Strategic Synergies, Cost Efficiencies, and New Store Openings Boost Earnings Growth - Research Report on Starbucks, Buffalo

Strategic Synergies, Cost Efficiencies, and New Store Openings Boost Earnings
Growth - Research Report on Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings, DineEquity, Harris
                         Teeter, and BJ's Restaurants

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NEW YORK, August 2, 2013

NEW YORK, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Starbucks
Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD), DineEquity Inc.
(NYSE: DIN), Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. (NYSE: HTSI), and BJ's
Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Starbucks Corporation Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) reported its financial
results for Q3 FY 2013 (period ended June 30, 2013). Total revenues increased
13.3% YoY to approximately $3.7 billion. Net earnings attributable to
Starbucks were $417.8 million or $0.55 per diluted share in Q3 FY 2013
compared to $331.1 million or $0.43 per diluted share in Q3 FY 2012. Troy
Alstead, CFO of Starbucks, said, "Our powerful Q3 results reflect the
outstanding success of our growth platforms both in the U.S. and globally,
with all regions delivering an acceleration in comparable store sales and
operating margin versus Q2. Our ability to grow income at a pace that exceeds
revenue growth clearly demonstrates the strategic synergies we generate across
our global footprint, which combined with the diversity of our portfolio,
enables consistent delivery of excellent results." Starbucks expects full-year
FY 2013 and FY 2014 EPS to be in the range of $2.22 to $2.23 and $2.55 to
$2.65, respectively. In FY 2014 the Company also aims to open 1,400 net new
stores and expects revenue to grow between 10% and 13% YoY. The Full Research
Report on Starbucks Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/50aa_SBUX]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Research Report

On July 30, 2013, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (Buffalo Wild Wings) reported its Q2
2013 financial results. Total revenue increased 27.8% YoY to $305 million.
Same-store sales increased 3.8% YoY at company-owned restaurants and 4.1% YoY
at franchised restaurants. Net earnings were $16.5 million or $0.88 per
diluted share compared to net earnings of approximately $11.7 million or $0.62
per diluted share in Q2 2012. Sally Smith, President and CEO of Buffalo Wild
Wings said, "We are pleased that same-store sales at both company-owned and
franchised restaurants continue to outpace the casual dining category." She
added, "We managed our controllable expenses and saw the cost per pound of
traditional wings decline compared to last year, which benefited cost of
sales." The Full Research Report on Buffalo Wild Wings - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/19d9_BWLD]

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DineEquity Inc. Research Report

On July 30, 2013, DineEquity Inc. (DineEquity) reported its Q2 2013 financial
results. Total revenues declined 31.1% YoY to $158.1 million. Net income
available to common stockholders was $16.6 million or $0.87 per diluted share
in Q2 2013 compared to $15.9 million or $0.88 per diluted share in Q2 2012.
Julia A. Stewart, DineEquity's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,
"Same-restaurant sales were positive for both brands. In particular,
same-restaurant sales at IHOP rose 1.9%, with an increase in guest traffic.
Applebee's performance was also strong in an uneven consumer environment,
generating same-restaurant sales growth of 1.3%." She added, "We are actively
managing our Shared Services model, driving cost efficiencies and innovation
for both brands. We continued to execute on our balanced approach to return
significant free cash flow to our stockholders, paying a second quarter
dividend of $0.75 per share, resulting in a very competitive yield." The Full
Research Report on DineEquity Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c06a_DIN]

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Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. Research Report

On July 30, 2013, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. (Harris Teeter) announced
that it has reached an agreement with Tresata to provide the Company with next
generation predictive analytics software. According to the Company, the
software will improve the way Harris Teeter serves its customers through
improved functionality of its mobile app (htmobile), its e-VIC program, as
well as the newly launched Facebook application by enhancing the user
experience. The Company stated that it will use Tresata's big analytics
platform to dynamically understand its product, customer, and channel
behaviors in an effort to provide its customers better value across its
online, mobile, social and brick mortar channels. Danna Jones, Communication
Specialist for Harris Teeter, said, "Access to insights from this type of
dynamic intelligence software will enable us to better understand our
shoppers' buying habits as well as present us with the opportunity to improve
our level of service by giving our customers exactly what they want when they
want it." The Full Research Report on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/48d5_HTSI]

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BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On July 30, 2013, BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJ's Restaurants) announced the
opening of a new restaurant in Orange County, California that took place on
July 29, 2013. The Company stated that the new BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is
located on a free standing pad at the 800,000 square foot Outlets of Orange
premier shopping center in Orange County, California. Greg Trojan, President
and CEO of BJ's Restaurants said, "This is our 7th new restaurant this year.
We currently remain on track to open as many as 17 new restaurants during
2013, with 10 additional restaurants currently under construction." The Full
Research Report on BJ's Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/43fb_BJRI]

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