SBUX  Starbucks Corporation




Consumer Services



Market Cap.


Varying Cash Return on Invested Capital over the past 5 years

SBUX has efficiently invested its financial resources in buildings, projects, and equipment, resulting in strong returns. However, there is a substantial variation in their Cash ROIC from year-to-year. This company may have unreliable free cash flow or operates in a business where invested capital costs increase substantially on a sporadic basis. Look at reasons for this inconsistency to determine the likelihood of future sustainability.

SBUX has created $29.86 of cash for every $100 invested.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in September
Free Cash Flow 894.10M 1.76B -553.10M 2.45B 3.13B
divided by
Invested Capital 3.97B 2.91B 5.87B 7.18B 7.52B
Cash ROIC 22.51% 60.47% -9.42% 34.05% 41.69%

Excellent Return on Equity over the past 5 years

Over the past 5 years, SBUX has generated strong profits with money shareholders have invested. This is considered one of the best indicators of quality management. Beware of extremely high Return on Equity (> 50%) as this is often unsustainable.

SBUX has generated $32.37 of Earnings for every $100 of Shareholders' Equity.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in September
Net Income 1.38B 8.80M 2.07B 2.76B 2.82B
divided by
Stockholders' Equity 5.11B 4.48B 5.27B 5.82B 5.88B
Return on Equity 27.10% 0.20% 39.22% 47.43% 47.91%

Excellent Business Performance over the past 10 years

SBUX has been able to maintain profitability in good times and bad. This could mean SBUX has an extremely strong business or has the ability to scale down costs when needed. This should be a fairly resilient business, but double check for future sustainability by looking at its Risk Factors in the Annual Report.

SBUX has created positive free cash flow for 9 or more of the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in September
Free Cash Flow 250.87M 274.20M 943.40M 1.26B 1.08B 894.10M 1.76B -553.10M 2.45B 3.13B