The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is renowned for its superior cash flow, which enables the company to profitably distribute its brands in 200-plus countries while still funding appreciable share buybacks, as well as a dividend that currently yields 3.1%.
But in 2013, the beverage giant understood that it needed to generate still more cash from operations. With the hindsight of the company's brand investments over the last two years, from a $90 million stake in organic juice maker Suja Life to a $2.15 billion position in Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST), it's easy to grasp why management felt the need to improve its already vigorous cash flow.
In the brief presentation below, we look at the fundamental strategy Coca-Cola chose to successfully tackle this business problem. For an insight into how the world's largest nonalcoholic beverage company is handling its money more efficiently, simply click through the following slideshow:
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