In that vein, a stronger U. Further, recent volumes indicate the top line will probably remain largely muted, especially in developed markets, as health-conscious consumers continue to shy away from beverages containing elevated levels of sugar or artificial sweeteners. Thus, Coca-Cola has taken steps to address these concerns. In an effort to right the ship, the beverage maker has ramped up its marketing, advertising, and promotional activities.
March 26, 3: The cola wars heat up as consumers and investors alike tune in to witness which brands outperform each other.
KO is not far behind with major names under its belt: But the biggest advantage that PepsiCo has over Coca-Cola is that Pepsi partially owns its bottlers, giving PepsiCo more flexibility and control over its distribution channels and product displays on shelves.
Coca-Cola currently holds the title as the largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. Both companies are volatile as input costs such as corn syrup, plastic and aluminum prices rise.
They both strive to increase sales in the United States while also capturing consumers in emerging markets.
KO is an impressive performer in Mexico, China, Brazil, and throughout Europe, creating a brand name in countries with strong growth. PepsiCo dominates in countries like India, Canada and many of the Arab nations.
Pepsi is also racking up market share in Russia after acquiring Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, a large producer of juice and dairy products. Globally, Coke earns more on beverage sales than Pepsi.
Yet Pepsi makes up this difference in its diversified product line including snacks and restaurants.
Coke is lauded for its product concentration. It has marketed its beverages in key countries and its success is evident in the company's profits. Its marketing campaigns have created an emotional connection with its consumers. SBUX has proved advantageous.
Both companies have strong financial statements. While Coke's dividend yield is only 2.
Coke, however, is proudly known to constantly increase dividends for the past 10 years. Pepsi also has a slightly lower beta, or systematic risk than Coke.
Pepsi's higher revenue flow exceeds that of Coke. But most importantly, for any company to succeed and face strong long term growth, it needs to reinvest dividends. Coke is known for plowing back much of its dividends. Pepsi may be more diversified by tapping into the snack industry but Coke is reaching an unprecedented number of markets with its beverages.
Consumers might be attracted to Coke's sweet taste, but high dividends and high growth projections keep investors coming back. Neither Benzinga nor its staff recommend that you buy, sell, or hold any security. We do not offer investment advice, personalized or otherwise.
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But, due to the presence of benzene molecules in Coca-Cola and its plastic package, doctors recommend sticking to 1 can of Coke a week to reduce the risk of cancer.
1. Kidney failure. In addition to the Risk Management, the Coca-Cola Company has a Claims Management group which prepares the claim in case of loss.
IV Planning Vision For Coca-Cola managers, the Vision gathers all the aspects they need to achieve their common goal by using sustainability and quality growth.
The Coca- Cola Company Planning Memorandum Industry and Regulatory Risk Factors: Obesity/Health Concerns: There is a growing concern among consumers and public health officials about the public health consequences of obesity.
This includes a large movement towards health conscious eating and drinking, specifically avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages. Coca-Cola has successfully added non-carbonated drink The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) needs little introduction as it is the world's leading soft-drink company.