Head to Head Analysis: Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) versus Long Blockchain (LBCC)

Long Blockchain (NASDAQ: LBCC) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Long Blockchain and Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Long Blockchain $4.56 million 6.15 -$10.44 million ($1.58) -1.77
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated $3.16 billion 0.54 $50.14 million $4.29 42.75

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has higher revenue and earnings than Long Blockchain. Long Blockchain 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 breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Long Blockchain and Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Long Blockchain 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Long Blockchain -270.51% -484.90% -228.36%
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated 0.99% 13.67% 1.84%

Volatility and Risk

Long Blockchain has a beta of -10.74, suggesting that its share price is 1,174% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its share price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.7% of Long Blockchain shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.7% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated shares are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of Long Blockchain shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated shares are held by company 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.

Dividends

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Long Blockchain does not pay a dividend. Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated pays out 23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated beats Long Blockchain on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Long Blockchain Company Profile

Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp., is a holding company operating through its subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC (LIBB). The Company is focused on developing and investing in blockchain technology. It is also engaged in the production and distribution of Non-Alcoholic Ready-to-Drink (NARTD) iced tea in the beverage industry. It is organized around its brand, Long Island Iced Tea. Long Island Iced Tea is sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of national and regional retail chains and distributors. It produces brewed tea, using black tea leaves, purified water and natural cane sugar. Its Long Island Iced Tea’s flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, guava, mango, diet peach and sweet tea. It also offers lower calorie iced tea in over 12 ounce bottles. The lower calorie flavor options include mango, raspberry and peach. Its products include All-Natural Tea, Diet Tea, Fruit-Flavored Tea, Organic Tea and Herbal Tea.

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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