Pepsico Outperforms After Smart Investment and Marketing

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Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) saw some shareholder love on Valentine’s Day following the release of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 earnings report. Shares climbed as much as 2 percent in morning trading after the soft-drink company beat expectations and provided solid 2013 guidance.

Fourth-quarter reported earnings grew 19 percent to $1.06 per share, or $1.09 excluding one-time items, above of expectations for $1.05. Organic revenue grew 5 percent, but net revenue for the period fell 1 percent to $19.95 billion, negatively impacted by a strong dollar.

Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 20,158 12,428 16,458 16,652 19,954
Diluted EPS ($) 0.89 0.71 0.94 1.21 1.06

Net revenues for the year fell 1.5 percent to $65.49 billion, while diluted earnings per share fell 3 percent to $3.92.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 43,251 43,232 57,838 66,504 65,492
Diluted EPS ($) 3.21 3.77 3.92 4.03 3.92

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