Comparing Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) and The Competition

Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYSE:KOFGet Rating) is one of 18 public companies in the “Bottled & canned soft drinks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Coca-Cola FEMSA to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Coca-Cola FEMSA and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coca-Cola FEMSA 8.07% 12.90% 5.84%
Coca-Cola FEMSA Competitors 3.91% 0.12% 2.03%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Coca-Cola FEMSA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “Bottled & canned soft drinks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Coca-Cola FEMSA shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Bottled & canned soft drinks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Coca-Cola FEMSA pays an annual dividend of $2.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Coca-Cola FEMSA pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Bottled & canned soft drinks” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 20.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Coca-Cola FEMSA has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s competitors have a beta of 1.10, suggesting that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coca-Cola FEMSA and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Coca-Cola FEMSA $9.56 billion $766.00 million 15.30
Coca-Cola FEMSA Competitors $5.73 billion $413.32 million -101.40

Coca-Cola FEMSA has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Coca-Cola FEMSA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Coca-Cola FEMSA and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coca-Cola FEMSA 0 3 2 0 2.40
Coca-Cola FEMSA Competitors 216 762 1021 36 2.43

Coca-Cola FEMSA presently has a consensus price target of $59.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.67%. As a group, “Bottled & canned soft drinks” companies have a potential upside of 39.43%. Given Coca-Cola FEMSA’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Coca-Cola FEMSA has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Coca-Cola FEMSA competitors beat Coca-Cola FEMSA on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Coca-Cola FEMSA (Get Rating)

Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, sells, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. The company offers sparkling beverages, including colas and flavored sparkling beverages; and waters and still beverages, such as juice drinks, coffee, teas, milk, value-added dairy products, sports and energy drinks, and plant-based drinks. It provides a portfolio of products through retail outlets, such as wholesale supermarkets, discount stores, and convenience stores; retailers, such as restaurants and bars, as well as stadiums, auditoriums, and theaters; points-of-sale outlets; and home delivery, supermarkets, and other locations. The company also distributes and sells Heineken beer products in its Brazilian territories. It operates in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

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