April 29, 2017

Starbucks Corporation Delivers Record Earnings, but 1 Important Metric Is Getting All the Attention


The global coffee giant continues to deliver solid growth, but comparable sales in U.S. stores aren't growing as fast as management expected.



Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) reported its second-quarter financial results on April 27, and it delivered a venti-sized portion of revenue and earnings per share, both of which were the best ever for a single quarter in the company's history.

But there's a problem -- though it's a bit of a "high-class" one -- with the company's growth in recent quarters: Management struggles to produce same-store sales growth in its core U.S. segment that meets expectations. Let's take a closer look at what's happening with Starbucks' business results, and what management says to expect going forward.




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