Should You Consider The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)?

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), there’s is a notable dividend payer with a a great history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Coca-Cola here.

Proven track record average dividend payer

In the past couple of years, KO has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did KO outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Beverage industry expansion, which generated a 27% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company.

NYSE:KO Income Statement Export February 18th 19
NYSE:KO Income Statement Export February 18th 19

KO dishes out decent dividend payments over time, beating the low-risk savings rate, which is able to compensate investors for taking on the risk of holding a risky stock over a riskless asset. That said, please remember that dividend yields are a function of stock prices and corporate profits, both of which can be volatile.

NYSE:KO Historical Dividend Yield February 18th 19
NYSE:KO Historical Dividend Yield February 18th 19

Next Steps:

For Coca-Cola, I’ve compiled three relevant factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KO’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are KO’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of KO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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