Coca-Cola Co

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KO : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$42.0 | %
Today's Range: 41.29 - 42.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 1.34882E7
12/09/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COCA-COLA CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 1.07 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 remained unchanged 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)10633.011427.0
EBITDA ($mil)2913.03118.0
EBIT ($mil)2493.02636.0
Net Income ($mil)1046.01449.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)25569.022774.0
Total Assets ($mil)93927.093008.0
Total Debt ($mil)47224.046186.0
Equity ($mil)26076.026049.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin65.164.16
EBITDA Margin27.3927.28
Operating Margin23.4523.07
Sales Turnover0.450.49
Return on Assets7.687.4
Return on Equity27.6626.42
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.371.16
Interest Expense182.0138.0
Interest Coverage13.719.1

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)4313.04342.0
Div / share0.350.33
Book value / share6.056.0
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.3423395E71.1323858E7


HOLD. COCA-COLA CO's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.23 for the Beverages industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.22. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.68 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COCA-COLA CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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KO 24.46 Peers 30.23   KO 19.58 Peers 19.89

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

KO is trading at a discount to its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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KO 20.28 Peers 21.94   KO 1.70 Peers 1.52

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.


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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KO 6.68 Peers 7.13   KO 5.76 Peers -2.27

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

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


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

KO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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KO 4.10 Peers 4.05   KO -6.01 Peers -0.96

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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