Coca-Cola Pre-Earnings: Little To No Growth In Top Line As Coca-Cola Enters Its Transitional Year

April 21, 2015 5:39 PM

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The Coca-Cola Company is scheduled to announce its Q1 results on April 22. Last year, while organic revenues grew 3% and organic operating profits rose 6%, for the world’s largest beverage manufacturer, negative currency translations in some of the key emerging markets and structural changes caused a year-over-year decline in both the top line and operating margins. 2014 was a difficult year, and 2015 is set to be a transitional year for Coca-Cola Coca-Cola, which is looking to make certain operational changes and increase investments behind its portfolio, hoping to reap the benefits from 2016-2017 onward.

Analysts estimate Coca-Cola’s top line to remain flat compared to $10.58 billion in Q1 last year, and a slight decline in earnings per share. Two main reasons why the operational results might reflect weakness this quarter, are continual decline in carbonated soft drink volumes, and volatility in em...

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