The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is a leading beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. Coca-Cola is listed on the NYSE and employs 80,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$35.3773 - $56.2452|
|50-day moving average||$49.5332|
|200-day moving average||$50.5782|
|Wall St. target price||$57.37|
|Dividend yield||$1.64 (3.27%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.79|
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Valuing Coca-Cola stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Coca-Cola's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Coca-Cola's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Coca-Cola shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
However, Coca-Cola's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the beverages-non-alcoholic industry or those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6245. 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 Coca-Cola'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 Coca-Cola's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $11.5 billion (£8.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Coca-Cola's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Coca-Cola's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$33 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||30.16%|
|Gross profit TTM||$19.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||36.66%|
|Market capitalisation||$215.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 23.1 million Coca-Cola shares held short by investors – that's known as Coca-Cola's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% up from 19.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Coca-Cola shares can be evaluated.
Coca-Cola's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Coca-Cola shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Coca-Cola shares traded daily (recently around 18.8 million). Coca-Cola's SIR currently stands at 1.23. In other words for every 100,000 Coca-Cola shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1230 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Coca-Cola's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Coca-Cola's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Coca-Cola shares, or, against the total number of tradable Coca-Cola shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Coca-Cola's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Coca-Cola shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0054% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Coca-Cola shares, roughly 5 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 Coca-Cola.
Find out more about how you can short Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola.
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 Coca-Cola's overall score of 21.08 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola'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. A high-profile company, Coca-Cola scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Coca-Cola 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: 84.62% of net profits
Recently Coca-Cola has paid out, on average, around 84.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Coca-Cola shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Coca-Cola's case, that would currently equate to about $1.64 per share.
Coca-Cola'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.
Coca-Cola's most recent dividend payout was on 1 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 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 Coca-Cola shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Coca-Cola shares which in turn could have impacted Coca-Cola's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.3773 up to $56.2452. 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 Coca-Cola's is 0.6243. This would suggest that Coca-Cola's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Coca-Cola'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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