Introduction The analysis of a company's financial statements helps in the determination of both the weaknesses and strengths of the concerned entity. Further, such an analysis helps in the determination of the future viability of firms. There are a wide range of techniques utilized in the analysis of financial statements. In that regard, it is important to note that the relevance of a horizontal, vertical as well as ratio analysis of a company's financial statements cannot be overstated. This is more so the case when it comes to the interpretation of the various dollar amounts presented in both the balance sheet and the income statement. In this text, I carry out a horizontal, vertical as well as ratio analysis of both The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc. The analysis' results will be critical in the evaluation of each company's performance. Findings will be used as a basis for recommendations on how each company can improve its financial status.
The next stage is a stage of providing the actual change actions. Here, the company has chosen a new CEO and President, Douglas Daft, who was an opposite of Ivestor. Daft was a delegator, who wanted to turn Coca-Cola to a most desired company by employees in the world. He also saw a company as a head of the class, when speaking about diversity of workforce and business. Daft was fast in his actions. He has put Ware on the position of Vice-President for Global Public Affairs, as he was concerned about diversity issues in the company as well. They applied Ware’s suggestions about supporting the diversity from the top-executives and tying compensation increases to the achievement of diversity goals. On this stage, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia approved the Settlement Agreement, which was used to non-hourly U.S.-based workers of the company, excluding its bottlers and called for pay-back to employees, future pay equity and equal employment opportunity. Task Force was created to provide an independent supervision of company’s compliance and was reporting on implementation of these programs. On this stage, Coca-Cola learned a lot about its past mistakes and provided dozens of changes to its policies and procedures. As it is not possible to change a whole organization in a short-time period, Coca-Cola was implementing changes during the next decade after a lawsuit and even created a document, called “Manifesto of
In order for a company to be financially healthy, it is of most importance that the company must analyze, interpret, and review the business’s annual financial reports. The financial analyses of the annual reports provide insights and information regarding the performances of the business. In this paper, I will be disclosing financial evaluations and comparisons between Coca-Coca and PepsiCo Incorporation. The visualizations used in this paper were designed to provide the analyses performed utilizing three financial analyses methods: vertical analysis, horizontal analysis, and ratios analysis. There will also be recommendations made on how Coke and Pepsi could improve their financial status.
The rate of growth for PepsiCo has been pretty much more as compared to that of Coca Cola. The rate of increase in revenue of both the Coca Cola and PepsiCo was 6.26% and 11.11% respectively. In 2004, the cost of goods sold was $11031 while it was $12314 in the year 2005. The increased in sales lead to an increase in the cost of goods sold. In comparison to 2004’s data, the cost of goods sold stood at 111.63%. On the other hand Coca Cola had the cost of goods sold in 2004 at $7674 and in 2005 at $8195; and if seen in terms of percentages, for Coca Cola, the total cost of goods sold was $ 106.79%, which shows that an increment of 6.79% was seen in the year 2005 as compared to that of 2004.
Kevin S Dozier Strayer University Prof. Juanita Edwards ACC 557 Financial Accounting 11 Mar 2013 Introduction to Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta Georgia. It is best known for its flagship product Coca-cola. The company offers more than 500 brands in over 200 countries and serves over 1.7 billion servings per day. The company’s stock is listed on the NYSE and it is a part DJIA, S&P index and the Russell 1000 index. The company had revenues of $48.01 billion in the year 2012 and a net income of $9.01 billion. Coca-cola has a total asset base of 86.17 billion and 146200 employees worldwide. Coca-Cola’s current chairman and chief executive is Muhtar Kent.
One department at Coca Cola is the financial department. The financial department uses on screen communication, this allows them to create data on the company’s financial assets. They use on screen communication to present databases, charts and a budgeting table for the company. A strategic decision that this department has made is to buy the remaining shares in Innocent drinks company. “The London company’s sales have grown 89% a year from £16.7m in 2004
1. An ‘eye-ball’ assessment of the changes in Coke’s financial statements between 1996 and 2010—e.g., overall growth in assets, revenues, equity, debt, etc. An eyeball assessment of the changes in Coke’s financial statements between 1996 and 2010 show that mainly all accounts are up. The total assets are up from 1996 to
Torres’ common-size financial statements also show the changing composition of Costco’s financing structure over time. The fact that interest expense consistently fell over the five year span from -0.35% of net sales in 1997 to -0.09% in 2001 demonstrates Costco’s ability to reduce its overall amount of debt during these years. Exhibit nine’s balance sheet portion supports this reduction, documenting an increase in total current liabilities from 35.86% of total assets in 1997 to 40.76% in 2001 and an increase in accounts payable from 25.46% of assets in 1997 to 27.03% in 2001. This signifies that the company’s debts or obligations due within one year increased, further corresponding with the fact that short-term borrowing increased from 0.46% of assets in 1997 to 1.93% in 2001. With an increase in short-term borrowing it is logical to expect to see a decrease in long-term borrowing. The income statement proves that this is indeed the case, documenting a decrease in long-term debt from 16.74% of sales in 1997 to 8.52% in 2001. This relates back to the decrease in Costco’s interest expense on the income statement, representing the company’s decision to switch to short-term and away from long-term methods. Furthermore, the decrease in long-term debt helped account for a decrease in total liabilities from
Coca-Cola vs. PepsiCo Coca-Cola is a leading beverage industry in the United States and many other countries in the world. PepsiCo is also a leading worldwide beverage company, but they are also the parent company of the Frito-Lay and Quaker Oats Companies. This makes PepsiCo a leader in the beverage, snack and cereal industries. As consumers, we have indulged in their products for many years. My personal preference has always been Pepsi over Coke, which is why I was very interested in conducting this analysis. Regardless of the results, I will always seek out a Diet Pepsi over a Diet Coke and so will many of my physician friends at Children’s Hospital who start their mornings with a Diet Pepsi. These personal preferences are what contributes to a company’s profits through net sales. However, the key performance measurement tools used are not based on sales alone. Calculating liquidity, solvency, and profitability ratios on a regular basis give us a better insight on the performance and overall health of a company.
Economic Factors: The political situation of a country affects its economic settings and economic environment affect the business performances. Coca-Cola sales are impacted by a set of economic factors that beyond are beyond the company’s control. These factors include the level of economic growth in the country and in the industry, tax rates and currency exchange rates, interest rates, labor costs and others. The global economic and financial crisis of 2007 – 2009 is a relevant example of an economic factor that greatly impacted the majority of businesses around the globe. However, the crisis has impacted Coca-Cola to a lesser extent compared to many other businesses. Its’ operating margin remained at industry-front 22% despite the crisis, although dividend yield was reduced to 2.6 % Quarts. (Timmons, H. (2014). Economic factors relate to goods, services, and money. Despite directly affecting businesses, these variables refer to financial state of the economy on a greater level –whether it be local or global, inflation increases cost of production. Consequently, Coca-Cola had to face the uncontrollable problem of increasing their pricing. With this increase they risk losing customers who cannot afford their products because it is a desired product not a necessity. Due to inflation in 11 years the price of an identical bottle of Coca Cola has doubled in price. Alternatively, Coca Cola could be forced to lower their prices to facilitate an increase in consumption
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are fierce competitors and according to their financial statements they are both healthy companies. Therefore I would invest in Coca-Cola if I had to make the decision because it has higher income, a stronger long-term debt to networking capital ratio, steadily rising net income per common share, and a climbing and high solvency ratio. PepsiCo still shows healthy growth and outperforms Coca-Cola in many areas. I will conduct a financial analysis of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to identify their strengths and weaknesses, ultimately deciding which one is worth the investment.
Noel Hollis Gabe Russ Isabel Semelroth Project Pinnacle Introduction Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) embarked on a massive makeover of their information system in 2004 converting over to the SAP software. (http://www.beveragedaily.com/Formulation/CCE-SAP-join-forces-to-improve-supply-chain) This included a major overhaul of their legacy system and working with SAP to develop an app specifically for them. When this venture began in 1999 we must remember that the Spilt of Coca Cola Enterprises becoming an operation solely based in Europe had not occurred. Thus the implementation for SAP was not only in North America, but Europe also. Throughout the paper we will discuss how this conversion went and what exactly went and what effects
Running Head: Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola Company Company Overview: The multinational company that I have chosen is Coca Cola Company since it is a very popular brand and has been serving its customers for more then 10 decades and even after so many years its popularity seems to be increasing day by day which itself speaks about the company's remarkable performance. The Coca Cola Company is an American multinational corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of the nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups (Wright, 1999). It came into existence in 1886 and was invented in Columbus, Georgia by John Stith Pemberton. The current statistics of the company shows that it is currently operating in over 200 countries offering its customers over 500 brands with each day serving of more then 1.7 billion (Charles W. L. Hill, Essentials of Strategic Management, 2012). .Further more the Coca Cola Company is alone responsible for the 78% of the total gallon sales of all the beverages sold worldwide. The company is listed in New York Sock Exchange and is very popular in most of the countries especially United States of America, which alone consumes 47% of the total gallons, sold worldwide (Zurkuhlen & Meeker, 1987). The company headquarter is located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America and its current chief executive and chairman is Muhtar Kent (Charles W. L. Hill, Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach, 2012).
Who would have known that Coca-Cola debut to the world was all because of a pharmacist? And just a touch of carbonation has truly made it a refreshing and an enjoyable carbonated soft drink. It is within “arms reach of desire” as former CEO Robert Woodruff notes. The Coca-Cola Company ultimately cares about its customers and prides itself into providing good citizenship. One of Coca-Cola’s largest international investors was India, from 1993 up until 2003, Coca-Cola invested more than US$1 billion into the country. In August of 2003, CEO of Coca-Cola India, Sanjiv Gupta came to a standstill where he had to further anticipate his next move for the company. The company faced a crisis where the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) issued a press release affirming that three samples of the 12 cold drink brands sold in and around Delhi containing pesticide residues were of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo brands.
† of total liabilities). Coke’s major equity is retained earnings in the amount of $23,443 million. Coke’s retained