Starbucks (SBUX) reaffirms FY14 guidance, but comes in a tad short of analyst expectations.
The company sees FQ2 EPS of $0.54-$0.55 vs. $0.56 consensus and 2014 EPS of $2.59-$2.67 vs. $2.66 consensus.
A weak yen cut into the company's profit margin in its China/Pacific segment.
Dollars loaded on Starbucks Cards jumped 24% Y/Y to $1.4B.
Though light compared to the company's track record, the 4% gain in U.S. traffic for the quarter is solid compared to restaurant peers. Execs resisted the urge to cite weather factors as rivals have done.
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