Ratio Analysis: Unpacking Coca-Cola Co (KO)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $63.10 in the prior trading day, Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) closed at $63.13, up 0.05%. In other words, the price has increased by $0.05 from its previous closing price. On the day, 9.82 million shares were traded. KO stock price reached its highest trading level at $63.3915 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $63.0.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of KO by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 16.07 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 27.14. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.86 and its Current Ratio is at 1.04. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.61 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.33.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Citigroup on January 17, 2024, Reiterated its Buy rating but revised its target price to $68 from $67 previously.

On November 13, 2023, Jefferies started tracking the stock assigning a Hold rating and target price of $64.

JP Morgan reiterated its Overweight rating for the stock on July 14, 2023, while the target price for the stock was revised from $68 to $67.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 10 ’24 when Douglas Monica Howard sold 8,874 shares for $63.31 per share. The transaction valued at 561,801 led to the insider holds 33,638 shares of the business.

MURPHY JOHN sold 57,298 shares of KO for $3,604,680 on May 09 ’24. The President and CFO now owns 130,008 shares after completing the transaction at $62.91 per share. On May 07 ’24, another insider, QUAN NANCY, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 37,368 shares for $62.28 each. As a result, the insider received 2,327,346 and left with 223,330 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, KO now has a Market Capitalization of 271961505792 and an Enterprise Value of 300326223872. As of this moment, Coca-Cola’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 25.36, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 20.95. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.23. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 5.89 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 10.29. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 6.518 whereas that against EBITDA is 20.493.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for KO is 0.59, which has changed by 0.0052547455 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2644323 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, KO has reached a high of $64.25, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $51.55. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 4.15%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 6.96%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 13.37M shares per day over the past 3-months and 10052440 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 4.31B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 4.27B. Insiders hold about 0.78% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 72.28% stake in the company. Shares short for KO as of 1714435200 were 29362124 with a Short Ratio of 2.20, compared to 1711584000 on 26683333. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 29362124 and a Short% of Float of 0.69.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, KO’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.865, compared to 1.86 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.029556261The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.03. The current Payout Ratio is 74.52% for KO, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-03-14 with an ex-dividend date of 1718323200. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2012-08-13 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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