Finance Blog

In: Business and Management

Submitted By kalpesh
Words 2728
Pages 11
Figures in million dollars except percentage change. Major components | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | Percentage change | | | | | 2010vs2009 | 2010vs2008 | Revenue | 35,119 | 30,990 | 31,944 | 13% | 10% | Cost of goods sold | 12,693 | 11,088 | 11,374 | 14% | 11.5% | Operating income | 8,449 | 8,231 | 8,446 | 3% | 0.03% | Interest expenses | 733 | 355 | 438 | 106% | 67% |
Source: coca cola annual report 2010, 2009 and 2008 * As we can see from the above table that the net revenues (sales) shows an increased in 2010 as compared to 2009 and 2008 with 13% and 10% respectively. The sales were high in 2008 but deteriorate in 2009. The percentage change in net operating revenue due to increase or decrease in concentrates sale volume for our geographic operating segments, while for bottling investment operating segment, the percentage change occurs due to increase or decrease in unit case volume for bottling investment after the impact of structural change.

Source: coca cola annual report 2010. * As we can see from the above chart that out of 13% of percentage change in net operating revenue in 2010 , 5% increase due to increase in concentrate sale volume which occurs due to shipments and impact from certain joint venture in which the company possessing an equity. While the impact of geographic mix on net revenue is 1% due to growth of the coca cola in emerging and developing market, but it is unfavourable as the net revenue per unit sold is less in in developing market as compared to developed market. The currency fluctuation increased the net revenue by 2% which was primarily occurs due to weaker U.S. dollar compared to other foreign currencies.

* According to the coca cola annual report 2010, the increased in interest expenses of $378 million or by 106% in 2010 was due to $342 million charge related to the premiums paid to…...

Similar Documents

Marketing Blog

...Marketing Blog Name: Abdul K Mustafa Student ID: 3085735 Entry 1: Ford Car as product placement I found a very interesting marketing technique from Ford while watching a regular TV serial. It was the last week’s episode of “Fringe” where an electric model of Ford car was displayed. During the hour long show, the camera rested extra bit long on how the car was unplugged from the EV charging station on a regular road and the model number of the car. It also showed the inner dashboard of the car and the built-in navigation system and rear parking camera. This all happened without losing too much focus on the plot of the episode. This strategy was discussed in class as product placement or embedded marketing where a where branded goods or services are placed in a context usually devoid of ads, such as movies, music videos, the story line of television shows, or news programs. I believe this product placement was done exceptionally well as it was not so brief that the viewer missed it or not too long where it distracts viewer from the TV itself. Entry 2: HP Firesale HP last year released their much anticipated webOS based tablet HP touchpad. However, it did not get the popularity that it hoped. With stiff competition from market leader Apples Ipad and many android based tablets, consumers did not want to invest in another operating system. As such HP decided to pull the plug on their WebOS operating system which they acquired from Palm. In order to liquidate......

Words: 1013 - Pages: 5


...Victoria and Albert museum, as part of the assignment I found it was quite difficult to work out whether it was the marketing department or the public relations department behind certain things such as events. I found it difficult to distinguish the organisations ‘owned’ channels and the ones ‘bought’ by the V&A but after further research and through looking at their website this became more evident. Further on into the week I had my first PR workshop which started with a task to write about my style of writing in a time slot of 5 minutes. This related to the task in my PR Professionalism seminar which was to figure out my own learning style, and work on both my strengths and weaknesses. This task has actually helped me with writing this blog as instead of procrastinating over what I’m going to say I just start writing and then I find it’s easier for ideas to flow. Later on I was introduced to writing press releases and was intrigued to know whether I would be taught how to write them in the same style that was used at The Fashion Retail Academy. Learning the inverted pyramid writing was new to me and I found this an easy structure to follow along with the 5 w’s (who, what, when ,where and why). However, when I had to find my own example of a good and bad press release I really struggled with finding a bad one and actually finding websites with a press department. Entry 4 Week 3 My ‘Exploring Public Relations’ book by Tench and Yeomans has arrived and from......

Words: 2328 - Pages: 10

Hr Blogs

...result is that I will miss less scheduled days of work. I will be refreshed and energized on the days that I work, and it's a win-win situation. Further, intangible benefits, such as appreciation from a boss likelihood of promotion, nice office, and more can create closer bond between employee and employer. Anyway, employee benefits whether tangible or intangible can be used individually or collectively, inside or outside the organization. Thus the employee benefits are the comforts and facilities given to employees to enable them to work in a healthy and peaceful environment. Finally, employees and their families are effected by employee benefits. There are many reasons why employees need benefits: help with healthcare, to unsure future finances, and unexpected work absences. The right benefit package helps companies to keep quality employees, improves their attitude, and keeps them competitive. 2. Which are the main drivers of my high performance? It is often noticed that attracting employees only with money is not always effective as some employees who are motivated by cash are less likely to enjoy their job. When people know what they’re doing well, they’ll keep doing it – or, even better, do more of it. There are many other drivers for my high performance, and some of them are the following: Recognition - Providing me with a little recognition on what I am doing well can go a long way toward boosting morale. I am more motivated when I expect that my actions......

Words: 1837 - Pages: 8

Blog Evaluation

...Blog Evaluation Trident University 23 June 2013 I am going to talk to you about a growing issue which is plaguing the United States it is eating away at the very heart of our great nation. When we hear about this topic it is primarily known as women’s issues that some good men help out with. This is not a women’s issue this is a man’s issue, when we as men start to turn a blind eye we are just as guilty as the person committing the crime. The issue I am talking about is sexual violence, when given this assignment I had already been following a blog called Project Unbreakable. You see about six months ago I became a sexual assault victim advocate and I am nationally registered with the National Organization for Victim Assistance, although I work with military personnel I am certified to work with the civilian population. This essay is not only to evaluate a blog website but to ensure that the brave women who share their stories openly are heard and not silenced. First let’s look at the writer of this blog and when she started blogging, the blog was started October two thousand and eleven. The writer of this blog is Grace Brown she is now twenty years old and is a photographer and public speaker from Massachusetts. Ms. Brown does extensive work with survivors of sexual assault, capturing them in photos holding a quote from their attacker. Ms. Brown has currently photographed over four hundred survivors and...

Words: 1268 - Pages: 6

Starbucks Blog

...Blog about Starbucks The way my eyes opened up for Starbucks was through movies and TV-shows. The first time I ever had Starbucks was in Berlin. I was really surprised by their overpriced coffee. You can definitely taste the quality in their coffee, but I understand why people are against them because of their really expensive prices. I can imagine that their customers are a combination of busy people on their way to work or people who are there to catch-up and have a good cup of coffee and a good time with a friend or alone. They offer health benefits to their employees, which are an advantage, especially in America. Starbucks are really good at creating a pleasant, cozy and very safe, friendly atmosphere in their coffee shops. This little “trick” makes their customers extend their stay for a longer time and maybe gets them to buy more coffee. It is definitely guaranteed that Starbucks think of everything when it comes to the music, decoration and coziness of their establishment, and it will be the first thing you notice when you step into one of their coffee shops. They think a lot about the environment and what they can do to improve it. They also take a lot responsibility and make sure that their raw material is from good companies. Besides that they are good at improving their customer service. They have wireless Internet in their shops, so that their customers can bring their laptop into one of their shops and work from there. They have also made an App, which you......

Words: 357 - Pages: 2

Msoc Blog

...they wealthy? Why am I so unlucky? Is this my fate of life? Indeed, we always view the contrary whenever we see successful people. Having this kind of thoughts makes us give up easily and assume that this is our destiny while we actually have no knowledge about it at all. Therefore, it is important to realise that our fate is in the hands of Allah, who is All-Knowing. Allah knows what best for us. If we do not get what we have planned and worked for, there must be hikmah behind it. This is because Allah has a better plan for us in the future or the hereafter. Yet as a Muslim, we should strive for the best, work hard and always pray to Allah after that. This is what we call as tawakkal. The question is how we can get a good destiny? In this blog, I would like to share a few steps on how we could change our destiny with Allah’s will. Prayer & Doa’ This is one of the first things that we must always bear in our mind as a Muslim. Performing five times prayers in a day is the second pillar of Islam after reciting the two Syahadahs. It is vital for a Muslim to obey Allah’s commands by accomplishing all the five pillars. Besides performing prayers, another act that can change the qada’ and qadar with Allah’s will is doa’. According to Tsauban R.A, the Prophet says, “Nothing can resist the fate besides prayer”. - Authentic hadith narrated by Ibn Hibban in his Sahih. (Agreed upon by al-Zahabi authencity). Hence, there is no excuse for us to stop praying to Allah.......

Words: 1239 - Pages: 5

Susan's Blog

...Susan's Blog and PwC’s Unique People Experience Initiative Q1. What aspects of active listening are suggested in Susan's blog and the UPE initiative? Active listening requires the listener to understand, interpret, and evaluate what he or she heard. The ability to listen actively can improve personal relationships through reducing conflicts, strengthening cooperation and fostering understanding. In Susan’s blog, same concepts are applied setting up a satellite women’s network, running a large number of internal events, some targeting to skills development, some informative and some purely on social. UPE initiative is a philosophical approach to developing talent, instead of treating everyone the same, the firm has customized its approach to fit the diversity of its people and create a culture. Q2. What aspects of constructive feedback are suggested in Susan's blog and the UPE initiative? Constructive criticism means starting from a different position. Your criticism should be factual, impersonal and timely. The value of changing their behavior must also be clear. In Susan’s blog, the first component of UPE understands those different needs, by assigning a partner/leader who is charged with getting to know him or her professionally and personally, including those aspects such as race, gender, and work-life issues that can affect experiences with the firm. Q3.What aspects of supporting appropriated self-disclosure are suggested in Susan's blog and the UPE......

Words: 397 - Pages: 2


...In a short span of five years, blogs have invaded our culture and left an indelible mark on society. From Politics to Journalism, blogs are reshaping our notion of how content is created and information is disseminated. Before the popularity of blogging and the internet the main sources of news were television and newspapers. The content and perspective of the news was decided by the media. It was easy for them to stretch the truth, omit important issues, portray problems as more or less serious than reality, and show the point of view that they wanted the public to see. The internet changed the way our news was delivered, and blogs in particular have affected the news industry greatly. Unlike before where some executive decided what the country should and shouldn't be told about, it is now possible for any individual to publish news on the internet. This has changed the news industry dramatically from a consumers point of view. The executives can still try to control which stories are published and which point of view to portray, but online we can find the real truths more easily. Not only can we find out what happened from various view points, we can read individual people's thoughts and feelings about the stories. We can see what various experts think about situations and events, as well as the general public opinions. Another benefit for consumers is that we can filter the types of news we choose to read. Television news often shows world events, sporting events and a......

Words: 709 - Pages: 3


...24-hour challenge of Internet disconnection Last Sunday, I had an experience which I challenged myself – I asked myself not to communicate via the Internet for 24 hours in order to see how I would feel without contacting with the world through the Internet. I decided to stay disconnected with the social media in a day, the challenge started at 8am on 14/03/2015. This blog entry is to show my activities within the challenge. 8.00am (14/03/2015) I woke up and turned off wifi and mobile data completely. I did not turned off my cellphone because I love taking pictures, I want to capture moments of life – therefore I can use camera of my cellphone to make it. 8.30am It was considered early to me to wake up at this time. I got out of bed and did my personal hygiene in the morning. Turned back to my room, I decided to clean my room after busy weeks with schoolwork. Normally, I use my phone to check out my Facebook and messages, but I did not do it. I was quite satisfied to see my neat room. 9.15am I was hungry, I made instant noodle as a breakfast. I started feeling uncomfortable without using social media. Well, I really wanted to make it, so I continued the challenge. 10.00am After eating and cleaning stuff in the kitchen, I played some nice and sweet pieces of music on the piano. I really enjoyed it and did not think of what was happening in the social media. I played for 2 hours which made me have a calm mind. 12 noon I felt that I should check out my media account......

Words: 1667 - Pages: 7

Blog Paper

...The blog that I choose was one about the cyber defense for the blue team is what it is titled as. I like this blog because that is my ultimate goal and the career that I want to do after I have graduated from NOVA. I also have competed in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) last year and want to again this coming year. Just thought this blog was helpful in getting some tips and maybe using it in the competition. The first part of the blog talks about capture the flag, which I am not really good at and need to practice that if I only want to get better at it. From my understanding of what capture the flag is gathering information or finding out what certain data is from a piece of information given to you. I think capture the flag is a great way of increasing your skills as an IT professional. Learning how to capture the flag can be somewhat difficult if you are trying to do it on your own. My suggestion would be to get with someone who is fairly good at it and work with that individual and get better at it. Also in a competition environment like the CCDC I would only have the strong individual working on capture the flag and get all of those knocked out real fast so you can get your points. The blog also talks about before you begin the competition and kind of list some guidelines to follow. I think that they are very helpful what was put out. It was things from who is going to be the team organizer, who is good at what operating systems, who are the strong......

Words: 1016 - Pages: 5


...update about Blogspot to Google’s Security Blog Since 2008, we've worked to encrypt the connections between our users and Google servers. Over the years we've announced that Search, Gmail, Drive, and many other products have encrypted connections by default, and most recently, we've made a similar announcement for our ads products. In this same vein, today we're expanding on the HTTPS Everywhere mission and beginning an initial rollout of HTTPS support for Blogspot. HTTPS is a cornerstone of internet security as it provides several important benefits: it makes it harder for bad actors to steal information or track the activities of blog authors and visitors, it helps check that visitors open the correct website and aren’t being redirected to a malicious location, and it helps detect if a bad actor tries to change any data sent from Blogger to a blog visitor. While this initial rollout won’t support all of our Blogger users, we wanted to take the first step to make HTTPS available for Blogspot; for those users who want to try it early. We’re rolling this out gradually and Blogspot authors interested in enabling HTTPS support can begin opting-in today. Simply log into, click on the blog you’d like to make HTTPS enabled, navigate to the Settings page, and select "yes" for "HTTPS Availability". Unfortunately, blogs with custom domains are not supported......

Words: 320 - Pages: 2

Blog Analysis

...Mary Cagle Feministe In 2001, Lauren Bruce founded Feministe as her personal blog to use in exploring feminist theory. Since then, Feminste has grown into a network of about five main authors and many guest bloggers. Feministe features a broad range of topics in order to “foster a dynamic, robust, progressive and inclusive feminist community,” according to the mission statement. This blog reaches a large audience; the twitter account @feministe has 23.7K followers, but they did not gain a following by taking the easy way. Many Feministe posts thoroughly examine events and people and the way they affect women around the world, and they are not always nice. Even their tagline, “In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set,” is a sarcastic response to a male blogger dismissing feminism. Along with the regular posts, Feministe has threads engaging their audience like, “shameless self-promotion Sunday” where the blog followers can post their own stories, “signal-bosting” threads where bloggers can post links and share other articles, and “spillover” threads for more discussion on a certain topic in the comments section. The latest post, a response to the report on Rolling Stone’s handling of the University of Virginia rape story, was very eye opening and provided a different perspective. In November, Rolling Stone released a story about a rape on the UVA campus. The victim, called Jackie, wished to remain anonymous and also did not release the name of her rapist.......

Words: 1155 - Pages: 5


...1. Post One: Write a narrative from your school experience that encapsulates an important lesson you and perhaps others were able to learn. How did/has this experience shape (d) you? Refer to Chapter Three for ideas to help generate your blog ideas. Chapter three presents various lessons that a student like me can be able to learn from and relate to. My school experience in is rather diverse since living in a multicultural city like Miami, I interact with people from different ethnic backgrounds and learn a lot from them. Their languages, beliefs, traditions, culture in general. There are several experiences that emerge from this chapter that encapsulate how I feel and what I have learned through time; but the experience that seriously shaped me as a student and even though the story is somehow sad, taught me a great lesson about hope and never giving up. This was when I had already given up going to college after almost not being able to graduate from high school since I had to start working full time at 16 years old to be able to economically help my family. I couldn’t bare so many responsibilities being so immature. The intensiveness of the work and school at such a young age truly made a big difference in my life. It made me a more responsible and mature person. I had apportioned my time to play an important role in shaping my family at the same time playing a role as a student and as an employee. Just like soldiers in the field, I have struggled a great deal to......

Words: 316 - Pages: 2


...Counterterrorism Blog offers itself as "unique, multi-expert … one-stop gateway to the counterterrorism community." Entries are soberly reported right–leaning comments on a wide range of terrorist groups, global terrorism issues and the war on terror. The site is especially good at raising and weighing terrorist and related threat issues. Inside Iraq Inside Iraq blogs are written by Iraqi journalists who are working for McClatchy Newspaper (an American syndicate). The bloggers from Baghdad and the provinces share what their lives are like in the shadow of an incomplete war. They offer a wonderful supplement to the news, whether commenting on Iraqi politics, their kids' accomplishments, or their views of Iraq's past and future. Afghanistan Conflict Monitor The Afghanistan Conflict Monitor collects article on Afghanistan and Pakistan from the point of view of war and security. Attacks, plans, Taliban and Al Qaeda activities, and news about deployed forces from Canada, the United States and elsewhere are frequent items. This is a good site to gather up-to-date news coming out of Afghanistan. Iraq the Model Iraq the Model is a well-read blog on war, coalition moves, and regional conflict, judging by its comments. These lively comments can make it worth a trip. The origins of the blog are obscure though. Links out are to well-known right wing commentators and American military sites, such as CENTCOM. There's nothing illegitimate about this per se, just wish the blog would......

Words: 405 - Pages: 2

Journal Blog

...My First Blog- At Age 29! Ok, well, here it goes. I hope I make you proud Carissa I want to preface this by stating that some people may think I’m coming off a a narssicist or conceided, but, in all truth, it’s not. It’s something I’ve dealt with my whole 29 years of life, and have tried to believe, which HAS made me look narcissistic or conceided in the past, but it was just y way of trying to figure this all out. This is it. I was watching the Wedny Williams show the other day, and she mentioned how she “swanned” into becoming thr beautiful lady she is today. She ven said, “Hey, I’m not saying I’m the MOST BEAUTIFUL, but I am proud of what I have turned out to look like.” She was talking about Heather Locklear, who at age 50, looks amazng but seems to not be grasping “losing her looks.” She was all American blonde cheerleader that all the boys wanted in high school, etc, etc. Wendy and I, were not. I was not pretty, popular, or fit in in my childhood or High school years, the boys weren’t asking me out, I wasn’t in the IN group, I always felt out of place. Not pretty, not wanted….just THERE. It does hurt, and makes you want what all the pretty girls have. Why couldn’t I be one of them? And to add fuel to the fire, my freshman year in high school, I finally thought I fit in somewhere, only to have the girls turn their backs on me in one day, for no reason at all, and I can put my daughter on that. Walking down the hall and being called names, that I had...

Words: 649 - Pages: 3