Coca-Cola Earnings Preview Q3


Coca-Cola Earnings Preview Q3

Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) will release its quarterly earnings on Tuesday, October 21th before the market opens.

Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola

Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola

 In the second quarter, volume improvement encouraged investors whom were pleased with better pricing and stronger international performance in the first half of 2014, compared to 2013.

Tepid Demand in some markets could hurt Q3

Tepid demand in Mexico due to the sugar tax imposed, along with the economic slowdown in Brazil and Russia could drag down Coca-Cola’s overall volume growth in Q3. Teas, bottled water and sports drinks are expected to bolster organic growth in beverages, while higher sales of smaller packages could enhance profits from the soft drink portfolio.

The company will continue to have to stay ahead of the game as there is increased scrutiny towards sugary beverages throughout the world. Investors should be interested to follow Coca-Cola Life, its naturally sweetened mid-calorie Cola, which

The company continues to attempt to stay ahead of the game as there is increased scrutiny towards sugared beverages throughout the world including through various sugar tax initiatives. The company continues to expand its launch of Coca-Cola Life this year its naturally sweetened mid-calorie cola.

Last week, Peer PepsiCo saw decreased beverage volumes in the Americas in its own earnings report.

Wall Street Expectations

Analysts are expecting the company to post earnings of 53 cents of share excluding certain expenses, compared to 53 cents year ago.

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