The following facts are key reasons to own SBUX :
1. Strong relative sales growth curve.
2.Excellent relationships with their vendor base and the practice of fair trade with their farmers ensuring product flow.
3.A unit growth plan in all markets that will back fill key markets with newer, larger units optimizing the new growth strategies for food, evenings etc.
4.High cash flow generator with an excellent income statement.
5. Strong growth in the grocery and warehouse club segment
6.Strong well trained employees that are paid above the market.
7,Excellent in store service
8. Growing license operations with a very strong ROI for the licensee and SBUX
9. Good start in capturing the Tea Market
10. Teamed with Oprah
11.Testing of Bakery roll out under the La Boulange Brand
12. The top BRAND Awareness for a Retail Coffee Brand in the World Markets that they compete in.
13.Adding to key strategies with new growth initiatives in:
a. Fountain Drinks
b.Food / Better bakery assortment, small plates
c. Beer Wine test
d.rapid expansion of commercial business
14. Leveraging technology to improve service and expand revenue.
15. Largest gift card retailer in the coffee space and still growing rapidly.
16. Built a unique coffee shop experience that provides a special place status to meet and greet friends and clients.
17. The best acquisition and retention model of any competitor in this space.
18. While the largest player in this space by far it has a growth model that drives long term, predictable profit results.
19. Beat management team in the industry.
20. Growing fast in the world's largest growth markets.
In a world of liars invest in the truth. The naysayers are pseudo political scam artists that dis this great company but it will not matter,Starbucks is going to $100 in 12 months or less.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
OMG nobody will ever eat out again, look to the future, look at the growth over the last 40 years, not just in SBUX but most real businesses.
When I started investing some 40 plus years ago the Dow was in the 700 range, negative sentiment was rampant and the markets were doomed.
Well something did not go as planned for the naysayers, growth happened, and those that stayed long made lots of money.
As for me I am staying long and buying on the dips.
Peace to all
The PE is inflated due to the restatement of earnings due to a billion dollar + settlement with Kraft to regain distribution rights for their grocery line. You need to focus on the forward PE and you will see plenty of opportunity to grow the share price this year.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Added to the daily-growing list, I still think that seeing as how he replies to himself all the time that he should use "playswithhimself" as an alias. Anyway, here's the updated list:
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Sold some (6) JAN-2015-65 puts today at $3.20. Yes, I'll be insuring the earnings, that's why there's so much juice....a low VIX is working against better premiums...but SBUX 8 months out, 2 yrs out, is going to be considerably higher.....so I'm willing to take SBUX in today for $61.80....the strike minus the premium.....so,...while I wait for SBUX to crash through $65....I want to be paid for waiting.....
Trying to time it is almost pointless unless your speculating for a scalp. Longer term, SBUX will have an even more monster footprint and mint more money. Sure, the growth is slowing and the law of large numbers loom, but with a forward p/e of 22, over the next 3 yrs, you'll be glad you owned some. I write options virtually every month and has been a horse for me. I've made way more than holding shares though tha has done well also. G.L.
multi-billion dollar settlement for breaking their contract with Kraft for grocery distribution; they took the hit in the previous fiscal year
use forward p/e