Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) versus Long Blockchain (LBCC)

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.2% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated $3.16 billion 0.54 $50.14 million $4.29 42.78
Long Blockchain $4.56 million 6.70 -$10.44 million ($1.58) -1.93

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.

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.

Risk and Volatility

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has a beta of -0.01, meaning that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Long Blockchain has a beta of -11.06, meaning that its stock price is 1,206% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated and Long Blockchain, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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