Coca-Cola Company: Financial Analysis

1610 Words Jan 14th, 2018 6 Pages
In its 2011 Form 10-K, the company describes itself as "the world's largest beverage company." It manufactures or licenses more than 500 brands including "sparkling beverages, waters, juices, coffees, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas." The company claims to own four of the top five brands in sparkling beverage Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Fanta. The company does business is over 200 countries. The company's operating segments are geographical, and its flagship products are marketed around the world using these segments, and only some geographical adjustments. This paper will analyze the financial statements of Coca-Cola Company, examining key income statement and balance sheet line items and ratios. Comparisons will be made both to past performance and to the performance of the company's closest competitor, PepsiCo. Pepsi's business is slightly different, as it has a major snacks business (Frito-Lay) that Coke does not have.

Because both companies bought their North American bottlers recently, they make great comparables, and they remain rivals in the beverages industry, despite Pepsi's diversification. They both have a very high amount of geographic diversification. While both companies come from the American south, they now compete globally with each other in a state of duopoly competition.

Income Statement.

Coca-Cola's income statement shows that it has…
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