Starbucks: An Owner's Manual for Investors

The original Starbucks at Pikes Place Market in Seattle, Washington. Image credit: Starbucks.

There are a number of specific details that investors in Starbucks should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the coffee giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that Starbucks rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It pays out more than a third of its net income in quarterly dividends.
  • It has bought back $1.3 billion worth of its own stock over the past 12 months, translating into a 1.1% decrease in Starbucks' outstanding share count.
  • And its shares have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past decade by a factor of three.

To learn more about Starbucks, scroll through the slideshow below, which is designed to serve as an owner's manual for the company's shareholders.

All data in the slideshow was sourced from on November 30, 2015. Image credits: Starbucks, iStock/Thinkstock.

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