Coca-Cola FEMSA Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

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Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYS: KOF) reported earnings on Oct. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Coca-Cola FEMSA missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.


Gross margins grew, operating margins contracted, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Coca-Cola FEMSA booked revenue of $2.79 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $2.94 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.20 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.34. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.36 for Q3 were 53% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.89 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 46.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.8%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.33 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.87.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.17.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 382 members out of 395 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 104 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 102 give Coca-Cola FEMSA a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola FEMSA is hold, with an average price target of $122.29.

The article Coca-Cola FEMSA Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings originally appeared on Fool.com.

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