Profitability Ratios Proving Vital for Investment: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. Shares inched up 0.48% to trade at $54.80 in recent trading session. The firm has floated short ration of 1.08%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 1.65.

Limelight under Ratio Analysis

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 1.81, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 28.10. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 3.73 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 13.77, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

Analysts Rating

Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked SBUX in recent few months. In ratings table the SBUX given BUY ratings by 21 analysts in current phase and 2 analysts suggest it as overweight security. The 2 analysts have SELL recommendation for current month on SBUX. While 8 analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.45 at current month while compared with $0.45 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.55 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.13 as compared to one month ago of $2.13, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.45.

Profitability Analysis

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 13.30% to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin calculated as 60.20% and 19.60% respectively. SBUX has returns on investment of 29.50%. The returns on assets were 21.10% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 51.20%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by SBUX with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.80 on scale of 1-5. The co has price volatility of 1.07% for a week and 1.04% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.71% and monthly performance was -3.15%. The stock price of SBUX is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -2.83% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -2.95%.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) current ratio calculated as 1, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But it varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 0.80, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.55, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.


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