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The world's leading soft-drink company, Coca-Cola's fountain includes everything from Coke to Poweraid to Dasani water.
Yearly dividend increase. Longevity.
KO's monopoly will never be stopped.
Despite declines in soft drink consumption KO is still one of the most powerful brands in the world with great customer loyalty and strong margin. Not a growth stock, but still likely to be a very powerful dividend stock for many years to come.
more upside than downside
Cutting 1,800 jobs. Can't help
a great name
Reworking divisions to be regional. Steady cash generator that has been down.
We are going to drink less soda as the health effects become more realized
some companies...you want to hold forever...
Worthless driven company using addictive chemicals and Yeast Addictive sugars to make addicts.
More likes than Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift on Facebook for a reason, Teens still love soda
Dividends will become increasingly valued in the next few years
Its partnership with Monster shows Coke is committed to growth.
This company always seems to face adversity. When it became public in the 40s, sugar prices were on the rise. When Buffett bought it in the 80s, they were losing market share. Now, people are drinking less soda. However, the stock has been one of the most profitable over the course of the century. First, their dividend. They have managed to increase it year after yield, and now it pays out 3.1%. In a time of market downturn, this stock is as safe as any, and offers as nice of a return on the dividend alone.Second, growth. Growth does not just imply geographic growth. They covered that, which has been probably the largest catalyst for the returns this stock has offered. Moving forward, growth will primarily come via margin expansion. Their stake in Green Mountain wasn't just for fun. If their products could ever be sold to consumers the way GMCR sells coffee via K-Cups, that is a catalyst for huge margin expansion. Not to mention theres always the possibility that the US' sugar-quota gets overturned. That would result in a 10% boost in and of itself, since sugar would then be cheaper than corn syrup. Third, innovation. When a company has been around as long as Coke, they haven't survived without innovating. Look at their formula. Lets not forget how they got their name COKE. We hear now about how certain chemicals in Coke and Diet Coke aren't good for you. Whats to say they don't possibly come up with a substitute in the near future? Finally, brand loyalty. People who drink Coke products aren't gonna switch to Pepsi. Moreover, many don't really care about health risks for whatever risks since they enjoy the product. Hence, Coke isn't a fad, and will likely be around for the foreseeable future. Will this stock post market leading returns every year? No. Will this stock post solid returns year after year and be a steady, secure part of a portfolio? Absolutely.
Warren Buffet optimism.
Pure strength of brand name, products highly popular worldwide. Market leader, good management, financially very sound, and a dividend paying stock. A great value especially since the split two years ago, and now starting to climb again. I treat KO like a bank, only banks aren't as smart a place to park your money. Also, if it's good enough for Berkshire Hathaway, it's good enough for me..... I buy every two weeks, just like depositing in a bank.
Tremendous brand identification. Great business selling mostly water in your product. Outstanding consumer loyalty to the brand. Worldwide exposure and success.
KO was sniped via a sold Put option for a entry price of 35. KO is facing headwinds with consumer trends away from sweet beverages in favor of "Healthier beverages." This is contrasted against their efforts to reduce costs and increase market share in other product lines. KO is a mature transnational firm, which traditionally limits large (percentage based) swings against either up or down when compared against indices.Please note: my investment thesis does not include comparison against any indices other than my own. This is a portfolio diversification purchase of a solid wide moat dividend paying stock.
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