The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Coca-Cola Bottling missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Gross margins increased, operating margins shrank, and net margins dropped.
Coca-Cola Bottling tallied revenue of $430.7 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $444.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $422.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.20. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.16 for Q2 were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.20 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 40.3%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $422.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.23.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.64.
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 142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give Coca-Cola Bottling a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola Bottling is hold, with an average price target of $66.00.
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