10-Q 1 a2018062910-q.htm 10-Q Document


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 29, 2018
OR
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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Commission File Number 001-02217
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(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
58-0628465
(I.R.S. Employer
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One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
30313
(Zip Code)
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Outstanding as of July 23, 2018
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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
Table of Contents
 
 
Page Number
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
Three
and six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
Three and six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 





FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report contains information that may constitute "forward-looking statements." Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future — including statements relating to volume growth, share of sales and earnings per share growth, and statements expressing general views about future operating results — are forward-looking statements. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made. However, caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements because such statements speak only as of the date when made. Our Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our Company's historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in Part II, "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and elsewhere in this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Part I. Financial Information
Item 1.  Financial Statements (Unaudited)
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

NET OPERATING REVENUES
$
8,927

$
9,702

 
$
16,553

$
18,820

Cost of goods sold
3,252

3,659

 
5,990

7,172

GROSS PROFIT
5,675

6,043

 
10,563

11,648

Selling, general and administrative expenses
2,723

3,180

 
5,264

6,532

Other operating charges
225

826

 
761

1,116

OPERATING INCOME
2,727

2,037

 
4,538

4,000

Interest income
170

165

 
335

320

Interest expense
241

231

 
471

423

Equity income (loss) — net
324

409

 
466

525

Other income (loss) — net
(97
)
244

 
(152
)
(291
)
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE
INCOME TAXES
2,883

2,624

 
4,716

4,131

Income taxes from continuing operations
594

1,252

 
1,100

1,575

NET INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
2,289

1,372

 
3,616

2,556

Income from discontinued operations (net of income taxes of $16, $0,
  $56 and $0, respectively)
42


 
115


CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME
2,331

1,372

 
3,731

2,556

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
15

1

 
47

3

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREOWNERS OF
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
$
2,316

$
1,371

 
$
3,684

$
2,553

 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic net income per share from continuing operations1
$
0.54

$
0.32

 
$
0.85

$
0.60

Basic net income per share from discontinued operations2
0.01


 
0.02


BASIC NET INCOME PER SHARE3
$
0.54

$
0.32

 
$
0.86

$
0.60

Diluted net income per share from continuing operations1
$
0.53

$
0.32

 
$
0.84

$
0.59

Diluted net income per share from discontinued operations2
0.01


 
0.02


DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE
$
0.54

$
0.32

 
$
0.86

$
0.59

DIVIDENDS PER SHARE
$
0.39

$
0.37

 
$
0.78

$
0.74

AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING — BASIC
4,255

4,273

 
4,260

4,280

Effect of dilutive securities
35

54

 
38

50

AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING — DILUTED
4,290

4,327

 
4,298

4,330

1 
Calculated based on net income from continuing operations less net income from continuing operations attributable to noncontrolling interests.
2 
Calculated based on net income from discontinued operations less net income from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interests.
3 
Certain columns may not add due to rounding.

Refer to Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME
$
2,331

$
1,372

 
$
3,731

$
2,556

Other comprehensive income:
 
 
 


Net foreign currency translation adjustment
(2,153
)
(103
)
 
(1,425
)
818

Net gain (loss) on derivatives
68

(177
)
 
52

(298
)
Net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities
(90
)
5

 
(101
)
164

Net change in pension and other benefit liabilities
282

(8
)
 
316

33

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
438

1,089

 
2,573

3,273

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling
   interests
(142
)
1

 
(51
)
4

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
   ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREOWNERS
   OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
$
580

$
1,088

 
$
2,624

$
3,269

Refer to Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.




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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions except par value)
 
June 29,
2018

December 31,
2017

ASSETS
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
7,975

$
6,006

Short-term investments
5,843

9,352

TOTAL CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS
13,818

15,358

Marketable securities
5,536

5,317

Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $487 and $477, respectively
4,565

3,667

Inventories
2,881

2,655

Prepaid expenses and other assets
2,543

2,000

Assets held for sale

219

Assets held for sale  discontinued operations
6,681

7,329

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
36,024

36,545

EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENTS
20,604

20,856

OTHER INVESTMENTS
1,015

1,096

OTHER ASSETS
4,401

4,230

     DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSETS
2,999

330

 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, less accumulated depreciation of
$8,284 and $8,246, respectively
7,688

8,203

TRADEMARKS WITH INDEFINITE LIVES
6,669

6,729

BOTTLERS' FRANCHISE RIGHTS WITH INDEFINITE LIVES
38

138

GOODWILL
9,863

9,401

OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
292

368

TOTAL ASSETS
$
89,593

$
87,896

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
10,842

$
8,748

Loans and notes payable
14,715

13,205

Current maturities of long-term debt
4,023

3,298

Accrued income taxes
362

410

Liabilities held for sale

37

Liabilities held for sale  discontinued operations
1,456

1,496

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
31,398

27,194

LONG-TERM DEBT
28,063

31,182

OTHER LIABILITIES
7,367

8,021

DEFERRED INCOME TAX LIABILITIES
2,589

2,522

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY
 
 
Common stock, $0.25 par value; Authorized — 11,200 shares;
Issued — 7,040 and 7,040 shares, respectively
1,760

1,760

Capital surplus
16,117

15,864

Reinvested earnings
63,808

60,430

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(11,774
)
(10,305
)
Treasury stock, at cost — 2,787 and 2,781 shares, respectively
(51,588
)
(50,677
)
EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREOWNERS OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
18,323

17,072

EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
1,853

1,905

TOTAL EQUITY
20,176

18,977

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
89,593

$
87,896

Refer to Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions)
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Consolidated net income
$
3,731

$
2,556

(Income) loss from discontinued operations
(115
)

Net income from continuing operations
3,616

2,556

Depreciation and amortization
553

629

Stock-based compensation expense
121

114

Deferred income taxes
5

620

Equity (income) loss — net of dividends
(147
)
(303
)
Foreign currency adjustments
(109
)
33

Significant (gains) losses on sales of assets — net
98

259

Other operating charges
576

970

Other items
56

(68
)
Net change in operating assets and liabilities
(2,161
)
(1,468
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
2,608

3,342

INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Purchases of investments
(4,833
)
(10,435
)
Proceeds from disposals of investments
7,621

8,729

Acquisitions of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities
(218
)
(520
)
Proceeds from disposals of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities
304

2,055

Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(612
)
(832
)
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment
62

42

Other investing activities
17

(240
)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
2,341

(1,201
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
Issuances of debt
16,190

18,586

Payments of debt
(16,643
)
(14,910
)
Issuances of stock
600

917

Purchases of stock for treasury
(1,317
)
(2,197
)
Dividends
(1,662
)
(1,584
)
Other financing activities
(58
)
(15
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(2,890
)
797

CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from discontinued operations
78


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities from discontinued operations
(87
)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities from discontinued operations
55


     Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operations
46


EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, RESTRICTED
CASH AND RESTRICTED CASH EQUIVALENTS
(109
)
199

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, RESTRICTED CASH AND RESTRICTED CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents during
the period
1,996

3,137

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period
6,373

8,850

     Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period
8,369

11,987

Less: Restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period
394

269

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
7,975

$
11,718

Refer to Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
NOTE 1: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. They do not include all information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. However, except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in the information disclosed in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of The Coca-Cola Company for the year ended December 31, 2017.
When used in these notes, the terms "The Coca-Cola Company," "Company," "we," "us" and "our" mean The Coca-Cola Company and all entities included in our condensed consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (including normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and six months ended June 29, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018. Sales of our nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages are somewhat seasonal, with the second and third calendar quarters accounting for the highest sales volumes. The volume of sales in the beverage business may be affected by weather conditions.
Each of our interim reporting periods, other than the fourth interim reporting period, ends on the Friday closest to the last day of the corresponding quarterly calendar period. The second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2017 ended on June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, respectively. Our fourth interim reporting period and our fiscal year end on December 31 regardless of the day of the week on which December 31 falls.
Certain prior year amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes have been revised to conform to the current year presentation as a result of the adoption of accounting standards that became effective January 1, 2018, as applicable. Refer to the "Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance" section within this note below for further details.
Advertising Costs
The Company's accounting policy related to advertising costs for annual reporting purposes is to expense production costs of print, radio, television and other advertisements as of the first date the advertisements take place. All other marketing expenditures are expensed in the annual period in which the expenditure is incurred.
For interim reporting purposes, we allocate our estimated full year marketing expenditures that benefit multiple interim periods to each of our interim reporting periods. We use the proportion of each interim period's actual unit case volume to the estimated full year unit case volume as the basis for the allocation. This methodology results in our marketing expenditures being recognized at a standard rate per unit case. At the end of each interim reporting period, we review our estimated full year unit case volume and our estimated full year marketing expenditures that benefit multiple interim periods in order to evaluate if a change in estimate is necessary. The impact of any changes in these full year estimates is recognized in the interim period in which the change in estimate occurs. Our full year marketing expenditures are not impacted by this interim accounting policy.
Shipping and Handling Costs
Shipping and handling costs related to the movement of goods from our manufacturing locations to our sales distribution centers are included in the line item cost of goods sold in our condensed consolidated statements of income. Shipping and handling costs incurred to move goods from our manufacturing locations or sales distribution centers to our customers are also included in the line item cost of goods sold in our condensed consolidated statements of income, except for costs incurred to distribute goods sold by our Company-owned bottlers to our customers, which are included in the line item selling, general and administrative expenses. Our customers generally do not pay us separately for shipping and handling costs. Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASC 606"). Upon adoption, we made a policy election to recognize the cost of shipping and handling activities that are performed after a customer obtains control of the goods as costs to fulfill our promise to provide goods to the customer. As a result of this election, the Company does not evaluate whether shipping and handling activities are services promised to customers. If revenue is recognized for the related goods before the shipping and handling activities occur, the related costs of those shipping and handling activities are accrued. Refer to Note 3 for additional information regarding revenue recognition.


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Sales, Use, Value-Added and Excise Taxes
The Company collects taxes imposed directly on its customers related to sales, use, value-added, excise and other similar taxes. The Company then remits such taxes on behalf of its customers to the applicable governmental authorities. Upon adoption of ASC 606, we made a policy election to exclude from net operating revenues the tax amounts imposed on revenue-producing transactions that were collected from our customers to be remitted to governmental authorities. Accordingly, such tax amounts are recorded in the line item trade accounts receivable in our consolidated balance sheet when collection of taxes from the customer has not yet occurred and are recorded in the line item accounts payable and accrued expenses in our consolidated balance sheet until they are remitted to the applicable governmental authorities. Taxes imposed directly on the Company, whether based on receipts from sales, inventory procurement costs, or manufacturing activities, are recorded in the line item cost of goods sold in our consolidated statement of income. Refer to Note 3 for additional information regarding revenue recognition.

Net Income
The following table presents information related to net income from continuing operations and net income from discontinued operations (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29, 2018

 
June 30, 2017

 
June 29, 2018

 
June 30, 2017

CONTINUING OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income from continuing operations
$
2,289

 
$
1,372

 
$
3,616

 
$
2,556

Less: Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to
   noncontrolling interests
(1
)
 
1

 
2

 
3

Net income from continuing operations attributable to shareowners of
   The Coca-Cola Company
$
2,290

 
$
1,371

 
$
3,614

 
$
2,553

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 


Net income from discontinued operations
$
42

 
$

 
$
115

 
$

Less: Net income from discontinued operations attributable to
   noncontrolling interests
16

 

 
45

 

Net income from discontinued operations attributable to shareowners of
The Coca-Cola Company
$
26

 
$

 
$
70

 
$

CONSOLIDATED
 
 
 
 
 
 

Consolidated net income
$
2,331

 
$
1,372

 
$
3,731

 
$
2,556

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
15

 
1

 
47

 
3

Net income attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company
$
2,316

 
$
1,371

 
$
3,684

 
$
2,553


Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents
We classify time deposits and other investments that are highly liquid and have maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase as cash equivalents or restricted cash equivalents, as applicable. Restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents generally consist of amounts held by our captive insurance companies, which are included in the line item other assets on our consolidated balance sheets and amounts classified in assets held for sale. We manage our exposure to counterparty credit risk through specific minimum credit standards, diversification of counterparties and procedures to monitor our concentrations of credit risk.


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The following table provides a summary of cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents that constitute the total amounts shown in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows (in millions):
 
June 29,
2018

December 31,
2017

Cash and cash equivalents
$
7,975

$
6,006

Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale

13

Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale  discontinued operations

173

97

Cash and cash equivalents included in other assets1
221

257

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents
   
$
8,369

$
6,373

 
June 30, 2017

December 31, 2016

Cash and cash equivalents
$
11,718

$
8,555

Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale
21

49

Cash and cash equivalents included in other assets1
248

246

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents
   
$
11,987

$
8,850

1 Amounts represent cash and cash equivalents in our solvency capital portfolio set aside primarily to cover pension obligations in certain of
our European and Canadian pension plans. Refer to Note 4.

Hyperinflationary Economies
A hyperinflationary economy is one that has cumulative inflation of 100 percent or more over a three-year period. In accordance with U.S. GAAP, local subsidiaries in hyperinflationary economies are required to use the U.S. dollar as their functional currency and remeasure the monetary assets and liabilities not denominated in U.S. dollars using the rate applicable to conversion of a currency for purposes of dividend remittances. All exchange gains and losses resulting from remeasurement are recognized currently in income.
Venezuela has been designated as a hyperinflationary economy. We sell concentrate to our bottling partner in Venezuela from outside the country. These sales are denominated in U.S. dollars. We also have certain U.S. dollar-denominated intangible assets associated with products sold in Venezuela. As a result of weaker sales and the volatility of foreign currency exchange rates resulting from continued political instability, we recorded impairment charges of $14 million and $34 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, in the line item other operating charges in our condensed consolidated statements of income. As a result of these impairment charges, the remaining carrying value of all U.S. dollar-denominated intangible assets associated with products sold in Venezuela is zero.
Recently Issued Accounting Guidance
Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which replaces most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP and is intended to improve and converge with international standards the financial reporting requirements for revenue from contracts with customers. ASU 2014-09 and its amendments were included primarily in ASC 606. The core principle of ASC 606 is that an entity should recognize revenue for the transfer of goods or services equal to the amount that it expects to be entitled to receive for those goods or services. ASC 606 also requires additional disclosures about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments. We adopted ASC 606 effective January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective method. We recognized a cumulative effect adjustment to decrease the opening balance of reinvested earnings as of January 1, 2018 by $257 million, net of tax. Refer to Note 3.
In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments — Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities ("ASU 2016-01"), which addresses certain aspects of the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of financial instruments. ASU 2016-01 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and we are now recognizing any changes in the fair value of certain equity investments in net income as prescribed by the new standard rather than in other comprehensive income ("OCI"). We recognized a cumulative effect adjustment to increase the opening balance of reinvested earnings as of January 1, 2018 by $409 million, net of tax. Refer to Note 4 for additional disclosures required by this ASU.
In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which addresses eight specific cash flow issues with the objective of reducing the existing diversity in practice. ASU 2016-15 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and was adopted using the retrospective transition approach to all periods presented.

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The impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-15 on our consolidated statement of cash flows was a change in presentation related to our proceeds from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies. We revised our condensed consolidated statement of cash flows to reflect these proceeds in the line item other investing activities, which were previously presented in the line item net change in operating assets and liabilities. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the amount of proceeds received from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies was $49 million.
In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory ("ASU 2016-16"), which requires the Company to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. ASU 2016-16 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and was adopted using a modified retrospective basis. We recorded a $2.9 billion cumulative effect adjustment to increase the opening balance of reinvested earnings with the majority of the offset being recorded as a deferred tax asset in the line item deferred income tax assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. Refer to Note 14.
In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-18, Restricted Cash. The amendments in this update address diversity in practice that exists in the classification and presentation of changes in amounts generally described as restricted cash and require that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts that an entity defines as restricted cash for purposes of this standard or otherwise does not present in the line item cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet. ASU 2016-18 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and was adopted using the retrospective transition method to all periods presented.
Prior to the adoption of this ASU, we presented the transfer of cash and cash equivalents into or out of our captive insurance companies in the line items purchases of investments and proceeds from disposals of investments in our consolidated cash flow statement. We did not present the purchases of investments and proceeds from disposals of investments within our captive insurance companies. Cash flows related to cash and cash equivalents included in our insurance captives are now presented in the line items purchases of investments and proceeds from disposals of investments within the investing activities section of our consolidated statement of cash flows. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the purchases of investments and proceeds from disposals of investments within our captive insurance companies were $388 million and $384 million, respectively.
Prior to the adoption of this ASU, we treated the change in cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale as an adjustment to the line item other investing activities within the statement of cash flows. With the adoption of this ASU, we no longer make this adjustment and restated the prior year to remove this adjustment. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the change in cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale was $28 million. Refer to the heading "Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents" above for additional disclosures required by this ASU.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Clarifying the Definition of a Business, which clarifies the definition of a business with the objective of adding guidance to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. ASU 2017-01 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and was adopted prospectively. The impact on our consolidated financial statements will depend on the facts and circumstances of any specific future transactions.
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost ("ASU 2017-07"), which requires that the service cost component of the Company's net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost be included in the same line item as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by employees, with the non-service components of net periodic benefit cost and other benefit plan charges and credits being classified outside of a subtotal of income from operations. ASU 2017-07 was effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018 and was adopted retrospectively for the presentation of the other components of net periodic benefit cost and other benefit plan charges and credits in our condensed consolidated statements of income. As part of our adoption, we elected to use a practical expedient which allows us to use information previously disclosed in our note on pension and other postretirement benefit plans as the estimation basis for applying the retrospective presentation requirements of this ASU. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, we reclassified $41 million and $60 million of income, respectively, related to our non-service cost components of net periodic benefit cost and other benefit plan charges and credits from operating income to other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income. Refer to Note 13 for additional disclosures required by this ASU.
In March 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-05, Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118. The amendments in this update provide guidance on when to record and disclose provisional amounts for certain income tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Reform Act"). The amendments also require any provisional amounts or subsequent adjustments to be included in net income from continuing operations. Additionally, this ASU discusses required disclosures that an entity must make with regard to the Tax Reform Act. This ASU is effective immediately as new information is available to adjust provisional amounts that were previously recorded. The Company has adopted this standard and will

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continue to evaluate indicators that may give rise to a change in our tax provision as a result of the Tax Reform Act. Refer to Note 14 for additional information on the Tax Reform Act.
Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, which requires lessees to recognize right-of-use assets, representing their right to use the underlying asset for the lease term, and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for all leases with terms greater than 12 months. The guidance also modifies the classification criteria and the accounting for sales-type and direct financing leases by lessors. Additionally, the guidance requires qualitative and quantitative disclosures designed to assess the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The Company is progressing with its preparation for the adoption and implementation of this new accounting standard, including assessing our lease arrangements, evaluating practical expedient and accounting policy elections, and implementing software to meet the reporting requirements of this standard. We have identified an interim software solution to be used upon adoption for lessee accounting and are in the process of evaluating a long-term software solution. The Company has established a cross-functional implementation team to assist in identifying changes to our business processes and controls to support adoption of the new standard.
ASU 2016-02 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2019. The standard requires the use of a modified retrospective transition approach, which includes a number of optional practical expedients that entities may elect to apply. The Company is currently planning on electing the package of practical expedients to not reassess prior conclusions related to contracts containing leases, lease classification and initial direct costs and is evaluating the other practical expedients available under the guidance. In March 2018, the FASB approved a new, optional transition method that will give companies the option to use the effective date as the date of initial application on transition. The Company plans to elect this transition method, and as a result, we will not adjust our comparative period financial information or make the new required lease disclosures for periods before the effective date. The Company anticipates the adoption of this new standard will result in a significant increase in lease-related assets and liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet. The impact on the Company's consolidated statement of income is being evaluated. As the impact of this standard is non-cash in nature, we do not anticipate its adoption having an impact on the Company's consolidated statement of cash flows.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which requires measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held. ASU 2016-13 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2020 and we are currently evaluating the impact that it will have on our consolidated financial statements.
In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, which eliminates the requirement to separately measure and report hedge ineffectiveness and requires companies to recognize all elements of hedge accounting that impact earnings in the same line item in the statement of income where the hedged item resides. The amendments include new alternatives for measuring the hedged item for fair value hedges of interest rate risk and ease the requirements for effectiveness testing, hedge documentation and applying the critical terms match method. Finally, the standard introduces new alternatives that permit companies to reduce the risk of material error if the shortcut method is misapplied. ASU 2017-12 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2019 and is required to be applied prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that ASU 2017-12 will have on our consolidated financial statements.
In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, which permits entities to reclassify the disproportionate income tax effects of the Tax Reform Act on items within accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI") to retained earnings. These disproportionate income tax effect items are referred to as "stranded tax effects." Amendments in this update only relate to the reclassification of the income tax effects of the Tax Reform Act. Other accounting guidance that requires the effect of changes in tax laws or rates to be included in net income from continuing operations is not affected by this update. ASU 2018-02 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2019 and should be applied either in the period of adoption or retrospectively to each period in which the effect of the change in the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate in the Tax Reform Act is recognized. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that ASU 2018-02 will have on our consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 2: ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
Acquisitions
During the six months ended June 29, 2018, our Company's acquisitions of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities totaled $218 million, which primarily related to the acquisition of additional interests in the Company's franchise bottlers in the United Arab Emirates and in Oman, both of which were previously equity method investees of the Company. As a result of the additional interest acquired in the Oman bottler, we obtained a controlling interest, resulting in its consolidation.

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During the six months ended June 30, 2017, our Company's acquisitions of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities totaled $520 million, which primarily related to the acquisition of AdeS, a plant-based beverage business, by the Company and several of its bottling partners in Latin America. Additionally, in conjunction with the refranchising of Coca-Cola Refreshments' ("CCR") Southwest operating unit ("Southwest Transaction"), we obtained an equity interest in AC Bebidas, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("AC Bebidas"), a subsidiary of Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Arca").
Divestitures
During the six months ended June 29, 2018, proceeds from disposals of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities totaled $304 million, which primarily related to the proceeds from the refranchising of our Latin American bottling operations.
During the six months ended June 30, 2017, proceeds from disposals of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities totaled $2,055 million, primarily related to proceeds from the refranchising of certain bottling territories in North America and China.
Refranchising of Latin American Bottling Operations
As of December 31, 2017, certain of the Company's bottling operations in Latin America were classified as held for sale. During the three months ended June 29, 2018, the Company sold its bottling operations in Latin America to Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Coca-Cola FEMSA"), an equity method investee. We received net cash proceeds of $277 million as a result of these sales and recognized a net gain of $36 million, which was included in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statement of income.
Refranchising of China Bottling Operations
During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company sold a substantial portion of its bottling operations in China to the two existing local franchise bottlers. We received $740 million as a result of these sales and recognized a gain of $9 million, which was included in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statement of income. On June 30, 2017, we received an advance payment of $191 million related to the remaining bottling operations and a related cost method investment, which were sold on July 1, 2017.
North America Refranchising
In conjunction with implementing a new beverage partnership model in North America, the Company refranchised bottling territories that were previously managed by CCR to certain of our unconsolidated bottling partners. These territories generally border these bottlers' existing territories, allowing each bottler to better service local customers and provide more efficient execution. By entering into comprehensive beverage agreements ("CBAs") with each of the bottlers, we granted certain exclusive territory rights for the distribution, promotion, marketing and sale of Company-owned and licensed beverage products as defined by the CBA.

Each CBA generally has a term of 10 years and is renewable, in most cases by the bottler and in some cases by the Company, indefinitely for successive additional terms of 10 years each. Under the CBA, except for the CBA entered into in conjunction with the Southwest Transaction and for additional territories sold to AC Bebidas as well as the CBA entered into with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, the bottlers make ongoing quarterly payments to the Company based on their gross profit in the refranchised territories throughout the term of the CBA, including renewals, in exchange for the grant of the exclusive territory rights. Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, the co-owners of which are former management of CCR, will make ongoing quarterly payments based on the gross profit in its refranchised territories upon the earlier of reaching a predefined level of profitability or the 41st quarter following the closing date.

Contemporaneously with the grant of these rights, the Company sold the distribution assets, certain working capital items, and the exclusive rights to distribute certain beverage brands not owned by the Company, but distributed by CCR, in each of these territories, excluding the territory included in the Southwest Transaction, to the respective bottlers in exchange for cash.

During the six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, cash proceeds from these sales totaled $3 million and $1,118 million, respectively. Included in the cash proceeds for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $224 million from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated ("CCBCC"), an equity method investee.
Under the applicable accounting guidance, we were required to derecognize all of the tangible assets sold as well as the intangible assets transferred, including distribution rights, customer relationships and an allocated portion of goodwill related to these territories. We recognized net charges of $102 million and $1,274 million during the three months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, respectively. During the six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, the Company recognized net charges of $104 million and $1,771 million, respectively. These net charges were included in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income. The net charges in 2018 were primarily related to post-closing

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adjustments as contemplated by the related agreements. The net charges in 2017 were primarily related to the derecognition of the intangible assets transferred or reclassified as held for sale. In total, we expect to recover the value of the intangible assets transferred to the bottlers under the CBAs through the future quarterly payments; however, as the payments for the territory rights are dependent on the bottlers' future gross profit in these territories, they are considered a form of contingent consideration.

There is diversity in practice as it relates to the accounting for contingent consideration by the seller. The seller can account for the future contingent payments received as a gain contingency, recognizing the amounts in the statement of income only after the related contingencies are resolved and the gain is realized, which in this arrangement will be quarterly as the bottlers earn gross profit in the transferred territories. Alternatively, the seller can record a receivable for the contingent consideration at fair value on the date of sale and record any future differences between the payments received and this receivable in the statement of income as they occur. We elected the gain contingency treatment since the quarterly payments will be received throughout the terms of the CBAs, including all subsequent renewals, regardless of the cumulative amount received as compared to the value of the intangible assets transferred.

During the three months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, the Company recorded charges of $2 million and $109 million, respectively, primarily related to payments made to certain of our unconsolidated bottling partners in order to convert the bottling agreements for their legacy territories and any previously refranchised territories to a single form of CBA with additional requirements. During the six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017, the Company recorded charges of $21 million and $215 million, respectively, related to such payments. The additional requirements generally include a binding national governance model, mandatory incidence pricing and additional core performance requirements, among other things. As a result of these conversions, the legacy territories and any previously refranchised territories for each of the related bottling partners will be governed under similar CBAs, which will provide consistency across each such bottler's respective territory, as well as consistency with other U.S. bottlers that have been granted or converted to this form of CBA. The charges related to these payments were included in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income during the three and six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017.

On April 1, 2017, the Company refranchised the Southwest operating unit of CCR, which includes Texas and parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas, in the Southwest Transaction. In conjunction with the Southwest Transaction, Arca contributed its existing beverage business to AC Bebidas. CCR contributed its Southwest operating unit, including all of its assets and liabilities, to AC Bebidas in exchange for an approximate 20 percent interest in AC Bebidas. Arca owns the remaining interest in AC Bebidas. CCR also made cash payments of $144 million, net of cash received. As a result of the Southwest Transaction, the Company recognized a gain of $1,060 million due to the difference in the recorded carrying value of the net assets transferred compared to the value of the interest it obtained in AC Bebidas of $2,960 million, which was determined using an income and market approach (a Level 3 measurement). This gain was recorded in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statement of income. The Company accounts for its interest in AC Bebidas as an equity method investment based on our equity ownership percentage, our representation on AC Bebidas' Board of Directors, material intercompany transactions and other governance rights.

Refer to Note 16 for the impact these items had on our operating segments.













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Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale
As of December 31, 2017, the Company had certain bottling operations in North America and Latin America that met the criteria to be classified as held for sale, which requires us to present the related assets and liabilities as separate line items in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. These operations were refranchised in 2018.

The following table presents information related to the major classes of assets and liabilities that were classified as held for sale in our condensed consolidated balance sheets (in millions):
 
December 31, 2017

 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
$
13

 
Trade accounts receivable, less allowances
10

 
Inventories
11

 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
12

 
Other assets
7

 
Property, plant and equipment — net
85

 
Bottlers' franchise rights with indefinite lives
5

 
Goodwill
103

 
Other intangible assets
1

 
Allowance for reduction of assets held for sale
(28
)
 
Assets held for sale
$
219

1 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
22

 
Other liabilities
12

 
Deferred income taxes
3

 
Liabilities held for sale
$
37

2 
1 Consists of total assets relating to North America refranchising of $9 million and the refranchising of Latin America bottling operations of $210 million, which are included in the Bottling Investments operating segment.
2 Consists of total liabilities relating to North America refranchising of $5 million and the refranchising of Latin America bottling operations of $32 million, which are included in the Bottling Investments operating segment.
We determined that the operations included in the table above did not meet the criteria to be classified as discontinued operations under the applicable guidance.
Discontinued Operations
In October 2017, the Company and Anheuser-Busch InBev ("ABI") completed the transition of ABI's controlling interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Proprietary Limited ("CCBA") to the Company for $3,150 million. We plan to hold our controlling interest in CCBA temporarily and are currently in discussions with several potential buyers and anticipate divesting of this interest in 2018. Accordingly, we have presented the financial position and results of operations of CCBA as discontinued operations in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements. We were not required to record these assets and liabilities at fair value less any costs to sell because their fair value approximates their carrying value.
The preliminary goodwill recorded at the time of the transaction was $4,262 million, none of which is tax deductible. This goodwill is in part due to the significant synergies that are expected from the consolidation of the bottling system in Southern and East Africa, especially within the country of South Africa. The initial accounting for the business combination is currently incomplete, although preliminary purchase accounting entries have been recorded, including a preliminary allocation of goodwill between CCBA and the reporting units expected to benefit from this transaction. The balance sheet line items that are expected to be impacted by the completion of purchase accounting are assets held for sale — discontinued operations and liabilities held for sale — discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated financial statements.


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The following table presents information related to the major classes of assets and liabilities of CCBA that were classified as held for sale — discontinued operations in our condensed consolidated balance sheets (in millions):
 
June 29, 2018

 
December 31, 2017

 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
$
173

 
$
97

 
Trade accounts receivable, less allowances
257

 
299

 
Inventories
289

 
299

 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
68

 
52

 
Equity method investments
6

 
7

 
Other assets
39

 
29

 
Property, plant and equipment — net
1,440

 
1,436

 
Goodwill
3,660

 
4,248

 
Other intangible assets

749

 
862

 
Assets held for sale — discontinued operations
$
6,681

 
$
7,329

 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
542

 
$
598

 
Loans and notes payable
439

 
404

 
Current maturities of long-term debt
6

 
6

 
Accrued income taxes
31

 
40

 
Long-term debt
17

 
19

 
Other liabilities
9

 
10

 
Deferred income taxes
412

 
419

 
Liabilities held for sale — discontinued operations

$
1,456

 
$
1,496

 
NOTE 3: REVENUE RECOGNITION
We adopted ASC 606 effective January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective method. We have implemented this standard for all contracts at the effective date. Under this method, we recorded the cumulative effect of applying this guidance through an adjustment to the opening balance of reinvested earnings on the adoption date. The cumulative adjustment was a reduction of reinvested earnings of $257 million, net of tax, which was primarily related to changing when we recognize the effects of certain variable consideration payments, as described below.
The Company has changed our accounting policies and practices, business processes, systems and controls, as well as designed and implemented specific controls over our evaluation of the impact of the new guidance on the Company, including the cumulative effect calculation, disclosure requirements and the collection of relevant data for the reporting process.
Our Company markets, manufactures and sells concentrates and finished goods. In our domestic and international concentrate operations, we typically generate net operating revenues by selling concentrates, syrups and certain finished beverages to authorized bottling and canning operations (to which we typically refer as our "bottlers" or our "bottling partners"). Our bottling partners either combine the concentrates with sweeteners (depending on the product), still water and/or sparkling water, or combine the syrups with sparkling water to produce finished beverages. The finished beverages are packaged in authorized containers, such as cans and refillable and non-refillable glass and plastic bottles, bearing our trademarks or trademarks licensed to us and are then sold to retailers directly or, in some cases, through wholesalers or other bottlers. In addition, outside the United States, our bottling partners are typically authorized to manufacture fountain syrups, using our concentrate, which they sell to fountain retailers for use in producing beverages for immediate consumption, or to authorized fountain wholesalers who in turn sell and distribute the fountain syrups to fountain retailers. Our concentrate operations are included in our geographic operating segments.  
Our finished product operations generate net operating revenues by selling sparkling soft drinks and a variety of other finished nonalcoholic beverages, such as water, enhanced water and sports drinks; juice, dairy and plant-based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks, to retailers or to distributors and wholesalers who distribute them to retailers. These operations consist primarily of Company-owned or -controlled bottling, sales and distribution operations, which are included in our Bottling Investments operating segment. In certain markets, the Company also operates non-bottling finished product operations in which we sell finished beverages to distributors and wholesalers which are generally not one of the Company's bottling partners. These operations are generally included in one of our geographic operating segments. In the United States, we manufacture fountain syrups and sell them to fountain retailers, who use the fountain syrups to produce beverages for immediate consumption, or to authorized fountain wholesalers or bottling partners who resell the fountain syrups to fountain

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retailers. These fountain syrup sales are included in our North America operating segment. Generally, finished product operations produce higher net operating revenues but lower gross profit margins compared to concentrate operations.
Revenue is recognized when performance obligations under the terms of the contracts with our customers are satisfied. Our performance obligation generally consists of the promise to sell concentrates or finished products to our bottling partners, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. Control of the concentrates or finished products is transferred upon shipment to, or receipt at, our customers' locations, as determined by the specific terms of the contract. Once control is transferred to the customer, we have completed our performance obligation, and revenue is recognized. Our sales terms generally do not allow for a right of return except for matters related to any manufacturing defects on our part. After completion of our performance obligation, we have an unconditional right to consideration as outlined in the contract. Our receivables will generally be collected in less than six months, in accordance with the underlying payment terms. All of our performance obligations under the terms of contracts with our customers have an original duration of one year or less.
Our customers and bottling partners may be entitled to cash discounts, funds for promotional and marketing activities, volume-based incentive programs, support for infrastructure programs and other similar programs. In some markets, in an effort to allow our Company and our bottling partners to grow together through shared value, aligned financial objectives and the flexibility necessary to meet consumers' always changing needs and tastes, we worked with our bottling partners to develop and implement an incidence-based concentrate pricing model. Under this model, the concentrate price we charge is impacted by a number of factors, including, but not limited to, bottler pricing, the channels and packages in which the finished products produced from the concentrate are sold. The amounts associated with the arrangements described above are defined as variable consideration under ASC 606 and an estimate of which is included in the transaction price as a component of net operating revenues in our condensed consolidated statement of income upon completion of our performance obligations. The total revenue recorded, including any variable consideration, cannot exceed the amount for which it is probable that a significant reversal will not occur when uncertainties related to variability are resolved. As a result, we are recognizing revenue based on our faithful depiction of the consideration that we expect to receive. In making our estimates of variable consideration, we consider past results and make significant assumptions related to: (1) customer sales volumes; (2) customer ending inventories; (3) customer selling price per unit; (4) selling channels; and (5) discount rates, rebates and other pricing allowances, as applicable. In gathering data to estimate our variable consideration, we generally calculate our estimates using a portfolio approach at the country and product line level rather than at the individual contract level. The result of making these estimates will impact the line items trade accounts receivable and accounts payable and accrued expenses in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. The actual amounts ultimately paid and/or received may be different from our estimates. The change in the amount of variable consideration recognized during the three and six months ended June 29, 2018 related to performance obligations satisfied in prior periods was immaterial.
In addition to changes in the timing of when we record variable consideration, ASC 606 provided clarification about the classification of certain costs relating to revenue arrangements with customers. As a result, during the three and six months ended June 29, 2018, we recorded certain amounts in cost of goods sold or selling, general and administrative expenses that were previously classified as reductions in net operating revenues. The Company also re-evaluated the principal versus agent considerations pertaining to certain of its arrangements with third-party manufacturers and co-packers. We recorded certain costs in net operating revenues which were previously recorded in cost of goods sold related to arrangements in which we concluded we did not control the goods before they were delivered to our customers.

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The following tables compare the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated statements of income and condensed consolidated balance sheet to the amounts had the previous revenue recognition guidance been in effect (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
Six Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
 
As Reported

Balances without Adoption of ASC 606

Increase (Decrease) Due to Adoption

 
As Reported

Balances without Adoption of ASC 606

Increase (Decrease) Due to Adoption

 
Net operating revenues
$
8,927

$
8,767

$
160

1 
$
16,553

$
16,202

$
351

1 
Cost of goods sold
3,252

3,044

208

 
5,990

5,591

399

 
Gross profit
5,675

5,723

(48
)
 
10,563

10,611

(48
)
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
2,723

2,724

(1
)
 
5,264

5,264


 
Operating income
2,727

2,774

(47
)
 
4,538

4,586

(48
)
 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
2,883

2,930

(47
)
 
4,716

4,764

(48
)
 
Income taxes from continuing operations
594

575

19

 
1,100

1,081

19

 
Net income from continuing operations
2,289

2,317

(28
)
 
3,616

3,645

(29
)
 
Income from discontinued operations
42

43

(1
)
 
115

113

2

 
Consolidated net income
2,331

2,360

(29
)
 
3,731

3,758

(27
)
 
Net income attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola
   Company
2,316

2,345

(29
)
 
3,684

3,711

(27
)
 
1 The increase in net operating revenues was primarily due to the reclassification of shipping and handling costs.

 
June 29, 2018
 
 
As Reported

Balances without Adoption of ASC 606

Increase (Decrease) Due to Adoption

 
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Trade accounts receivable
$
4,565

$
4,503

$
62

1 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
2,543

2,545

(2
)
 
Total current assets
36,024

35,964

60

 
Deferred income tax assets

2,999

2,934

65

 
Total assets
89,593

89,468

125

 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 


 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
10,842

$
10,382

$
460

2 
Total current liabilities
31,398

30,938

460

 
Deferred income tax liabilities
2,589

2,640

(51
)
 
Reinvested earnings
63,808

64,092

(284
)
 
Total equity
20,176

20,460

(284
)
 
Total liabilities and equity
89,593

89,468

125

 
1 The increase was primarily due to incremental estimated variable consideration receivables from third-party customers.
2 The increase was primarily due to incremental estimated variable consideration payables due to third-party customers.


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The following table presents net operating revenues disaggregated between the United States and International and further by line of business (in millions):
 
United States

International

Total

Three Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
 
 
Concentrate operations
$
1,258

$
4,417

$
5,675

Finished product operations
1,786

1,466

3,252

Total
$
3,044

$
5,883

$
8,927

Six Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
 
 
Concentrate operations
$
2,374

$
8,196

$
10,570

Finished product operations
3,258

2,725

5,983

Total
$
5,632

$
10,921

$
16,553

Refer to Note 16 for additional revenue disclosures by operating segment.
NOTE 4: INVESTMENTS
Equity Securities
Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted ASU 2016-01, which requires us to measure all equity investments that do not result in consolidation and are not accounted for under the equity method at fair value and recognize any changes in earnings. We record dividend income when applicable dividends are declared, which is reported in other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income. We use quoted market prices to determine the fair value of equity securities with readily determinable fair values. For equity securities without readily determinable fair values, we have elected the measurement alternative under which we measure these investments at cost minus impairment, if any, plus or minus changes resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for the identical or a similar investment of the same issuer. Management assesses each of these investments on an individual basis. Additionally, on a quarterly basis, management is required to make a qualitative assessment of whether the investment is impaired. During the three and six months ended June 29, 2018, the Company did not recognize any fair value adjustments for equity securities without readily determinable fair values. We recognized a cumulative effect adjustment of $409 million, net of tax, to increase the opening balance of reinvested earnings with an offset to AOCI as of January 1, 2018 in connection with the adoption of ASU 2016-01.
For fiscal periods beginning prior to January 1, 2018, marketable equity securities not accounted for under the equity method were classified as trading or available-for-sale. Both realized and unrealized gains and losses on equity securities classified as trading securities were recognized in net income. For equity securities classified as available-for-sale, realized gains and losses were included in net income. Unrealized gains and losses on equity securities classified as available-for-sale were recognized in AOCI, net of deferred taxes. In addition, the Company held equity securities without readily determinable fair values that were recorded at cost. For these cost method investments, we recorded dividend income when applicable dividends were declared. Cost method investments were reported as other investments in our condensed consolidated balance sheets, and dividend income from cost method investments was reported in other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income. We reviewed all of our cost method investments quarterly to determine if impairment indicators were present; however, we were not required to determine the fair value of these investments unless impairment indicators existed. When impairment indicators did exist, we generally used discounted cash flow analyses to determine the fair value. We estimated that the fair values of our cost method investments approximated or exceeded their carrying values as of December 31, 2017. Our cost method investments had a carrying value of $143 million as of December 31, 2017.
As of June 29, 2018, the carrying values of our equity securities were included in the following line items in our condensed consolidated balance sheet (in millions):
 
Fair Value with Changes Recognized in Income

Measurement Alternative  No Readily Determinable Fair Value

Marketable securities
$
341

$

Other investments
924

91

Other assets
1,034


Total equity securities
$
2,299

$
91


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The calculation of net unrealized gains and losses for the period that relate to equity securities still held at June 29, 2018 is as follows (in millions):

Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
 
June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018
Net gains (losses) recognized during the period related to equity securities
$
38

$
(41
)
Less: Net gains (losses) recognized during the period related
to equity securities sold during the period
(1
)
4

Unrealized gains (losses) recognized during the period related to equity securities still held
   at the end of the period
$
39

$
(45
)
As of December 31, 2017, equity securities consisted of the following (in millions):
 
 
Gross Unrealized
 
Estimated

 
Cost

Gains

Losses

 
Fair Value

Trading securities
$
324

$
75

$
(4
)
 
$
395

Available-for-sale securities
1,276

685

(66
)
 
1,895

Total equity securities
$
1,600

$
760

$
(70
)
 
$
2,290

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had investments classified as available-for-sale in which our cost basis exceeded the fair value of our investment. Management assessed each of the available-for-sale securities that were in a gross unrealized loss position on an individual basis to determine if the decline in fair value was other than temporary. Management's assessment as to the nature of a decline in fair value is based on, among other things, the length of time and the extent to which the market value has been less than our cost basis; the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer; and our intent and ability to retain the investment for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in market value. As a result of these assessments, management determined that the decline in fair value of these investments was not other than temporary and did not record any impairment charges.
As of December 31, 2017, the fair values of our equity securities were included in the following line items in our condensed consolidated balance sheet (in millions):
 
Trading Securities

Available-for-Sale Securities

Marketable securities
$
283

$
52

Other investments

953

Other assets
112

890

Total equity securities
$
395

$
1,895

The sale and/or maturity of available-for-sale equity securities resulted in the following realized activity (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2017
Gross gains
$
13

 
$
35

Gross losses
(5
)
 
(8
)
Proceeds
58

 
140

Debt Securities
Our investments in debt securities are classified as trading, available-for-sale, or held-to-maturity and carried at either amortized cost or fair value. The cost basis is determined by the specific identification method. Investments in debt securities that the Company has the positive intent and ability to hold to maturity are carried at amortized cost and classified as held-to-maturity. Investments in debt securities that are not classified as held-to-maturity are carried at fair value and classified as either trading or available-for-sale. Both realized and unrealized gains and losses on debt securities classified as trading securities are included in net income. For debt securities classified as available-for-sale, realized gains and losses are included in net income. Unrealized gains and losses on debt securities classified as available-for-sale are recognized in AOCI, net of deferred taxes, except for the change in fair value attributable to the currency risk being hedged. Refer to Note 6 for additional information related to the Company's fair value hedges of available-for-sale debt securities.

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Our debt securities consisted of the following (in millions):
 
 
Gross Unrealized
 
Estimated

 
Cost

Gains

Losses

 
Fair Value

June 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Trading securities
$
38

$

$

 
$
38

Available-for-sale securities
6,258

78

(63
)
 
6,273

Total debt securities
$
6,296

$
78

$
(63
)
 
$
6,311

December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Trading securities
$
12

$

$

 
$
12

Available-for-sale securities
5,782

157

(27
)
 
5,912

Total debt securities
$
5,794

$
157

$
(27
)
 
$
5,924

The fair values of our debt securities were included in the following line items in our condensed consolidated balance sheets (in millions):
 
June 29, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
Trading Securities

Available-for-Sale Securities

 
Trading Securities

Available-for-Sale Securities

Cash and cash equivalents
$

$
829

 
$

$
667

Marketable securities
38

5,157

 
12

4,970

Other assets

287

 

275

Total debt securities
$
38

$
6,273

 
$
12

$
5,912

The contractual maturities of these available-for-sale debt securities as of June 29, 2018 were as follows (in millions):
 
Cost

Estimated
Fair Value

Within 1 year
$
1,348

$
1,345

After 1 year through 5 years
4,474

4,478

After 5 years through 10 years
121

136

After 10 years
315

314

Total
$
6,258

$
6,273

The Company expects that actual maturities may differ from the contractual maturities above because borrowers have the right to call or prepay certain obligations.
The sale and/or maturity of available-for-sale debt securities resulted in the following realized activity (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29, 2018

June 30, 2017

 
June 29, 2018

June 30, 2017

Gross gains
$
8

$
1

 
$
8

$
5

Gross losses
(8
)
(2
)
 
(13
)
(6
)
Proceeds
3,236

3,398

 
6,323

6,410

Captive Insurance Companies
In accordance with local insurance regulations, our captive insurance companies are required to meet and maintain minimum solvency capital requirements. The Company elected to invest a majority of its solvency capital in a portfolio of marketable equity and debt securities. These securities are included in the disclosures above. The Company uses one of its consolidated captive insurance companies to reinsure group annuity insurance contracts that cover the pension obligations of certain of our European and Canadian pension plans. This captive's solvency capital funds included equity and debt securities of $1,205 million as of June 29, 2018 and $1,159 million as of December 31, 2017, which are classified in the line item other assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheets because the assets are not available to satisfy our current obligations.

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NOTE 5: INVENTORIES
Inventories consist primarily of raw materials and packaging (which include ingredients and supplies) and finished goods (which include concentrates and syrups in our concentrate operations and finished beverages in our finished product operations). Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. We determine cost on the basis of the average cost or first-in, first-out methods. Inventories consisted of the following (in millions):
 
June 29,
2018

December 31,
2017

Raw materials and packaging
$
1,915

$
1,729

Finished goods
751

693

Other
215

233

Total inventories
$
2,881

$
2,655

NOTE 6: HEDGING TRANSACTIONS AND DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Company is directly and indirectly affected by changes in certain market conditions. These changes in market conditions may adversely impact the Company's financial performance and are referred to as "market risks." When deemed appropriate, our Company uses derivatives as a risk management tool to mitigate the potential impact of certain market risks. The primary market risks managed by the Company through the use of derivative and non-derivative financial instruments are foreign currency exchange rate risk, commodity price risk and interest rate risk.
The Company uses various types of derivative instruments including, but not limited to, forward contracts, commodity futures contracts, option contracts, collars and swaps. Forward contracts and commodity futures contracts are agreements to buy or sell a quantity of a currency or commodity at a predetermined future date and at a predetermined rate or price. An option contract is an agreement that conveys the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a quantity of a currency or commodity at a predetermined rate or price during a period or at a time in the future. A collar is a strategy that uses a combination of options to limit the range of possible positive or negative returns on an underlying asset or liability to a specific range, or to protect expected future cash flows. To do this, an investor simultaneously buys a put option and sells (writes) a call option, or alternatively buys a call option and sells (writes) a put option. A swap agreement is a contract between two parties to exchange cash flows based on specified underlying notional amounts, assets and/or indices. We do not enter into derivative financial instruments for trading purposes. The Company may also designate certain non-derivative instruments, such as our foreign-denominated debt, in hedging relationships.
All derivative instruments are carried at fair value in our condensed consolidated balance sheets in the following line items, as applicable: prepaid expenses and other assets; other assets; accounts payable and accrued expenses; and other liabilities. The carrying values of the derivatives reflect the impact of legally enforceable master netting agreements and cash collateral held or placed with the same counterparties, as applicable. These master netting agreements allow the Company to net settle positive and negative positions (assets and liabilities) arising from different transactions with the same counterparty.
The accounting for gains and losses that result from changes in the fair values of derivative instruments depends on whether the derivatives have been designated and qualify as hedging instruments and the type of hedging relationships. Derivatives can be designated as fair value hedges, cash flow hedges or hedges of net investments in foreign operations. The changes in the fair values of derivatives that have been designated and qualify for fair value hedge accounting are recorded in the same line item in our condensed consolidated statements of income as the changes in the fair values of the hedged items attributable to the risk being hedged. The changes in the fair values of derivatives that have been designated and qualify as cash flow hedges or hedges of net investments in foreign operations are recorded in AOCI and are reclassified into the line item in our condensed consolidated statements of income in which the hedged items are recorded in the same period the hedged items affect earnings. Due to the high degree of effectiveness between the hedging instruments and the underlying exposures being hedged, fluctuations in the values of the derivative instruments are generally offset by changes in the fair values or cash flows of the underlying exposures being hedged. The changes in the fair values of derivatives that were not designated and/or did not qualify as hedging instruments are immediately recognized into earnings.
For derivatives that will be accounted for as hedging instruments, the Company formally designates and documents, at inception, the financial instrument as a hedge of a specific underlying exposure, the risk management objective and the strategy for undertaking the hedge transaction. In addition, the Company formally assesses, both at the inception and at least quarterly thereafter, whether the financial instruments used in hedging transactions are effective at offsetting changes in either the fair values or cash flows of the related underlying exposures. Any ineffective portion of a financial instrument's change in fair value is immediately recognized into earnings.
The Company determines the fair values of its derivatives based on quoted market prices or pricing models using current market rates. Refer to Note 15. The notional amounts of the derivative financial instruments do not necessarily represent

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amounts exchanged by the parties and, therefore, are not a direct measure of our exposure to the financial risks described above. The amounts exchanged are calculated by reference to the notional amounts and by other terms of the derivatives, such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity rates or other financial indices. The Company does not view the fair values of its derivatives in isolation but rather in relation to the fair values or cash flows of the underlying hedged transactions or other exposures. Virtually all of our derivatives are straightforward over-the-counter instruments with liquid markets.
The following table presents the fair values of the Company's derivative instruments that were designated and qualified as part of a hedging relationship (in millions):
 
 
Fair Value1,2
Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments
Balance Sheet Location1
June 29,
2018

December 31, 2017

Assets:
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
Prepaid expenses and other assets
$
52

$
45

Foreign currency contracts
Other assets
112

79

Interest rate contracts
Other assets
45

52

Total assets
 
$
209

$
176

Liabilities:
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
24

$
69

Foreign currency contracts
Other liabilities
5

9

Foreign currency contracts
Liabilities held for sale — discontinued operations

8

Commodity contracts
Liabilities held for sale — discontinued operations

4

Interest rate contracts
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

30

Interest rate contracts
Other liabilities
51

39

Total liabilities
 
$
80

$
159

1 All of the Company's derivative instruments are carried at fair value in our condensed consolidated balance sheets after considering the impact of legally enforceable master netting agreements and cash collateral held or placed with the same counterparties, as applicable. Current disclosure requirements mandate that derivatives must also be disclosed without reflecting the impact of master netting agreements and cash collateral. Refer to Note 15 for the net presentation of the Company's derivative instruments.
2 Refer to Note 15 for additional information related to the estimated fair value.
The following table presents the fair values of the Company's derivative instruments that were not designated as hedging instruments (in millions):
 
 
Fair Value1,2
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
Balance Sheet Location1
June 29,
2018

December 31, 2017

Assets:
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
Prepaid expenses and other assets
$
76

$
20

Foreign currency contracts
Other assets
5

27

Commodity contracts
Prepaid expenses and other assets
16

25

Commodity contracts
Other assets

1

Other derivative instruments
Prepaid expenses and other assets
4

8

Total assets
 
$
101

$
81

Liabilities:
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
23

$
69

Foreign currency contracts
Other liabilities
39

28

Foreign currency contracts
Liabilities held for sale — discontinued operations
2


Commodity contracts
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
11

7

Commodity contracts
Other liabilities
1


Other derivative instruments
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
7

1

Other derivative instruments
Other liabilities
1

1

Total liabilities
 
$
84

$
106

1 All of the Company's derivative instruments are carried at fair value in our condensed consolidated balance sheets after considering the impact of legally enforceable master netting agreements and cash collateral held or placed with the same counterparties, as applicable. Current disclosure requirements mandate that derivatives must also be disclosed without reflecting the impact of master netting agreements and cash collateral. Refer to Note 15 for the net presentation of the Company's derivative instruments.
2 Refer to Note 15 for additional information related to the estimated fair value.

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Credit Risk Associated with Derivatives
We have established strict counterparty credit guidelines and enter into transactions only with financial institutions of investment grade or better. We monitor counterparty exposures regularly and review any downgrade in credit rating immediately. If a downgrade in the credit rating of a counterparty were to occur, we have provisions requiring collateral for substantially all of our transactions. To mitigate presettlement risk, minimum credit standards become more stringent as the duration of the derivative financial instrument increases. In addition, the Company's master netting agreements reduce credit risk by permitting the Company to net settle for transactions with the same counterparty. To minimize the concentration of credit risk, we enter into derivative transactions with a portfolio of financial institutions. Based on these factors, we consider the risk of counterparty default to be minimal.
Cash Flow Hedging Strategy
The Company uses cash flow hedges to minimize the variability in cash flows of assets or liabilities or forecasted transactions caused by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices or interest rates. The changes in the fair values of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges are recorded in AOCI and are reclassified into the line item in our condensed consolidated statements of income in which the hedged items are recorded in the same period the hedged items affect earnings. The changes in fair values of hedges that are determined to be ineffective are immediately reclassified from AOCI into earnings. The maximum length of time for which the Company hedges its exposure to future cash flows is typically three years.
The Company maintains a foreign currency cash flow hedging program to reduce the risk that our eventual U.S. dollar net cash inflows from sales outside the United States and U.S. dollar net cash outflows from procurement activities will be adversely affected by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We enter into forward contracts and purchase foreign currency options (principally euros and Japanese yen) and collars to hedge certain portions of forecasted cash flows denominated in foreign currencies. When the U.S. dollar strengthens against the foreign currencies, the decline in the present value of future foreign currency cash flows is partially offset by gains in the fair value of the derivative instruments. Conversely, when the U.S. dollar weakens, the increase in the present value of future foreign currency cash flows is partially offset by losses in the fair value of the derivative instruments. The total notional values of derivatives that were designated and qualify for the Company's foreign currency cash flow hedging program were $3,570 million and $4,068 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The Company uses cross-currency swaps to hedge the changes in cash flows of certain of its foreign currency denominated debt and other monetary assets or liabilities due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. For this hedging program, the Company records the change in carrying value of these foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities due to changes in exchange rates into earnings each period. The changes in fair value of the cross-currency swap derivatives are recorded in AOCI with an immediate reclassification into earnings for the change in fair value attributable to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The total notional values of derivatives that have been designated as cash flow hedges for the Company's foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities were $3,028 million and $1,851 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The Company has entered into commodity futures contracts and other derivative instruments on various commodities to mitigate the price risk associated with forecasted purchases of materials used in our manufacturing process. These derivative instruments have been designated and qualify as part of the Company's commodity cash flow hedging program. The objective of this hedging program is to reduce the variability of cash flows associated with future purchases of certain commodities. The total notional values of derivatives that have been designated and qualify for this program were $4 million and $35 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
Our Company monitors our mix of short-term debt and long-term debt regularly. From time to time, we manage our risk to interest rate fluctuations through the use of derivative financial instruments. The Company has entered into interest rate swap agreements and has designated these instruments as part of the Company's interest rate cash flow hedging program. The objective of this hedging program is to mitigate the risk of adverse changes in benchmark interest rates on the Company's future interest payments. The total notional value of these interest rate swap agreements that were designated and qualified for the Company's interest rate cash flow hedging program was $500 million as of December 31, 2017. During the six months ended June 29, 2018, we discontinued the cash flow hedge relationship related to these swaps. We reclassified a loss of $8 million into earnings as a result of the discontinuance. As of June 29, 2018, we did not have any interest rate swaps designated as a cash flow hedge.







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The following tables present the pretax impact that changes in the fair values of derivatives designated as cash flow hedges had on AOCI and earnings (in millions):
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized
in OCI

Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income1
Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
AOCI into Income
(Effective Portion)

Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)

 
Three Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
$
65

Net operating revenues
$
39

$
1

 
Foreign currency contracts
14

Cost of goods sold
2


2 
Foreign currency contracts

Interest expense
(2
)

 
Foreign currency contracts
(79
)
Other income (loss) — net
(87
)
(3
)
 
Interest rate contracts

Interest expense
(10
)

 
Total
$

 
$
(58
)
$
(2
)
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
$
(94
)
Net operating revenues
$
116

$
(1
)
 
Foreign currency contracts
(5
)
Cost of goods sold
2


2 
Foreign currency contracts

Interest expense
(3
)

 
Foreign currency contracts
(2
)
Other income (loss) — net
25

8

 
Interest rate contracts
(25
)
Interest expense
(9
)
2

 
Total
$
(126
)
 
$
131

$
9

 
1 The Company records gains and losses reclassified from AOCI into income for the effective portion and the ineffective portion, if any, to the same line items in our condensed consolidated statements of income.
2 Includes a de minimis amount of ineffectiveness in the hedging relationship.
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized
in OCI

Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income1
Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
AOCI into Income
(Effective Portion)

Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income (Ineffective Portion and Amount Excluded from Effectiveness Testing)

 
Six Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
$
8

Net operating revenues
$
54

$
1

 
Foreign currency contracts
10

Cost of goods sold
1


2 
Foreign currency contracts

Interest expense
(4
)

 
Foreign currency contracts
26

Other income (loss) — net
(20
)
2

 
Foreign currency contracts

Income from discontinued operations

(3
)
 
Interest rate contracts
22

Interest expense
(20
)
(8
)
 
Commodity contracts

Income from discontinued operations

(5
)
 
Total
$
66

 
$
11

$
(13
)
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
$
(181
)
Net operating revenues
$
223

$
(1
)
 
Foreign currency contracts
(16
)
Cost of goods sold
5


2 
Foreign currency contracts

Interest expense
(5
)

 
Foreign currency contracts
13

Other income (loss) — net
52


2 
Interest rate contracts
(24
)
Interest expense
(17
)
2

 
Commodity contracts
(1
)
Cost of goods sold
1


 
Total
$
(209
)
 
$
259

$
1

 
1 The Company records gains and losses reclassified from AOCI into income for the effective portion and the ineffective portion, if any, to the same line items in our condensed consolidated statements of income.
2 Includes a de minimis amount of ineffectiveness in the hedging relationship.
As of June 29, 2018, the Company estimates that it will reclassify into earnings during the next 12 months $56 million of gains from the pretax amount recorded in AOCI as the anticipated cash flows occur.
Fair Value Hedging Strategy
The Company uses interest rate swap agreements designated as fair value hedges to minimize exposure to changes in the fair value of fixed-rate debt that results from fluctuations in benchmark interest rates. The Company also uses cross-currency

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interest rate swaps to hedge the changes in the fair value of foreign currency denominated debt relating to changes in foreign currency exchange rates and benchmark interest rates. The changes in fair values of derivatives designated as fair value hedges and the offsetting changes in fair values of the hedged items are recognized in earnings. The ineffective portions of these hedges are immediately recognized in earnings. As of June 29, 2018, such adjustments had cumulatively decreased the carrying value of our long-term debt by $5 million. When a derivative is no longer designated as a fair value hedge for any reason, including termination and maturity, the remaining unamortized difference between the carrying value of the hedged item at that time and the face value of the hedged item is amortized to earnings over the remaining life of the hedged item, or immediately if the hedged item has matured. The total notional values of derivatives related to our fair value hedges of this type were $8,131 million and $8,121 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The Company also uses fair value hedges to minimize exposure to changes in the fair value of certain available-for-sale securities from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The changes in fair values of derivatives designated as fair value hedges and the offsetting changes in fair values of the hedged items due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates are recognized in earnings. As a result, any difference is reflected in earnings as ineffectiveness. The total notional value of derivatives related to fair value hedges of this type was $311 million as of December 31, 2017. As of June 29, 2018, we did not have any fair value hedges of this type.
The following tables summarize the pretax impact that changes in the fair values of derivatives designated as fair value hedges had on earnings (in millions):
Hedging Instruments and Hedged Items
Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income1
Three Months Ended
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Interest rate contracts
Interest expense
$
(3
)
$
(23
)
Fixed-rate debt
Interest expense
(5
)
24

Net impact to interest expense
 
$
(8
)
$
1

Foreign currency contracts
Other income (loss) — net
$

$
(24
)
Available-for-sale securities
Other income (loss) — net

24

Net impact to other income (loss) — net

 
$

$

Net impact of fair value hedging instruments
 
$
(8
)
$
1

Hedging Instruments and Hedged Items
Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income1
Six Months Ended
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Interest rate contracts
Interest expense
$
(19
)
$
(65
)
Fixed-rate debt
Interest expense
9

57

Net impact to interest expense
 
$
(10
)
$
(8
)
Foreign currency contracts
Other income (loss) — net
$
(6
)
$
(43
)
Available-for-sale securities
Other income (loss) — net
6

46

Net impact to other income (loss) — net
 
$

$
3

Net impact of fair value hedging instruments
 
$
(10
)
$
(5
)
1 The net impacts represent the ineffective portions of the hedge relationships and the amounts excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness.
Hedges of Net Investments in Foreign Operations Strategy
The Company uses forward contracts and a portion of its foreign currency denominated debt, a non-derivative financial instrument, to protect the value of our net investments in a number of foreign operations. For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as hedges of net investments in foreign operations, the changes in fair values of the derivative instruments are recognized in net foreign currency translation adjustment, a component of AOCI, to offset the changes in the values of the net investments being hedged. For non-derivative financial instruments that are designated and qualify as hedges of net investments in foreign operations, the change in the carrying value of the designated portion of the non-derivative financial instrument due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates is recorded in net foreign currency translation

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adjustment. Any ineffective portions of net investment hedges are reclassified from AOCI into earnings during the period of change.
The following table summarizes the notional values and pretax impact of changes in the fair values of instruments designated as net investment hedges (in millions):
 
Notional Amount
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized in OCI
 
as of
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2018

December 31, 2017

 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

 
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Foreign currency contracts
$
50

$

 
$

$
(2
)
 
$

$
(15
)
Foreign currency denominated debt
12,852

13,147

 
705

(928
)
 
294

(926
)
Total
$
12,902

$
13,147

 
$
705

$
(930
)
 
$
294

$
(941
)
The Company did not reclassify any gains or losses related to net investment hedges from AOCI into earnings during the three and six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017. In addition, the Company did not have any ineffectiveness related to net investment hedges during the three and six months ended June 29, 2018 and June 30, 2017. The cash inflows and outflows associated with the Company's derivative contracts designated as net investment hedges are classified in the line item other investing activities in our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.
Economic (Nondesignated) Hedging Strategy
In addition to derivative instruments that are designated and qualify for hedge accounting, the Company also uses certain derivatives as economic hedges of foreign currency, interest rate and commodity exposure. Although these derivatives were not designated and/or did not qualify for hedge accounting, they are effective economic hedges. The changes in the fair value of economic hedges are immediately recognized into earnings.
The Company uses foreign currency economic hedges to offset the earnings impact that fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates have on certain monetary assets and liabilities denominated in nonfunctional currencies. The changes in fair value of economic hedges used to offset those monetary assets and liabilities are immediately recognized into earnings in the line item other income (loss) — net in our condensed consolidated statements of income. In addition, we use foreign currency economic hedges to minimize the variability in cash flows associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The changes in fair values of economic hedges used to offset the variability in U.S. dollar net cash flows are recognized into earnings in the line items net operating revenues or cost of goods sold in our condensed consolidated statements of income, as applicable. The total notional values of derivatives related to our foreign currency economic hedges were $5,907 million and $6,827 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The Company also uses certain derivatives as economic hedges to mitigate the price risk associated with the purchase of materials used in the manufacturing process and for vehicle fuel. The changes in fair values of these economic hedges are immediately recognized into earnings in the line items net operating revenues, cost of goods sold, and selling, general and administrative expenses in our condensed consolidated statements of income, as applicable. The total notional values of derivatives related to our economic hedges of this type were $263 million and $357 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

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The following tables present the pretax impact that changes in the fair values of derivatives not designated as hedging instruments had on earnings (in millions):
Derivatives Not Designated
as Hedging Instruments
Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Three Months Ended
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Foreign currency contracts
Net operating revenues
$
33

$
(8
)
Foreign currency contracts
Other income (loss) — net
(73
)
66

Foreign currency contracts
Income from discontinued operations
1


Interest rate contracts
Interest expense
1


Commodity contracts
Net operating revenues

(2
)
Commodity contracts
Cost of goods sold
(6
)
(3
)
Commodity contracts
Selling, general and administrative expenses

(2
)
Commodity contracts
Income from discontinued operations
4


Other derivative instruments
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(1
)
13

Other derivative instruments
Other income (loss) — net
1

1

Total
 
$
(40
)
$
65

Derivatives Not Designated
as Hedging Instruments
Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income
Six Months Ended
June 29,
2018

June 30,
2017

Foreign currency contracts
Net operating revenues
$
26

$
(18
)
Foreign currency contracts
Cost of goods sold
(1
)

Foreign currency contracts
Other income (loss) — net
(116
)
102

Foreign currency contracts
Income from discontinued operations
(5
)

Interest rate contracts
Interest expense
(1
)

Commodity contracts
Net operating revenues

(5
)
Commodity contracts
Cost of goods sold
7

28

Commodity contracts
Selling, general and administrative expenses

(3
)
Commodity contracts
Income from discontinued operations
5


Other derivative instruments
Selling, general and administrative expenses
(7
)
25

Other derivative instruments
Other income (loss) — net

1

Total
 
$
(92
)
$
130

NOTE 7: DEBT AND BORROWING ARRANGEMENTS
During the six months ended June 29, 2018, the Company retired upon maturity $2,026 million total principal amount of notes. The general terms of the notes retired are as follows:
$1,250 million total principal amount of notes due April 1, 2018, at a fixed interest rate of 1.15 percent;
$750 million total principal amount of notes due March 14, 2018, at a fixed interest rate of 1.65 percent; and
$26 million total principal amount of debentures due January 29, 2018, at a fixed interest rate of 9.66 percent.
NOTE 8: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Guarantees
As of June 29, 2018, we were contingently liable for guarantees of indebtedness owed by third parties of $627 million, of which $253 million was related to variable interest entities. Our guarantees are primarily related to third-party customers, bottlers, vendors and container manufacturing operations and have arisen through the normal course of business. These guarantees have various terms, and none of these guarantees was individually significant. The amount represents the maximum

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potential future payments that we could be required to make under the guarantees; however, we do not consider it probable that we will be required to satisfy these guarantees.
We believe our exposure to concentrations of credit risk is limited due to the diverse geographic areas covered by our operations.
Legal Contingencies
The Company is involved in various legal proceedings. We establish reserves for specific legal proceedings when we determine that the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome is probable and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. Management has also identified certain other legal matters where we believe an unfavorable outcome is reasonably possible and/or for which no estimate of possible losses can be made. Management believes that the total liabilities to the Company that may arise as a result of currently pending legal proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on the Company taken as a whole.
Tax Audits
The Company is involved in various tax matters, with respect to some of which the outcome is uncertain. We establish reserves to remove some or all of the tax benefit of any of our tax positions at the time we determine that it becomes uncertain based upon one of the following conditions: (1) the tax position is not "more likely than not" to be sustained; (2) the tax position is "more likely than not" to be sustained, but for a lesser amount; or (3) the tax position is "more likely than not" to be sustained, but not in the financial period in which the tax position was originally taken. For purposes of evaluating whether or not a tax position is uncertain, (1) we presume the tax position will be examined by the relevant taxing authority that has full knowledge of all relevant information; (2) the technical merits of a tax position are derived from authorities such as legislation and statutes, legislative intent, regulations, rulings and case law and their applicability to the facts and circumstances of the tax position; and (3) each tax position is evaluated without consideration of the possibility of offset or aggregation with other tax positions taken. A number of years may elapse before a particular uncertain tax position is audited and finally resolved or when a tax assessment is raised. The number of years subject to tax assessments varies depending on the tax jurisdiction. The tax benefit that has been previously reserved because of a failure to meet the "more likely than not" recognition threshold would be recognized in our income tax expense in the first interim period when the uncertainty disappears under any one of the following conditions: (1) the tax position is "more likely than not" to be sustained; (2) the tax position, amount, and/or timing is ultimately settled through negotiation or litigation; or (3) the statute of limitations for the tax position has expired. Refer to Note 14.
On September 17, 2015, the Company received a Statutory Notice of Deficiency ("Notice") from the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") for the tax years 2007 through 2009, after a five-year audit. In the Notice, the IRS claims that the Company's United States taxable income should be increased by an amount that creates a potential additional federal income tax liability of approximately $3.3 billion for the period, plus interest. No penalties were asserted in the Notice. The disputed amounts largely relate to a transfer pricing matter involving the appropriate amount of taxable income the Company should report in the United States in connection with its licensing of intangible property to certain related foreign licensees regarding the manufacturing, distribution, sale, marketing and promotion of products in overseas markets.
During the 2007-2009 audit period, the Company followed the same transfer pricing methodology for these licenses that had consistently been followed since the methodology was agreed with the IRS in a 1996 closing agreement that applied back to 1987. The closing agreement provided prospective penalty protection as long as the Company followed the prescribed methodology and material facts and circumstances and relevant federal tax law have not changed. On February 11, 2016, the IRS notified the Company, without further explanation, that the IRS had determined that material facts and circumstances and relevant federal tax law had changed permitting it to assert penalties. The Company does not agree with this determination. The Company's compliance with the closing agreement was audited and confirmed by the IRS in five successive audit cycles covering the subsequent 11 years through 2006, with the last audit concluding as recently as 2009.
The Notice represents a repudiation of the methodology previously adopted in the 1996 closing agreement. The IRS designated the matter for litigation on October 15, 2015. To the extent the matter remains designated, the Company will be prevented from pursuing any administrative settlement at IRS Appeals or under the IRS Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program.
The Company firmly believes that the IRS' claims are without merit and plans to pursue all available administrative and judicial remedies necessary to vigorously defend its position. To that end, the Company filed a petition in the U.S. Tax Court on December 14, 2015, and the IRS filed its answer on February 12, 2016. On October 4, 2017, the IRS filed an amended answer to the Company's petition in which it increased its transfer pricing adjustment by $385 million resulting in an additional tax adjustment of $135 million.
On June 20, 2017, the Company filed a motion for summary judgment on the portion of the IRS' adjustments related to our licensee in Mexico. On December 14, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court issued a decision on the summary judgment motion in favor of the Company. This decision effectively reduced the IRS' potential tax adjustment by approximately $138 million.

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The U.S. Tax Court trial was held from March 8, 2018 through May 11, 2018, and the Company and the IRS are required to file and exchange final post-trial briefs by February 2019. It is not known how much time will elapse before the U.S. Tax Court issues its decision. While the Company continues to strongly disagree with the IRS' position, there is no assurance that the U.S. Tax Court will rule in the Company's favor, and it is possible that all or some portion of the adjustment proposed by the IRS Notice could be sustained. In that event, or if the IRS proposes similar adjustments for years subsequent to the 2007-2009 litigation period, the Company will be subject to significant additional liabilities which could have a material adverse impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
The Company regularly assesses the likelihood of adverse outcomes resulting from tax disputes such as this and other examinations for all open years to determine the adequacy of its tax reserves.
Risk Management Programs
The Company has numerous global insurance programs in place to help protect the Company from the risk of loss. In general, we are self-insured for large portions of many different types of claims; however, we do use commercial insurance above our self-insured retentions to reduce the Company's risk of catastrophic loss. Our reserves for the Company's self-insured losses are estimated using actuarial methods and assumptions of the insurance industry, adjusted for our specific expectations based on our claim history. Our self-insurance reserves totaled $430 million and $480 million as of June 29, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
NOTE 9: OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
AOCI attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company is separately presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets as a component of The Coca-Cola Company's shareowners' equity, which also includes our proportionate share of equity method investees' AOCI. OCI attributable to noncontrolling interests is allocated to, and included in, our condensed consolidated balance sheets as part of the line item equity attributable to noncontrolling interests.
AOCI attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company consisted of the following, net of tax (in millions):
 
June 29,
2018

 
December 31, 2017

Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(10,284
)
 
$
(8,957
)
Accumulated derivative net gains (losses)
(67
)
 
(119
)
Unrealized net gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities1
(17
)
 
493

Adjustments to pension and other benefit liabilities
(1,406
)
 
(1,722
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
$
(11,774
)
 
$
(10,305
)
1 The change in the balance from December 31, 2017 includes the $409 million reclassification to retained earnings upon the adoption of ASU
2016-01. Refer to Note 1 and Note 4.
The following table summarizes the allocation of total comprehensive income between shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company and noncontrolling interests (in millions):
 
Six Months Ended June 29, 2018
 
Shareowners of
The Coca-Cola Company

Noncontrolling
Interests

Total

Consolidated net income
$
3,684

$
47

$
3,731

Other comprehensive income:
 
 
 
Net foreign currency translation adjustments
(1,327
)
(98
)
(1,425
)
Net gain (loss) on derivatives1
52


52

Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale debt
   securities2
(101
)

(101
)
Net change in pension and other benefit liabilities3
316


316

Total comprehensive income
$
2,624

$
(51
)
$
2,573

1 Refer to Note 6 for additional information related to the net gain or loss on derivative instruments designated and qualifying as cash flow hedging instruments.
2 Refer to Note 4 for additional information related to the net unrealized gain or loss on available-for-sale debt securities.
3 Refer to Note 13 for additional information related to the Company's pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities.

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The following tables present OCI attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company, including our proportionate share of equity method investees' OCI (in millions):
Three Months Ended June 29, 2018
Before-Tax Amount

 
Income Tax

 
After-Tax Amount

Foreign currency translation adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
Translation adjustments arising during the period
$
(1,152
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
(1,169
)
Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
42

 

 
42

Gains (losses) on intra-entity transactions that are of a long-term investment nature
(1,372
)
 

 
(1,372
)
Gains (losses) on net investment hedges arising during the period1
705

 
(202
)
 
503

Net foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(1,777
)
 
$
(219
)
 
$
(1,996
)
Derivatives:

 

 

Gains (losses) arising during the period
$
(1
)
 
$
24

 
$
23

Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
60

 
(15
)
 
45

Net gains (losses) on derivatives1
$
59

 
$
9

 
$
68

Available-for-sale debt securities:

 

 

Unrealized gains (losses) arising during the period
$
(113
)
 
$
23

 
$
(90
)
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale debt securities2
$
(113
)
 
$
23

 
$
(90
)
Pension and other benefit liabilities:

 

 

Net pension and other benefit liabilities arising during the period
$
261

 
$
(61
)
 
$
200

Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
111

 
(29
)
 
82

Net change in pension and other benefit liabilities3
$
372

 
$
(90
)
 
$
282

Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareowners of The Coca-Cola
   Company
$
(1,459
)
 
$
(277
)
 
$
(1,736
)
1 
Refer to Note 6 for additional information related to the net gain or loss on derivative instruments designated and qualifying as cash flow hedging instruments.
2 
Includes reclassification adjustments related to divestitures of certain available-for-sale debt securities. Refer to Note 4 for additional information related to these divestitures.
3 
Refer to Note 13 for additional information related to the Company's pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities.









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Six Months Ended June 29, 2018
Before-Tax Amount

 
Income Tax

 
After-Tax Amount

Foreign currency translation adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
Translation adjustments arising during the period
$
(985
)
 
$
(85
)
 
$
(1,070
)
Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
98

 

 
98

Gains (losses) on intra-entity transactions that are of a long-term investment nature
(576
)
 

 
(576
)
Gains (losses) on net investment hedges arising during the period1
294

 
(73
)
 
221

Net foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(1,169
)
 
$
(158
)
 
$
(1,327
)
Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
Gains (losses) arising during the period
$
65

 
$
(14
)
 
$
51

Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
2

 
(1
)
 
1

Net gains (losses) on derivatives1
$
67

 
$
(15
)
 
$
52

Available-for-sale debt securities:
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gains (losses) arising during the period
$
(126
)
 
$
21

 
$
(105
)
Reclassification adjustments recognized in net income
5