Starbucks Corp. upgraded its outlook for the year on Thursday after reporting a strong third quarter that showed positive same-store sales in all regions. For the quarter ended June 30, U.S. locations recorded a same-store sales increase of 9 percent, reflecting a 7-percent increase in transactions and a 2-percent increase in average ticket, which drove a 9-percent same-store sales increase for the Americas region overall. The Seattle-based company ended the quarter with 19,209 locations worldwide, including 13,153 in the Americas.
NET INCOME Result: $417.8 million, or 55 cents per share % Increase: 25.4% (from $333.1 million, or 43 cents per share)
REVENUE Result: $3.7 billion % Increase: 13.3% (from $3.3 billion)
SAME-STORE SALES % Increase: 8% systemwide
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