Head to Head Comparison: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) & The Competition

Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE: CCE) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “BEVERAGES” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Coca-Cola European Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Dividends

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Coca-Cola European Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Coca-Cola European Partners pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Coca-Cola European Partners has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.9% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.8% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.7% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Coca-Cola European Partners has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola European Partners’ rivals have a beta of 0.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Coca-Cola European Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coca-Cola European Partners 2 4 3 0 2.11
Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors 309 1438 1690 64 2.43

Coca-Cola European Partners currently has a consensus price target of $42.33, suggesting a potential upside of 5.46%. As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies have a potential upside of 11.24%. Given Coca-Cola European Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coca-Cola European Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coca-Cola European Partners 5.91% 16.12% 5.77%
Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors -20.05% -50.01% -7.81%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coca-Cola European Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Coca-Cola European Partners $12.50 billion $777.64 million 25.57
Coca-Cola European Partners Competitors $7.33 billion $718.23 million -2.01

Coca-Cola European Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Coca-Cola European Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Coca-Cola European Partners beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) markets, produces and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Company’s segments include Europe and Corporate. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic bottling partner in Western Europe. The Company has bottling rights within its territories for various beverage brands, including products with the name Coca-Cola. The Company offers beverages, such as Coca-Cola trademark beverages, allied beverages, still beverages and certain other beverages specific to the European market. In Great Britain, the Company distributes Schweppes, Dr Pepper, Oasis and Schweppes Abbey Well. The Company distributes Capri-Sun beverages in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Company also produces and distributes Capri-Sun beverages in Great Britain. The Company distributes Monster-branded beverages.

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