Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Whiffs on Earnings
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NAS: COKE) reported earnings on May 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated beat slightly on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated notched revenue of $377.2 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $371.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $359.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.60. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.69 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q1 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 41.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $438.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.45.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.61 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.73.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 580 members out of 620 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 141 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 134 give Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is hold, with an average price target of $66.00.
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