Starbucks reported an 18.5% rise in quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped by a larger number of stores and increased sales at older coffee shops.
The company also backed its 2007 earnings forecast and its shares rose 2.7% in extended trading following the announcement.
Second-quarter net income was $150.8 million, or 19 cents a share, compared with $127.3 million, or 16 cents a share, a year ago.
Wall Street analysts, on average, had been expecting the Seattle-based coffee shop chain to earn about 19 cents a share, according to Reuters Estimates.
Revenue was $2.26 billion. Analysts were expecting about $2.3 billion, according to Reuters Estimates.
Same-store sales, a key retail measure that tracks sales at coffee shops open at least 13 months, rose 4%. Starbucks opened 560 stores during the quarter.