The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Q3 2015 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Oct 21, 2015 • 09:30 am ET

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Executive
Kathy N. Waller

DME to increase substantially in the fourth quarter. We expect structural items to be a slight headwind on net revenue, and a two-point headwind on both gross profit and income before tax.

We currently estimate currency will be a 6-point headwind on net revenues, a 12-point headwind on operating income, and a 10-point headwind on income before tax in the fourth quarter as we cycle more favorable rates from the prior year. As a reminder, these impacts are based on current spot rates, and given the volatile currency environment, these amounts are subject to change.

In summary, as you heard from Muhtar and James, our financial performance is consistent with what we discussed early in the year, and we continue to execute as we outlined. Operator, we are now ready for questions.