Head to Head Review: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) versus Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FMX)

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (NYSE:FMX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated $4.32 billion 0.38 $96.53 million N/A N/A
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB $24.42 billion 1.37 $2.25 billion $6.03 15.56

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB has higher revenue and earnings than Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.

Volatility and Risk

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB, 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
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB 0 2 4 0 2.67

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB has a consensus price target of $115.75, suggesting a potential upside of 23.37%. Given Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB is more favorable than Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.

Profitability

This table compares Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 2.23% 11.63% 1.58%
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB 9.53% 15.32% 8.16%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.5% of Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are held by 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.

Dividends

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB pays an annual dividend of $1.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB pays out 22.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB beats Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes nonalcoholic beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States. The company offers sparkling beverages, including carbonated beverages; and still beverages, such as energy products, as well as noncarbonated beverages comprising bottled water, tea, ready to drink coffee, enhanced water, juices, and sports drinks. It also sells its products to other Coca-Cola bottlers; and post-mix products that are dispensed through equipment, which mixes the fountain syrup with carbonated or still water enabling fountain retailers to sell finished products to consumers in cups or glasses. In addition, the company distributes products for various other beverage brands that include Dr Pepper, Sundrop, and Monster Energy. It sells and distributes its products directly to retail stores and other outlets, which comprise food markets, institutional accounts, and vending machine outlets. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB

Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) is a holding company. The Company’s segments are Coca-Cola FEMSA, FEMSA Comercio-Retail Division and FEMSA Comercio-Fuel Division. The Company conducts its operations through holding companies, such as Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. and subsidiaries (Coca-Cola FEMSA), which produces, distributes and sells beverages; FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V. and subsidiaries (FEMSA Comercio), which consists of a Retail Division operating various small-format chain stores, and CB Equity LLP, which holds its equity investment in Heineken N.V., and Heineken Holding N.V. The Company’s Coca-Cola FEMSA produces, markets, sells and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages through standard bottler agreements in certain territories in the countries, in which it operates. Coca-Cola FEMSA also sells bottled water products. FEMSA participates in the retail sector primarily through FEMSA Comercio.

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