• Reported net revenue declined 4% and organic revenue grew 2% in the quarter, impacted by one less day in our reporting calendar.
  • Reported EPS was $0.34 and comparable EPS was $0.45.
  • Global volume grew 2%.
  • Global price/mix was a positive 1%, as solid underlying pricing was partially offset by segment mix.
  •  Comparable currency neutral operating margin expanded.
  • Gained global value share in nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages.
  • Full-year comparable currency neutral earnings outlook remains unchanged

ATLANTA, April 20, 2016 – The Coca-Cola Company today reported first quarter 2016 operating results.  “We continue to transform The Coca-Cola Company into a company that is focused on our core value creation model of building strong brands, enhancing customer value and leading our franchise system,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.  “Amidst a challenging global macro environment, the continued focus on our five strategic initiatives enabled us to gain global value share in the first quarter and deliver positive top-line growth and strong underlying margin expansion.  Our operating results are driven by our commitment to sustainable growth, and we are confident that we have the right strategies in place to achieve our full-year outlook and drive long-term value for our system and shareowners.” 

NOTES

  • All references to growth rate percentages and share compare the results of the period to those of the prior year comparable period.
  • The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP).  However, management believes that certain nonGAAP financial measures provide users with additional meaningful financial information that should be considered when assessing the Company’s ongoing performance.  Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company’s performance.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  The Company’s non-GAAP financial information does not represent a comprehensive basis of accounting.
  • "Comparable currency neutral income before taxes" is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes or otherwise adjusts for items impacting comparability and the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.  For details on these adjustments, refer to the Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures schedule.
  • "Comparable currency neutral income before taxes (structurally adjusted)" is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes or otherwise adjusts for items impacting comparability, the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the impact of structural items.  For details on these adjustments, refer to the Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures schedule.
  • "Concentrate sales" represents the amount of concentrates, syrups, beverage bases and powders sold by, or used in finished beverages sold by, the Company to its bottling partners or other customers.
  • "Concentrate sales/reported volume" represents the percent change in net revenues attributable to the increase (decrease) in concentrate sales volume for our geographic operating segments (expressed in equivalent unit cases) after considering the impact of structural changes.  For our Bottling Investments operating segment, this represents the percent change in net revenues attributable to the increase (decrease) in unit case volume after considering the impact of structural changes.   Our Bottling Investments operating segment reflects unit case volume growth for consolidated bottlers only, which is computed on a reported basis.
  • "Organic revenue" is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes or otherwise adjusts for the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and acquisitions, divestitures and structural items, as applicable.  For details on these adjustments, refer to the Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures schedule.
  • "Sparkling beverages" means NARTD beverages with carbonation, including carbonated energy drinks and waters.
  • "Still beverages" means nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees, sports drinks, dairy and noncarbonated energy drinks.
  • All references to volume and volume percentage changes indicate unit case volume, unless otherwise noted.  All volume percentage changes are computed based on average daily sales, unless otherwise noted.  "Unit case" means a unit of measurement equal to 24 eight ounce servings of finished beverage.  "Unit case volume" means the number of unit cases (or unit case equivalents) of Company beverages directly or indirectly sold by the Company and its bottling partners to customers
  • First quarter 2016 financial results were impacted by one less day, while fourth quarter financial results will be impacted by two additional days. Unit case volume results for the quarters are not impacted by the variance in days due to the average daily sales computation referenced above.

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