Financial Analysis of The Coca-Cola Company

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Company overview:
Coca –Cola (KO) is one of the world’s largest beverage companies. Company was incorporated in September 1919 under the State of Delaware law and headquarters is located in Atlanta Georgia. But from 1886, company established its brand in US (Coca-Cola, 2012, p. 1). Currently company is providing for more than 500 varieties of non-alcoholic sparkles to the customers around the world. Apart from this, company also serve for still beverages that includes enhanced water, water, ready-to-drink, juices, energy drink, sport drinks and so on.

KO owns the top four out of five non-alcoholic beverages in the world. KO is operating in more than 200 countries in other words; KO products are available throughout the world. KO has a strong network with company owned or controlled bottling operations and distribution operations, independent bottling partners, wholesalers, distributors for distributing their products. KO has one of the world’s largest distribution networks. Popular brands of the company includes, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Diet coke, Minute Maid, Smart Water, Fuze tea, Honest tea, Burn, NOS energy drink, Odwalla, FRESCA and so on (Coca-Cola, n.d).

KO is world number one in sparkling beverages, with 18 out of 20 top brands having low or no calorie. The overall portfolio has 3,500 products which are worth $16billion. KO has well diversified portfolio and is always recognized for its innovation. About 21% of volume mix is from North America, 14% from Europe, 18% from Eurasia and Africa, 18% from Pacific and 29% from Latin America. For continuous 51 years the company has disclosed a significant growth in the dividends (Coca-Cola, n.d).

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Income statement:
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