The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide.
Proven track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Coca-Cola's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KO exceeded the US Beverage industry which returned 24.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KO exceeded the US Market which returned 18% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Coca-Cola's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Coca-Cola undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KO ($60.13) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($60.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KO is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KO is good value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the Beverage industry average (35x).
PE vs Market: KO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.6x) compared to the US Beverage industry average (3x).
How is Coca-Cola forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KO's forecast earnings growth (8.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: KO's earnings (8.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KO's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KO's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KO's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (56.2%).
How has Coca-Cola performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KO's current net profit margins (23.9%) are higher than last year (21%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KO's earnings have declined by -4.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KO's earnings growth over the past year (33.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-4.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KO earnings growth over the past year (33.4%) exceeded the Beverage industry -11.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst KO's Return on Equity (42.59%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Coca-Cola's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KO's short term assets ($20.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($27.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: KO's short term assets ($20.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($38.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KO's debt to equity ratio (196.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 136.8% to 196.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.3%).
Interest Coverage: KO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (27.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: KO has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: KO's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).
What is Coca-Cola's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: KO's dividend (2.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: KO's dividend (2.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KO's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (76.7%), KO's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (70.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Robert Quincey (54yo)
Mr. James Robert B. Quincey has been Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company since May 1, 2017 and its Chairman of the Board since April 24, 2019. Mr. Quincey served as President until January 1, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James Robert's total compensation ($USD16.70M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.79M).
Compensation vs Earnings: James Robert's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||2.8yrs||US$16.70m||0.0038% $9.7m|
|President & COO||1.1yrs||US$5.00m||0.0024% $6.2m|
|Executive VP & CFO||0.9yrs||US$5.93m||0.0019% $4.8m|
|VP, Assistant Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||0yrs||no data||0.00080% $2.0m|
|Senior VP||3.3yrs||no data||0.000050% $127.8k|
|VP & Investor Relations Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP and Chief Communications||2.8yrs||no data||0.0022% $5.7m|
|CMO & Group President of Asia Pacific||0.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief People Officer & Senior VP||0.9yrs||no data||0.00012% $306.7k|
|President of Greater China & Korea||3.4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KO's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Chairman & CEO||2.8yrs||US$16.70m||0.0038% $9.7m|
|Chairman of Palestinian National Beverage Company & CEO of Palestinian National Beverage Company||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||18.1yrs||US$271.05k||0.093% $238.9m|
|Independent Director||29.1yrs||US$272.74k||0.00056% $1.4m|
|Lead Independent Director||0.8yrs||US$277.65k||0.00055% $1.4m|
|Chairman of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc||11.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||12.3yrs||US$292.59k||0.000050% $127.8k|
|Chairman of Coca-Cola China Limited||19.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$250.11k||0.000070% $178.9k|
Experienced Board: KO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KO insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Coca-Cola Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Coca-Cola Company
- Ticker: KO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1886
- Industry: Soft Drinks
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: US$255.602b
- Shares outstanding: 4.28b
- Website: https://www.coca-colacompany.com
Number of Employees
- The Coca-Cola Company
- One Coca-Cola Plaza
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KO||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|KO||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Stock||PE||USD||Jan 1968|
|KO||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|CCC3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KO *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|CCC3||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KO||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Jan 1968|
|COK-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KO||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|US_KO__||KAS (Kazakhstan Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||KZ||KZT||Jan 1968|
|KO||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEARS EACH 5 REP 1 COM USD0.25||AR||ARS||Feb 2000|
|COCA34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.25||BR||BRL||Jul 2011|
The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides sparkling soft drinks; water, enhanced water, and sports drinks; juice, dairy, and plant–based beverages; teas and coffees; and energy drinks. It also offers concentrates, syrups, beverage bases, source waters, and powders/minerals, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores. The company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, AdeS, Del Valle, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, ZICO, Ayataka, Costa, FUZE TEA, Georgia, Gold Peak, and HONEST TEA brands. The Coca-Cola Company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 00:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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