Coca-Cola (KO) announced its second-quarter earnings on July 22. The company’s adjusted earnings per share came in at $0.63.
Anheuser-Busch InBev stock price has risen 14.6% since the beginning of 2015. As of July 21, the company’s stock is trading at $128.07.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s margins are higher than its peer group. A lean operating structure and dominance in the US beer business are key reasons for higher margins.
In June 2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) (ABI.BR) announced an investment of more than $1.5 billion in its US business. The investment will go toward product development and sustainability.
To capture the demand for craft beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired Seattle-based craft brewer Elysian Brewing Company in the first half of 2015.
Anheuser-Busch InBev expects improvement in US industry volumes and continued growth in Mexico, Brazil, and China volumes in fiscal 2015.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is scheduled to report its second quarter results on July 30, 2015. The consensus Wall Street analysts’ estimate for second quarter revenue is $11.5 billion.
As of July 16, Coca-Cola’s (KO) share price has increased by 0.4% to $41.48 since the announcement of the company’s results for Q1 2015 on April 22.
Coca-Cola’s unit case volumes for sparkling beverages in North America declined by 1% while its still beverage volumes increased by 2%/
Coca-Cola expects its EPS for fiscal 2015 to grow by mid-single digits, in line with the growth in fiscal 2014.
Coca-Cola (KO) has been implementing several measures to bring down its costs, including warehouse automation.
Coca-Cola (KO) is expected to announce its earnings for the second quarter of 2015 on July 22.
With the emergence of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Keurig and other coffee producers will focus more on expanding their product portfolios. They’ll also focus on an international presence to capture the growing global demand for coffee.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts will be a leading player in the coffee industry with powerful brands like Jacobs, Maxwell House, and Pilão. It will have a strong presence in emerging countries like China.
The primary reason behind the sale of Mondelez’s coffee business was so Mondelez could focus more on its core snack food business.
According to Jacobs Douwe Egberts’s website, the company holds either the number-one or number-two position in coffee markets for more than 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
D.E Master Blenders and Mondelez have created a larger coffee player that will put up a tough fight with market leader Nestlé. The joint venture brings some powerful coffee brands under one roof.
PepsiCo (PEP) announced its 2Q15 results before the opening of financial markets on July 9. After rising in pre-market trade that day, PepsiCo’s share price fell 1.1% to $94.59.
PepsiCo’s gross margin for 2Q15 improved 103 basis points to 55.0% compared to 2Q14. The company’s 2Q15 operating margin improved by 107 basis points to 18.2%.
PepsiCo’s innovations include healthier product variations such as Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats, Cracker Jack’D protein snacks, and the nuts-based milks under the Naked Juice brand.