Global volume growth of 1% in the quarter; 2% year to date

Global volume and value share gains in nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages

Expands productivity initiatives with $3 billion in annualized savings by 2019

  • Reported net revenues were even in the quarter and declined 2% year to date.  Excluding the impact of structural changes, comparable currency neutral net revenues grew 1% in the quarter and 2% year to date.
  • Global unit case volume grew 1% in the quarter and 2% year to date.  Coca-Cola International volume grew 1% in the quarter while North America volume declined 1%.
  • Global price/mix increased 1% in both the quarter and year to date.
  • Reported operating income increased 10% in the quarter and 2% year to date.  Excluding the impact of structural changes, comparable currency neutral operating income grew 5% in both the quarter and year to date, while the Company continued to invest for growth in its brands with its global system partners.
  • Third quarter reported EPS was $0.48, a decline of 13%, and comparable EPS was $0.53, even with the prior year quarter.  Comparable currency neutral EPS increased 6%.
  • Year-to-date cash from operations was $8.0 billion.

  • All references to growth rate percentages and share compare the results of the period to those of the prior year comparable period. 
  • “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. 
  • “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 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 2014 financial results were impacted by one less selling day, and fourth quarter 2014 financial results will be impacted by one additional selling day.  Unit case volume results for the quarters are not impacted by the variance in selling days due to the average daily sales computation referenced above.   
  • As previously announced, effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Company renamed the Company’s Pacific operating segment the Asia Pacific operating segment. 
  • The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP).  However, management believes that certain non-GAAP 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.
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