Head-To-Head Survey: COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR (CCHGY) versus Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE)

Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE: CCE) and COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CCHGY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR’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 European Partners $12.50 billion 1.46 $777.64 million $2.39 15.79
COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR $7.37 billion 1.80 $481.50 million $1.39 25.94

Coca-Cola European Partners has higher revenue and earnings than COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR. Coca-Cola European Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Coca-Cola European Partners and COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coca-Cola European Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38
COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25

Coca-Cola European Partners presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.97%. Given Coca-Cola European Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Coca-Cola European Partners is more favorable than COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR.

Volatility & Risk

Coca-Cola European Partners has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR has a beta of -0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.6% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Coca-Cola European Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Coca-Cola European Partners pays out 53.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR pays out 33.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Coca-Cola European Partners has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Coca-Cola European Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coca-Cola European Partners 5.70% 15.52% 5.61%
COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Coca-Cola European Partners beats COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Coca-Cola European Partners Company Profile

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets a range of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The company offers water, juice, isotonic, sparkling flavor and energy drink, and other products. It provides its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Monster brands, as well as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Vio, Royal Bliss, Honest, and GLACÉAU Smartwater brands. In addition, the company engages in the bottling operations. As of March 15, 2018, it served approximately 300 million consumers across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Uxbridge, the United Kingdom.

COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR Company Profile

Coca-Cola HBC AG produces, distributes, and sells non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The company offers sparkling soft drinks; still drinks, including juices and fruit-based drinks, iced tea, coffee, and energy and sports drinks; and natural mineral, spring, and processed water. It markets and sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Amita, Avra, Deep RiverRock, Fruice, and Nestea brand names; and distributes third-party products, such as Monster energy drinks, and beer and premium spirits. The company serves hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, kiosks, petrol stations, cinemas, leisure parks, hotels, restaurants, cafés, and others. It operates in 28 countries, including Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Steinhausen, Switzerland.

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