Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Embotelladora Andina (NYSE:AKO.B) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Embotelladora Andina has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Embotelladora Andina’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated $3.40 billion 0.65 $245.38 million $5.90 40.07
Embotelladora Andina N/A N/A N/A $0.97 N/A

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has higher revenue and earnings than Embotelladora Andina. Embotelladora Andina is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Embotelladora Andina, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 0 0 0 0 N/A
Embotelladora Andina 0 0 1 0 3.00

Dividends

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Embotelladora Andina pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated pays out 16.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Embotelladora Andina pays out 64.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.6% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.9% of Embotelladora Andina shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Embotelladora Andina’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 1.62% 14.95% 2.19%
Embotelladora Andina 5.54% 12.39% 4.88%

Summary

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated beats Embotelladora Andina on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated produces, markets and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company is an independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. The Company’s segments include Nonalcoholic Beverages and All Other. Majority of its total bottle/can volume to retail customers consist of products of The Coca-Cola Company. It also distributes products for various other beverage brands, including Dr Pepper, Sundrop and Monster Energy. The Company’s product offerings include both sparkling and still beverages. Sparkling beverages are carbonated beverages and the Company’s principal sparkling beverage is Coca-Cola. Still beverages include energy products and noncarbonated beverages, such as bottled water, tea, ready to drink coffee, enhanced water, juices and sports drinks. There are two main categories of sales, which include bottle/can sales and other sales.

About Embotelladora Andina

Embotelladora Andina S.A. (Andina) is a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America. The Company operates in four segments: Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It produces and distributes fruit juices, other fruit-flavored beverages and mineral and purified water in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay under trademarks owned by The Coca-Cola Company. The Company produces, markets and distributes the Coca-Cola trademark beverages and brands licensed from third-parties throughout its franchise territories. It manufactures polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles primarily for its own use in the packaging of Coca-Cola soft drinks in Chile and Argentina. In Brazil, it produces tea and juices for Leao Alimentos e Industria Ltda. It also distributes non-carbonated beverages in Brazil, such as tea, fruit juices, energy drinks, sport drinks and waters. It distributes beer in Brazil under the brands Amstel, Bavaria, Birra Moretti, Dos Equis (XX), Edelweiss, Heineken and Kaiser.

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