Atlanta beverage maker Coca-Cola continues recovery, tops Wall Street estimates



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Atlanta beverage maker Coca-Cola continues recovery, tops Wall Street estimates

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered American multinational non-alcoholic beverage maker, reported its quarterly earnings’ report for Q3, 2020 on Thursday that topped Wall St. estimates for revenues and net earnings, as the American beverage maker appears to be focusing more on emerging markets amid a lacklustre global economic outlook.

In point of fact, although the Atalanta-based non-alcoholic beverage maker had beaten Wall St. estimates for the quarter that ended on September 30, sales of Coke has met with a withering outlook as a second wave of pandemic outbreak led to the closure of in-house shopping, restaurants, theatres alongside other public places, which used to make up to 30 per cent of the company’s US sales.

Coca-Cola earnings beat estimates, lays groundwork towards recovery

Aside from that, according to The Coca-Cola Company’s quarterly earnings’ report revealed on Thursday, the beverage maker’s revenue dropped 9 per cent to $8.7 billion on an annualized basis, though topped Wall Street estimates of $8.4 billion, data from Factset had revealed.

On top of that, Coca-Cola Co.’s revenues in Q3, 2020, which slid 9 per cent on a year-on-year basis as beforementioned, followed a 28 per cent drop a quarter earlier, while analysts had hinted signs of recovery in sales of one of the world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage maker.

In tandem, Coca-Cola Co.’s net income has been $1.7 billion over the third quarter of the year, while excluding the one-time items, the company’s earnings fell 2 per cent or 55 cents per share, which had also outpaced analysts’ forecast of a gain of 46 cents.

Besides, following the reveal of Coca-Cola Co.’s earnings’ report for the fiscal quarter that ended on September 30, shares’ prices of the American multinational beverage maker wrapped up Thursday’s market 1.40 per cent higher to $50.66 a share after spiking as much as 2.44 per cent in the pre-market trading.

Meanwhile, as Coca-Cola Co. had warned its recovery in Northern American markets had been below expectations while emerging markets such as India and Brazil were doing better than others, underscoring an uneven recovery across the globe, Coke Chair and Chief Executive James Quincey said in a post-earnings conference call with the reporters, “It is not a straight line recovery around the world.

We are prepared for setbacks due to the local spikes in cases and targeted restrictions and closures.