Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Financial Results News

Coca-Cola Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results, Net Revenues Declined 28% to $7.2 Billion

Global Unit Case Volume Declined 16%

Net Revenues Declined 28%;
Organic Revenues (Non-GAAP) Declined 26%

Operating Income Declined 34%;
Comparable Currency Neutral Operating Income (Non-GAAP) Declined 25%

Operating Margin Was 27.7% Versus 29.9% in the Prior Year;
Comparable Operating Margin (Non-GAAP) Was 30.0% Versus 30.3% in the Prior Year

EPS Declined 32% to $0.41;
Comparable EPS (Non-GAAP) Declined 33% to $0.42

The Coca-Cola Company today reported second quarter 2020 results and provided an update on strategic actions that are positioning the system to emerge stronger from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Coca-Cola system remained agile in the second quarter, with a focus on maintaining a safe environment for employees while also providing necessary products and services to consumers, customers and communities during this unprecedented time.

Quarterly Performance
  • Revenues: Net revenues declined 28% to $7.2 billion. Organic revenues (non-GAAP) declined 26%. Revenue performance included a 22% decline in concentrate sales and a 4% decline in price/mix. The revenue declines were primarily driven by pressure in away-from-home channels, which represent approximately half of the company‚Äôs revenues.
  • Margin: Operating margin, which included items impacting comparability, was 27.7% versus 29.9% in the prior year, while comparable operating margin (non-GAAP) was 30.0% versus 30.3% in the prior year. Operating margin contraction was primarily driven by top-line pressure and currency headwinds, partially offset by effective cost management.
  • Earnings per share: EPS declined 32% to $0.41, and comparable EPS (non-GAAP) declined 33% to $0.42.
  • Market share: The company lost value share in total nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages as an underlying share gain was more than offset by negative channel mix due to pressure in away-from-home channels, where the company has a strong share position.
  • Cash flow: Year-to-date cash from operations was $2.8 billion, down 38%. Free cash flow (non-GAAP) was $2.3 billion, down 40%.

“I’m proud of the people of the Coca-Cola system as we continue to adjust and accelerate our strategies in this fast-changing landscape,” said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “We believe the second quarter will prove to be the most challenging of the year; however, we still have work to do as we drive our pursuit of ‘Beverages for Life’ and meet evolving consumer needs.”

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