SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SodaStream International and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SodaStream International $490.48 million 2.55 $80.58 million $2.43 23.91
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated $3.40 billion 0.65 $245.38 million $5.90 40.39

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has higher revenue and earnings than SodaStream International. SodaStream International 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SodaStream International 10.83% 13.96% 11.17%
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 1.62% 14.95% 2.19%

Dividends

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. SodaStream International does not pay a dividend. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated pays out 16.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for SodaStream International and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SodaStream International 0 4 0 0 2.00
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 0 0 0 0 N/A

SodaStream International presently has a consensus target price of $44.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.26%. Given SodaStream International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe SodaStream International is more favorable than Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.8% of SodaStream International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

SodaStream International has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

SodaStream International Company Profile

SodaStream International Ltd. is a sparkling water company. The Company manufactures, distributes and sells home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water. The Company’s segments include The Americas, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). The Americas segment consists of the United States, Canada and other markets in North America, Central America and South America, which are influenced by the consumption culture of the United States. The Western Europe segment consists of its markets in Western and Northern Europe, which are characterized by high price levels. Its Asia-Pacific segment consists of its markets in Australia and New Zealand, together with other markets in East Asia, including Japan and South Korea. The CEMEA segment consists of its markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and South Africa.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Company Profile

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.

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