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The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is a leading beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. It opened the day at $54.64 after a previous close of $54.61. During the day the price has varied from a low of $54.29 to a high of $54.88. The latest price was $54.48 (25 minute delay). The Coca-Cola Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 80,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Coca-Cola Company's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last close price was $54.48, which is 9.40% down on its pre-crash value of $60.13 and 50.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $36.27.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Coca-Cola Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $641.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $929.97.
|52-week range||$45.85 - $57.13|
|50-day moving average||$54.71|
|200-day moving average||$54.95|
|Wall St. target price||$61.93|
|Dividend yield||$1.66 (3.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.87|
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The Coca-Cola Company is expected to report earnings in October. Here’s a look at recent results for this closely watched number.
|Next earnings report||Analysts’ Q3 earnings per share estimate||Latest earnings||Q3 2021||Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q4 2020|
|Oct. 20, 2021|
|$0.58||$2.64 billion||$2.64 billion||$2.25 billion||$1.46 billion||$1.74 billion|
Stocks frequently make significant price moves in the wake of earnings reports. But those price movements can be volatile, and direction is hard to predict. It’s important to use caution when trading shares immediately before or after an earnings announcement.
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|1 week (2021-10-08)||0.67%|
|1 month (2021-09-17)||0.07%|
|3 months (2021-07-17)||0.65%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||1.49%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||8.89%|
|2 years (2019-10-17)||1.28%|
|3 years (2018-10-17)||18.80%|
|5 years (2016-10-17)||30.96%|
Valuing The Coca-Cola Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Coca-Cola Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Coca-Cola Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, The Coca-Cola Company shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
However, The Coca-Cola Company's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the beverages-non-alcoholic industry or those of similar companies.
The Coca-Cola Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4926. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Coca-Cola Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider The Coca-Cola Company's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
The Coca-Cola Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $13 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Coca-Cola Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put The Coca-Cola Company's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$36.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.48%|
|Gross profit TTM||$19.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||37.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$235.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 33.8 million The Coca-Cola Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Coca-Cola Company's "short interest". This figure is 20.1% up from 28.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Coca-Cola Company shares can be evaluated.
The Coca-Cola Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Coca-Cola Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Coca-Cola Company shares traded daily (recently around 15.6 million). The Coca-Cola Company's SIR currently stands at 2.17. In other words for every 100,000 The Coca-Cola Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2170 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare The Coca-Cola Company's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However The Coca-Cola Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Coca-Cola Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Coca-Cola Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Coca-Cola Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Coca-Cola Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Coca-Cola Company shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Coca-Cola Company.
Find out more about how you can short The Coca-Cola Company stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Coca-Cola Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Coca-Cola Company's overall score of 21.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Coca-Cola Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
To gain some more context, you can compare The Coca-Cola Company's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 8.2/100
Social score: 10.31/100
Governance score: 1.57/100
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Coca-Cola Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Coca-Cola Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||21.08|
|Total ESG percentile||37.48|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 74.22% of net profits
Recently The Coca-Cola Company has paid out, on average, around 74.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Coca-Cola Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Coca-Cola Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.66 per share.
The Coca-Cola Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The Coca-Cola Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
The Coca-Cola Company's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
The Coca-Cola Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 August 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Coca-Cola Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Coca-Cola Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Coca-Cola Company's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Coca-Cola Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.8505 up to $57.1288. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Coca-Cola Company's is 0.6418. This would suggest that The Coca-Cola Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put The Coca-Cola Company's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures, markets, and sells various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides sparkling soft drinks; water, enhanced water, and sports drinks; juice, dairy, and plant?based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks. It also offers beverage concentrates and syrups, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores. The company sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Ciel, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, Topo Chico, AdeS, Del Valle, fairlife, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, Ayataka, Costa, dogadan, FUZE TEA, Georgia, Gold Peak, HONEST TEA, and Kochakaden brands. It operates through a network of independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as through bottling and distribution operators. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. .
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