Operator: Good afternoon. My name is Mike and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to Starbucks Coffee Company's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.
Thank you. Ms. DeGrande, you may begin your conference.
JoAnn DeGrande - IR: Thank you, Mike. Good afternoon. This is JoAnn DeGrande, Vice President of Investor Relations for Starbucks Coffee Company. Joining me on the call today are Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO; John Culver, Group President of China, Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands; and Troy Alstead, CFO.
This conference call will include forward-looking statements, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these statements. Any such statements should be considered in conjunction with cautionary statements in our earnings release and the risk factor discussions in our filings with the SEC, including our last annual report on Form 10-K. Starbucks assumes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements or information. This conference call is being webcast and an archive of the webcast will be available on our website at investor.starbucks.com.
With that, let me turn the call over to Howard Schultz. Howard?
Howard Schultz - Chairman, President and CEO: Thank you, JoAnn, and welcome everyone on today's call. I am very pleased to discuss the record Q4 and fiscal 2013 results that Starbucks reported today. Q4 capped off what was without question the best year in Starbucks 42 year history driven by robust innovation and disciplined operating and financial performance across each of our business segments and virtually around the world.
Continued strong comparable store sales growth of 8% in each of our Americas and China-Asia Pacific regions in Q4 combined with positive comps of 2% in EMEA to produce global comp store sales of 7%, marking our 15 consecutive quarter of comp growth in excess of 5%, despite continued challenging economic and consumer headwinds in many of the global markets we serve.
Starbucks consolidated Q4 revenue rose 13% to a record $3.8 billion, while operating leverage and a continued focus on controlling expenses enabled us to expand our operating margin to a full 220 basis points over last year, for a quarterly record of 17.6%. And outstanding execution across the Company enabled us to deliver record Q4 EPS of $0.63 a share to our share owners, a full 37% over last year's Q4 and the highest EPS of any single quarter in the 42 year history of our Company.
For the full fiscal 2013, Starbucks increased revenues by 12% to a record $14.9 billion. Expanded its operating margin 150 basis points to a record 16.5% and drove a 26% increase in EPS to a record $2.26 per share. Noteworthy and immensely gratifying is that each one of our business segments contributed to our remarkable performance in fiscal 2013. Equally significant is that each segment contributed to growing the equity and trust of the Starbucks brand around the world.