10-Q 1 sbux-3292015x10q.htm 10-Q SBUX - 3.29.2015 - 10Q
UNITED STATES
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FORM 10-Q
 
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For the Quarterly Period Ended March 29, 2015
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Starbucks Corporation
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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
For the Quarterly Period Ended March 29, 2015
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
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
3,622.9

 
$
3,068.0

 
$
7,395.7

 
$
6,411.8

Licensed stores
421.3

 
356.2

 
905.3

 
758.0

CPG, foodservice and other
519.3

 
449.6

 
1,065.8

 
943.6

Total net revenues
4,563.5

 
3,873.8

 
9,366.8

 
8,113.4

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
1,859.8

 
1,629.2

 
3,851.0

 
3,424.2

Store operating expenses
1,324.6

 
1,134.5

 
2,640.1

 
2,309.6

Other operating expenses
133.5

 
110.9

 
262.9

 
225.8

Depreciation and amortization expenses
217.1

 
174.4

 
423.1

 
344.1

General and administrative expenses
305.9

 
240.6

 
604.3

 
483.2

Litigation credit

 

 

 
(20.2
)
Total operating expenses
3,840.9

 
3,289.6

 
7,781.4

 
6,766.7

Income from equity investees
54.9

 
59.9

 
107.7

 
111.0

Operating income
777.5

 
644.1

 
1,693.1

 
1,457.7

Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture

 

 
390.6

 

Interest income and other, net
1.3

 
17.8

 
11.1

 
37.6

Interest expense
(16.9
)
 
(16.7
)
 
(33.2
)
 
(31.3
)
Earnings before income taxes
761.9

 
645.2

 
2,061.6

 
1,464.0

Income tax expense
266.3

 
218.3

 
581.2

 
496.4

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
495.6

 
426.9

 
1,480.4

 
967.6

Net earnings/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
0.7

 
(0.1
)
 
2.1

 

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
494.9

 
$
427.0

 
$
1,478.3

 
$
967.6

Earnings per share - basic
$
0.33

 
$
0.28

 
$
0.99

 
$
0.64

Earnings per share - diluted
$
0.33

 
$
0.28

 
$
0.97

 
$
0.63

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
1,500.5

 
1,510.3

 
1,499.7

 
1,510.1

Diluted
1,516.5

 
1,529.1

 
1,516.7

 
1,530.7

Cash dividends declared per share
$
0.16

 
$
0.13

 
$
0.32

 
$
0.26

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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

 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
495.6

 
$
426.9

 
$
1,480.4

 
$
967.6

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities
2.7

 
1.1

 
2.1

 
(0.9
)
Tax (expense)/benefit
(1.0
)
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.8
)
 
0.4

Unrealized gains/(losses) on cash flow hedging instruments
12.2

 
8.1

 
63.9

 
19.9

Tax (expense)/benefit
(2.5
)
 
(2.1
)
 
(15.4
)
 
(6.0
)
Unrealized gains/(losses) on net investment hedging instruments

 
(3.9
)
 
4.3

 
5.9

Tax (expense)/benefit

 
1.4

 
(1.6
)
 
(2.2
)
Translation adjustment
(6.9
)
 
7.7

 
(163.3
)
 
(22.7
)
Tax (expense)/benefit
3.8

 
(15.1
)
 
7.6

 
(3.4
)
Reclassification adjustment for net (gains)/losses realized in net earnings for available-for-sale securities, hedging instruments, and translation adjustment
4.0

 
(2.2
)
 
(55.8
)
 
5.4

Tax expense/(benefit)
(0.4
)
 
1.0

 
16.8

 
0.9

Other comprehensive income/(loss)
11.9

 
(4.4
)
 
(142.2
)
 
(2.7
)
Comprehensive income including noncontrolling interests
507.5

 
422.5

 
1,338.2

 
964.9

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
1.4

 
(0.1
)
 
(29.0
)
 

Comprehensive income attributable to Starbucks
$
506.1

 
$
422.6

 
$
1,367.2

 
$
964.9



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Sep 28,
2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,750.4

 
$
1,708.4

Short-term investments
99.4

 
135.4

Accounts receivable, net
655.6

 
631.0

Inventories
1,061.1

 
1,090.9

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
355.1

 
285.6

Deferred income taxes, net
323.8

 
317.4

Total current assets
4,245.4

 
4,168.7

Long-term investments
325.1

 
318.4

Equity and cost investments
337.0

 
514.9

Property, plant and equipment, net
3,897.7

 
3,519.0

Deferred income taxes, net
851.1

 
903.3

Other long-term assets
395.2

 
198.9

Other intangible assets
547.0

 
273.5

Goodwill
1,592.2

 
856.2

TOTAL ASSETS
$
12,190.7

 
$
10,752.9

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
601.3

 
$
533.7

Accrued liabilities
1,685.9

 
1,514.4

Insurance reserves
215.5

 
196.1

Deferred revenue
1,018.5

 
794.5

Total current liabilities
3,521.2

 
3,038.7

Long-term debt
2,048.5

 
2,048.3

Other long-term liabilities
610.3

 
392.2

Total liabilities
6,180.0

 
5,479.2

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Common stock ($0.001 par value) — authorized, 2,400.0 shares; issued and outstanding, 1,501.0 shares and 1,499.1 shares, respectively
1.5

 
0.7

Additional paid-in capital
41.1

 
39.4

Retained earnings
6,083.0

 
5,206.6

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss)
(116.9
)
 
25.3

Total shareholders’ equity
6,008.7

 
5,272.0

Noncontrolling interests
2.0

 
1.7

Total equity
6,010.7

 
5,273.7

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
12,190.7

 
$
10,752.9

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions, unaudited)
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
1,480.4

 
$
967.6

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided/(used) by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
444.2

 
364.2

Deferred income taxes, net
60.0

 
36.1

Income earned from equity method investees
(76.9
)
 
(69.0
)
Distributions received from equity method investees
57.9

 
48.2

Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture
(390.6
)
 

Stock-based compensation
104.2

 
91.6

Excess tax benefit on share-based awards
(78.0
)
 
(87.3
)
Other
27.7

 
11.4

Cash provided/(used) by changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(14.1
)
 
(28.6
)
Inventories
39.6

 
156.2

Accounts payable
48.2

 
(9.6
)
Accrued litigation charge

 
(2,763.9
)
Income taxes payable, net
(56.5
)
 
128.4

Accrued liabilities and insurance reserves
121.9

 
13.1

Deferred revenue
200.1

 
162.5

Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets
32.8

 
(4.4
)
Net cash provided/(used) by operating activities
2,000.9

 
(983.5
)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Purchase of investments
(282.0
)
 
(974.9
)
Sales of investments
305.3

 
574.3

Maturities and calls of investments
12.7

 
369.6

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(284.3
)
 

Additions to property, plant and equipment
(606.6
)
 
(503.6
)
Other
(17.9
)
 
(14.4
)
Net cash used by investing activities
(872.8
)
 
(549.0
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 
748.5

Cash used for purchase of noncontrolling interest
(257.6
)
 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock
111.1

 
89.5

Excess tax benefit on share-based awards
78.0

 
87.3

Cash dividends paid
(479.6
)
 
(392.3
)
Repurchase of common stock
(346.4
)
 
(290.1
)
Minimum tax withholdings on share-based awards
(73.2
)
 
(76.0
)
Other
(7.7
)
 
(9.5
)
Net cash (used)/provided by financing activities
(975.4
)
 
157.4

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(110.7
)
 
(10.3
)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
42.0

 
(1,385.4
)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
 
 
 
Beginning of period
1,708.4

 
2,575.7

End of period
$
1,750.4

 
$
1,190.3

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest, net of capitalized interest
$
36.9

 
$
17.4

Income taxes, net of refunds
$
612.8

 
$
314.8


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
INDEX FOR NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



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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 March 29, 2015, and for the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015 and March 30, 2014, 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 quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015 and March 30, 2014 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 28, 2014 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2014 (“fiscal 2014”) included in Item 8 in the Fiscal 2014 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 consolidated financial statements in the 10-K.
The results of operations for the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire fiscal year ending September 27, 2015 ("fiscal 2015").
Stock Split
On April 9, 2015, we effected a two-for-one stock split of our $0.001 par value common stock for shareholders of record as of March 30, 2015. All share and per-share data in our consolidated financial statements and notes has been retroactively adjusted to reflect this stock split. We adjusted shareholders' equity to reflect the stock split by reclassifying an amount equal to the par value of the additional shares arising from the split from retained earnings to common stock during the second quarter of fiscal 2015, resulting in no net impact to shareholders' equity on our consolidated balance sheets.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued guidance on the financial statement presentation of debt issuance costs. This guidance requires debt issuance costs to be presented in the balance sheet as a reduction of the related debt liability rather than an asset. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2017 and will only result in a change in presentation of these costs on our consolidated balance sheets.
In February 2015, the FASB issued guidance that changes the evaluation criteria for consolidation and related disclosure requirements. This guidance introduces evaluation criteria specific to limited partnerships and other similar entities, as well as amends the criteria for evaluating variable interest entities with which the reporting entity is involved and certain investment funds. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2017. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In May 2014, the FASB issued guidance outlining a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers that supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance. This guidance requires an entity to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Additionally, this guidance expands related disclosure requirements. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2018 and will require full or modified retrospective application. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements as well as the expected adoption method.
In April 2014, the FASB issued guidance that changes the criteria for reporting discontinued operations. To qualify as a discontinued operation under the amended guidance, a component or group of components of an entity that has been disposed of or is classified as held for sale must represent a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on the entity's operations and financial results. This guidance also expands related disclosure requirements. The guidance will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2016. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In July 2013, the 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

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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 became effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2015 and did not have a material impact on our consolidated 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 became effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2015 and did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Note 2:
Acquisition
On September 23, 2014, we entered into a tender offer bid agreement with Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. ("Starbucks Japan"), at the time a 39.5% owned equity method investment, and our joint venture partner, Sazaby League, Ltd. ("Sazaby"), to acquire the remaining 60.5% ownership interest in Starbucks Japan. Acquiring Starbucks Japan further leverages our existing infrastructure to continue disciplined retail store growth and expand our presence into other channels in the Japan market, such as consumer packaged goods ("CPG"), licensing and foodservice. This acquisition was structured as a two-step tender offer.
On October 31, 2014, we acquired Sazaby's 39.5% ownership interest in Starbucks Japan through the first tender offer step for ¥55 billion in cash, or $509 million with Japanese yen converted into U.S. dollars at a reference conversion rate of 108.13 JPY to USD, based on a spot rate that approximates the rate as of the acquisition date, bringing our total ownership in Starbucks Japan to a controlling 79% interest. The estimated fair values of the assets acquired, liabilities assumed and the noncontrolling interest are based on preliminary valuation as of the October 31, 2014 acquisition date and are subject to change as additional information about the fair value of assets acquired, liabilities assumed and noncontrolling interest becomes available.
The following table summarizes the allocation of the total consideration to the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of October 31, 2014 (in millions):
Consideration:
 
 
Cash paid for Sazaby's 39.5% equity interest
 
$
508.7

Fair value of our preexisting 39.5% equity interest
 
577.0

Total consideration
 
$
1,085.7

 
 
 
Fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
224.4

Accounts receivable, net
 
37.4

Inventories
 
26.4

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
35.7

Deferred income taxes, net (current)
 
23.4

Property, plant and equipment
 
282.9

Other long-term assets
 
141.4

Other intangible assets
 
323.0

Goodwill
 
815.6

Total assets acquired
 
1,910.2

Accounts payable
 
(54.5
)
Accrued liabilities
 
(119.9
)
Deferred revenue
 
(36.5
)
Deferred income taxes (noncurrent)
 
(92.9
)
Other long-term liabilities
 
(109.6
)
Total liabilities assumed
 
(413.4
)
Noncontrolling interest
 
(411.1
)
Total consideration
 
$
1,085.7

The assets acquired and liabilities assumed are reported within our China/Asia Pacific segment. Other current and long-term assets acquired primarily include various deposits, specifically lease and key money deposits. Accrued liabilities and other

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long-term liabilities assumed primarily include the financing obligations associated with the build-to-suit leases discussed below, as well as asset retirement obligations.
The intangible assets are definite-lived and include reacquired rights, licensing agreements with Starbucks Japan's current licensees and Starbucks Japan's customer loyalty program. The reacquired rights of $305.0 million represent the fair value, calculated over the remaining original contractual period, to exclusively operate licensed Starbucks® retail stores in Japan. These rights will be amortized on a straight-line basis through March 2021, or over a period of approximately 6.4 years. The licensing agreements were valued at $15.0 million and will be amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of approximately 10.9 years, which is based on the remaining terms of the respective licensing agreements. The customer loyalty program was valued at $3.0 million and will be amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of 4.0 years, which represents the period during which we expect to benefit from these customer relationships.
Below is a tabular summary of the acquired intangible assets as of March 29, 2015, for which the gross balances in total are $29.5 million lower than as of the October 31, 2014 acquisition date due to foreign currency translation (in millions):
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
Reacquired rights
$
277.2

 
$
(18.0
)
 
$
259.2

Licensing agreements
13.6

 
(0.5
)
 
13.1

Customer loyalty program
2.7

 
(0.3
)
 
2.4

Total acquired definite-lived intangible assets
$
293.5

 
$
(18.8
)
 
$
274.7

Amortization expense for these definite-lived intangible assets for the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015 was $11.3 million and $19.0 million, respectively, and is estimated to be approximately $45 million each year for the next five years and approximately $50 million thereafter.
The $815.6 million of goodwill represents the intangible assets that do not qualify for separate recognition and primarily includes the acquired current customer base, the acquired workforce including store partners in the region that have strong relationships with these customers, the existing geographic retail and online presence, and the expected geographic presence in new channels. The goodwill was allocated to the China/Asia Pacific segment and is not deductible for income tax purposes. Due to foreign currency translation, the balance of goodwill related to the acquisition declined $74.4 million to $741.2 million as of March 29, 2015.

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As a part of this acquisition we acquired a significant number of operating leases, including $7.5 million of favorable lease assets, which are included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and other long-term assets, and $15.5 million of unfavorable lease liabilities, which are included in accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets. The fair values of these assets and liabilities were determined based on market terms for similar leases as of the date of the acquisition, and will be amortized on a straight-line basis as rent expense, or a reduction of rent expense, respectively, in cost of sales including occupancy costs on the consolidated statements of earnings over the remaining terms of the leases, for which the weighted-average period was 9.4 years as of the October 31, 2014 acquisition date. We recorded a net reduction of rent expense of $0.2 million and $0.4 million for the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015, respectively, in connection with the leases acquired.
Additionally, we acquired a number of build-to-suit lease arrangements that are accounted for as financing leases. Starbucks Japan is the deemed owner of buildings under build-to-suit lease arrangements since Starbucks Japan has significant continuing involvement with the respective lessors and does not qualify for sales recognition during the lease term under sale-leaseback accounting guidance. Accordingly, we have recorded the acquired buildings in property, plant and equipment, and the assumed offsetting lease financing obligations, representing the related future minimum lease payments, in other long-term liabilities, with the current portion recorded in accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets. These financing obligations will be amortized based on the terms of the related lease agreements.
The table below summarizes our estimated minimum future rental payments under the acquired non-cancelable operating leases and lease financing arrangements as of March 29, 2015 (in millions):
 
Operating Leases
 
Lease Financing Arrangements
Year 1
$
87.0

 
$
3.2

Year 2
68.2

 
3.1

Year 3
53.1

 
3.1

Year 4
39.6

 
3.1

Year 5
31.7

 
3.1

Thereafter
150.5

 
31.1

Total minimum lease payments
$
430.1

 
$
46.7

The fair value of the noncontrolling interest in Starbucks Japan was estimated by applying the market approach. Specifically, the fair value was determined based on the purchase price we expected to pay for the remaining 21% noncontrolling interest, which was comprised of a set market price and a premium above the market price. The market price premium is a customary business practice for public tender offer transactions in Japan, so we believe this is what a market participant would pay and should be included in the fair value determination.
As a result of this acquisition, we remeasured the carrying value of our preexisting 39.5% equity method investment to fair value, which resulted in a pre-tax gain of $390.6 million that was presented separately as gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture within other income on the consolidated statements of earnings. The fair value of $577.0 million was calculated using an average of the income and market approach. The income approach fair value measurement was based on significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represents a fair value measurement categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. Key assumptions used in estimating future cash flows included projected revenue growth and operating expenses, as well as the selection of an appropriate discount rate. Estimates of revenue growth and operating expenses were based on internal projections and considered the historical performance of stores, local market economics and the business environment impacting the stores' performance. The discount rate applied was based on Starbucks Japan's weighted-average cost of capital and included a company-specific risk premium. The market approach fair value measurement was based on the implied fair value of Starbucks Japan using the purchase price of Sazaby's 39.5% ownership interest and the expected purchase price of the 21% remaining noncontrolling interest.
We began consolidating Starbucks Japan's results of operations and cash flows into our consolidated financial statements beginning after October 31, 2014. For the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015, Starbucks Japan's revenue included in our consolidated statements of earnings was $291.3 million and $484.1 million, respectively. For the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015, Starbucks Japan's net earnings included in our consolidated statements of earnings were $18.5 million and $38.8 million, respectively.

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The following table provides the supplemental pro forma revenue and net earnings of the combined entity had the acquisition date of Starbucks Japan been the first day of our first quarter of fiscal 2014 rather than during our first quarter of fiscal 2015 (in millions):
 
 
Pro Forma (unaudited)
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
Revenue
 
$
4,563.5

 
$
4,152.4

 
$
9,458.5

 
$
8,679.1

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks(1)
 
495.6

 
418.5

 
1,097.3

 
1,340.3

(1) 
The pro forma net earnings attributable to Starbucks for fiscal 2014 includes the acquisition-related gain of $390.6 million, and transaction and integration costs of $0.6 million and $12.2 million for the quarter and two quarters ended March 30, 2014, respectively.
The amounts in the supplemental pro forma earnings for the periods presented above fully eliminate intercompany transactions, apply our accounting policies and reflect adjustments for additional occupancy costs, depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the same fair value adjustments to leases, property, plant and equipment and acquired intangibles had been applied on September 30, 2013. These pro forma results are unaudited and are not necessarily indicative of results of operations that would have occurred had the acquisition actually occurred in the prior year period or indicative of the results of operations for any future period.
We initiated the second tender offer step on November 10, 2014 to acquire the remaining 21% ownership interest held by the public shareholders and option holders of Starbucks Japan's common stock, with the objective of acquiring all of the remaining outstanding shares including outstanding stock options. At the close of the second tender offer period on December 22, 2014, we funded the second tender offer step to acquire an additional 14.7% ownership interest for ¥31 billion in cash, or $258 million with Japanese yen converted into U.S. dollars at a reference conversion rate of 120.39 JPY to USD. However, we did not complete the second tender offer nor obtain control of these shares until the settlement date of December 29, 2014, which was the first day of our second quarter of fiscal 2015.
Subsequent to the completion of the second tender offer step, we commenced a cash-out procedure under Japanese law (the "Cash-out") to acquire all remaining shares of Starbucks Japan (an approximate 6.3% interest). On March 26, 2015, we obtained control of these shares resulting in 100% ownership of Starbucks Japan. The purchase price for the Cash-out, which we expect to pay in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, is ¥13.5 billion, or approximately $113.3 million, with Japanese yen converted into U.S. dollars at a reference conversion rate of 118.99 JPY to USD, which is reflected in accrued liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet as of March 29, 2015.
For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests in our consolidated statement of earnings related to Starbucks Japan reflects the 21% of minority shareholders’ interests that we did not own as of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2015. For the second quarter of fiscal 2015, net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests in our consolidated statement of earnings related to Starbucks Japan reflects the approximate 6.3% of minority shareholders’ interests that we did not obtain control of until March 26, 2015.
The following table shows the effects of the change in Starbucks ownership interest in Starbucks Japan on Starbucks equity:
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
1,478.3

 
$
967.6

Transfers (to)/from the noncontrolling interest:
 
 
 
Increase/(decrease) in additional paid-in capital for purchase of interest in subsidiary
1.7

 

Change from net earnings attributable to Starbucks and transfers (to)/from noncontrolling interest
$
1,480.0

 
$
967.6

During the quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015, we incurred approximately $0.3 million and $11.3 million, respectively, of acquisition-related costs, such as regulatory, legal, and advisory fees, which we have recorded within unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses.

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Note 3: 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. These agreements are cash settled at the time of the pricing of the related debt. The effective portion of the derivative's gain or loss is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") and is subsequently reclassified to interest expense over the life of the related debt.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we entered into forward-starting interest rate swap agreements with an aggregate notional amount of $250.0 million related to a potential debt issuance in fiscal 2015.
Foreign Currency
To reduce cash flow volatility from foreign currency fluctuations, we enter into forward and swap contracts to hedge portions of cash flows of anticipated revenue streams, inventory purchases, and principal and interest payments on intercompany loans in currencies other than the entity's functional currency. The effective portion of the derivative's gain or loss is recorded in AOCI and is subsequently reclassified to revenue, cost of sales, or interest income and other, net, respectively, when the hedged exposure affects net earnings.
In connection with the acquisition of Starbucks Japan that is discussed in Note 2, Acquisition, we entered into cross-currency swap contracts during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 to hedge the foreign currency transaction risk of certain yen-denominated intercompany loans with a total notional value of ¥73.5 billion, or approximately $618 million as of March 29, 2015. Gains and losses from these swaps offset the changes in value of interest and principal payments as a result of changes in foreign exchange rates, which are also recorded in net interest income and other on the consolidated statements of earnings. These swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges and mature in September 2016 and November 2024 at the same time as the related loans. There are no credit-risk-related contingent features associated with these swaps, although we may hold or post collateral depending upon the gain or loss position of the swap agreement.
We also enter into forward contracts to hedge the foreign currency exposure of our net investment in certain foreign operations. The effective portion of the derivative's gain or loss is recorded in AOCI and will be subsequently reclassified to net earnings when the hedged net investment is either sold or substantially liquidated.
As a result of our acquisition of Starbucks Japan, we reclassified the pretax cumulative net gains in AOCI of $7.2 million related to our net investment derivative instruments used to hedge our preexisting 39.5% equity method investment in Starbucks Japan into earnings, which was included in the gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture line item on the consolidated statements of earnings. These gains offset the cumulative translation adjustment loss balance associated with our preexisting investment included in the calculation of the remeasurement gain, which is described further in Note 2, Acquisition.
To mitigate the foreign exchange risk of certain balance sheet items, we enter into foreign currency forward contracts that are not designated as hedging instruments. Gains and losses from these derivatives are largely offset by the financial impact of translating foreign currency denominated payables and receivables; both are recorded in net interest income and other.
Commodities
Depending on market conditions, we enter into coffee futures contracts and collars (the combination of a purchased call option and a sold put option) to hedge a portion of anticipated cash flows under our price-to-be-fixed green coffee contracts, which are described further in Note 5, Inventories. The effective portion of each derivative's gain or loss is recorded in AOCI and is subsequently reclassified to cost of sales when the hedged exposure affects net earnings.
To mitigate the price uncertainty of a portion of our future purchases of dairy products and diesel fuel, we enter into dairy swap contracts, futures and collars, as well as instruments used to hedge diesel fuel exposure that are not designated as hedging instruments. Gains and losses from these derivatives are recorded in net interest income and other and help to offset price fluctuations on our dairy purchases and the financial impact of diesel fuel fluctuations on our shipping costs, which are included in cost of sales including occupancy costs.

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Gains and losses on derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments included in AOCI and expected to be reclassified into earnings within 12 months, net of tax (in millions):
 
Net Gains/(Losses)
Included in AOCI
 
Net Gains/(Losses) Expected to be Reclassified from AOCI into Earnings within 12 Months
 
Contract Remaining Maturity
(Months)
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Sep 28,
2014
 
 
Cash Flow Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rates
$
30.8

 
$
36.4

 
$
3.3

 
0
Cross-currency swaps
(12.7
)
 

 

 
117
Foreign currency - other
30.0

 
10.6

 
19.4

 
34
Coffee
(1.5
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(2.0
)
 
8
Net Investment Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency
1.3

 
3.2

 

 
0
Pretax gains and losses on derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments recognized in other comprehensive income ("OCI") and reclassifications from AOCI to earnings (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Gains/(Losses) Recognized in
OCI Before Reclassifications
 
Gains/(Losses) Reclassified from AOCI to Earnings
 
Gains/(Losses) Recognized in
OCI Before Reclassifications
 
Gains/(Losses) Reclassified from AOCI to Earnings
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
 
Mar 29,
2015
 
Mar 30,
2014
Cash Flow Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rates
$
(6.6
)
 
$

 
$
1.3

 
$
1.3

 
$
(6.3
)
 
$
0.5

 
$
2.6

 
$
2.5

Cross-currency swaps
(1.5
)
 

 
(10.6
)
 

 
36.3

 

 
52.5

 

Foreign currency - other
21.0

 
7.0

 
5.7

 
2.1

 
37.4

 
18.6

 
9.6

 
3.3

Coffee
(0.7
)
 
1.1

 
(1.0
)
 
(0.9
)
 
(3.5
)
 
0.8

 
(2.6
)
 
(10.9
)
Net Investment Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency

 
(3.9
)
 

 

 
4.3

 
5.9

 
7.2

 

Pretax gains and losses on derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments recognized in earnings (in millions):
 
Gains/(Losses) Recognized in Earnings
 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
Foreign currency - other
$
4.8

 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
23.3

 
$
(1.0
)
Dairy
1.1

 
7.4

 
(3.3
)
 
11.9

Diesel fuel
(1.0
)
 

 
(8.6
)
 

Notional amounts of outstanding derivative contracts (in millions):
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Sep 28, 2014
Interest rates
$
250

 
$

Cross-currency swaps
618

 

Foreign currency - other
475

 
542

Coffee
36

 
45

Dairy
26

 
24

Diesel fuel
22

 
17


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The fair values of our derivative assets and liabilities are included in Note 4, Fair Value Measurements, and additional disclosures related to cash flow and net investment hedge gains and losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income, as well as subsequent reclassifications to earnings, are included in Note 8, Equity.
Note 4:
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
Mar 29, 2015
 
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
$
1,750.4

 
$
1,750.4

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
2.0

 

 
2.0

 

Corporate debt securities
16.2

 

 
16.2

 

State and local government obligations
2.0

 

 
2.0

 

Total available-for-sale securities
20.2

 

 
20.2

 

Trading securities
79.2

 
79.2

 

 

Total short-term investments
99.4

 
79.2

 
20.2

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
44.6

 
1.6

 
43.0

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
12.7

 

 
12.7

 

Corporate debt securities
136.3

 

 
136.3

 

Auction rate securities
5.8

 

 

 
5.8

Foreign government obligations
16.4

 

 
16.4

 

U.S. government treasury securities
101.2

 
101.2

 

 

State and local government obligations
9.0

 

 
9.0

 

Mortgage and other asset-backed securities
43.7

 

 
43.7

 

Total long-term investments
325.1

 
101.2

 
218.1

 
5.8

Other long-term assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
71.2

 

 
71.2

 

Total assets
$
2,290.7

 
$
1,932.4

 
$
352.5

 
$
5.8

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
$
12.6

 
$
1.1

 
$
11.5

 
$

Other long-term liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
11.1

 

 
11.1

 

Total liabilities
$
23.7

 
$
1.1

 
$
22.6

 
$



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Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Balance at Sep 28, 2014
 
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
$
1,708.4

 
$
1,708.4

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debt securities
4.9

 

 
4.9

 

Foreign government obligations
33.7

 

 
33.7

 

U.S. government treasury securities
10.9

 
10.9

 

 

State and local government obligations
12.7

 

 
12.7

 

Certificates of deposit
1.0

 

 
1.0

 

Total available-for-sale securities
63.2

 
10.9

 
52.3

 

Trading securities
72.2

 
72.2

 

 

Total short-term investments
135.4

 
83.1

 
52.3

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
28.7

 
0.9

 
27.8

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
8.9

 

 
8.9

 

Corporate debt securities
130.9

 

 
130.9

 

Auction rate securities
13.8

 

 

 
13.8

Foreign government obligations
17.4

 

 
17.4

 

U.S. government treasury securities
94.8

 
94.8

 

 

State and local government obligations
6.7

 

 
6.7

 

Mortgage and other asset-backed securities
45.9

 

 
45.9

 

Total long-term investments
318.4

 
94.8

 
209.8

 
13.8

Other long-term assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
18.0

 

 
18.0

 

Total assets
$
2,208.9

 
$
1,887.2

 
$
307.9

 
$
13.8

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
$
2.4

 
$
0.4

 
$
2.0

 
$

There were no transfers between levels and there was no significant activity within Level 3 instruments during the periods presented. 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.
Gross unrealized holding gains and losses on investments were not material as of March 29, 2015 and September 28, 2014.
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities recognized or disclosed at fair value on the consolidated 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 quarter and two quarters ended March 29, 2015 and March 30, 2014, 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 7, Debt.

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Note 5:
Inventories
(in millions)
Mar 29, 2015
 
Sep 28, 2014
 
Mar 30, 2014
Coffee:
 
 
 
 
 
Unroasted
$
470.5

 
$
432.3

 
$
400.0

Roasted
213.5

 
238.9

 
189.5

Other merchandise held for sale
210.5

 
265.7

 
210.1

Packaging and other supplies
166.6

 
154.0

 
155.1

Total
$
1,061.1

 
$
1,090.9

 
$
954.7

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 March 29, 2015, we had committed to purchasing green coffee totaling $787 million under fixed-price contracts and an estimated $257 million under price-to-be-fixed contracts. As of March 29, 2015, approximately $19 million of our price-to-be-fixed contracts were effectively fixed through the use of futures contracts and approximately $17 million were price-protected through the use of collar instruments. 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 6:
Supplemental Balance Sheet Information (in millions)

Property, Plant and Equipment, net
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Sep 28, 2014
Land
$
46.6

 
$
46.7

Buildings
410.8

 
278.1

Leasehold improvements
5,149.2

 
4,858.4

Store equipment
1,588.2

 
1,493.3

Roasting equipment
512.8

 
410.9

Furniture, fixtures and other
1,180.4

 
1,078.1

Work in progress
307.6

 
415.6

Property, plant and equipment, gross
9,195.6

 
8,581.1

Accumulated depreciation
(5,297.9
)
 
(5,062.1
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
$
3,897.7

 
$
3,519.0


Accrued Liabilities
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Sep 28, 2014
Accrued compensation and related costs
$
466.8

 
$
437.9

Accrued occupancy costs
125.9

 
119.8

Accrued taxes
188.1

 
272.0

Accrued dividends payable
240.1

 
239.8

Other
665.0

 
444.9

Total accrued liabilities
$
1,685.9

 
$
1,514.4


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Note 7:
Debt
Components of long-term debt including the associated interest rates and related fair values (in millions, except interest rates):
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Sep 28, 2014
 
Stated Interest Rate
Effective Interest Rate (1)
Issuance
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
2016 notes
$
400.0

$
400

 
$
400.0

$
400

 
0.875
%
0.941
%
2017 notes
550.0

610

 
550.0

625

 
6.250
%
6.292
%
2018 notes
350.0

359

 
350.0

353

 
2.000
%
2.012
%
2023 notes
750.0

818

 
750.0

786

 
3.850
%
2.860
%
   Total
2,050.0

2,187

 
2,050.0

2,164

 
 
 
Aggregate unamortized discount
1.5

 
 
1.7

 
 
 
 
   Total
$
2,048.5

 
 
$
2,048.3

 
 
 
 
(1)
Includes the effects of the amortization of any premium or discount and any gain or loss upon settlement of related treasury locks or forward-starting interest rate swaps utilized to hedge the interest rate risk prior to the debt issuance.
The indentures under which the above notes were issued require us to maintain compliance with certain covenants, including limits on future liens and sale and leaseback transactions on certain material properties. As of March 29, 2015, we were in compliance with all applicable covenants.
Note 8: Equity
Changes in total equity (in millions):
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Attributable to Starbucks
 
Noncontrolling interest
 
Total Equity
 
Attributable to Starbucks
 
Noncontrolling interest
 
Total Equity
Beginning balance of total equity
$
5,272.0

 
$
1.7

 
$
5,273.7

 
$
4,480.2

 
$
2.1

 
$
4,482.3

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
1,478.3

 
2.1

 
1,480.4

 
967.6

 

 
967.6

Translation adjustment, net of reclassifications and tax
(110.3
)
 
(31.1
)
 
(141.4
)
 
(26.1
)
 

 
(26.1
)
Unrealized gains/(losses), net of reclassifications and tax
(0.8
)
 

 
(0.8
)
 
23.4

 

 
23.4

Other comprehensive income/(loss)
(111.1
)
 
(31.1
)
 
(142.2
)
 
(2.7
)
 

 
(2.7
)
Stock-based compensation expense
105.2

 

 
105.2

 
92.6

 

 
92.6

Exercise of stock options/vesting of RSUs
104.6

 

 
104.6

 
90.0

 

 
90.0

Sale of common stock
11.3

 

 
11.3

 
11.0

 

 
11.0

Repurchase of common stock
(342.4
)
 

 
(342.4
)
 
(301.2
)
 

 
(301.2
)
Cash dividends declared
(479.9
)
 

 
(479.9
)
 
(392.5
)
 

 
(392.5
)
Noncontrolling interest resulting from acquisition

 
411.1

 
411.1

 

 

 

Purchase of noncontrolling interests
(29.3
)
 
(381.8
)
 
(411.1
)
 

 

 

Ending balance of total equity
$
6,008.7

 
$
2.0

 
$
6,010.7

 
$
4,945.1

 
$
2.0

 
$
4,947.1



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Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI") by component, net of tax (in millions):
Quarter Ended
 
 Available-for-Sale Securities
 
 Cash Flow Hedges
 
 Net Investment Hedges
 
Translation Adjustment
 
Total
March 29, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
(0.9
)
 
$
32.9

 
$
1.3

 
$
(130.3
)
 
$
(97.0
)
Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
1.7

 
9.7

 

 
(3.1
)
 
8.3

Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
(0.4
)
 
4.0

 

 

 
3.6

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
1.3

 
13.7

 

 
(3.1
)
 
11.9

Purchase of noncontrolling interests

 

 

 
(31.8
)
 
(31.8
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
0.4

 
$
46.6

 
$
1.3

 
$
(165.2
)
 
$
(116.9
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
(1.7
)
 
$
42.2

 
$
(6.7
)
 
$
34.9

 
$
68.7

Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
0.7

 
6.0

 
(2.5
)
 
(7.4
)
 
(3.2
)
Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
0.2

 
(1.4
)
 

 

 
(1.2
)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
0.9

 
4.6

 
(2.5
)
 
(7.4
)
 
(4.4
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
(0.8
)
 
$
46.8

 
$
(9.2
)
 
$
27.5

 
$
64.3



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Two Quarters Ended
 
 Available-for-Sale Securities
 
 Cash Flow Hedges
 
 Net Investment Hedges
 
Translation Adjustment
 
Total
March 29, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
(0.4
)
 
$
46.3

 
$
3.2

 
$
(23.8
)
 
$
25.3

Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
1.3

 
48.5

 
2.7

 
(124.6
)
 
(72.1
)
Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
(0.5
)
 
(48.2
)
 
(4.6
)
 
14.3

 
(39.0
)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
0.8

 
0.3

 
(1.9
)
 
(110.3
)
 
(111.1
)
Purchase of noncontrolling interests

 

 

 
(31.1
)
 
(31.1
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
0.4

 
$
46.6

 
$
1.3

 
$
(165.2
)
 
$
(116.9
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
(0.5
)
 
$
26.8

 
$
(12.9
)
 
$
53.6

 
$
67.0

Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
(0.5
)
 
13.9

 
3.7

 
(26.1
)
 
(9.0
)
Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
0.2

 
6.1

 

 

 
6.3

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
(0.3
)
 
20.0

 
3.7

 
(26.1
)
 
(2.7
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
(0.8
)
 
$
46.8

 
$
(9.2
)
 
$
27.5

 
$
64.3

Impact of reclassifications from AOCI on the consolidated statements of earnings (in millions):
Quarter Ended
AOCI
Components
 
Amounts Reclassified from AOCI
 
Affected Line Item in
the Statements of Earnings
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Gains/(losses) on cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate hedges
 
$
1.3

 
$
1.3

 
Interest expense
Cross-currency swaps
 
(10.6
)
 

 
Interest income and other, net
Foreign currency hedges
 
3.4

 
1.3

 
Revenues
Foreign currency/coffee hedges
 
1.3

 
(0.1
)
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
 
 
(4.6
)
 
2.5

 
Total before tax
 
 
0.6

 
(1.1
)
 
Tax (expense)/benefit
 
 
$
(4.0
)
 
$
1.4

 
Net of tax


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Two Quarters Ended
AOCI
Components
 
Amounts Reclassified from AOCI
 
Affected Line Item in
the Statements of Earnings
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Gains/(losses) on cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate hedges
 
$
2.6

 
$
2.5

 
Interest expense
Cross-currency swaps
 
52.5

 

 
Interest income and other, net
Foreign currency hedges
 
5.9

 
2.3

 
Revenues
Foreign currency/coffee hedges
 
1.1

 
(9.9
)
 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
Gains/(losses) on net investment hedges(1)
 
7.2

 

 
Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture
Translation adjustment(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Starbucks Japan
 
(7.2
)
 

 
Gain resulting from acquisition of joint venture
      Other
 
(7.1
)
 

 
Interest income and other, net
 
 
55.0

 
(5.1
)
 
Total before tax
 
 
(16.5
)
 
(1.0
)
 
Tax (expense)/benefit
 
 
$
38.5

 
$
(6.1
)
 
Net of tax
(1)  
Release of pretax cumulative net gains in AOCI related to our net investment derivative instruments used to hedge our preexisting 39.5% equity method investment in Starbucks Japan.
(2)  
Release of cumulative translation adjustments to earnings upon sale or liquidation of foreign business.
As discussed in Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, on April 9, 2015, we effected a two-for-one stock split of our $0.001 par value common stock for shareholders of record as of March 30, 2015. All share data presented in this note has been retroactively adjusted to reflect this stock split.
In addition to 2.4 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 March 29, 2015.
We repurchased 8.6 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $342.4 million, and 8.1 million shares at a total cost of $301.2 million for the two quarters ended March 29, 2015 and March 30, 2014, respectively. As of March 29, 2015, 23.1 million shares remained available for repurchase under the current authorization.
During the second quarter of fiscal 2015, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.16 per share to be paid on May 22, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 7, 2015.
Note 9:
Employee Stock Plans
As discussed in Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, on April 9, 2015, we effected a two-for-one stock split of our $0.001 par value common stock for shareholders of record as of March 30, 2015. All share and per-share data presented in this note has been retroactively adjusted to reflect this stock split.
As of March 29, 2015, there were 95.1 million shares of common stock available for issuance pursuant to future equity-based compensation awards and 14.6 million shares available for issuance under our employee stock purchase plan.

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Stock-based compensation expense recognized in the consolidated statements of earnings (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
Options
$
8.1

 
$
9.7

 
$
20.6

 
$
22.5

Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”)
44.2

 
34.1

 
83.6

 
69.1

Total stock-based compensation
$
52.3

 
$
43.8

 
$
104.2

 
$
91.6

Stock option and RSU transactions from September 28, 2014 through March 29, 2015 (in millions):
 
 
Stock Options
 
RSUs
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, September 28, 2014
39.6

 
10.8

Granted
6.2

 
6.4

Options exercised/RSUs vested
(7.0
)
 
(5.0
)
Forfeited/expired
(0.8
)
 
(0.9
)
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, March 29, 2015
38.0

 
11.3

Total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, as of March 29, 2015
$
46.8

 
$
195.3


Note 10:     Earnings per Share
As discussed in Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, on April 9, 2015, we effected a two-for-one stock split of our $0.001 par value common stock for shareholders of record as of March 30, 2015. All share and per-share data presented in this note has been retroactively adjusted to reflect this stock split.
Calculation of net earnings per common share (“EPS”) — basic and diluted (in millions, except EPS):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Two Quarters Ended
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
 
Mar 29, 2015
 
Mar 30, 2014
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
494.9

 
$
427.0

 
$
1,478.3

 
$
967.6

Weighted average common shares outstanding (for basic calculation)
1,500.5

 
1,510.3

 
1,499.7

 
1,510.1

Dilutive effect of outstanding common stock options and RSUs
16.0

 
18.8

 
17.0

 
20.6

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding (for diluted calculation)
1,516.5

 
1,529.1

 
1,516.7

 
1,530.7

EPS — basic
$
0.33

 
$
0.28

 
$
0.99

 
$
0.64

EPS — diluted
$
0.33

 
$
0.28

 
$
0.97

 
$
0.63

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 0.1 million and 5.7 million as of March 29, 2015 and March 30, 2014, respectively.

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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.
The table below presents financial information for our reportable operating segments and All Other Segments (in millions):
Quarter Ended
(in millions)
Americas
 
EMEA
 
China /
Asia Pacific
 
Channel
Development
 
All Other Segments
 
Segment
Total
March 29, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total net revenues