Starbucks Reports Earnings, Coronavirus to Hurt China Sales
publication date: Jan 29, 2020
Image Shown: How Starbucks Corporation views its competitive strengths. Image Source: Starbucks – December 2019 IR Presentation.
Starbucks is trading at the upper end of our fair value range estimate, and given the headwinds facing the company in China (in terms of the competitive pressures from Luckin and the ongoing coronavirus overbreak) we see shares as fully valued as of this writing with room for meaningful downside. Its large net debt load is another concern. Shares of SBUX are priced for perfection, but exogenous headwinds could end up derailing its near-term growth trajectory.
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