In the first year Coca-Cola creator John Pemberton sold an average of just nine glasses a day. The company now sells 1.4 billion beverage servings every day.
Worldwide volume was up 5%, with Coca-Cola volume up 3% in Q3 thanks to big gains in India (17%), Argentina (11%), China (7%) and Mexico (6%) and solid increases in France, Germany and Great Britain (5% apiece).
Global brands, countries available in: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau (Macao), Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Korea, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarteen, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia & Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank-Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
World-wide volume grew 5%. By region, Coca-Cola's volume rose 6% in Eurasia and Africa, 7% in Latin America and 5% in the Pacific. North America volume, excluding the Dr Pepper brand, rose 1%, and European volume was slightly positive.
Coca-Cola was the world's most valuable brand
The company also increased the size of its share-repurchase program, with plans to buy back as much as $3 billion of its shares by year end, up from its prior goal of $2.5 billion. 3rd quarter For the quarter, Coca-Cola reported a profit of $2.22 billion, or 95 cents a share, up from $2.06 billion, or 88 cents, a year earlier. Revenue jumped 45% to $12.25 billion, boosted by last year's $12.3 billion acquisition of its North American bottler.
Stock price: 68.93 higher than Pepsi which is at 63.02
2011 earnings up to 3rd quarter: 46.5 billion
2010 revenues: 35.1 billion, 13.3 % higher than 2009
Annual earnings: 3.49 per share
2009 revenues: 31.0 billion
2008 revenues: 31. 9 billion
Market Cap 156.54 billion
- Jheryl Wilson