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  • jwhileyjr jwhileyjr May 2, 1998 8:34 PM Flag

    Negative Earnings Surprise

    I saw at that
    Coca-Cola bottling had the to negative earnings surprise
    for Friday with a reported EPS of ($0.29). The
    expected was $0.08 for a difference of -462.50%.

    What kind of effect will this have on KO and/or is
    this a sign of something coming at KO?

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    • Dear jwhileyjr,

      I wouldn't worry about
      Coca Cola Bottling affecting KO with
      this latest
      report. First of all KO makes its profit from
      the syrup to the bottlers. As fridays report
      Net Sales went up 14% at Coca Cola Bottling. That
      means that
      KO delivered 14% more syrup at some
      point. Also I wouldn't
      worry about Coca Cola Bottling
      either for I heard from an
      Analyst friend of mine,
      who I meet at the KO shareholders
      meeting, he
      told me that Coca Cola Bottling is making some

      pretty heavy Capital Expenditures in trying to increase

      capacity to meet the enormous demand for the product.

      I personally believe due to the warmer weather this

      year that people will on average drink more KO
      Things can not be as bad as people say at Coca Cola
      for they bought back 1.5% of their shares . I hope
      addresses your concern.

      GO KO!!!!!!!!! And Keep The
      Faith In # 1


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