Coca-Cola HBC AG

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Coca-Cola HBC AG
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Traded as LSECCH
AthexEEE
Founded Greece, 1969 (as Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.)
2000 (as Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.)
2013 (as Coca-Cola HBC AG)
Headquarters Zug, Switzerland[1]
Key people
Anastasios G. David (Chairman)
Dimitris Lois (CEO)
Products Alcohol Free Beverages
Revenue Decrease6.346 billion (2015)[2]
Increase804.0 million (2015)[2]
Profit Decrease 280.7 million (2015)[2]
Total assets 6.533 billion (2015)
Total equity 2.820 billion (2015)
Owner Leventis-David Group (23.6%)[3]
The Coca-Cola Company (23.5%)[3]
Number of employees
36.362 (2015)[4]
Website www.coca-colahellenic.com

Coca-Cola HBC AG (also known as Coca-Cola HBC or Coca-Cola Hellenic)(Hellenic=Greek) the world's second-largest Coca-Cola anchor bottler in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. Coca-Cola HBC‘s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange with a secondary listing on the Athens Stock Exchange. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Coca-Cola HBC has been named the industry leader among beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)[5] and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.[6]

History[edit]

Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. was incorporated under the laws of Greece in 1969, with headquarters in Athens. The Coca-Cola Company granted to the company its bottling rights in the country in 1969.[7] In August 2000 Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. acquired Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd, the former European operations of Coca-Cola Amatil, and formed Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.[8]

In October 2012, the company announced that it was moving its operational headquarters to Switzerland and would switch its main market listing to London. This was a major blow to the Athens stock market, as Coca-Cola Hellenic was its largest listed company by value. Reasons for the move included better access to financing and a move away from crisis ridden Greece, which had prompted ratings agencies to downgrade its credit over the summer to three notches above "junk" level.[9]

On 29 April 2013 Coca-Cola HBC AG (“CCHBC AG”), the new Swiss holding company, was admitted to the London Stock Exchange’s main market.[10]

On 11 September 2013 Coca-Cola HBC AG announced its inclusion into the FTSE 100 and FTSE All-Share indices. Coca-Cola HBC was named the industry leader among beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.[5]

On 24 July 2014 Coca-Cola HBC AG announced its delisting of its American depositary receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange, the termination of its ADR programme, and the deregistration and termination of its reporting obligations under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.[11]

Operations[edit]

Coca-Cola HBC operates in 28 countries in 3 continents; its well established markets include Greece, Cyprus, the island of Ireland, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, its developing markets include Poland, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia. Its emerging markets include Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Montenegro, Armenia, Moldova, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Nigeria.[12]

Coca-Cola HBC's product line includes a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories.

The company's stock is 23.3% owned by the Kar-Tess Holding (a Luxembourg company) and 23.2% by the Coca-Cola Company. The remaining 53.5% are in free float of which about two-thirds are held by UK and US institutional investors.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Service Depantments Info Lines Contact - Coca-Cola HBC". coca-colahellenic.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.4-traders.com/COCA-COLA-HBC-AG-13101752/financials/
  3. ^ a b http://www.4-traders.com/COCA-COLA-HBC-AG-13101752/company/
  4. ^ "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Coca-Cola HBC. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Coca-Cola HBC AG named industry leader in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index". coca-colahellenic.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sustainability ratings". coca-colahellenic.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Coca-Cola bottling firm returns to growth". The Guardian. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Commission clears Merger between Hellenic Bottling Company and Coca-Cola Beverages plc, subject to undertakings". European Commission. 8 February 2000. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Deborah Ball And Nektaria Stamouli (12 October 2012). "Bottler Spills Out of Athens". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Coca-Cola Hellenic lists on London Stock Exchange". London loves business. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Coca-Cola HBC AG Intends to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and deregister its shares with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission". coca-colahellenic.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Where we Operate". Coca-Cola HBC AG. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Shareholder structure". Coca-Cola HBC AG. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 

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