Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) Ready to Re-purchase Its Shares


Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) has decided to repurchase shares worth $1Billion. The purchase is expected take place over the next few years. It is the fourth time, in the last four years, that the board of directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) have taken the decision to purchase back its shares. At the time, when the company is moving in a positive direction and the stocks of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) are at an all-time high, the decision to repurchase the stocks brings into the mind questions on whether Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) is spending the money wisely. However, the fact that they have increased their repurchase authorization certainly seems to be the right step forward, since Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) is on track to meet all objectives that had been set out for the beverage brand.

The European based beverage distributor has taken a while, to announce the repurchase of its stock, and this decision has come at the appropriate time. It waited until the Global Crisis and its effects had dried down and the stock of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) was rebounding, to announce this crucial decision. It began to repurchase shares when the stock value stood at $ 25, and continued to do so as the stock value rose to the mid-forties. The rising prices of a single share of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) has made the repurchase an attractive option for both, investors and the company. With a price to earnings ratio at 16, the revenue and profit generated by Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) continues at a slow and steady pace, which makes it a wise decision to announce the repurchase of the stocks at this stage.

As opposed to buying-back the shares, as the organization’s essentials abate their forward energy, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) could permit shareholders to choose how to assign the capital for themselves by boosting the profit. The organization has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan, or Drip, that permits shareholders to reinvest the profits without needing to pay a commission. In spite of the fact that shareholders would need to pay taxes on the profit, the alternative to expand or lessen presentation to Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) may be worth the cost. Also, boosting the profit may prompt a higher stock cost. The organization paid $237 million in profits, in the last four quarters. Redirecting $300 million, for every year from the stock repurchase plan to pay a higher profit would multiply the stock’s profit yield, which is as of now 2.4%. Regardless of how the organization disseminates the money, it is worrying that the organization is undertaking obligation to repurchase shares, as capital stream declines. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) has included $2.5 billion in new obligation since 2009, while working money stream has declined from $1.5 billion in 2009 to $914 million in 2013. In the event that the business results keep on deteriorating, offer repurchases could waste abundantly required capital.