SBUX Lowering Estimates as China SameStore Sales Down by -78% in February

By Mark Kalinowski Published on March 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Earlier today, Starbucks (SBUX; Buy, $76.19) filed an 8-K which quantified some of the potential impacts on its business from coronavirus in China (a company-owned market for Starbucks). As a result, we lower our full-fiscal 2020E EPS estimate by -23 cents, to $2.80. And, given this lower base of anticipated earnings coming off of 2020, partially offset by 2021 potentially lapping some easy comparisons, we take down our full fiscal 2021E EPS forecast by -17 cents, to $3.25. We note the following:

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SBUX Correlating U.S. Same-Store Sales and Growth in Starbucks Rewards

By Mark Kalinowski Published on December 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

In theory, accelerating Starbucks Rewards (U.S. loyalty program) active membership should lead to better Starbucks U.S. same-store sales. But does it, or not? In our correlation of these two metrics over the last 16 quarters, we find that there is indeed a positive correlation.

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