EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Coca-Cola European Partners. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is unavialble, but historically the EPS change was 10.00% over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Coca-Cola European Partners since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Coca-Cola European Partners trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and is in the non-alcoholic beverages industry. The company CEO is Damian P. Gammell. Coca-Cola European Partners is a soft drinks manufacturer. It produces and markets non-alcoholic beverages in the European region.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CCE shares had a previous change of 1.17% which opened at 46.02 and closed at 46.72. It moved to an intraday high of 46.90 and a low of 45.97.

SeekingAlpha:  Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CCE shares returned 2.70% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.21%. Over three months, it changed 15.95%. In one year it has changed 26.55% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.90 and its 52-week low was 36.17. CCE stock is 29.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 40.80 and a 50 day moving average of 44.48. Right now, CCE stock is trading 14.52% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $22.4b with 479.4m shares outstanding and a float of 451.3m shares. Trading volume was 1,681,710 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,841,289 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Coca-Cola European Partners was 1.69 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.64. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.87. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.67, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 17.50. Historically, the PE high was 27.64 and the PE low was 12.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 34.44, which is a decrease of -26.29%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.88
06-30-2018:  0.80
03-31-2018:  0.41
12-31-2017:  0.58

The dividend per share is currently 1.27, which is a dividend yield of 2.73%. Also, the payout ratio is 47.71%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 23.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 1,116,800, which was 0.23% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.64. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.57

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 3.83%, profit margin is 6.27%, price-to-sales is 1.61 and price-to-book is 2.84.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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