable store sales growth of 5%, comprised of a 4% increase in the number of transactions and a 1% increase in average ticket. Successful holiday beverages and expanded food offerings, including our new La Boulange bakery platform, contributed to the growth in comparable store sales. Operating margin expanded 300 basis points to 23.8%, primarily due to lapping costs incurred in the prior year quarter for our leadership conference, incremental litigation charges, and the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Lower coffee costs and sales leverage also contributed. Looking forward, we expect to continue to drive revenue growth and margin expansion through new stores and expanded product offerings, including the completion of the rollout of La Boulange bakery items in our retail stores.
In the EMEA segment, the cost management and store portfolio optimization work we have undertaken is translating into improved results. Revenues grew 11% to $340 million, driven by a combination of licensed store revenue growth and a 5% increase in comparable store sales for our company-operated stores. Our strategic portfolio shift to higher margin licensed stores drove the increase in operating margin of 260 basis points over the prior year to 9.9%. We expect continued disciplined licensed store expansion and focus on the customer experience in this region will result in improved operating performance as we progress on our plan towards mid-teens operating margin over time.

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The China/Asia Pacific segment continues to be our fastest growing and highest margin region. New store growth, along with an 8% increase in comparable store sales, drove a 25% increase in total net revenues to $267 million. Operating income grew 12% to $81 million, while operating margin declined 330 basis points to 30.4%. The margin contraction was driven by a lower contribution from our equity investees, specifically Japan. We expect this segment will become a more meaningful contributor to overall company profitability in the future, as we look forward to continued new store openings and establishing China as our largest market outside of the US.
Channel Development segment revenues grew 7% for the quarter to $401 million, primarily due to increased sales of premium single serve products, driven by sales of Starbucks- and Tazo-branded K-Cup® portion packs. This was partially offset by the packaged coffee price reductions taken in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating margin increased 370 basis points to 29.6% for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily driven by lower coffee costs. As we continue to expand customer occasions outside of our retail stores, including growing our presence in the premium single serve category, we expect this segment to become a more significant contributor to future growth.
Comparable Store Sales
Starbucks comparable store sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014:
 
 
Quarter Ended Dec 29, 2013
 
Sales
Growth
 
Change in
Transactions
 
Change in
Ticket
Consolidated
5%
 
4%
 
1%
Americas
5%
 
4%
 
1%
EMEA
5%
 
3%
 
1%
China / Asia Pacific
8%
 
7%
 
1%
Our comparable store sales represent the growth in revenue from Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
Fiscal 2014 — Financial Outlook for the Year
For fiscal year 2014, we expect revenue growth driven by mid-single digit comparable store sales growth, new store openings, and continued growth in the Channel Development business. Approximately one-half of new store openings will be in China / Asia Pacific, with the remaining half coming primarily from the Americas.
We expect full-year consolidated operating margin improvement of 150 to 200 basis points over fiscal 2013 when excluding the Kraft litigation charge and strong EPS growth.
Results of Operations (in millions)
Revenues
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
%
Change
Company-operated stores
$
3,343.8

 
$
2,989.6

 
11.8
%
Licensed stores
401.8

 
350.2

 
14.7

CPG, foodservice and other
494.0

 
453.4

 
9.0

Total net revenues
$
4,239.6

 
$
3,793.2

 
11.8
%

Total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 increased $446 million, or 12%, over the prior year period, primarily due to increased revenues from company-operated stores (contributing $354 million), driven by a 5% increase in comparable store sales (approximately $160 million) and incremental revenues from 527 net new company-operated store openings over the past 12 months (approximately $128 million).
Also contributing to the increase in total net revenues was licensed store revenue growth of $52 million, primarily due to increased product sales to and royalty revenues from our licensees, as a result of improved comparable store sales and the opening of 1,005 net new licensed stores over the past 12 months.

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CPG, foodservice and other revenues increased $41 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily due to increased sales of premium single serve products (approximately $25 million).
Operating Expenses
    
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of Total
Net Revenues
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
$
1,795.1

 
$
1,620.7

 
42.3
 %
 
42.7
%
Store operating expenses
1,175.1

 
1,089.5

 
27.7

 
28.7

Other operating expenses
114.9

 
126.1

 
2.7

 
3.3

Depreciation and amortization expenses
169.7

 
148.9

 
4.0

 
3.9

General and administrative expenses
242.6

 
231.9

 
5.7

 
6.1

Litigation charge/(credit)
(20.2
)
 

 
(0.5
)
 
-

Total operating expenses
3,477.2

 
3,217.1

 
82.0

 
84.8

Income from equity investees
51.1

 
54.5

 
1.2

 
1.4

Operating income
$
813.5

 
$
630.6

 
19.2
 %
 
16.6
%
Store operating expenses as a % of related revenues
 
 
 
 
35.1
 %
 
36.4
%
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 40 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily driven by lower coffee costs (approximately 80 basis points), partially offset by the impact of trade promotions on total net revenues (approximately 20 basis points). Sales leverage on occupancy costs also contributed.
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 100 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Store operating expenses as a percentage of company-operated store revenues decreased 130 basis points for the quarter, primarily driven by higher litigation charges in the prior year quarter (approximately 80 basis points) and decreased marketing (approximately 60 basis points), largely due to lapping the prior year launch of the Verismo® system by Starbucks in company-operated stores. Sales leverage also contributed.

Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 60 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Excluding the impact of company-operated store revenues, other operating expenses decreased 290 basis points for the first quarter, in part due to decreased marketing, primarily resulting from lapping the prior year launch of the Verismo® system by Starbucks in Channel Development.

General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 40 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily due to lapping our leadership conference held in the prior year quarter (approximately 60 basis points).

The $20.2 million litigation credit (contributing approximately 50 basis points) reflects a reduction to our estimated prejudgment interest payable associated with the Kraft arbitration, as a result of paying our obligation earlier than anticipated. The $2.8 billion litigation charge was accrued for in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and fully extinguished in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
Lapping the impact of Superstorm Sandy, which unfavorably impacted revenues and various expense lines in the prior year quarter, also contributed (approximately 20 basis points). The combination of these changes resulted in an overall increase in operating margin of 260 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.


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Other Income and Expenses 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of Total
Net Revenues
Operating income
$
813.5

 
$
630.6

 
19.2
 %
 
16.6
 %
Interest income and other, net
19.8

 
(2.9
)
 
0.5

 
(0.1
)
Interest expense
(14.5
)
 
(6.6
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(0.2
)
Earnings before income taxes
818.8

 
621.1

 
19.3

 
16.4

Income taxes
278.1

 
188.7

 
6.6

 
5.0

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
540.7

 
432.4

 
12.8

 
11.4

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 
0.2

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
540.7

 
$
432.2

 
12.8
 %
 
11.4
 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
34.0
 %
 
30.4
 %
For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, net interest income and other increased $23 million, primarily due to favorable mark-to-market adjustments from derivatives used to manage our risk of commodity price fluctuations (approximately $9 million), favorable foreign exchange fluctuations (approximately $5 million), and unrealized gains on our trading securities portfolio (approximately $4 million).
Interest expense increased $8 million, due to interest on the long-term debt we issued in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

The effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was 34.0% compared to 30.4% for the same quarter in fiscal 2013. The increase in the rate was primarily due to lapping the recognition of a net tax benefit in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, primarily from state income tax expense adjustments for returns filed in prior years.

Segment Information
The following tables summarize the results of operations by segment (in millions):
Americas
    
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of Americas
Net Revenues
Total net revenues
$
3,073.0

 
$
2,840.7

 
 
 
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
1,164.2

 
1,092.5

 
37.9
%
 
38.5
%
Store operating expenses
999.6

 
959.8

 
32.5

 
33.8

Other operating expenses
25.3

 
30.0

 
0.8

 
1.1

Depreciation and amortization expenses
112.3

 
105.4

 
3.7

 
3.7

General and administrative expenses
39.5

 
62.7

 
1.3

 
2.2

Total operating expenses
2,340.9

 
2,250.4

 
76.2

 
79.2

Operating income
$
732.1

 
$
590.3

 
23.8
%
 
20.8
%
Store operating expenses as a % of related revenues
 
 
 
 
35.9
%
 
37.1
%
Revenues
Americas total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 increased $232 million, or 8%, primarily due to higher revenues from company-operated stores (contributing $201 million) and licensed stores (contributing $35 million).

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The increase in company-operated store revenues was driven by a 5% increase in comparable store sales (approximately $137 million), and incremental revenues from 277 net new company-operated store openings over the past 12 months (approximately $90 million). Licensed store revenue growth was primarily due to increased product sales to and higher royalty revenues from our licensees, as a result of improved comparable store sales and the opening of 458 net new licensed stores over the past 12 months.
Operating Expenses
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 60 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily driven by lower coffee costs (approximately 50 basis points). Sales leverage on occupancy costs also contributed.
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 130 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. As a percentage of company-operated store revenues, store operating expenses decreased 120 basis points, primarily driven by higher litigation charges in the prior year period (approximately 90 basis points). Sales leverage also contributed.
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 90 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily due to lapping our leadership conference held in the prior year quarter (approximately 80 basis points).
Lapping the impact of Superstorm Sandy, which unfavorably impacted revenues and various expense lines in the prior year quarter, also contributed (approximately 30 basis points). The combination of these changes resulted in an overall increase in operating margin of 300 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

EMEA
     
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of EMEA
Net Revenues
Total net revenues
$
339.5

 
$
306.1

 
 
 
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
168.2

 
152.5

 
49.5
%
 
49.8
%
Store operating expenses
96.4

 
90.3

 
28.4

 
29.5

Other operating expenses
11.6

 
8.4

 
3.4

 
2.7

Depreciation and amortization expenses
14.6

 
14.2

 
4.3

 
4.6

General and administrative expenses
16.0

 
18.4

 
4.7

 
6.0

Total operating expenses
306.8

 
283.8

 
90.4

 
92.7

Income from equity investees
0.8

 

 
0.2

 

Operating income
$
33.5

 
$
22.3

 
9.9
%
 
7.3
%
Store operating expenses as a % of related revenues
 
 
 
 
35.8
%
 
35.7
%
Revenues
EMEA total net revenues increased $33 million, or 11%, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Licensed store revenues grew $17 million, or 38%, for the first quarter, due to increased product sales to and higher royalty revenues from our licensees, primarily from the opening of 163 net new licensed stores over the past 12 months and improved comparable store sales. Company-operated store revenues increased $16 million, driven by a 5% increase in comparable store sales (approximately $11 million).
Operating Expenses
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 30 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily due to lower commodity costs (approximately 60 basis points).
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 110 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, driven by increased licensed store revenues. As a percentage of company-operated store revenues, store operating expenses increased 10 basis points.

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Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 70 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Excluding the impact of company-operated store revenues, other operating expenses increased 80 basis points for the first quarter, primarily driven by increased costs to grow our licensed operations in the region (approximately 60 basis points).
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 130 basis points, primarily due to decreased salaries expense resulting from cost optimization initiatives in the region (approximately 100 basis points).
The combination of these changes resulted in an overall increase in operating margin of 260 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.


China / Asia Pacific
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of CAP
Net Revenues
Total net revenues
$
266.9

 
$
214.1

 
 
 
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
132.7

 
106.5

 
49.7
%
 
49.7
%
Store operating expenses
51.3

 
39.4

 
19.2

 
18.4

Other operating expenses
10.6

 
10.2

 
4.0

 
4.8

Depreciation and amortization expenses
10.3

 
7.4

 
3.9

 
3.5

General and administrative expenses
14.0

 
12.6

 
5.2

 
5.9

Total operating expenses
218.9

 
176.1

 
82.0

 
82.3

Income from equity investees
33.1

 
34.1

 
12.4

 
15.9

Operating income
$
81.1

 
$
72.1

 
30.4
%
 
33.7
%
Store operating expenses as a % of related revenues
 
 
 
 
25.4
%
 
26.2
%
Revenues
China/Asia Pacific total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 increased $53 million, or 25%, primarily due to increased revenues from company-operated stores (contributing $51 million), driven by 254 net new company-operated store openings over the past 12 months (approximately $39 million) and an 8% increase in comparable store sales (approximately $12 million).
Operating Expenses
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues remained flat for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Cost of sales decreased 130 basis points while occupancy costs increased 120 basis points, both primarily due to company-operated store growth outpacing licensed store growth.
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 80 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. As a percentage of company-operated store revenues, store operating expenses decreased 80 basis points for the first quarter, primarily driven by sales leverage.
Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 80 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, driven by the increase in company-operated store revenues. Excluding the impact of company-operated store revenues, other operating expenses increased 20 basis points for the first quarter.
Income from equity investees decreased $1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, driven by lower income from our joint venture operation in Japan, primarily due to the weakening of the Yen against the US dollar, partially offset by improved performance of our joint venture operations in Korea and China. The decrease in income from equity investees paired with the growing topline segment revenues resulted in income from equity investees declining as a percentage of total net revenues.

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The changes in the above items resulted in an overall decrease in operating margin of 330 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.


Channel Development
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
 
 
 
 
% of Channel Development
Net Revenues
Total net revenues
$
401.0

 
$
374.3

 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
245.6

 
235.2

 
61.2
%
 
62.8
%
Other operating expenses
48.0

 
57.6

 
12.0

 
15.4

Depreciation and amortization expenses
0.4

 
0.3

 
0.1

 
0.1

General and administrative expenses
5.4

 
4.8

 
1.3

 
1.3

Total operating expenses
299.4

 
297.9

 
74.7

 
79.6

Income from equity investees
17.2

 
20.4

 
4.3

 
5.5

Operating income
$
118.8

 
$
96.8

 
29.6
%
 
25.9
%
Revenues
Total Channel Development net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 increased $27 million, or 7%, driven by increased sales of premium single serve products (approximately $25 million), partially offset by the impact of the packaged coffee list price reductions (approximately $14 million) effective beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Also contributing was an increase in foodservice revenues (approximately $9 million) from increased sales volumes compared to the prior year quarter.
Operating Expenses
Cost of sales as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 160 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The decrease was primarily driven by lower coffee costs (approximately 340 basis points), partially offset by the impact of the list price reductions on total net revenues (approximately 220 basis points).
Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 340 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, primarily driven by decreased marketing (approximately 190 basis points), largely due to lapping the prior year launch of the Verismo® system by Starbucks.
Income from equity investees decreased $3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as a result of lower income from our North American Coffee Partnership joint venture (approximately 80 basis points), driven by increased investment in support of new product innovation platforms. The growth in segment revenues also contributed to our joint venture income declining as a percentage of total net revenues.
The combination of these changes resulted in an overall increase in operating margin of 370 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.


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All Other Segments
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Dec 29,
2013
 
Dec 30,
2012
 
%
Change
Total net revenues
$
159.2

 
$
58.0

 
174.5
 %
Cost of sales
82.8

 
36.3

 
128.1

Store operating expenses
27.8

 

 
nm
Other operating expenses
19.6