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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.54
KO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KO: 0.54 )
KO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.54

0.26
1.21
Equity to Asset 0.36
KO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KO: 0.36 )
KO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.36

0.35
0.58
Interest Coverage 22.09
KO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. KO: 22.09 )
KO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.26   Max: 29.33
Current: 22.09

8.26
29.33
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.59
M-Score: -2.65
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 22.45
KO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.65 vs. KO: 22.45 )
KO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.56   Max: 30.5
Current: 22.45

18.56
30.5
Net-margin (%) 17.41
KO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. KO: 17.41 )
KO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.95   Max: 33.63
Current: 17.41

10.95
33.63
ROE (%) 24.29
KO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. KO: 24.29 )
KO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 23.12   Max: 61.49
Current: 24.29

23.12
61.49
ROA (%) 8.69
KO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. KO: 8.69 )
KO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.74   Max: 24.99
Current: 8.69

9.74
24.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.95
KO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 16.24 vs. KO: 65.95 )
KO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 59.43   Max: 185.7
Current: 65.95

59.43
185.7
Revenue Growth (%) 11.40
KO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. KO: 11.40 )
KO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 16.3
Current: 11.4

-2.2
16.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.30
KO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KO: -4.30 )
KO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 19.9
Current: -4.3

-12.3
19.9
EPS Growth (%) -9.10
KO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KO: -9.10 )
KO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 26.5
Current: -9.1

-18.7
26.5
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Brian Rogers 600,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,903 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 270,674 sh (+154.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,863 sh (+111.3%)
Bill Frels 41,118 sh (+53.77%)
David Winters 2,479,843 sh (+18.28%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,850,653 sh (+15.89%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 19,400,000 sh (+14.12%)
Donald Yacktman 43,243,371 sh (+8.61%)
Robert Olstein 99,000 sh (+6.45%)
Yacktman Fund 16,900,000 sh (+5.63%)
Ken Fisher 9,801,711 sh (+0.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,996,187 sh (+0.02%)
Warren Buffett 400,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 34,002,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 35,442 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 123,864 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 131,900 sh (-0.75%)
Tom Russo 203,323 sh (-1.67%)
Mario Gabelli 2,861,913 sh (-3.03%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,181,816 sh (-4.58%)
Jeremy Grantham 38,425,687 sh (-4.88%)
Chris Davis 9,219,272 sh (-31.06%)
John Hussman 162,000 sh (-38.17%)
Steven Cohen 5,500 sh (-95.22%)
Pioneer Investments 17,820 sh (-98.76%)
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Q1 2014

KO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 84,145 sh (+1429.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 104,360 sh (+74.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 98,922 sh (+68.05%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 20,000,000 sh (+3.09%)
Donald Yacktman 44,453,471 sh (+2.8%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,892,476 sh (+2.26%)
Tom Russo 207,713 sh (+2.16%)
David Winters 2,508,827 sh (+1.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,049,777 sh (+1.07%)
Yacktman Fund 17,000,000 sh (+0.59%)
Jeff Auxier 123,987 sh (+0.1%)
Dodge & Cox 35,442 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 34,002,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 99,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 400,000,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Brian Rogers Sold Out
Ken Fisher 9,725,039 sh (-0.78%)
Tom Gayner 130,000 sh (-1.44%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,153,144 sh (-2.43%)
Mario Gabelli 2,719,714 sh (-4.97%)
Pioneer Investments 16,341 sh (-8.3%)
Bill Frels 32,811 sh (-20.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,707,998 sh (-27.89%)
John Hussman 12,000 sh (-92.59%)
Chris Davis 6,286 sh (-99.93%)
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Q2 2014

KO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 73,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 346,874 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,315,509 sh (+5.26%)
Ken Fisher 10,075,796 sh (+3.61%)
Chris Davis 6,336 sh (+0.8%)
Tom Russo 208,377 sh (+0.32%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 20,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Winters 2,508,827 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 17,000,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 130,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 34,002,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 400,000,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 35,442 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 1,892,476 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 123,987 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 99,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 44,378,906 sh (-0.17%)
Pioneer Investments 16,094 sh (-1.51%)
Mario Gabelli 2,613,260 sh (-3.91%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,097,940 sh (-4.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,459,271 sh (-11.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,139 sh (-15.95%)
Bill Frels 24,728 sh (-24.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 72,900 sh (-30.15%)
John Hussman 6,000 sh (-50%)
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Q3 2014

KO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Yacktman Focused Fund 19,400,000 sh (-3%)
Yacktman Fund 16,300,000 sh (-4.12%)
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Latest Guru Trades with KO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -3%0.26%$39.18 - $42.43 $ 41.03-1%19400000
Yacktman Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -4.12%0.26%$39.18 - $42.43 $ 41.03-1%16300000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.11%$38.07 - $42.19 $ 41.031%346874
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$38.07 - $42.19 $ 41.031%73000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$38.07 - $42.19 $ 41.031%6000
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -99.93%0.93%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%6286
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -92.59%0.44%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%12000
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Add 3.09%0.24%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%20000000
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Add 2.8%0.2%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%44453471
David Winters 2014-03-31 Add 1.17%0.13%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%2508827
Brian Rogers 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.09%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.09%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 68.05%0.02%$37.1 - $41.31 $ 41.036%98922
David Winters 2013-12-31 Add 18.28%1.75%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%2479843
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-12-31 Add 14.12%1.05%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%19400000
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Add 8.61%0.58%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%43243371
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.06%0.4%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%9219272
Yacktman Fund 2013-12-31 Add 5.63%0.34%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%16900000
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.17%0.21%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%162000
Brian Rogers 2013-12-31 New Buy0.09%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%600000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 154.22%0.05%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%270674
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 111.3%0.03%$37.05 - $41.09 $ 41.034%58863
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Guru Investment Theses on Coca-Cola Co

David Winters Comments on Coca-Cola Company - Mar 12, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) ("Coca-Cola") and Nestlé are examples of the world's most valuable and enduring companies. Unlike some speculative companies whose stock prices soared last year, these two were largely ignored. With total returns for 2013 of 17% and 13% respectively (including dividends), Coca-Cola and Nestlé fell into the overlooked category. Rather than get caught up in the speculative frenzy which consumed much of the market, we used the relative weakness in Coca-Cola and Nestlé as an opportunity to add to the Fund's positions.

In 2013, Coca-Cola was impacted by a new 'soda tax' in Mexico. While soda taxes make for attention grabbing headlines, we believe the underlying reality of Coca-Cola's business is as strong as ever. Coca-Cola's portfolio of drinks is extremely diverse in both brands and geography. In fact, of the 16 Coca-Cola brands that have over $1 billion in annual sales, only three (Coke, Sprite, and Fanta) are sugar-sweetened soft drinks. The majority of their $1 billion brands are comprised of sugar-free soft drinks, juices, teas, and waters. Beyond that, a sugar tax has been implemented in only one country, Mexico, and proposed implementation of such a tax in other countries has been met with firm resistance. While Mexico is a significant market for Coca-Cola, we believe the ultimate impact to the company's bottom line will be muted as consumers there switch to sugar-free versions of soft drinks and other healthier Coca-Cola offerings.

Coca-Cola's business is also affected by the volatility in emerging markets as it continues to grow its footprint globally and create shareholder value by streamlining its bottling operations in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The company has been a voracious buyer of its own stock and is in the midst of a share repurchase program totaling 500 million shares worth approximately $20 billion. We are happy to be buying shares alongside the company for a price which we believe will prove to be a bargain in the long-run.



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David Winters Comments on The Coca-Cola Company - Mar 05, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company ("Coca-Cola") and Nestle are examples of the world's most valuable and enduring companies. Unlike some speculative companies whose stock prices soared last year, these two were largely ignored. With total returns for 2013 of 17% and 13% respectively (including dividends), Coca-Cola and Nestle fell into the overlooked category. Rather than get caught up in the speculative frenzy which consumed much of the market, we used the relative weakness in Coca-Cola and Nestle as an opportunity to add to the Fund's positions.



In 2013, Coca-Cola was impacted by a new 'soda tax' in Mexico. While soda taxes make for attention grabbing headlines, we believe the underlying reality of Coca-Cola's business is as strong as ever. Coca-Cola's portfolio of drinks is extremely diverse in both brands and geography. In fact, of the 16 Coca-Cola brands that have over $1 billion in annual sales, only three (Coke, Sprite, and Fanta) are sugar-sweetened soft drinks. The majority of their $1 billion brands are comprised of sugar-free soft drinks, juices, teas, and waters. Beyond that, a sugar tax has been implemented in only one country, Mexico, and proposed implementation of such a tax in other countries has been met with firm resistance. While Mexico is a significant market for Coca-Cola, we believe the ultimate impact to the company's bottom line will be muted as consumers there switch to sugar-free versions of soft drinks and other healthier Coca-Cola offerings.



Coca-Cola's business is also affected by the volatility in emerging markets as it continues to grow its footprint globally and create shareholder value by streamlining its bottling operations in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The company has been a voracious buyer of its own stock and is in the midst of a share repurchase program totaling 500 million shares worth approximately $20 billion. We are happy to be buying shares alongside the company for a price which we believe will prove to be a bargain in the long-run.





Source: 2013 Wintergreen Fund Shareholder Letter



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Yacktman Fund Comments on Coca-Cola - Jan 30, 2014

Coca-Cola (KO)'s shares appreciated solidly during the quarter after being left out of much of the rally earlier in the year. Microsoft Corp's shares were up solidly during the quarter on stronger than expected earnings and anticipation of positive changes at the company after a new Chief Executive Officer is hired.

From the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' fourth quarter 2013 shareholder update.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.00
KO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. KO: 22.00 )
KO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.92   Max: 28.93
Current: 22

11.92
28.93
P/B 5.29
KO's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KO: 5.29 )
KO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.04   Max: 8.91
Current: 5.29

4.04
8.91
P/S 3.98
KO's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. KO: 3.98 )
KO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 5.99
Current: 3.98

2.87
5.99
PFCF 21.48
KO's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 259.21 vs. KO: 21.48 )
KO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.91   Max: 27.96
Current: 21.48

16.91
27.96
EV-to-EBIT 19.64
KO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. KO: 19.64 )
KO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 24.4
Current: 19.64

11.4
24.4
PEG 4.33
KO's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. KO: 4.33 )
KO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 4.42
Current: 4.33

0.67
4.42
Shiller P/E 20.55
KO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 43.29 vs. KO: 20.55 )
KO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.85   Max: 36.53
Current: 20.55

16.85
36.53
Current Ratio 1.04
KO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. KO: 1.04 )
KO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.34
Current: 1.04

0.63
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.93
KO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. KO: 0.93 )
KO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.93

0.54
1.21

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.91
KO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KO: 2.91 )
KO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 3.96
Current: 2.91

1.72
3.96
Dividend Payout 0.63
KO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. KO: 0.63 )
KO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.77
Current: 0.63

0.18
1.77
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
KO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. KO: 8.40 )
KO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 12.8
Current: 8.4

6.3
12.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.26
KO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. KO: 4.26 )
KO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 5.82
Current: 4.26

2.53
5.82
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
KO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. KO: 1.10 )
KO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 0
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 27.17
KO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KO: 27.17 )
KO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.66   Max: 39.76
Current: 27.17

7.66
39.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
KO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. KO: 1.50 )
KO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.62
Current: 1.5

1.25
4.62
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
KO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KO: 0.96 )
KO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.96

0.78
2.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.08
KO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KO: 4.08 )
KO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 11.79
Current: 4.08

0.7
11.79
Price/Graham Number 5.09
KO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. KO: 5.09 )
KO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 8.78
Current: 5.09

2.43
8.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
KO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. KO: 5.10 )
KO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 8.8
Current: 5.1

4.1
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.51
KO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. KO: 8.51 )
KO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 21.6
Current: 8.51

8.8
21.6

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks
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Coca-Cola Co was incorporated in September 1919 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company is a beverage company. It owns or license and market more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, mainly sparkling beverages but also a variety of still beverages such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks. It owns and markets four of the world's top five nonalcoholic sparkling beverage brands: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Finished beverage products bearing its trademarks, sold in the United States since 1886, are now sold in more than 200 countries. It makes its branded beverage products available to consumers throughout the world through its network of Company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operations as well as independently owned bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Of the approximately 57 billion beverage servings of all types consumed worldwide every day, beverages bearing trademarks owned by or licensed to it account for more than 1.7 billion. The Company main competitors include, but are not limited to, Nestlé, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Groupe Danone, Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever. In certain markets, its competition includes beer companies. It also competes against numerous regional and local companies and, in some markets, against retailers that have developed their own store or private label beverage brands. The Company's operating groups are Eurasia and Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, Pacific, Bottling Investments, and Corporate. The Company is required to comply, and it is its policy to comply, with applicable laws in the numerous countries throughout the world in which it does business. The safety, production, transportation, distribution, advertising, labeling and sale of many of Company's products and their ingredients are subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the Federal Trade Commission Act; the Lanham Act; state consumer protection laws; competition laws; federal, state and local workplace health and safety laws; various federal, state and local environmental protection laws; and various other federal, state and local statutes and regulations.
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