The CEO of Coca-Cola, James Quincey, Commands a Hefty Salary
Coca-Cola’s Stock: Analysts Raise Target Prices after Q2 Earnings
As of July 26, about 37% or ten out of 27 analysts had a “buy” rating for Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock. The stock was rated “hold” by 59% or 16 analysts.
US and Chinese Economies Are on Different Trajectories
On April 17, China (FXI) released several economic data points. The country’s first-quarter GDP growth of 6.4% surprised on the upside.
Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Estimates, Decline from Prior Year
Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 earnings were negatively impacted by currency headwinds and a 4.6% decline in 3Q15 revenue.
Debt and deficit: Which one is the lesser of two evils for Greece?
Greece needs to focus on two key areas in order to destress its financial situation; namely, debt and deficit.
Why Analysts Expect PepsiCo’s Revenue to Fall in Fiscal 3Q16
PepsiCo (PEP) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q16 results on September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2Q16 was the seventh consecutive quarter that its revenue fell on a year-over-year basis.
Can Monster Beverage Get Back Some Energy with 1Q18 Results?
Monster Beverage (MNST) is expected to announce its 1Q18 results after the markets close on May 8. The stock has fallen 16.7% YTD.
Will PepsiCo’s Earnings Stay Ahead of Wall Street in 2Q15?
PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to impact its fiscal 2015 core EPS by 11% compared to its previous estimate of 7%. It expects currency headwinds to drag down EPS in 2Q15 by 12%.
Coca-Cola’s 2Q17 Results Beat Market Expectations
Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock price was up 1.1% to $45.74 on July 26 in reaction to the company’s 2Q17 results.
Must-know: Will a sovereign default impact your investment?
A significant factor in sovereign default is the presence of significant debt owed to foreign investors—since most sovereign defaults end in partial debt cancellation or debt restructuring, bond-holders are left with no option but to accept a loss on their investments.
Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?
The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.
BMO Capital Increases Dr Pepper Snapple’s Price Target to $100
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a market cap of $18.4 billion. It rose by 1.7% to close at $97.87 per share on July 28, 2016.
How PepsiCo’s 4Q16 Revenue Grew Despite Currency Headwinds
Revenue growth PepsiCo (PEP) generated revenue of $19.5 billion in 4Q16, posting 5.0% year-over-year growth. This growth came after eight consecutive quarters of revenue decline. The company’s 4Q16 revenue was in line with Wall Street analysts’ revenue estimate. Key drivers PepsiCo’s revenue growth of 5.0% in 4Q16 was driven by higher volumes and increased pricing. […]
Where Does Monster Beverage’s Valuation Stand ahead of 3Q Results?
As of November 1, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE of 36.5x.
Coca-Cola’s Valuation Fell Due to Bleak Fiscal 2016 Guidance
Coca-Cola’s 12-month forward PE ratio fell by 3.2% to 22.0x on July 27. The company lowered its guidance for fiscal 2016 organic revenue growth.
Eyes Are on Instagram as Facebook Reports 4Q16 Earnings
As Facebook (FB) reports its 4Q16 results, all eyes are on the company’s mobile revenue. FB has begun taking steps to monetize its other mobile properties such as Instagram.
Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?
PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.
Could Coca-Cola’s Volumes Increase in 1Q17?
In 2016, Coca-Cola’s worldwide unit case volume rose 1.0%. Its sparkling beverage volumes were flat in 2016, while still beverage volumes rose 3.0%.
Which Nonalcoholic Beverage Company Delivered Higher Returns?
PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple, and Monster Beverage have delivered total returns of 2.1%, -1.8%, and -10.1%, respectively, since the start of 2016.
Things that Could Influence Monster Beverage’s 2Q15 Margins
Monster Beverage’s margins in 2Q15 might benefit from higher sales, given that the company’s product portfolio now includes Coca-Cola’s energy drink brands.
Eurozone Retail Activity Dipped In June, HEDJ Down 2.32%
The Eurozone’s Retail PMI (purchasing managers’ index) dipped to 50.4 in June from the 51.4 recorded in May.
S&P 500 trades at its highest since December 2014
The S&P 500 was trading at 2,068.59 on February 10, 2015, the highest level since December 30, 2014.
Why PepsiCo’s Margins Contracted in 2Q17
In fiscal 2Q17, PepsiCo’s operating margin contracted by about 20 basis points to 19.0%.
ValueAct Capital Ups Its Stake in Allison Transmission Holding
Allison Transmission Holding and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully automatic transmissions.
Why Dr Pepper Snapple Is Expected to Post 1.4% 4Q15 Sales Growth
In this preview series on Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 results, we’ll discuss the company’s earnings expectations, margin expansion, stock price movement, and valuation.
How has PepsiCo’s stock fared against rivals?
PepsiCo’s stock has appreciated by 20.7% since 2014 and has outperformed peers in the consumer staples sector like Coca-Cola, Mondelez, and Kellogg.
Why Did Moody’s Rate Dr Pepper Snapple Senior Notes as Baa1?
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on its common stock. This dividend will be paid on January 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on December 13, 2016.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015
As of July 24, Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has appreciated by 8.8% to $77.92 since the beginning of 2015.
Key Updates in the Consumer Sector: December 11–15, 2017
As of December 15, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index on a YTD basis.
Can PepsiCo’s Stock Pick Up Momentum in 2016?
As of January 28, about 59% (or 17) analysts out of 29 analysts, have a “buy” recommendation for PepsiCo and 12 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. None of the analysts have a sell recommendation.
Why did consumers’ confidence rise in December?
The Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to 92.6 in December—compared to 91 in November. For November, the index was revised from an initially reported value of 88.7.
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on June 16?
On June 16, 2016, the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index. These indexes had respective returns of 0.61%, 0.31%, and 0.37%.
Understanding Dr Pepper Snapple’s Falling 1Q17 Operating Margin
In 1Q17, DPS’s gross margin expanded by 30 basis points to 59.8%. The 1Q17 gross margin was positively impacted by favorable mark-to-market activity.
Will Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Deliver Improved Revenues in 2Q17?
In 1Q17, Coca-Cola’s (KO) revenue fell 11.3% to $9.1 billion. This was the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline for the soda giant.
Coca-Cola Deal Gives Monster Beverage Yet Another Boost
In 2014, Monster Beverage’s net sales increased by 9.7% to $2.5 billion, with 21.7% of its net sales from outside the United States.
Why Coca-Cola Missed Analysts’ 1Q17 Earnings Estimate
Earnings miss estimates Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) delivered adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.43 in 1Q17, missing Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.44. The company’s earnings continued to decline for the eighth consecutive quarter. What dragged down Coca-Cola’s earnings? Coca-Cola’s 1Q17 adjusted EPS fell 4.4% YoY (year-over-year) due to continued weakness in the company’s […]
Can Coca-Cola’s Productivity Efforts Boost Its Q2 2018 Margins?
Coca-Cola (KO) has been implementing several productivity measures to improve its margins.
Could Amazon Make Its Retail Business More Profitable?
Amazon’s increased focus on profitability in retail signals that the company’s strategy is shifting. In this series, we’ll discuss that shift and others in the sector.
Maverick Capital Decreases Position in Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully automatic transmissions. In 4Q14, net sales grew 11% to $544 million.
Coca-Cola’s 4Q15 Operating Margin Rose on Productivity Measures
Coca-Cola’s operating margin improved significantly to 15.2% in 4Q15 from 13.3% in the comparable quarter of the previous year.
Can Monster Beverage’s Sales Exceed Expectations in 2Q15?
Monster Beverage (MNST) will announce its results for the second quarter of 2015 after the close of financial markets on August 6.
Inside Dr Pepper Snapple’s Lower-Than-Expected 1Q Sales
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) generated sales of $1.51 billion in 1Q17, missing the consensus Wall Street analysts’ sales estimate of $1.55 billion.
Coca-Cola Beats Analyst Estimates Despite Falling Revenue in 2Q15
Coca-Cola’s (KO) second quarter revenue came in at $12.2 billion, beating consensus Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $12.1 billion.
Why Monster’s Trading at a Premium Valuation Compared to Peers
On February 26, Monster Beverage was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 33.8x.
Inside the US Dollar Index’s Mixed Response in 2017
The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) seemed to show mixed response to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, as prices have reflected a downtrend so far in 2017.
Can Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 Revenue Grow amid Currency Fluctuations?
Coca-Cola (KO) is expected to announce its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 on October 21.
Retirement Investing: Yes, You Can Do It Yourself
Investing for retirement has its own unique characteristics. Your priorities change, and so should your investing strategies.
Energy Drinks Outperform Soda Drinks in Case-Volume Growth
An interesting development in the energy drinks industry is Monster Beverage’s strategic deal with Coca-Cola. The deal will expand Monster Beverage’s product line-up.
Impact of Coca-Cola’s 1Q18 Results on Its Valuations
Coca-Cola’s (KO) 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio declined 3.4% to 20.2x on April 24, the day the company announced its 1Q18 results.
Why Are Nonalcoholic Beverage Giants Looking beyond Soda?
Weak soda volumes in key markets are making nonalcoholic beverage companies look for growth opportunities in up-and-coming categories like functional beverages.
Must-know: Why investing in Asia requires due diligence
Asia has often been referred to as a land of opportunity. With its array of emerging and developing markets, the continent holds a lot of hope and promise for investors.
How PepsiCo Is Planning to Diversify Its Soft Drink Business
PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $152.5 billion. It fell 0.15% to close at $105.92 per share on October 13, 2016.
Key Drivers of Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 Sales
Dr Pepper Snapple reported sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 4Q15, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $1.53 billion.
Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds’ Issuance Fell Last Week
Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $28.8 billion were issued in the primary market in the week to May 27, 2016.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Carbonated Drink Volumes Grow by 2%
Dr Pepper Snapple’s bottler case sales volumes were driven by a 2% rise in both carbonated soft drink category volumes and noncarbonated beverage volumes.
Coca-Cola’s Productivity Program to Improve 2015 Margins
Coca-Cola’s productivity program aims for annualized savings of $3 billion by 2019. The company will reinvest these savings in incremental media spending.
An Overview of the US Nonalcoholic Beverage Industry
The US nonalcoholic beverage market comprises categories like carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, bottled water, sports drinks, and energy drinks.
Will Dr Pepper Snapple Benefit from Focus on Still Beverages?
The volume growth of Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverages portfolio surpassed the volume growth of carbonated soft drinks in each of the four quarters of fiscal 2015.
Dr Pepper Snapple Stock: Why Most Analysts Rate It a ‘Buy’
On a YTD basis, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) stock has fallen 5.5% to $87.12 as of October 20, 2016. It’s currently trading below its YTD average price of $92.25.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?
As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.
How Did PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?
PepsiCo rose by 1.5% to close at $107.49 per share on July 7. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 4.2%, 4.9%, and 9.2% that day.
What Investors Need to Know about Twitter’s Data Business
Twitter (TWTR) is pinning its profitability hopes partly on the success of its data licensing business, an operation that has largely existed in the shadows.
New York Is Gearing Up for PepsiCo’s Kola House this Spring
PepsiCo is getting ready to launch Kola House, its first hospitality venture, at its flagship location in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The first Kola House, which will operate as a kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space, is expected to open this spring.
Greece prolongs its stay in negative inflation territory
Greece is the most indebted country in Europe. Its economy is plagued with low economic momentum, rising unemployment, rising debt, and negative inflation.
Coca-Cola’s Growth Strategy for Soda and Still Beverages
Coca-Cola’s (KO) overall unit case volume rose 1% in 3Q16. The company’s soda or sparkling beverage unit case volumes were flat in 3Q16 on a YoY basis.
Ford Motor Appoints Rajendra Rao as CEO of Smart Mobility Unit
Price movement Ford Motor (F) has a market cap of $47.6 billion. It fell 0.99% to close at $11.97 per share on September 29, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.7%, -4.6%, and -10.2%, respectively, on the same day. F is trading 2.7% below its 20-day moving average, 4.2% […]
Monster’s 1Q16 Sales Benefit from Strategic Deal with Coca-Cola
Monster Beverage’s (MNST) net sales in 1Q16 ended March 31, 2016, were $680.2 million, ahead of the consensus analyst sales estimate of $656.9 million.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: Analysts’ Recommendations
On December 13, PepsiCo (PEP) stock rose 1.2%. UBS initiated coverage with a “neutral” rating and a target price of $123.
Can PepsiCo’s Stock Price Gain Momentum with Upcoming Results?
PepsiCo’s stock price has been impacted by weak performance in the first half of the year and the recent turmoil in the stock markets due to global factors like the slowdown in China.
How Did the Stock Market React to Dr Pepper Snapple’s 1Q16 Data?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price appreciated by ~3% to $90.38 on April 27, in reaction to the company’s strong 1Q16 results and revised outlook.
Red Goes Green: Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Now 100% Plant-Based
Currently ~7% of Coke bottles in North America and 30% globally are made from plant materials. Coca-Cola aims to completely adopt PlantBottle technology and replace nonrenewable material–based plastic bottles by 2020.
Can Still Beverages Add Some Spark to Dr Pepper Snapple’s Sales?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverage portfolio consists of brands such as Snapple, Mott’s, Hawaiian Punch, Clamato, Rose’s, and Mr & Mrs T mixers.
Can PepsiCo’s Revenue Rise after 3 Straight Quarters of Decline?
PepsiCo’s revenue in 2Q15 fell 5.7% due to a 10 percentage point impact of currency headwinds. PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to have an 11 percentage point impact on net revenue growth in 3Q15.
What to Expect from Consumer Sector Earnings This Week
Kraft Heinz (KHC) will announce its 4Q17 earnings results on February 16. The company’s revenue is expected to rise 0.9% YoY.
Mintel Forecasts Strong Growth in the US Energy Drink Market
The US energy drink and shots market grew by 56% between 2009 and 2014, even though the category was entangled in litigation and had negative publicity.
Why Does Monster Beverage Command Higher Valuations than Peers?
As of October 28, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a forward PE (or price-to-earnings ratio) of 38.4x, up 12.5% since the start of this year.
Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US
The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.
Eurozone grants bailout extension to Greece
Europe-tracking ETFs gained significantly from February 19 to February 24, when the bailout extension to Greece was approved.
Why Ready-to-Drink Coffee Is Gaining Popularity with US Consumers
Coffee lovers in the United States are boosting ready-to-drink coffee volumes.
The Ins and Outs of Moat Investing
Stock selection, a cornerstone of the moat investment philosophy, has driven much of the recent success of the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus Index.
Will the UK Continue to Be a Tax Haven for Businesses?
The United Kingdom has long served as a tax haven for multinational corporations. Over time, we’ve seen big names establish their tax bases in the area.
Why Dr Pepper Snapple’s Margins Contracted in 2Q17
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) reported a contraction in its gross as well as operating margins in 2Q17 despite generating higher sales in the quarter.
How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015
PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.
Coca-Cola Forecasts Higher Impact of Currency Headwinds in 4Q15
Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) provided an update on the expected impact of currency headwinds on its 4Q15 results.
Coca-Cola’s 2015 Productivity Initiatives: A Closer Look at Costs
Coca-Cola has been aggressively implementing productivity initiatives to offset the impact of sluggish soda volumes and macro challenges in key markets.
Can PepsiCo’s Valuation See Some Upward Revision in 2016?
As of January 28, 2016, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.6x.
PepsiCo Announced Its CEO Succession Plan
On August 6, PepsiCo (PEP) announced its CEO succession plan. Long-term CEO Indra Nooyi will step down effective October 3.
Monster Beverage Delivered Higher Margins in Fiscal 3Q15
Monster Beverage (MNST) enjoys higher margins than other nonalcoholic beverage companies primarily due to the higher pricing of energy drinks compared to soda beverages.
The Growing Emphasis of Coca-Cola and Peers on Still Beverages
Another plant-based beverage acquisition made by Coca-Cola was that of Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology Company in 2015.
US Soda Update: Case Volumes Decline for the Tenth Straight Year
Carbonated soft drink volumes dropped to 8.8 billion 192-ounce cases in 2014. This is the tenth straight year of decline.
PepsiCo’s Valuation ahead of 1Q17 Results
As of April 19, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.1x.
Is President Trump Robbing Peter to Pay Paul?
While higher steel prices benefit US steel producers, they raise input costs for downstream manufacturers.
Monster Missed 2Q16 Estimates despite Strong Earnings Growth
Monster Beverage (MNST) missed the consensus analyst earnings estimate in 2Q16 despite strong growth in its adjusted earnings on a year-over-year basis.
Cannabis 2.0: Aurora Cannabis Gears Up for Edibles Market
Cannabis 2.0 legalization will take place in Canada next month. Cannabis players are gearing up to expand in the edibles market.
Innovation and Marketing Fuel Dr Pepper Snapple’s Future Growth
Dr Pepper Snapple is creating more visibility for its products by associating with popular movies. It expects its marketing spend to be ~7.6% of net sales in 2015.
Mondelēz’ proposed merger sparks European antitrust probe
Last month, European antitrust regulators initiated an in-depth investigation into Mondelēz’ proposed merger on concerns of reduced competition.
What Are PepsiCo’s Targets in 2025?
Price movement PepsiCo (PEP) fell 1.1% to close at $105.62 per share during the third week of October 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.1%, -2.0%, and 8.0%, respectively, as of October 21. PEP is trading 1.1% below its 20-day moving average, 1.1% below its 50-day moving average, and […]
How Coca-Cola Benefits from Its Refranchising Efforts
By refranchising its bottling operations to independent bottlers, Coca-Cola can take advantage of these bottlers’ local expertise—including local consumer preferences, demand, and marketing programs.
Why Did Dr Pepper Snapple’s Sales Beat Analysts’ Estimates?
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) generated sales of $1.68 billion in 3Q16. It beat analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.65 billion.
Will PepsiCo’s Earnings Beat Analysts’ Estimates Again in 1Q15?
PepsiCo (PEP) is scheduled to announce the results for the first quarter of 2015 on April 23. As of April 14, PepsiCo’s stock has declined by 3.8% to $96.6.