Global sales at Starbucks cafes open at least 13 months rose 6 percent for the second quarter, versus analysts' average estimate for a 5.4 percent gain, according to Consensus Metrix.
That figure included a 6 percent increase for the Americas region that contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. Analysts also expected a 5.4 percent rise from the Americas.
Starbucks' Americas region sales were up 5 percent in the first quarter. Last fiscal year, Americas region sales were up 8 percent in the fourth quarter and up 9 percent in the third quarter.
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Net earnings rose 9.4 percent to $427 million, or 56 cents per share, for the fiscal second quarter ended on March 30, in line with analysts' average estimate complied by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Starbucks now expects fiscal 2014 earnings per share in the range of $2.62 to $2.68, up from a range of $2.59 to $2.67 previously.
Last month, Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain amended terms to their existing multi-year agreement. Under the updated agreement, Starbucks will expand its range of K Cup offerings.
Starbucks has also vowed to greatly ramp up its presence in the tea business following its acquisition of Teavana in 2012. It recently unveiled a partnership with Oprah to create a tea flavor and merchandise. They will be available in Starbucks and Teavana stores starting later this month.