Does KO Still Pack a Punch?

More and more people are talking about Coca-Cola Company over the last few weeks, as many view the consumer defensive sector as a potential safe harbor from inflation. Is it worth buying the Beverages stock at a price of $55.69? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • KO has an average analyst rating of buy and is -19.53% away from its mean target price of $69.21 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $1.67 per share

  • Coca-Cola Company (The) has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $1.67 per share and its forward P/E ratio is 23.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 11.8 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Coca-Cola Company (The) is part of the Consumer Defensive sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 24.21 and an average P/B of 4.09

  • KO has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -27.9% and gross profit margins of 58.9%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $7478499840, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures, markets, and sells various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides sparkling soft drinks; flavored and enhanced water, and sports drinks; juice, dairy, and plant–based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks. It also offers beverage concentrates and syrups, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores. The company sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Ciel, dogadan, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, Topo Chico, AdeS, Del Valle, fairlife, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, Ayataka, BODYARMOR, Costa, FUZE TEA, Georgia, and Gold Peak brands. It operates through a network of independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as through bottling and distribution operators. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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