Reviewing Embotelladora Andina (AKO.B) & Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (CCHGY)

Embotelladora Andina (NYSE: AKO.B) and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (OTCMKTS:CCHGY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Embotelladora Andina and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Embotelladora Andina 1 0 0 0 1.00
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling 0 3 1 0 2.25

Embotelladora Andina currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.83%. Given Embotelladora Andina’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Embotelladora Andina is more favorable than Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.1% of Embotelladora Andina shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Embotelladora Andina and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Embotelladora Andina $2.85 billion 0.85 $176.75 million $1.15 26.78
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling $7.37 billion 1.78 $481.50 million $1.39 25.65

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling has higher revenue and earnings than Embotelladora Andina. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Embotelladora Andina, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Embotelladora Andina and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Embotelladora Andina 6.40% 14.25% 5.61%
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling N/A N/A N/A


Embotelladora Andina pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Embotelladora Andina pays out 64.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling pays out 33.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Risk & Volatility

Embotelladora Andina has a beta of 0.08, indicating that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling has a beta of -0.52, indicating that its stock price is 152% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Embotelladora Andina beats Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Embotelladora Andina Company Profile

Embotelladora Andina S.A. (Andina) is a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America. The Company operates in four segments: Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It produces and distributes fruit juices, other fruit-flavored beverages and mineral and purified water in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay under trademarks owned by The Coca-Cola Company. The Company produces, markets and distributes the Coca-Cola trademark beverages and brands licensed from third-parties throughout its franchise territories. It manufactures polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles primarily for its own use in the packaging of Coca-Cola soft drinks in Chile and Argentina. In Brazil, it produces tea and juices for Leao Alimentos e Industria Ltda. It also distributes non-carbonated beverages in Brazil, such as tea, fruit juices, energy drinks, sport drinks and waters. It distributes beer in Brazil under the brands Amstel, Bavaria, Birra Moretti, Dos Equis (XX), Edelweiss, Heineken and Kaiser.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Profile

Coca-Cola HBC AG produces, distributes, and sells non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The company offers sparkling soft drinks; still drinks, including juices and fruit-based drinks, iced tea, coffee, and energy and sports drinks; and natural mineral, spring, and processed water. It markets and sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Amita, Avra, Deep RiverRock, Fruice, and Nestea brand names; and distributes third-party products, such as Monster energy drinks, and beer and premium spirits. The company serves hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, kiosks, petrol stations, cinemas, leisure parks, hotels, restaurants, cafés, and others. It operates in 28 countries, including Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Steinhausen, Switzerland.

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