Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE: CCE) is one of 54 public companies in the “BEVERAGES” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Coca-Cola European Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Coca-Cola European Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Coca-Cola European Partners||2||4||3||0||2.11|
|Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors||308||1433||1680||64||2.43|
Coca-Cola European Partners presently has a consensus price target of $42.33, indicating a potential upside of 3.86%. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies have a potential upside of 8.61%. Given Coca-Cola European Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Coca-Cola European Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Coca-Cola European Partners||$12.50 billion||$777.18 million||25.96|
|Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors||$7.33 billion||$718.16 million||-1.94|
Coca-Cola European Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Coca-Cola European Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Coca-Cola European Partners has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola European Partners’ peers have a beta of 0.57, indicating that their average stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Coca-Cola European Partners||5.91%||16.37%||5.81%|
|Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors||-20.10%||-50.04%||-7.83%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
30.9% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.9% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.7% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Coca-Cola European Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Coca-Cola European Partners pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Coca-Cola European Partners has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Coca-Cola European Partners beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Coca-Cola European Partners
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) markets, produces and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Company’s segments include Europe and Corporate. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic bottling partner in Western Europe. The Company has bottling rights within its territories for various beverage brands, including products with the name Coca-Cola. The Company offers beverages, such as Coca-Cola trademark beverages, allied beverages, still beverages and certain other beverages specific to the European market. In Great Britain, the Company distributes Schweppes, Dr Pepper, Oasis and Schweppes Abbey Well. The Company distributes Capri-Sun beverages in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Company also produces and distributes Capri-Sun beverages in Great Britain. The Company distributes Monster-branded beverages.
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