Cott Corp (USA)
With the size of the global beverage market expected to reach $ 1350 billion by 2017, I believe there is tremendous scope for the players in the beverage industry.
Considering the industry potential, I have identified three stocks which I believe are set to outperform in the medium to long term horizon.
The global beverage industry has been a witness to the rivalry between the two major players viz. Coca-Cola and more »
Exide filed for bankruptcy protection after efforts to restructure following the loss of Wal-Mart as a customer didn't pan out. The largest retailer in the world is a big customers for a lot of companies, which is why it's a good idea to see who else could feel the sting of losing Wal-Mart.
The 800 lb Gorilla
Wal-Mart is a giant in the retail space. It sells everything more »
"I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's fantastic brand loyalty." – Warren Buffett
In 2012 Ernst and Young released a study that found that consumers in developed markets were significantly less likely to make purchasing decisions based on brand loyalty. Younger generations of consumers were more willing to switch brands than more »
Cott (NYSE: COT) is a leading manufacturer of private-label beverages with a highly diverse product portfolio and contract manufacturing capabilities. Its operations span across North America and the U.K. The company primarily competes with companies such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) in the beverage business.
Despite a challenging economic environment gripping the company’s major markets, it reported net profit of $48 million in FY 2012 more »
Among ample advice concerning healthy eating and drinking habits, mothers typically trumpet that too much of anything sweet is something to avoid. Soda pop is the usual target; mothers advocate for drinks they view as more nutritious, such as milk and pure juices.
From an investing standpoint, however, mothers should also consider the income opportunities available through investing in companies that delve in an array of drinks. The following are more »
In spite of what you may have heard: successful investing doesn´t need to be complicated. You don´t need to be a genius or have access to a super mega computer processing information at the speed of light in order to achieve solid returns from your investments.
Finding high quality companies with strong competitive advantages and holding for the long term may require some common sense and discipline, but more »
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s largest 13F holding by market value at the end of September- as it has been for some time- was Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) with the holding company owning 400 million shares of the global beverage brand. That stake was worth over $15 billion at the time (see more of Buffett's favorite stocks). Coca-Cola is often given as a classic example of Buffett’s “moat more »
With the New York City ban on sodas over 16 oz, it is clear that the new paradigm leans toward a healthier lifestyle. Politicians and business executives alike worry about rising healthcare costs. Within the beverage industry lays opportunity as companies adapt to this trend by slowly moving away from the traditional soda business and into “healthier” products such as bottled water and juice. Four companies stand to benefit.
Each is an excellent company with a global franchise, healthy dividend yield and a robust total return over the decades, accounting for why Coca-Cola is the largest holding of Warren Buffett's in the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway. But for investors looking for high growth or undervalued stocks in the beverage sector, niche companies more »