Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) may be up against a health-inspired anti-soda campaign, but it's still one of the most dependable stocks on the S&P 500. You can see this by examining the beverage giant's balance sheet, as I do in the slideshow below.
Investors will learn three things about Coca-Cola from the slideshow. First, thanks to its already considerable size, the Atlanta-based company isn't likely to grow as fast as, say, a recently listed growth stock. Second, Coca-Cola's current ratio suggests that the company has enough liquidity to see it through all but the most cataclysmic of economic downturns. And third, Coca-Cola's debt-to-equity ratio shows that its debt exceeds its equity. This is normally an inauspicious omen, but for a company with Coca-Cola's cash flow, it's far less of a concern.
To learn more about Coca-Cola's balance sheet, simply scroll through the brief slideshow below.