| Coca-Cola is a nonalcoholic beverage company. Co. owns or licenses and markets nonalcoholic beverage brands, which it groups into the following category clusters: sparkling soft drinks; water, enhanced water and sports drinks; juice, dairy and plant-based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks. Co.'s nonalcoholic sparkling soft drink brands are Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Co. markets, manufactures and sells beverage concentrates and syrups, including fountain syrups; and finished sparkling soft drinks and other nonalcoholic beverages. Co.'s segments are Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; North America; Asia Pacific; Global Ventures; and Bottling Investments. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of KO's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of KO shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like KO versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching KO by allowing them to research KO shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.