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Does the Street Have Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Figured Out?

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (Nasdaq: COKE  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated's revenues will increase 5.2% and EPS will improve 9.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $444.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.46.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated booked revenue of $377.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $359.6 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.60. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q1 were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 41.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.64.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 582 members out of 623 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 145 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 140 give Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is hold, with an average price target of $66.00.

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