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Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18993.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Coca-Cola European Partners Plc is 39.35 (with a change from open of -0.53%), this in conjunction with a target price of 44.54. Volume today has so far reached 2509600, with an average volume of about 2613.29. The GAP for this stock, is 0.41%.

The P/E ratio is 16.19, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.28. The current EPS for Coca-Cola European Partners Plc, is 2.43, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -3.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.51%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Coca-Cola European Partners Plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.18% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.83%. Quarter over quarter is -28.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -7.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 3.21% and institutional ownership is 32.90%. Shares outstanding is 482.69, while shares float is at a value of 160.56. Float short for Coca-Cola European Partners Plc is 2.32% and the short ratio is 1.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.75, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.37. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 37.10% and their operating margin is 12.00%. The profit margin is 8.20%.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc has seen returns on assets of 7.00%, and on investment, 14.90%. Return on equity is 57.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.65. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.75, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.57 and Price/cash is 68.08, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 56.53.

The simple moving averages are 1.99% and 7.62% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.70% and the 52 week low is 24.50%.

Coca-Cola European Partners Plc has a dividend yield of 3.05%, with a current price of 39.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.10%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Soft Drinks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Coca-Cola European Partners Plc is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry means that Coca-Cola European Partners Plc has seen performance for the past week of -0.88%, with performance for the month coming to 1.78%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.85%, and for the half year the performance is 16.77%. Volatility for this week is 1.78% and for the month this is 1.68%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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