Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL) Share Price and News
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Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (CCL) is the authorised bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company’s beverages in Australia and 5 other Asia Pacific regions. Coca-Cola Amatil also prepares and distributes beverages outside of the Coca-Cola family, taking its portfolio of non-alcoholic beverage brands to a total of 30. With this, Amatil powers a range of popular beverages including Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Kirks, Mount Franklin, Powerade, and Mother. The company also has a portfolio of alcoholic beverages, comprising a mix of company-owned and partner brands across beer, cider and spirits.
The company began life in 1904 as the British Tobacco Company and eventually moved into the Australian food and beverage industry in 1963. It listed on the ASX in 1970 and in 1977, became Allied Manufacturing and Trade Industries Limited – the initials of which form AMATIL. The company went on to acquire several Coca-Cola bottling franchises, attracting an investment from The Coca-Cola Company itself and changing its name accordingly.
Today, Coca-Cola Amatil has access to around 270 million potential consumers through more than 630,000 active customers. Over the many decades, Coca-Cola Amatil shares have grown to comfortably sit within the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and is now often favoured by ASX dividend investors.
Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL) Latest News
Mike King | January 30, 2014 12:35pm
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Regan Pearson | January 24, 2014 7:04am
Despite a rocky 2013, long-term investors shouldn’t overlook the drinks giant. More »
Justin Loiseau | January 24, 2014 6:20am
Consumers are demanding local products – and Coca-Cola Amatil is answering their call. More »
Justin Loiseau | January 15, 2014 12:18am
Coca-Cola Amatil's new liquor focus just got shaken, not stirred. More »
Erin | August 19, 2013 2:00pm
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Catherine Baab-Muguira | June 14, 2013 9:48am
Terry Davis, CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil, reminds us all to be wary of investing in companies that depend on the major supermarket chains. More »
Mike King | June 7, 2013 10:51am
Consumers could be paying thousands of dollars a year for something they could get for just $1.50 More »
Will Coca-Cola Amatil pay a dividend in 2020?
Coca-Cola Amatil pays twice yearly dividends in April and October each year. The company’s last final dividend of 26 cents per share was paid on 15 April 2020. In May 2020, Coca-Cola Amatil announced a withdrawal of its dividend payout ratio guidance. It also advised shareholders not to expect dividend franking levels of over 50% in 2021 due to uncertainty surrounding the impacts of COVID-19 on the markets in which it operates. The last two dividend payments paid by Coca-Cola were unfranked. For the six-year period prior to this, the company paid partially franked dividends.
Does Coca-Cola Amatil offer a DRP?
Yes. Coca-Cola Amatil provides shareholders with the option of either full or partial participation in the company’s dividend reinvestment plan.