Coca-Cola Amatil Stock Price Edges up after talks of Company’s Entry into Cannabis Market

  • Sep 18, 2018 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
Coca-Cola Amatil Stock Price Edges up after talks of Company’s Entry into Cannabis Market

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (ASX: CCL) is in the business of manufacturing and distributing of non- alcoholic drinks, alcoholic drinks, coffee and food snacks. It is one of the largest beverage company in Asia pacific Region. According to the recent reports, Coca Cola officials are eying on the growing new segment of cannabis drinks. Coca Cola was in talks with Canadian Company Aurora Cannabis which is a licensed Cannabis producer. According to the statement released by the Coca Cola officials, Coca Cola confirmed that like many other beverage companies the Company is also having a keen interest in introducing Cannabidiol or CBD infused beverages. CBD is a type of chemical which is found in marijuana that could help in treating pain of the users but also will not get the user high. Both Coke and Aurora have shown interest in manufacturing of health focused drinks which will help the users to ease pain, inflammation and cramping. Although no decisions have been taken at this point of time. 

In the first half of 2018 Coca-Cola Amatil Limited is having Statutory earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $257.2 million and Statutory net profit after tax (NPAT) of 158.1 million. The Company’s underlying EBIT is 297.5m which declined 4.9 percent compared to last year and the company’s NPAT is 178.8m which declined 5.9 percent compared to last year. Company has strong performance in New Zealand and Fiji. Australian beverages witnessed some encouraging signs of revenue growth and improvement in volumes. Board of Directors declared interim dividend of 21.0 cents per share, franked to 65 percent, representing an underlying payout ratio of 85 percent for the first half of the FY 2018. Recently company had announced a strategic review of growth options for SPC. SPC is a processor of packed fruit and vegetables in Australia. The company and the Victorian Government are deciding together to invest $100mn in SPC. There are many growth opportunities in SPC like new products and market, new technology and intellectual property. The strategic review will further look on the SPC growth through change of ownership, mergers or alliances. On 18 September 2018, Coca-Cola Amatil’s stock price rose 0.524 percent after the release of this news.

CCL’s stock was trading at $9.600 with market capitalization of 6.91 bn as on 18 September 2008.

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