Category: Energy Drink

Coca-Cola ~ KO

Q2 revenue growth of 12% was the fastest rate going back to 2011.KO has benefited from a transition away from company owned bottling operations globally which has driven improved profitability in recent years, although process is nearly complete.

Stock trades at a historically high valuation premium and appears relatively expensive with a disconnect from a long term earnings growth outlook.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) has been something of a turnaround story with current CEO James Quincy successfully revitalizing growth through a lineup of new products following six consecutive years of declining sales.

New Age Beverages

Natural, Organic Cold Brew & Energy Teas

Guided by Bob’s vision to live consciously and purposefully, we strategically crafted a lineup of canned, all-natural, and organic cold coffees and teas that embody the Marley values of authenticity and living naturally. Situated at the intersection of an active, creative lifestyle and the emergent health movement, Marley beverages are driven to fuel the personal growth of those they reach. Join us in inspiring mindful, healthy living. One Love.

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(NBEV) New Age Beverages & (WMT) Walmart

News from New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV) that it had signed distribution deal with Walmart (NYSE:WMT), its first national arrangement, couldn’t help but put some fizz in the NBEV stock price.

“This is just the first initiative that we expect to do with them on the Marley brand and other New Age products on which we are in active discussions,” said Craig Thibodeau, New Age’s VP of Key Accounts, in the press release. 

It’s a big deal for sure. And Walmart expects a lot, as InvestorPlace contributor Will Healy noted in January, advising that all owners of NBEV stock might want to reconsider their expectations in the weeks and months ahead.

Thanks to the Walmart deal and NBEV’s $85 million acquisition of Morinda Holdings, CEO Brent Willis expects revenue to grow to around $320 million in 2019. Of course, he didn’t say how much it will lose.