Coca-Cola (KO) Competitors

$61.55
+0.91 (+1.50%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

KO vs. PEP, DEO, PG, UL, BUD, MDLZ, MO, BTI, STZ, and KDP

Should you be buying Coca-Cola stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Coca-Cola include PepsiCo (PEP), Diageo (DEO), Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UL), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Altria Group (MO), British American Tobacco (BTI), Constellation Brands (STZ), and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Coca-Cola vs.

PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and media sentiment.

73.1% of PepsiCo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of Coca-Cola shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of PepsiCo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Coca-Cola shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Coca-Cola has a net margin of 23.42% compared to Coca-Cola's net margin of 9.92%. Coca-Cola's return on equity of 58.03% beat PepsiCo's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PepsiCo9.92% 58.03% 10.82%
Coca-Cola 23.42%42.50%11.92%

PepsiCo pays an annual dividend of $5.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Coca-Cola pays an annual dividend of $1.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. PepsiCo pays out 77.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Coca-Cola pays out 78.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PepsiCo has raised its dividend for 52 consecutive years and Coca-Cola has raised its dividend for 63 consecutive years. Coca-Cola is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

PepsiCo currently has a consensus price target of $187.33, indicating a potential upside of 5.59%. Coca-Cola has a consensus price target of $67.09, indicating a potential upside of 9.00%. Given PepsiCo's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Coca-Cola is more favorable than PepsiCo.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PepsiCo
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.55
Coca-Cola
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.86

Coca-Cola has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PepsiCo. Coca-Cola is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PepsiCo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PepsiCo$91.47B2.67$9.07B$6.5727.00
Coca-Cola$45.75B5.80$10.71B$2.4824.82

In the previous week, PepsiCo had 49 more articles in the media than Coca-Cola. MarketBeat recorded 86 mentions for PepsiCo and 37 mentions for Coca-Cola. PepsiCo's average media sentiment score of 0.71 beat Coca-Cola's score of 0.50 indicating that Coca-Cola is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
PepsiCo
31 Very Positive mention(s)
15 Positive mention(s)
21 Neutral mention(s)
13 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Coca-Cola
21 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Coca-Cola received 76 more outperform votes than PepsiCo when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 68.23% of users gave PepsiCo an outperform vote while only 67.65% of users gave Coca-Cola an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PepsiCoOutperform Votes
1093
68.23%
Underperform Votes
509
31.77%
Coca-ColaOutperform Votes
1169
67.65%
Underperform Votes
559
32.35%

PepsiCo has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Coca-Cola beats PepsiCo on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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KO vs. The Competition

MetricCoca-ColaBeverages IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$265.35B$47.58B$14.91B$17.42B
Dividend Yield3.20%3.02%2.90%3.56%
P/E Ratio24.8212.1021.6825.15
Price / Sales5.806.205.3211.60
Price / Cash20.4724.3732.8817.62
Price / Book9.684.874.544.91
Net Income$10.71B$1.94B$583.02M$964.49M
7 Day Performance4.48%0.80%2.26%2.27%
1 Month Performance1.87%-3.76%-3.39%-2.05%
1 Year Performance-3.60%-18.01%-4.38%89.06%

Coca-Cola Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PEP
PepsiCo
4.1592 of 5 stars
$171.22
-3.0%
$186.92
+9.2%
-4.4%$235.34B$91.47B26.06318,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
DEO
Diageo
1.7533 of 5 stars
$140.50
-1.1%
$166.37
+18.4%
-25.7%$78.46B$21.42B0.0030,419Gap Up
PG
Procter & Gamble
4.5002 of 5 stars
$161.50
+0.6%
$168.88
+4.6%
+4.0%$380.01B$82.01B26.39107,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
UL
Unilever
0.684 of 5 stars
$47.98
-0.2%
$48.00
+0.0%
-11.9%$120.21B$64.51B0.00128,000Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
2.8775 of 5 stars
$60.18
+1.2%
$71.70
+19.1%
-8.2%$104.54B$59.38B22.71155,000Positive News
MDLZ
Mondelez International
4.5926 of 5 stars
$70.75
+1.9%
$80.89
+14.3%
-0.7%$95.26B$36.02B19.4991,000Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
MO
Altria Group
2.8155 of 5 stars
$42.87
+0.7%
$46.90
+9.4%
-8.0%$73.63B$24.48B9.386,400
BTI
British American Tobacco
1.395 of 5 stars
$29.56
+0.5%
N/A-19.2%$65.97B$33.94B0.0046,000
STZ
Constellation Brands
4.5713 of 5 stars
$261.64
+0.7%
$298.55
+14.1%
+16.6%$47.49B$9.96B27.8910,700Insider Selling
Positive News
KDP
Keurig Dr Pepper
4.6715 of 5 stars
$31.76
flat
$36.45
+14.8%
-8.5%$44.07B$14.81B20.4921,700Positive News

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This page (NYSE:KO) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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