The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Coca-Cola's revenues will drop -0.3% and EPS will grow 3.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $13.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Last quarter, Coca-Cola reported revenue of $11.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $11.14 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q1 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 60.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.9%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $48.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.13.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,432 members out of 6,755 rating the stock outperform, and 323 members rating it underperform. Among 1,836 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,782 give Coca-Cola a green thumbs-up, and 54 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola is outperform, with an average price target of $41.80.
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