10-Q 1 sbux-112017x10xq.htm 10-Q Document

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 January 1, 2017
OR
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Commission File Number: 0-20322
Starbucks Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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Title
Shares Outstanding as of January 25, 2017
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
1,457.4 million



STARBUCKS CORPORATION
FORM 10-Q
For the Quarterly Period Ended January 1, 2017
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
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
Net revenues:
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
4,469.3

 
$
4,210.6

Licensed stores
602.4

 
540.6

CPG, foodservice and other
661.2

 
622.3

Total net revenues
5,732.9

 
5,373.5

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
2,295.0

 
2,186.2

Store operating expenses
1,638.2

 
1,506.2

Other operating expenses
145.4

 
146.2

Depreciation and amortization expenses
249.7

 
235.5

General and administrative expenses
356.4

 
305.5

Total operating expenses
4,684.7

 
4,379.6

Income from equity investees
84.4

 
64.1

Operating income
1,132.6

 
1,058.0

Interest income and other, net
24.1

 
8.1

Interest expense
(23.8
)
 
(16.5
)
Earnings before income taxes
1,132.9

 
1,049.6

Income tax expense
381.4

 
361.9

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
751.5

 
687.7

Net earnings/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
(0.3
)
 
0.1

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
751.8

 
$
687.6

Earnings per share - basic
$
0.52

 
$
0.46

Earnings per share - diluted
$
0.51

 
$
0.46

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
1,457.5

 
1,485.9

Diluted
1,470.5

 
1,503.3

Cash dividends declared per share
$
0.25

 
$
0.20

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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

 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
751.5

 
$
687.7

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:
 
 
 
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities
(13.4
)
 
1.0

Tax (expense)/benefit
4.1

 
(0.4
)
Unrealized gains/(losses) on cash flow hedging instruments
113.5

 
5.8

Tax (expense)/benefit
(26.5
)
 
(2.7
)
Unrealized gains/(losses) on net investment hedging instruments
41.1

 

Tax (expense)/benefit
(15.2
)
 

Translation adjustment and other
(171.8
)
 
(26.1
)
Tax (expense)/benefit

 
1.7

Reclassification adjustment for net (gains)/losses realized in net earnings for available-for-sale securities, hedging instruments, and translation adjustment
(81.7
)
 
(7.7
)
Tax expense/(benefit)
16.0

 
2.7

Other comprehensive loss
(133.9
)
 
(25.7
)
Comprehensive income including noncontrolling interests
617.6

 
662.0

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
(0.3
)
 
0.1

Comprehensive income attributable to Starbucks
$
617.9

 
$
661.9



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Oct 2,
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,034.6

 
$
2,128.8

Short-term investments
140.8

 
134.4

Accounts receivable, net
865.1

 
768.8

Inventories
1,218.7

 
1,378.5

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
357.0

 
347.4

Total current assets
4,616.2

 
4,757.9

Long-term investments
1,278.3

 
1,141.7

Equity and cost investments
373.7

 
354.5

Property, plant and equipment, net
4,478.5

 
4,533.8

Deferred income taxes, net
806.1

 
885.4

Other long-term assets
394.9

 
403.3

Other intangible assets
470.6

 
516.3

Goodwill
1,599.0

 
1,719.6

TOTAL ASSETS
$
14,017.3

 
$
14,312.5

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
662.5

 
$
730.6

Accrued liabilities
1,944.9

 
1,999.1

Insurance reserves
211.6

 
246.0

Stored value card liability
1,578.3

 
1,171.2

Current portion of long-term debt

 
399.9

Total current liabilities
4,397.3

 
4,546.8

Long-term debt
3,185.7

 
3,185.3

Other long-term liabilities
631.2

 
689.7

Total liabilities
8,214.2

 
8,421.8

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Common stock ($0.001 par value) — authorized, 2,400.0 shares; issued and outstanding, 1,457.2 and 1,460.5 shares, respectively
1.5

 
1.5

Additional paid-in capital
41.1

 
41.1

Retained earnings
5,996.3

 
5,949.8

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(242.3
)
 
(108.4
)
Total shareholders’ equity
5,796.6

 
5,884.0

Noncontrolling interests
6.5

 
6.7

Total equity
5,803.1

 
5,890.7

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
14,017.3

 
$
14,312.5

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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STARBUCKS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions, unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
751.5

 
$
687.7

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
263.2

 
247.3

Deferred income taxes, net
56.4

 
225.2

Income earned from equity method investees
(65.3
)
 
(47.0
)
Distributions received from equity method investees
39.1

 
69.3

Gain resulting from sale of equity in joint venture

 
(0.6
)
Stock-based compensation
55.0

 
57.3

Excess tax benefit on share-based awards
(34.1
)
 
(67.2
)
Other
9.3

 
18.0

Cash provided by changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(128.7
)
 
(65.1
)
Inventories
146.4

 
60.6

Accounts payable
(34.7
)
 
(28.2
)
Stored value card liability
425.0

 
468.9

Other operating assets and liabilities
12.6

 
9.8

Net cash provided by operating activities
1,495.7

 
1,636.0

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Purchases of investments
(323.4
)
 
(145.6
)
Sales of investments
149.6

 
85.3

Maturities and calls of investments
18.1

 
0.8

Additions to property, plant and equipment
(307.4
)
 
(331.8
)
Proceeds from sale of equity in joint venture

 
30.2

Other
61.6

 
1.0

Net cash used by investing activities
(401.5
)
 
(360.1
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Principal payments on long-term debt
(400.0
)
 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock
51.2

 
48.4

Excess tax benefit on share-based awards
34.1

 
67.2

Cash dividends paid
(364.0
)
 
(297.0
)
Repurchase of common stock
(408.1
)
 
(245.8
)
Minimum tax withholdings on share-based awards
(68.3
)
 
(101.3
)
Other
0.1

 
(0.2
)
Net cash used by financing activities
(1,155.0
)
 
(528.7
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(33.4
)
 
(13.8
)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents
(94.2
)
 
733.4

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
 
 
 
Beginning of period
2,128.8

 
1,530.1

End of period
$
2,034.6

 
$
2,263.5

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest, net of capitalized interest
$
41.1

 
$
34.4

Income taxes, net of refunds
$
270.8

 
$
86.7


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 January 1, 2017, and for the quarters ended January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2015, 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 January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2015 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 October 2, 2016 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes for the fiscal year ended October 2, 2016 (“fiscal 2016”) included in Item 8 in the Fiscal 2016 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 ended January 1, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire fiscal year ending October 1, 2017 ("fiscal 2017").
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In October 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance on the accounting for income tax effects of intercompany sales or transfers of assets other than inventory. The guidance requires entities to recognize the income tax impact of an intra-entity sale or transfer of an asset other than inventory when the sale or transfer occurs, rather than when the asset has been sold to an outside party. The guidance will require a modified retrospective application with a cumulative catch-up adjustment to opening retained earnings at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2019 but permits adoption in an earlier period. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and the timing of adoption.
In June 2016, the FASB issued guidance on the measurement and recognition of credit losses on most financial assets. For trade receivables, loans, and held-to-maturity debt securities, the current probable loss recognition methodology is being replaced by an expected credit loss model. For available-for-sale debt securities, the recognition model on credit losses is generally unchanged, except the losses will be presented as an adjustable allowance. The guidance will be applied retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption. The guidance will become effective at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2021 but can be adopted as early as the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2020. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and the timing of adoption.
In March 2016, the FASB issued guidance related to stock-based compensation, which changes the accounting and classification of excess tax benefits and minimum tax withholdings on share-based awards. The guidance becomes effective at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2018 but permits adoption in an earlier period. With this adoption, excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies related to stock-based compensation will be prospectively reflected as income tax expense in our consolidated statement of earnings instead of additional paid-in capital on our consolidated balance sheet. Additionally, within our consolidated statement of cash flows, this guidance will require excess tax benefits to be presented as an operating activity, rather than a financing activity, in the same manner as other cash flows related to income taxes. We are currently evaluating the timing and impact of adopting this guidance; however, as a result of the presentation requirements associated with the standard, we expect this adoption to have a significant impact on our consolidated statements of earnings, earnings per share and consolidated statement of cash flows.
In March 2016, the FASB issued guidance for financial liabilities resulting from selling prepaid stored value products that are redeemable at third-party merchants. Under the new guidance, expected breakage amounts associated with these products must be recognized proportionately in earnings as redemption occurs. Our current accounting policy of applying the remote method to all of our stored value cards, including cards redeemable at the third-party licensed locations, will no longer be allowed. The guidance will become effective at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2019, with the option to adopt in an earlier period. As the guidance and timing of transition are consistent with the new revenue recognition standard issued by the FASB in May 2014 and discussed below, we expect to implement the provisions of both standards in the same period.
In February 2016, the FASB issued guidance on the recognition and measurement of leases. Under the new guidance, lessees are required to recognize a lease liability, which represents the discounted obligation to make future minimum lease payments, and a corresponding right-of-use asset on the balance sheet for most leases. The guidance retains the current accounting for

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lessors and does not make significant changes to the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows by a lessee. Enhanced disclosures will also be required to give financial statement users the ability to assess the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The guidance will require modified retrospective application at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2020, with optional practical expedients, but permits adoption in an earlier period. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements. We expect this adoption will result in a material increase in the assets and liabilities on our consolidated balance sheets and will likely have an insignificant impact on our consolidated statements of earnings.
In January 2016, the FASB issued guidance on the recognition and measurement of financial instruments. This guidance retains the current accounting for classifying and measuring investments in debt securities and loans, but requires equity investments to be measured at fair value with subsequent changes recognized in net income, except for those accounted for under the equity method or requiring consolidation. The guidance also changes the accounting for investments without a readily determinable fair value and that do not qualify for the practical expedient to estimate fair value. A policy election can be made for these investments whereby estimated fair value may be measured at cost and adjusted in subsequent periods for any impairment or changes in observable prices of identical or similar investments. The new guidance will result in a cumulative effect adjustment recognized in our balance sheet and will become effective for us at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2019. We are currently evaluating the impact of this guidance.
In April 2015, the FASB issued guidance on the financial statement presentation of debt issuance costs. This guidance requires these costs to be presented in the balance sheet as a reduction of the related debt liability rather than as an asset. We retrospectively adopted this guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, which resulted in the reclassification of $17.0 million of debt issuance costs previously presented in prepaid expenses and other current assets and other long-term assets to long-term debt in our consolidated balance sheet as of October 2, 2016. Components of our long-term debt and aggregate debt issuance costs and unamortized premium are disclosed in Note 7, Debt.
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. The original effective date of the guidance would have required us to adopt at the beginning of our first quarter of fiscal 2018; however, the FASB approved an optional one-year deferral of the effective date. The new guidance may be applied retrospectively to each prior period presented or retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption. We are currently evaluating the overall impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements, as well as the expected timing and method of adoption. Based on our preliminary assessment, we determined the adoption will change the timing of recognition and classification of our stored value card breakage income, which is currently recognized using the remote method and recorded in net interest income and other. The new guidance will require application of the proportional method and classification within total net revenues on our consolidated statements of earnings. Additionally, the new guidance requires enhanced disclosures, including revenue recognition policies to identify performance obligations to customers and significant judgments in measurement and recognition. We are continuing our assessment, which may identify other impacts.
Note 2:
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Fiscal 2016
During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, we sold our ownership interest in our Germany retail business to AmRest Holdings SE for a total of $47.3 million. This transaction converted these company-operated stores to a fully licensed market and resulted in an insignificant pre-tax gain, which was included in interest income and other, net on our condensed consolidated statements of earnings.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we sold our 49% ownership interest in our Spanish joint venture, Starbucks Coffee España, S.L. ("Starbucks Spain"), to our joint venture partner, Sigla S.A. (Grupo Vips), for a total purchase price of $30.2 million. This transaction resulted in an insignificant pre-tax gain, which was included in interest income and other, net on our consolidated statements of earnings.
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 benchmark interest rates 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.

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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 intercompany royalty payments, inventory purchases, and intercompany borrowing and lending activities. The effective portion of the derivative's gain or loss is recorded in AOCI and is subsequently reclassified to revenue, cost of sales including occupancy costs, or interest income and other, net, respectively, when the hedged exposure affects net earnings.
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 is subsequently reclassified to net earnings when the hedged net investment is either sold or substantially liquidated.
To mitigate the foreign exchange risk of certain balance sheet items, we enter into foreign currency forward and swap 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 interest income and other, net.
Commodities
Depending on market conditions, we may 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 including occupancy costs when the hedged exposure affects net earnings.
To mitigate the price uncertainty of a portion of our future purchases, primarily of dairy products, diesel fuel and other commodities, we enter into swap contracts, futures and collars that are not designated as hedging instruments. Gains and losses from these derivatives are recorded in interest income and other, net and help to offset price fluctuations on our beverage, food, packaging and transportation costs, which are included in cost of sales including occupancy costs on our consolidated statements of earnings.
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
 
Outstanding Contract Remaining Maturity
(Months)
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Oct 2,
2016
 
 
Cash Flow Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rates
$
19.8

 
$
20.5

 
$
3.0

 
0
Cross-currency swaps
(9.6
)
 
(7.7
)
 

 
95
Foreign currency - other
21.5

 
(0.4
)
 
15.9

 
36
Coffee
(0.1
)
 
(1.6
)
 
(0.1
)
 
10
Net Investment Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency
27.2

 
1.3

 

 
1

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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
 
Gains/(Losses)
Recognized in
OCI Before Reclassifications
 
Gains/(Losses) Reclassified from
AOCI to Earnings
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
Cash Flow Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rates
$

 
$
3.1

 
$
1.2

 
$
1.5

Cross-currency swaps
75.3

 
(5.3
)
 
77.6

 
(1.8
)
Foreign currency - other
37.2

 
9.3

 
4.4

 
8.5

Coffee
1.0

 
(1.3
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(0.1
)
Net Investment Hedges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency
41.1

 

 

 

Pretax gains and losses on derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments recognized in earnings (in millions):
 
Gains/(Losses) Recognized in Earnings
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
Foreign currency - other
$
8.3

 
$
2.1

Dairy
5.1

 
(5.6
)
Diesel fuel and other commodities
0.2

 
(4.7
)
Notional amounts of outstanding derivative contracts (in millions):
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
Cross-currency swaps
$
552

 
$
660

Foreign currency - other
1,407

 
688

Coffee

 
7

Dairy
47

 
76

Diesel fuel and other commodities
51

 
46

Fair value of outstanding derivative contracts (in millions):
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
Designated Derivative Hedging Instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross-currency swaps
$
26.2

 
$

 
$
7.9

 
$
57.0

Foreign currency - other
75.3

 
20.8

 
2.7

 
24.0

Coffee

 
1.8

 

 

Non-designated Derivative Hedging Instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency - other
22.3

 
6.2

 
10.1

 
6.5

Dairy
3.9

 
1.5

 

 
1.6

Diesel fuel and other commodities
4.6

 
3.8

 
2.0

 
0.5

Additional disclosures related to cash flow gains and losses included in AOCI, as well as subsequent reclassifications to earnings, are included in Note 8, Equity.

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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
Jan 1, 2017
 
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
$
2,034.6

 
$
2,034.6

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
1.3

 

 
1.3

 

Commercial paper
5.6

 

 
5.6

 

Corporate debt securities
20.5

 

 
20.5

 

Foreign government obligations
4.6

 

 
4.6

 


U.S. government treasury securities
28.8

 
28.8

 

 

State and local government obligations
0.5

 

 
0.5

 

Certificates of deposit
9.4

 

 
9.4

 

Total available-for-sale securities
70.7

 
28.8

 
41.9

 

Trading securities
70.1

 
70.1

 

 

Total short-term investments
140.8

 
98.9

 
41.9

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
85.8

 
3.3

 
82.5

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
54.5

 

 
54.5

 

Corporate debt securities
515.9

 

 
515.9

 

Auction rate securities
5.7

 

 

 
5.7

Foreign government obligations
59.5

 

 
59.5

 

U.S. government treasury securities
355.3

 
355.3

 

 

State and local government obligations
83.6

 

 
83.6

 

Mortgage and other asset-backed securities
203.8

 

 
203.8

 

Total long-term investments
1,278.3

 
355.3

 
917.3

 
5.7

Other long-term assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
46.5

 

 
46.5

 

Total assets
$
3,586.0

 
$
2,492.1

 
$
1,088.2

 
$
5.7

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
$
13.5

 
$

 
$
13.5

 
$

Other long-term liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
9.2

 

 
9.2

 

Total liabilities
$
22.7

 
$

 
$
22.7

 
$



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Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
Balance at
Oct 2, 2016
 
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
$
2,128.8

 
$
2,128.8

 
$

 
$

Short-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
1.3

 

 
1.3

 

Commercial paper
2.6

 

 
2.6

 

Corporate debt securities
34.2

 

 
34.2

 

Foreign government obligations
5.5

 

 
5.5

 

U.S. government treasury securities
15.8

 
15.8

 

 

State and local government obligations
0.5

 

 
0.5

 

Certificates of deposit
5.8

 

 
5.8

 

Total available-for-sale securities
65.7

 
15.8

 
49.9

 

Trading securities
68.7

 
68.7

 

 

Total short-term investments
134.4

 
84.5

 
49.9

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
27.7

 
3.1

 
24.6

 

Long-term investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available-for-sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency obligations
44.4

 

 
44.4

 

Corporate debt securities
459.3

 

 
459.3

 

Auction rate securities
5.7

 

 

 
5.7

Foreign government obligations
46.7

 

 
46.7

 

U.S. government treasury securities
358.2

 
358.2

 

 

State and local government obligations
57.5

 

 
57.5

 

Mortgage and other asset-backed securities
169.9

 

 
169.9

 

Total long-term investments
1,141.7

 
358.2

 
777.8

 
5.7

Other long-term assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets
6.4

 

 
6.4

 

Total assets
$
3,439.0

 
$
2,574.6

 
$
858.7

 
$
5.7

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
$
18.0

 
$
1.7

 
$
16.3

 
$

Other long-term liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities
71.6

 

 
71.6

 

Total
$
89.6

 
$
1.7

 
$
87.9

 
$

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 January 1, 2017 and October 2, 2016.
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,

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and other assets. These assets are measured at fair value if determined to be impaired. During the quarters ended January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2015, 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.
Note 5:
Inventories (in millions)
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
 
Dec 27, 2015
Coffee:
 
 
 
 
 
Unroasted
$
550.5

 
$
561.6

 
$
559.2

Roasted
255.7

 
300.4

 
256.6

Other merchandise held for sale
256.2

 
308.6

 
270.8

Packaging and other supplies
156.3

 
207.9

 
156.0

Total
$
1,218.7

 
$
1,378.5

 
$
1,242.6

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 January 1, 2017, we had committed to purchasing green coffee totaling $586 million under fixed-price contracts and an estimated $540 million under price-to-be-fixed 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 most contracts, either Starbucks or the seller has the option to “fix” the base “C” coffee commodity price prior to the delivery date. For other contracts, Starbucks and the seller may agree upon pricing parameters determined by the base "C" coffee commodity price. 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
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
Land
$
46.5

 
$
46.6

Buildings
454.3

 
458.4

Leasehold improvements
5,924.8

 
5,892.9

Store equipment
1,927.6

 
1,931.7

Roasting equipment
603.2

 
605.4

Furniture, fixtures and other
1,388.6

 
1,366.9

Work in progress
266.7

 
271.4

Property, plant and equipment, gross
10,611.7

 
10,573.3

Accumulated depreciation
(6,133.2
)
 
(6,039.5
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
$
4,478.5

 
$
4,533.8


Accrued Liabilities
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
Accrued compensation and related costs
$
457.5

 
$
510.8

Accrued occupancy costs
138.8

 
137.5

Accrued taxes
355.1

 
368.4

Accrued dividends payable
364.2

 
365.1

Accrued capital and other operating expenditures
629.3

 
617.3

Total accrued liabilities
$
1,944.9

 
$
1,999.1


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Note 7:
Debt
In December 2016, we repaid the $400 million of 0.875% Senior Notes (the "2016 notes") at maturity.
Components of long-term debt including the associated interest rates and related estimated fair values by calendar maturity (in millions, except interest rates):
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Oct 2, 2016
 
Stated Interest Rate
Effective Interest Rate (1)
Issuance
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
Face Value
Estimated Fair Value
 
2016 notes
$

$

 
$
400.0

$
400

 
0.875
%
0.941
%
2018 notes
350.0

353

 
350.0

357

 
2.000
%
2.012
%
2021 notes
500.0

499

 
500.0

511

 
2.100
%
2.293
%
2021 notes
250.0

249

 
250.0

255

 
2.100
%
1.600
%
2022 notes
500.0

502

 
500.0

526

 
2.700
%
2.819
%
2023 notes
750.0

799

 
750.0

839

 
3.850
%
2.860
%
2026 notes
500.0

475

 
500.0

509

 
2.450
%
2.511
%
2045 notes
350.0

366

 
350.0

417

 
4.300
%
4.348
%
Total
3,200.0

3,243

 
3,600.0

3,814

 
 
 
Aggregate debt issuance costs and unamortized premium, net
(14.3
)
 
 
(14.8
)
 
 
 
 
Total
$
3,185.7

 
 
$
3,585.2

 
 
 
 
(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 January 1, 2017, we were in compliance with all applicable covenants.
The following table summarizes our long-term debt maturities as of January 1, 2017 by fiscal year (in millions):
Fiscal Year
Total
2018
$

2019
350.0

2020

2021
750.0

2022
500.0

Thereafter
1,600.0

Total
$
3,200.0


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Note 8: Equity
Changes in total equity (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
 
Attributable to Starbucks
 
Noncontrolling interests
 
Total Equity
 
Attributable to Starbucks
 
Noncontrolling interest
 
Total Equity
Beginning balance of total equity
$
5,884.0

 
$
6.7

 
$
5,890.7

 
$
5,818.0

 
$
1.8

 
$
5,819.8

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
751.8

 
(0.3
)
 
751.5

 
687.6

 
0.1

 
687.7

Translation adjustment and other, net of reclassifications and tax
(171.8
)
 

 
(171.8
)
 
(24.4
)
 

 
(24.4
)
Unrealized gains/(losses), net of reclassifications and tax
37.9

 

 
37.9

 
(1.3
)
 

 
(1.3
)
Other comprehensive loss
(133.9
)
 

 
(133.9
)
 
(25.7
)
 

 
(25.7
)
Stock-based compensation expense
55.7

 

 
55.7

 
57.9

 

 
57.9

Exercise of stock options/vesting of RSUs
8.8

 

 
8.8

 
7.8

 

 
7.8

Sale of common stock
7.0

 

 
7.0

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Repurchase of common stock
(413.7
)
 

 
(413.7
)
 
(267.1
)
 

 
(267.1
)
Cash dividends declared
(363.1
)
 

 
(363.1
)
 
(297.1
)
 

 
(297.1
)
Ending balance of total equity
$
5,796.6

 
$
6.5

 
$
5,803.1

 
$
5,981.5

 
$
1.9

 
$
5,983.4

Changes in AOCI by component, net of tax (in millions):
Quarter Ended
 
 Available-for-Sale Securities
 
 Cash Flow Hedges
 
 Net Investment Hedges
 
Translation Adjustment and Other
 
Total
January 1, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
1.1

 
$
10.9

 
$
1.3

 
$
(121.7
)
 
$
(108.4
)
Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
(9.3
)
 
87.0

 
25.9

 
(171.8
)
 
(68.2
)
Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
0.6

 
(66.3
)
 

 

 
(65.7
)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
(8.7
)
 
20.7

 
25.9

 
(171.8
)
 
(133.9
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
(7.6
)
 
$
31.6

 
$
27.2

 
$
(293.5
)
 
$
(242.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 27, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, beginning of period
$
(0.1
)
 
$
25.6

 
$
1.3

 
$
(226.2
)
 
$
(199.4
)
Net gains/(losses) recognized in OCI before reclassifications
0.6

 
3.1

 

 
(24.4
)
 
(20.7
)
Net (gains)/losses reclassified from AOCI to earnings
0.3

 
(5.3
)
 

 

 
(5.0
)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Starbucks
0.9

 
(2.2
)
 

 
(24.4
)
 
(25.7
)
Net gains/(losses) in AOCI, end of period
$
0.8

 
$
23.4

 
$
1.3

 
$
(250.6
)
 
$
(225.1
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
 
Gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities
 
$
(0.8
)
 
$
(0.3
)
 
Interest income and other, net
Gains/(losses) on cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate hedges
 
1.2

 
1.5

 
Interest expense
Cross-currency swaps
 
77.6

 
(1.8
)
 
Interest income and other, net
Foreign currency hedges
 
1.3

 
3.0

 
Revenues
Foreign currency/coffee hedges
 
2.4

 
5.3

 
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
 
 
81.7

 
7.7

 
Total before tax
 
 
(16.0
)
 
(2.7
)
 
Tax expense
 
 
$
65.7

 
$
5.0

 
Net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 January 1, 2017.
We repurchased 7.6 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $413.7 million, and 4.5 million shares at a total cost of $267.1 million for the quarters ended January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2015, respectively. As of January 1, 2017, 110.2 million shares remained available for repurchase under current authorizations.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.25 per share to be paid on February 24, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2017.
Note 9:
Employee Stock Plans
As of January 1, 2017, there were 71.3 million shares of common stock available for issuance pursuant to future equity-based compensation awards and 13.7 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
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
Options
$
14.9

 
$
15.5

Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”)
40.1

 
41.8

Total stock-based compensation expense
$
55.0

 
$
57.3

Stock option and RSU transactions from October 2, 2016 through January 1, 2017 (in millions):
 
 
Stock Options
 
RSUs
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, October 2, 2016
31.3

 
8.3

Granted
6.7

 
4.7

Options exercised/RSUs vested
(1.8
)
 
(3.6
)
Forfeited/expired
(0.5
)
 
(0.4
)
Options outstanding/Nonvested RSUs, January 1, 2017
35.7

 
9.0

Total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, as of January 1, 2017
$
66.5

 
$
235.0


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Note 10:     Earnings per Share
Calculation of net earnings per common share (“EPS”) — basic and diluted (in millions, except EPS):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
751.8

 
$
687.6

Weighted average common shares outstanding (for basic calculation)
1,457.5

 
1,485.9

Dilutive effect of outstanding common stock options and RSUs
13.0

 
17.4

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding (for diluted calculation)
1,470.5

 
1,503.3

EPS — basic
$
0.52

 
$
0.46

EPS — diluted
$
0.51

 
$
0.46

Potential dilutive shares consist of the incremental common shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options (both vested and nonvested) 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 8.6 million and 2.4 million as of January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2015, respectively.
Note 11: Segment Reporting
Our chief executive officer and chief operating officer comprise the Company's Chief Operating Decision Maker function ("CODM"). Segment information is prepared on the same basis that our CODM 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
 
Americas
 
China/
Asia Pacific
 
EMEA
 
Channel
Development
 
All Other Segments
 
Segment
Total
January 1, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total net revenues
$
3,991.4

 
$
770.8

 
$
262.4

 
$
553.7

 
$
154.6

 
$
5,732.9

Depreciation and amortization expenses
152.4

 
48.6

 
7.6

 
0.6

 
2.9

 
212.1

Income from equity investees

 
42.5

 

 
41.9

 

 
84.4

Operating income
958.5

 
163.4

 
44.1

 
242.9

 
9.6

 
1,418.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 27, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total net revenues
$
3,726.2

 
$
653.6

 
$
313.0

 
$
512.1

 
$
168.6

 
$
5,373.5

Depreciation and amortization expenses
140.8

 
42.1

 
11.5

 
0.7

 
3.6

 
198.7

Income from equity investees

 
31.2

 
1.2

 
31.7

 

 
64.1

Operating income
934.6

 
127.1

 
48.1

 
193.3

 
5.9

 
1,309.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reconciliation of total segment operating income to consolidated earnings before income taxes (in millions):
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1, 2017
 
Dec 27, 2015
Total segment operating income
$
1,418.5

 
$
1,309.0

Unallocated corporate operating expenses
(285.9
)
 
(251.0
)
Consolidated operating income
1,132.6

 
1,058.0

Interest income and other, net
24.1

 
8.1

Interest expense
(23.8
)
 
(16.5
)
Earnings before income taxes
$
1,132.9

 
$
1,049.6


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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 revenues, operating margins, comparable store sales, anticipated net new stores, the effects of foreign currency translation, earnings per share, tax rates, capital expenditures, sales leverage, other financial results, operational efficiencies, the health and growth of our business overall and of specific businesses or markets, benefits of recent initiatives, investments in our business and partners, including investments in our digital platforms and innovation, business opportunities and expansion, strategic acquisitions, expenses, dividends, share repurchases, commodity costs and our mitigation strategies, liquidity, cash flow from operations, use of cash and cash requirements, borrowing capacity, repatriation of cash to the U.S., the potential issuance of debt and applicable interest rate, and the expected effects of new accounting pronouncements, 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, fluctuations in U.S. and international economies and currencies, our ability to preserve, grow and leverage our brands, potential negative effects of incidents involving food or beverage-borne illnesses, tampering, contamination or mislabeling, potential negative effects of material breaches of our information technology systems to the extent we experience a material breach, material failures of our information technology systems, costs associated with, and the successful execution of, the company's initiatives and plans, including the integration of Starbucks Japan, the acceptance of the company's products by our customers, the impact of competition, coffee, dairy and other raw materials prices and availability, 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 strong operating and financial performance and our continued ability to make disciplined investments in our business and our partners (employees). Consolidated total net revenues increased 7% to $5.7 billion, primarily driven by incremental revenues from 2,163 net new store openings over the last 12 months, global comparable store sales growth of 3% and increased product sales to and royalty revenues from our licensees. Consolidated operating income increased $75 million, or 7%, to $1.1 billion. Operating margin expanded 10 basis points to 19.8%, primarily due to sales leverage and lower coffee costs, partially offset by higher investments in our store partners, largely in the Americas segment. Earnings per share of $0.51 increased 11% over the prior year quarter earnings per share of $0.46.
The Americas segment continued to perform well in the first quarter, growing revenues by 7% to $4.0 billion, primarily driven by incremental revenues from 884 net new store openings over the past 12 months and comparable store sales growth of 3%. All day-parts grew compared to a year ago with iced beverages, including espresso, coffee and tea, paired with the success of our food offerings, contributing to the increase in comparable store sales. Operating income increased $24 million and operating margin at 24.0% declined 110 basis points from a year ago primarily due to investments in our store partners, partially offset by sales leverage.
In our China/Asia Pacific segment, revenues grew by 18% to $771 million, primarily driven by incremental revenues from 1,003 net new stores over the past year, a 5% increase in comparable store sales and favorable foreign currency translation. Operating income grew 29%, to $163 million, while operating margin expanded 180 basis points to 21.2%. The overall operating margin expansion was primarily due to changes to certain business tax structures in China and higher income from our joint venture operations, partially offset by the impact of foreign currency translation.
We continue to execute our strategy of achieving the appropriate balance between company-operated and licensed stores in our EMEA segment. EMEA revenues declined $51 million, or 16%, primarily due to the shift to more licensed stores in the region,

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including the conversion of our Germany retail operations to licensed in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, and unfavorable foreign currency translation. Partially offsetting lower company-operated store revenues were higher licensed store sales, primarily resulting from the opening of 310 net new licensed stores and the transfer of 179 company-operated stores to licensed stores over the past 12 months. Operating margin expanded 140 basis points to 16.8% due to the shift in the portfolio towards more licensed stores, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency exchange and sales deleverage in certain company-operated stores.
Channel Development segment revenues grew 8% for the quarter to $554 million, primarily due to higher sales of premium single-serve products and U.S. packaged coffee sales, as well as increased sales through our international channels, primarily associated with our European and North American regions. Operating income grew $50 million, or 26%, to $243 million. Operating margin increased 620 basis points to 43.9% in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 primarily due to lower coffee costs, strong performance from our North American Coffee Partnership joint venture and leverage on cost of sales and other operating expenses.
Fiscal 2017 — Financial Outlook for the Year
For fiscal 2017, we expect consolidated revenue growth in the mid-single-digits when compared to our 53-week results in fiscal 2016. After adjusting for the 2% of additional revenue attributable to the extra week in fiscal 2016 and the approximate 1% of anticipated unfavorable foreign currency translation for fiscal 2017, consolidated revenue growth is expected to be in the range of 8% to 10%. Revenue growth is expected to be driven by approximately 2,100 net new stores worldwide and global comparable store sales in the mid-single digits, with some expected improvement in global comparable store sales in the second half of fiscal 2017. Approximately 1,000 net new store openings will be in our China/Asia Pacific segment, approximately 800 net new stores coming from the Americas segment and the remaining store growth from the EMEA segment.
We expect consolidated operating margin to increase slightly and earnings per share to be in the range of $2.09 to $2.11 for full year fiscal 2017. Revenue growth and sales leverage are expected to be partially offset by the expansion of our investments in our partners (employees) and digital platforms, as well as our continued focus on product development and innovation. Partner and digital investments include enhanced wages and benefits and focus on mobile and loyalty programs. When compared to fiscal 2016, we expect global partner and digital investments to increase by approximately $250 million in fiscal 2017, further demonstrating the importance of and value creation realized from these investments.

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Comparable Store Sales
Starbucks comparable store sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017:
 
Quarter Ended Jan 1, 2017
 
Sales
Growth
 
Change in
Transactions
 
Change in
Ticket
Consolidated
3%
 
(1)%
 
4%
Americas
3%
 
(2)%
 
5%
China/Asia Pacific
5%
 
2%
 
3%
EMEA
(1)%
 
(2)%
 
1%
Our comparable store sales represent the growth in revenues from Starbucks® company-operated stores open 13 months or longer. Comparable store sales exclude the effect of foreign currency translation.
Results of Operations (in millions)
Revenues
 
        
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
%
Change
Company-operated stores
$
4,469.3

 
$
4,210.6

 
6.1
%
Licensed stores
602.4

 
540.6

 
11.4

CPG, foodservice and other
661.2

 
622.3

 
6.3

Total net revenues
$
5,732.9

 
$
5,373.5

 
6.7
%
Total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 increased $359 million compared to a year ago, primarily due to increased revenues from company-operated stores ($259 million). The increase in company-operated store revenues was driven by an increase in incremental revenues from 701 net new Starbucks® company-operated store openings over the past 12 months ($196 million) and a 3% growth in comparable store sales ($119 million), attributable to a 4% increase in average ticket. Partially offsetting these increases was the absence of revenue from the conversion of certain company-operated stores to licensed ($48 million).
Licensed store revenue growth also contributed to the increase in total net revenues ($62 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily due to increased product sales to and royalty revenues from our licensees ($68 million), largely due to the opening of 1,482 net new Starbucks® licensed stores, the transfer of 179 company-operated stores to licensed stores over the past 12 months and improved comparable store sales. These increases were partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation ($13 million).
CPG, foodservice and other revenues increased $39 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily due to increased sales of premium single-serve products ($16 million) and U.S. packaged coffee ($13 million), as well as increased sales through our international channels, primarily associated with our European and North American regions ($8 million).

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Operating Expenses
    
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
 
 
 
 
As a % of Total
Net Revenues
Cost of sales including occupancy costs
$
2,295.0

 
$
2,186.2

 
40.0
%
 
40.7
%
Store operating expenses
1,638.2

 
1,506.2

 
28.6

 
28.0

Other operating expenses
145.4

 
146.2

 
2.5

 
2.7

Depreciation and amortization expenses
249.7

 
235.5

 
4.4

 
4.4

General and administrative expenses
356.4

 
305.5

 
6.2

 
5.7

Total operating expenses
4,684.7

 
4,379.6

 
81.7

 
81.5

Income from equity investees
84.4

 
64.1

 
1.5

 
1.2

Operating income
$
1,132.6

 
$
1,058.0

 
19.8
%
 
19.7
%
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues
 
 
 
 
36.7
%
 
35.8
%
Other operating expenses as a % of non-company-operated store revenues
 
 
 
 
11.5
%
 
12.6
%
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 70 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily due to leverage on cost of sales (approximately 50 basis points) and lower commodity costs, primarily coffee (approximately 40 basis points).
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 60 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Store operating expenses as a percentage of company-operated store revenues increased 90 basis points for the first quarter, primarily driven by increased investments in our store partners, largely in the Americas segment (approximately 210 basis points), partially offset by sales leverage (approximately 150 basis points).
Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 20 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Excluding the impact of company-operated store revenues, other operating expenses decreased 110 basis points for the first quarter, primarily due to sales leverage (approximately 100 basis points) and an additional settlement related to the closure of our Target Canada stores in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (approximately 40 basis points).
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 50 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily driven by higher salaries and benefits related to digital platforms and innovation, as well as investments in store development and technology infrastructure.
Income from equity investees as a percentage of total net revenues increased 30 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 due to higher income from our joint ventures, primarily our North American Coffee Partnership, South Korea and China joint venture operations (approximately 20 basis points each), partially offset by the growth in our revenues associated with the composition of our store portfolio (approximately 30 basis points).
The combination of these changes resulted in an overall increase in operating margin of 10 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

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Other Income and Expenses 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
 
 
 
 
As a % of Total
Net Revenues
Operating income
$
1,132.6

 
$
1,058.0

 
19.8
 %
 
19.7
 %
Interest income and other, net
24.1

 
8.1

 
0.4

 
0.2

Interest expense
(23.8
)
 
(16.5
)
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.3
)
Earnings before income taxes
1,132.9

 
1,049.6

 
19.8

 
19.5

Income tax expense
381.4

 
361.9

 
6.7

 
6.7

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
751.5

 
687.7

 
13.1

 
12.8

Net earnings/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
(0.3
)
 
0.1

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Starbucks
$
751.8

 
$
687.6

 
13.1
 %
 
12.8
 %
Effective tax rate including noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
33.7
 %
 
34.5
 %
Net interest income and other increased $16 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily related to net favorable fair value adjustments from derivative instruments used to manage our risk of commodity price fluctuations.
Interest expense increased $7 million primarily due to additional interest incurred on the long-term debt we issued in February and May 2016.
The effective tax rate for the quarter ended January 1, 2017 was 33.7% compared to 34.5% for the same quarter in fiscal 2016. The decrease was primarily related to an incremental tax benefit from higher domestic manufacturing deductions (approximately 30 basis points).

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Segment Information
Results of operations by segment (in millions):
Americas    
    
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
 
 
 
 
As a % of Americas
Total Net Revenues
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
3,561.0

 
$
3,330.7

 
89.2
%
 
89.4
%
Licensed stores
421.3

 
387.6

 
10.6

 
10.4

Foodservice and other
9.1

 
7.9

 
0.2

 
0.2

Total net revenues
3,991.4

 
3,726.2

 
100.0

 
100.0

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
1,440.3

 
1,346.9

 
36.1

 
36.1

Store operating expenses
1,356.3

 
1,226.8

 
34.0

 
32.9

Other operating expenses
31.9

 
32.6

 
0.8

 
0.9

Depreciation and amortization expenses
152.4

 
140.8

 
3.8

 
3.8

General and administrative expenses
52.0

 
44.5

 
1.3

 
1.2

Total operating expenses
3,032.9

 
2,791.6

 
76.0

 
74.9

Operating income
$
958.5

 
$
934.6

 
24.0
%
 
25.1
%
Store operating expenses as a % of company-operated store revenues
 
 
 
 
38.1
%
 
36.8
%
Other operating expenses as a % of non-company-operated store revenues
 
 
 
 
7.4
%
 
8.2
%
Revenues
Americas total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 increased $265 million, or 7%, primarily due to higher revenues from company-operated stores (contributing $230 million) and licensed stores (contributing $34 million).
The increase in company-operated store revenues was driven by incremental revenues from 342 net new Starbucks® company-operated store openings over the past 12 months ($138 million) and a 3% increase in comparable store sales ($91 million), attributable to a 5% increase in average ticket.
The increase in licensed store revenues was due to higher product sales to and royalty revenues from our licensees ($30 million), primarily resulting from the opening of 542 net new licensed stores over the past 12 months and improved comparable store sales.
Operating Expenses
Cost of sales including occupancy costs as a percentage of total net revenues were flat for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily due to leverage on cost of sales offset by higher rent expenses.
Store operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 110 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Store operating expenses as a percentage of company-operated store revenues increased 130 basis points for the first quarter, primarily driven by increased investments in our store partners (approximately 250 basis points), partially offset by sales leverage on salaries and benefits (approximately 90 basis points).
Other operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues decreased 10 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Excluding the impact of company-operated store revenues, other operating expenses decreased 80 basis points for the first quarter, primarily due to an additional settlement related to the closure of our Target Canada stores in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (approximately 130 basis points).
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenues increased 10 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily driven by higher salaries and benefits.
The combination of these changes resulted in an overall decrease in operating margin of 110 basis points for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

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China/Asia Pacific
 
 
Quarter Ended
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
Jan 1,
2017
 
Dec 27,
2015
 
 
 
 
 
As a % of CAP
Total Net Revenues
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-operated stores
$
691.5

 
$
580.1

 
89.7
%
 
88.8
%
Licensed stores
78.0

 
72.2

 
10.1

 
11.0

Foodservice and other
1.3

 
1.3

 
0.2

 
0.2

Total net revenues
770.8

 
653.6

 
100.0

 
100.0

Cost of sales including occupancy costs
337.3

 
295.0

 
43.8

 
45.1

Store operating expenses
204.3

 
175.3

 
26.5

 
26.8

Other operating expenses
19.1

 
14.8

 
2.5