Coca-Cola Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
byJul 18th 2012 9:24AM
Coca-Cola (NYS: KO) reported earnings on Feb. 12. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Coca-Cola met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
Coca-Cola logged revenue of $11.47 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $11.54 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.45. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q4 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 59.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.1%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.3%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $50.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.17.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,358 members out of 6,671 rating the stock outperform, and 313 members rating it underperform. Among 1,792 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,740 give Coca-Cola a green thumbs-up, and 52 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 $41.47.
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