Headwinds crashes CocaCola Company profit in Q2 by 16%

Net profit for the CocaCola Company crashed by 16% in the second quarter of the year. The company’s net profit fell to $9.7 billion.

Net revenues were impacted by a 17% headwind from the ongoing refranchising of bottling territories and a foreign currency exchange headwind of 2%. Organic revenues (non-GAAP) grew 3% on price/mix growth of 3% and even concentrate sales. Core business organic revenues (non-GAAP) grew 4%, and core business price/mix grew 3%. Our organic revenue (non-GAAP) growth was driven by sparkling soft drinks with balanced performance across the other category clusters.

James Quincey, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, said, “Our second quarter results demonstrate continued progress against the strategic priorities we have laid out to accelerate the transformation of our business into a total beverage company with balanced growth across a consumer-centric portfolio.

He added that “Not only did we see strong performance during the quarter in rapidly expanding areas of our Company, such as our innocent juice and smoothie business in Europe, our organic revenue growth in sparkling soft drinks was led by innovation in and marketing support for our low- and no-sugar options like Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which continues to roll out around the world. Our performance gives us confidence that we will achieve our full year financial objectives even in the face of challenging conditions, and also demonstrates further success in evolving our portfolio to meet changing consumer tastes and preferences. While we are in a period of substantial transformation and change that is never easy, I am encouraged by the spirit of our people and partners as we reinvent the Company for the future.”

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