6.10.2003: Meldung: Starbucks Corp.: Fiscal Year 2003

Starbucks Finishes Fiscal Year 2003 with Stellar September Revenues
Thursday October 2, 4:02 pm ET

Exceeds $4 Billion in Annual Consolidated Net Revenues

SEATTLE-- Oct. 2, 2003--Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq:SBUX - News) today reported consolidated net revenues of $422 million for the five-week period ended September 28, 2003, an increase of 25 percent from consolidated net revenues of $339 million for the same period in fiscal 2002. On a comparable store sales basis (stores open for at least 13 months), sales at Company-operated stores increased 9 percent for the five weeks ended September 28, 2003, as compared to the same five-week period in fiscal 2002. For the 52 weeks ended September 28, 2003, consolidated net revenues were $4.1 billion, an increase of 24 percent from consolidated net revenues of $3.3 billion for the same period in fiscal 2002. Comparable store sales increased 8 percent for the 52 weeks ended September 28, 2003, as compared to the same 52 weeks in fiscal 2002.
"Fiscal 2003 marks an impressive 12 consecutive years of comparable store sales growth of 5 percent or greater for Starbucks, and one of the strongest years in our history," stated Jim Donald, president, North America. "I am extremely proud of the momentum and excitement that our partners continue to generate in their stores and our unwavering focus on providing a meaningful and uplifting Starbucks Experience for our customers."

Net stores opened
during the 52
weeks ended Stores open as of
Sept. 28, 2003 Sept. 28, 2003
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Starbucks Starbucks SBC/TI(1) Company
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Continental North America:
Company-operated Stores 535 4,031 64 4,095
Licensed Stores 323 1,401 -- 1,401
Franchised Stores -- -- 74 74
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858 5,432 138 5,570
Company-operated Stores 67 451 -- 451
Licensed Stores 276 1,204 -- 1,204
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343 1,655 -- 1,655
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Total 1,201 7,087 138 7,225
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(1) Starbucks acquired Seattle"s Best Coffee(R) (SBC) and
Torrefazione Italia(R) (TI) on July 14, 2003.

Starbucks plans to release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2003 financial results on November 13, 2003, and will hold a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on the 13th to discuss these results. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/investor.asp.

Starbucks Corporation is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 7,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business. In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled Frappuccino® coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(TM) coffee drink, and a line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The Company"s brand portfolio provides a wide variety of consumer products. Tazo Tea"s line of innovative premium teas and Hear Music"s exceptional compact discs enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class products. The Seattle"s Best Coffee® and Torrefazione Italia® Coffee brands enable Starbucks to appeal to a broader consumer base by offering an alternative variety of coffee flavor profiles.


Starbucks Investor Relations
Mary Ellen Fukuhara, 206-318-4025

Source: Starbucks Corporation
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