Untitled
Previous | Next

Back to BW50
Home Page >>

The BusinessWeek 50 Ranking

24

Starbucks

ONGOING DEMAND for coffee-based drinks and scrupulous cost containment kept Starbucks growing in fiscal 2005. The Seattle company has made moves into music sales and film production, but what’s paying the bills is a continued laserlike focus on speeding up transactions, growing abroad, and finding niche markets in the U.S., such as drive-throughs and rural locations. Despite the threat of saturation in North American markets, the thirst for Starbucks apparently remains unquenchable: The company has realized 14 consecutive years of comparable-store sales growth of 5% or more.

Company Info

2005 Rank

33

GET MORE
COMPANY INFO

SBUX

Market Value
$ Million

27,861.3

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 40.2
(3-yr.) 209.8
2005 Sales
$ Billion

6.7

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 20
(3-yr.) 24.8
Long-Term Growth Est. %

22.0

Net income
$ Million

523.9

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 24
(3-yr.) 33.8
Net Margin %*

7.8

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

23.4

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

37/22

P/E Ratio

55

Industry Consumer Services
CORPORATE WEB SITE
More in S&P 500 Companies Scoreboard >
*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Jim L. Donald

Jim L. Donald, 51

CEO since 2005




More BW Stories on Starbucks