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Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
0.90 (As of Mar. 2017)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

NYSE:KO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.9

-0.3
3.5

During the past 13 years, Coca-Cola Co's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 3.50. The lowest was -0.30. And the median was 1.00.

NYSE:KO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. NYSE:KO: 0.90 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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