Coca-Cola Co

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KO : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$45.86 -0.34 | -0.74%
Today's Range: 45.85 - 46.33
Avg. Daily Volume: 1.04765E7
08/17/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COCA-COLA CO's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. COCA-COLA CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 17.40% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)9702.011539.0
EBITDA ($mil)3200.03601.0
EBIT ($mil)2899.03156.0
Net Income ($mil)1371.03448.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)27224.024075.0
Total Assets ($mil)91146.094094.0
Total Debt ($mil)49638.048048.0
Equity ($mil)22001.026637.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin65.3965.11
EBITDA Margin32.9831.2
Operating Margin29.8827.35
Sales Turnover0.430.46
Return on Assets4.558.09
Return on Equity18.8528.59
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.351.21
Interest Expense193.0162.0
Interest Coverage15.0219.48

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)4268.04315.0
Div / share0.370.35
Book value / share5.156.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.0614778E71.3825481E7


BUY. COCA-COLA CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 36.56 for the Beverages industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.87 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 7.30. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COCA-COLA CO proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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KO 47.65 Peers 36.56   KO 23.33 Peers 20.38

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

KO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

KO is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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KO 23.10 Peers 24.80   KO 1.74 Peers 1.62

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

KO is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

KO trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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KO 8.87 Peers 7.30   KO -44.83 Peers 9.81

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

KO is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, KO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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KO 5.02 Peers 4.48   KO -10.15 Peers 13.88

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

KO is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

KO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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