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Highest Operating Margin in the Soft Drinks Industry Detected for Coca-Cola (KO, FIZZ, COKE)

Published on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:16
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Soft Drinks industry with the highest operating margin. A healthy operating margin is required for a company to pay for its fixed costs and generate cash.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is highest with an operating margin of 22.6%. The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. Thus far today, Coca-Cola has traded 3.6 million shares, vs. average volume of 14.5 million shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (0.1% to the Dow's 0.2%) and matched the S&P 500 (with a 0.1% move) during today's trading.

National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) is next with an operating margin of 11.1%.

Finishing up the top three is Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE), with an operating margin of 6.5%.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com

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