Teavana Holdings, Inc.

  • A Promising Coffee Retailer

    By Aditi Mall - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: GMCR, SBUX, TEA

    "When I think of coffee, I think Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)!" - This is the impact that the world's largest coffee retailer has on people, especially the coffee lovers, from all over the world. Founded in 1971, the company leapt up in mammoth proportions from owning 17 stores in 1987 to an overwhelming 19,209 stores at present. In case you’re wondering “how”, here is a peak at the strategies more »

  • A Promising Coffee Retailer

    By Aditi Mall - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GMCR, SBUX, TEA

    "When I think of coffee, I think Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)!" - This is the impact that the world's largest coffee retailer has on people, especially coffee lovers, from all over the globe. Having been founded in 1971, the company has progressed from owning just 17 stores in 1987 to an overwhelming number of 19,209 stores at present. Let's take a look at the current strategies that it adopts more »

  • Didn’t Go to Harvard? At Least You Can See What They’re Buying

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: HCBK, PEB, RAH, TEA, WRC

    Harvard Management Co, run by Yale alum Jane Medillo, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is one of the 11,000 funds that help manage Harvard’s working capital, pension and massive $32 billion endowment fund. Harvard’s endowment dwarfs the $17 billion endowment fund for Princeton, and $19 billion for Yale. With over $1 billion under her management in the equity portfolio alone, Medillo seems to prefer more »

  • Brew Up Some Profits With This Mug Of Coffee

    By Nilesh Mundhra - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SBUX, TEA

    Starbucks, (NASDAQ: SBUX) the world’s leading coffee chain, released its fiscal first quarter results on Jan. 24, 2013.  As in its previous quarters, the company has posted improved same-store sales growth, better margins, and amazing growth potential for the future. Let’s look into the acquisitions made by Starbucks, its fundamentals, and target markets that will help it grow.

    Same-store sales

    Same-store sales of Starbucks have consistently grown 5 more »

  • Will Starbucks Keep Growing in 2013?

    By Lior Cohen - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX, TEA

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has recently released the first quarter reports for the fiscal year of 2013. According to the report, the company's revenues grew by 10.6% compared to the same quarter in 2012. Will Starbucks still able to grow in 2013? Let's also examine the company's performance compared to its leading competitors.

    The Coffee business is brewing (this will be my only attempt at a pun more »

  • Starbucks Starts the Year of Asian Expansion

    By Peter Pham - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: DPZ, SBUX, TEA, YUM

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the world’s leading coffee chain, is now entering Vietnam, opening its first store in Ho Chi Minh City in February. The company has been investing heavily in the Asia Pacific region by opening up thousands of new stores across the continent. It currently has 3,300 stores in 11 Asia Pacific nations, but by the end of the current year Starbucks will have 2,500 stores more »

  • Is the Verismo a Flop? How Starbucks Investors Should Respond

    By Jeff Ross, MD - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: CBOU, SBUX, TEA

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) continues to try to invade our kitchens. 

    This time their goal is to create the perfect home-brewed espresso beverage with their long-anticipated Verismo 580 machine.  After much hype this autumn, the official verdict remains to be seen.  The jury is still out on whether the Verismo will be profitable for Starbucks, or a flop.  I'm betting on the latter.

    Questions about the Verismo
    Does it deliver more »

  • Coffee Is Great, But It's Not Why You Should Buy Starbucks

    By Adam Levy - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX, TEA

    Depending on who you ask, the coffee industry is between 500 and 1200 years old. Most agree the first coffee drinkers came from East Africa, specifically Ethiopia. Coffee then made its way up into the Arab world through Egypt before arriving in Italy and the rest of Europe.

    Coffee spread throughout the world relatively quickly (this was before the internet or modern infrastructure). How could it not? Not only is more »

  • Not Your Average (Cup of) Joe

    By Kyle Vaughan - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: GMCR, NSRGY, SBUX, TEA

    Ok, that title may not be entirely true. Take an average day, a strange day, or anything in between and think about the last time you didn't consume or witness consumption of coffee. I find this task to be impossible. My family, friends, and coworkers down coffee like it is their job. People enjoy coffee as part of their daily routine, as a social drink, or as a relaxing more »

  • Grow Your Portfolio With These Retailers

    By Federico Zaldua - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CVS, SBUX, TEA, WFM

    Anyone who has read any of my posts knows how much attention I pay to stable cash flow generation. That's the reason I always favor consumer goods companies or the consumer sector in general. This time I bring you a portfolio of three companies in the consumer space that are beating expectations and resharpening their strategy to continue to outperform the market. The three of them operate mainly in more »

  • Are These 4 Coffee Stocks Attractively Valued?

    By Bill Edson - December 9, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, MCD, SBUX, TEA

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) shares rose to around $37 Nov. 29 on higher fiscal fourth quarter income from increasing K-cup sales. This spike in share price makes Green Mountain Coffee Roasters less attractive as an investment. Its price multiples are now just reasonable, like those of McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). Though still cheaper than Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is more »

  • Will the Pesticides Keep Starbucks Out of Retail Tea?

    By Mike Thiessen - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: SBUX, TEA

    In mid-November, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced its intention to finalize a $620 million deal to purchase tea retailer Teavana Holdings (NYSE: TEA) by the end of 2012. Starbucks intends to acquire the company in a straight-cash deal that values each share of its stock at $15.50.

    Based in Seattle, Starbucks is a wildly successful coffee retailer and distributor. It operates over 18,000 stores worldwide and sells its coffee more »

  • A Deeper Look into Cramer's Nov. 28 Lightning Round

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: CSCO, PLCM, RHT, SBUX, TEA

    For Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC's Mad Money show, Cramer wants to help stock traders make some “mad money.” How? By presenting market facts and explaining the rules of the Wall Street game. During the Lightning Round, Cramer makes a call on viewers' picks. He needs just a few seconds before deciding on a bullish or bearish call. However, we should take some time more »

  • Di-worsification? That Could Be the Starbucks/Teavana Deal

    By RJ Towner - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: GMCR, JMBA, SBUX, TEA

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that it will acquire tea retailer Teavana (NYSE: TEA) for $15.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $620 million. The deal is expected to add one cent to Starbucks’ earnings in 2013. Though the deal represented a significant premium to the recent share price, the acquisition price is below Teavana’s IPO price, which will certainly set off some shareholder lawsuits. We’re more »

  • Load Up On This Restaurant Stock

    By Gaurav Singla - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX, TEA

    Following a mixed FY12 with many ups and downs, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) finally appears to have found its stride. From a sales standpoint, the company has recovered well in the latter half of the year after experiencing declines in the first half. Revenue growth of 3.3% in Q3 and 1.82% in Q4 as compared to a 7% decline in Q2 tells the story.

    From the valuation standpoint more »

  • Party Like It's 1773

    By Robert Hanley - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: GMCR, SBUX, TEA

    Tea has been an integral part of American society since colonial times, as witnessed by the Boston Tea Party’s role in helping to launch the Revolutionary War.  According to the Tea Association of the USA, an industry trade group, U.S. wholesale sales of tea in 2011 were $8.2 billion, the 19th consecutive year of industry growth.  The sales growth was again concentrated in the ready-to-drink segment more »

  • Investing in the Right Kind of Business

    By Andrés Cardenal - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: HPQ, IBM, MCD, SBUX, TEA | Editor's Choice

    “A horse that can count to ten is a remarkable horse—not a remarkable mathematician.” Likewise, a textile company that allocates capital brilliantly within its industry is a remarkable textile company—but not a remarkable business.

    Warren Buffett (1985)

    The above quote from Warren Buffett can be a valuable lesson for investors; even the best company can be a lousy investment when it’s operating in a declining industry. For more »

  • Tea-gate For Teavana Ahead of Earnings

    By Douglas Ehrman - November 23, 2012 | Tickers: SBUX, TEA

    Teavana Holdings (NYSE: TEA) is set to announce earnings on Monday Nov. 26. While the company has gotten a lot of press lately, in part as a result of its announced acquisition by Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the earnings release is of very little concern to investors.

    Starbucks recently announced its intention to acquire Teavana for $620 million, placing a premium of over 50% on the stock’s price at the more »

  • The Good and Bad of the Cool Caffeine Store's Expansion

    By Reuben Brewer - November 20, 2012 | Tickers: CMG, KKD, MCD, SBUX, TEA

    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) press release announcing its proposed acquisition of Teavana (NYSE: TEA) reads, “Starbucks Announces Agreement to Acquire Teavana to Globally Transform Tea Industry.” Globally transform the tea industry? Well, maybe that's hyperbole, but this merger would be a big step toward a noted coffee house finding a bigger audience, if it can avoid some common pitfalls.

  • Starbucks Expands Economic Moat with Acquisition of Teavana

    By John Macris - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: SBUX, TEA

    Consider the stunning transformation at Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) since Howard Schultz returned to the helm in 2008. Nearly five years have passed since the company announced on January 07, 2008 that Chairman Howard Schultz would take on the additional role of CEO in an effort to restore shareholder value, a CEO role he previously held at the Company from 1987 through 2000. In 2008, Schultz immediately outlined a plan in more »

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