Financial Analysis Report on Starbucks




Starbucks Corporation

Table of Contents

Constant perpetual growth model 8
Two stage dividend growth model 9
Residual Income model 10
Price to earnings ratio model 11
Price to cash flow ratio 13
Appendix 15
Conc. Growth Model 15
Two Stage Divi. Growth Model 16
Residual Income Model 16
Price to Earnings Ratio 16
Price to Cash flow Ration 17

Starbucks Corporation has started their operation in the year 1971. Before 1971, they were in the business of roaster and retailing of whole bean and ground coffee at the store in Seattle’s Pike Place market. The company’s mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit- one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. The company has more than 17000 stores in 50 countries. The company believes in serving the best possible quality coffee. The company has its goal of providing the highest standards of quality using ethical practices. The company understands the importance of employees and says that our employees are the heart of the Starbucks Experience. The company put more emphasis on customer service. The company has more than 30 blends and single-origin premium Arabica coffees.

Intrinsic value is the value of a company based on fundamental analysis without using current market price. Intrinsic value is also called fundamental value of the company. The investor can utilize intrinsic value before taking investment decision. Comparison of market price and intrinsic value shows that whether share is undervalued, overvalued or fairly valued.
Current market price < Intrinsic value undervalued Current market price = Intrinsic value fairly valued Current market price > Intrinsic value overvalued
There are basically seven methods of intrinsic value calculation of the company namely Net Working Capital and Net Current Asset Value, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Stock Valuation and Reverse Discounted Cash Flow, PE Model for Stock ValuationAsset Reproduction Value, Benjamin Graham Valuation Formula, Earnings Power Value (EPV) by Bruce Greenwald,. We will go for detail study of five methods and compare the intrinsic values of them.

The first step for intrinsic valuation report is to select the company who has paid the dividend in the past. On the basis of this criteria, we have selected the Starbucks Corporation for analysis purpose. The company has dividned payment history for last 5 years ans more. The dividend history of last 5 years is required for the calculations.

The next step is to collect the price data of the starbucks corporatio. The company is listed on the NASDAQ and the ticker symbol is SBUX. The primary data like share price on 31st March 2015 is collected using this ticker symbol. The share price on 31st March 2015 was $47.35.

The next step is to calculate different financial ratios. These ratios includes ROE (Return on Equity), EPS (Earning per share), Book value per share, dividend payout ratio, price earning ratio, EPS growth rate, Price/Cash flow ratio, Cash flow per share growth rate. The financial ratio calculations are given in the excel sheet. These ratios are the base for the finding the intrinsic value of the share as per the different methods.


The next step is to calculate different growth rates namely Arithmetic average, Geometric average and Sustainable growth rate. The calculations are given below.

Year Dividend % change
2010 $0.18
2011 $0.28 55.56%
2012 $0.36 28.57%
2013 $0.45 23.61%
2014 $0.55 23.60%
2015 $0.64 16.36%

ARITHMETIC MEAN = (a1+a2+a3+⋯
= (55.56% + 28.57% + 23.61% + 23.60% + 16.36%)/5
= 29.54%
GEOMETRIC MEAN = √(n&a1*a2*a3*………an)
= √(5&55.56% * 28.57% * 23.61% * 23.60% * 16.36%)


Year ROE Retention rate Sustainable growth rate = ROE X Retention Ratio
2010 28.96% 74.50% 21.58%
2011 29.29% 67.26% 19.70%
2012 28.04% 62.18% 17.44%
2013 2.28% -472.00% -10.76%
2014 48.37% 67.07% 32.44%
2015 47.62% 66.24% 31.54%


Following are the different methods of intrinsic value.
Constant perpetual growth model
The constant perpetual growth method determines the current price of the security using the dividends, the dividend growth rate and investor’s required rate of return. This method assumes that the dividend will grow at a constant rate “g” for the life time. (it is called perpetual)
The Comparison of all 3 rates with expected rate of return shows that growth rates are higher than the expected rate of return. In this case, we have to use industry growth rate as “g” and expected rate of return.
Starbucks Corporation Company is belongs to coffee industry and this industry is expecting the growth of 6.00% in coming years. (Markets, 2015). Expected rate of return is 16.21%. (It is given in the company profile and declared by company.)

Year Discount Rate Industry Growth Rate D1 k-g Intrinsic value
2010 16.21% 6.00% $0.19 10.21% 1.886386
2011 16.21% 6.00% $0.30 10.21% 2.934378
2012 16.21% 6.00% $0.39 10.21% 3.772772
2013 16.21% 6.00% $0.48 10.21% 4.663565
2014 16.21% 6.00% $0.59 10.21% 5.763957
2015 16.21% 6.00% $0.68 10.21% 6.70715

As per the constant perpetual growth model, intrinsic value is $6.71. Starbucks Corporation share price on 31st March 2015 is $47.35. Comparison shows that intrinsic value is lesser than current price which indicates that company’s share is overvalued.
Two stage dividend growth model
This method consists of two different growth rates for availing the intrinsic value. This method assumes that the firm grows at g1 rate for t years. In the second stage, the company will grow at a rate of g2 during perpetual stage of growth. This method is based on dividend as dividends are more stable as compare to the earnings. The company has more stability for dividend. The calculation is as follows.
For Starbucks Corporation, g1 = 12.06%, which is based on past 5 years growth rate. Discount rate k is 16.21% which is given in the company profile. Growth rate g2 (industry growth rate) is 6%.

Year Dividend Level 1 Level 2 Intrinsic value
2010 $0.18 0.770914 1.558074 2.328988
2011 $0.28 1.199199 2.423671 3.62287
2012 $0.36 1.541827 3.116149 4.657976
2013 $0.45 1.90587 3.851906 5.757776
2014 $0.55 2.355569 4.760783 7.116352
2015 $0.64 2.741026 5.53982 8.280846

Two stage dividend models suggest intrinsic value of $8.28. This method also shows that the share is overvalued as market price $47.35 is higher than intrinsic value of $8.28.

Residual Income model
The residual income model is based on book value per share, Earning per share and earnings per share growth. This method taken into consideration, expected EPS for the calculation of intrinsic value.

Year Book value per share EPS Intrinsic Value
2009 2.245 0.374
2010 2.734 0.683 5.48838
2011 3.202 0.833 6.76754
2012 3.451 0.932 7.64695
2013 3.23 0.066 -1.2109
2014 3.848 1.651 14.8793
2015 4.003 1.701 15.3073

According to Residual Income method, intrinsic value of Starbucks Corporation is $15.31 while the market price on 31st march was $47.35 which is higher than the intrinsic value. This method shows the overvaluation of the share as the market price is higher than the intrinsic value.

Price to earnings ratio model
This method is based on 5 years average P/E ratio current EPS, and EPS growth rate. This method calculate expected EPS based on EPS growth rate and compared it with the average price earnings ratio to calculate intrinsic value of the share.

Year EPS EPS growth rate
2009 0.374
2010 0.683 0.8272727
2011 0.833 0.2190518
2012 0.932 0.1185932
2013 0.066 -0.928962
2014 1.651 23.939577
1st quarter of 2015 1.701 0.0302847

5-year average P/E ratio 86.71
Current EPS $1.70
EPS growth rate 4.84%

Expected stock price = Historical P/E ratio ´ projected EPS

= 86.71 x ($1.70 x 1.0484)
= $154.63

According to this method, intrinsic value is $154.63 as compared to the market price on 31st March 2015 of $47.35. The intrinsic value is higher than the market price and it suggests undervaluation of the share.

Price to cash flow ratio
This method is based on 5 years average price to cash flow ratio, cash flow per share and cash flow per share growth. The price to cash flow ratio shows relation between market price and cash flow of the company. CFPS is the ratio between total cash flow and number of equity share.
Year P/CF ratio CFPS
2009 0.7256
2010 21.66 0.7416
2011 32.78 0.5509
2012 29.46 0.9104
2013 34.08 -0.4739
2014 27.9 1.47
2015 32.64 1.533

5-year average P/CF ratio 31.67
Current CFPS $1.53
CFPS growth rate 0.6398

Expected stock price = historical P/CF ratio X projected CFPS

= 31.67 x ($1.53 x 0.6398)
= $31.06

This method requires average P/E ratio of last 5 years which shows relation between company’s price and earnings. This method shows intrinsic value of $31.06 as compare to market price of $47.35. The comparison results shows overvaluation of the share price.


The intrinsic value is different for all the investor and the difference is due to their expected rate of return and the method for calculation. As we have calculated intrinsic value with the five different methods, all methods shows different results. Starbucks Corporation intrinsic value shows that the shares is overvalued but the price to earning ratio method shows different result and suggest that the share price is overvalued. The major difference is due to 5 years average P/E ratio value that we have used in price to earning method. The last 5 years financial data comparison shows that 4th quarter of 2013 shows some negative results as compared to other financial year results. The company has good market share as well as profitability, it could be profitable to invest in the company in the long run though intrinsic value shows different picture.

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Conc. Growth Model

Two Stage Divi. Growth Model

Residual Income Model

Price to Earnings Ratio

Price to Cash flow Ration


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March 8, 2018

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