Starbucks Corporation (NYSE: SBUX)

Starbucks DRiP Rating:

Quick Takeaway: While Starbucks is an inspiring story and a well-managed company, potential DRiP investors will need to weigh the pros of investing in one of the best performing stocks over the past four years, with the cons of the company's high fee DRiP plan. We recommend that participants in Starbucks' DRiP plan use electronic funds transfer when making additional cash investments as you will save $3 per investment. Those DRiP plan participants that own more than 100 shares of Starbucks will pay $3.00 plus $0.06/share on reinvested dividends.

Starbucks Corporation DRIP Plan Prospectus

Starbucks DRiP Plan Summary:
Fees/Investment Options
Purchase Fees $5 + $0.06/share (by check)
$2 + $0.06/share (by EFT)
Dividend Reinvestment Fee $0.06/share (if own < 100 shares)
$3 + $0.06/share (if own > 100 shares)
Discount on Reinvested Dividends NONE
Direct Enrollment(DE)? Yes
DE Minimum Investment $500
Optional Cash Purchases (OCP)? Yes
OCP Minimum $50 transaction
OCP Maximum $10,000/transaction
OCP Purchases Made Monthly
Transfer Agent BNY Mellon/Computershare
Key Dividend Data 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Dividend $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.36 $0.56
Cash Flow p/Share $0.45 $0.33 $0.37 $1.27 $1.43 $.90
Payout Ratio NM NM NM NM 25.2% 62.4%
Dividend Terminology Explained

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Company Profile

Starbucks Corporation is a roaster, marketer and retailer of specialy coffee. The company purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffess that it sells, along with handcrafted coffee and tea beverages and a variety of fresh food items, through company-operated stores. It also sells coffee and tea products and licenses its trademark through other channels suchs as grocery stores and national foodservice accounts.

Key Products & Brands:

Fresh-brewed coffess, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, food items, premium teas and beverage-related accessories and equipment.

Dividend Data:

Next Dividend: Not yet announced
Ex-Date: most likely early April
Record Date: most likely early April
Dividend Paid: most likely mid April

Transfer Agent Contact:

Bank of New York Mellon
P.O. Box 358035
Pittsburgh, PA 15252-8035
Phone: 888-835-2866

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