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  • Thu, Feb. 11, 7:10 AM
    • PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) reports organic revenue growth of 4% in Q4.
    • Foreign exchange translation negatively impacted revenue by 8%.
    • Revenue by segment: Frito-Lay North America: $4.456B (+2%); Quaker Foods North America: $775M (-1%); Latin America: $2.307B (-26%); North America Beverages: $5.847B (+2%); Europe Sub-Saharan Africa: $3.283B (-17%); AMEA: $1.917B (-3.5%).
    • Frito-Lay North America operating profit increased 5% to $1.292B.
    • North America beverages operating profit grew 13% to $639M.
    • Total core gross margin improved 165 bps to 54.82%.
    • Total core operating margin decreased 20 bps to 12.52%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Core EPS: $4.66; Net capital expenditure: ~$3B; Cash flow from operating activities: over $10B; Free cash flow: more than $7B; Productivity savings: ~$1B.
    | Thu, Feb. 11, 7:10 AM | 11 Comments
  • Thu, Feb. 11, 6:34 AM
    • PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP): Q4 EPS of $1.06 in-line.
    • Revenue of $18.59B (-6.8% Y/Y) beats by $80M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Feb. 11, 6:34 AM | 3 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 5:30 PM
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 5:30 PM | 26 Comments
  • Fri, Feb. 5, 8:29 PM
    • Privately held Chobani says it has rejected overtures from PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) to take a stake, preferring to go it alone in a contentious yogurt market.
    • The sticking point was the size of the stake, Bloomberg reports: Pepsi wanted a majority share, while Chobani wanted to sell a minority stake. The move effectively ends talks of a tie-up.
    • Chobani has reportedly smoothed over struggles from rapid growth that included a massive yogurt plant in Idaho, and the company now plans to self-fund expansion, including a move into Mexico.
    • It looks like the end of a proxy war that could have valued Chobani at $3B. In the fall, rival Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) ended talks to invest in Chobani, deciding it wasn't a great fit.
    • PepsiCo had ended its joint yogurt venture with Muller in December by closing a western New York plant that had opened in 2013.
    | Fri, Feb. 5, 8:29 PM | 21 Comments
  • Fri, Feb. 5, 6:51 AM
    | Fri, Feb. 5, 6:51 AM | 7 Comments
  • Fri, Jan. 29, 11:08 AM
    • The National Retail Federation expects Super Bowl spending to increase 5.5% to $82.19 per viewer/partygoer.
    • Viewership is anticipated to rise 2.8% to 188.9M for the February 7th game.
    • Companies which traditionally benefit from an intriguing Super Bowl matchup include Party City (PRTY +1%), Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD +0.4%), Domino's Pizza (DPZ +1%), Papa John's (PZZA +0.6%), and Pizza Hut (NYSE:YUM).
    • Consumer products giants like Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) will use the event to launch new marketing campaigns.
    • Previously: Shock Top looks like a Super Bowl winner (Jan. 28 2016)
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 11:08 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 12:00 PM
    • Tobacco stocks and soft drinks names are mild outperformers on the day.
    • Despite soft consumer spending trends, some retail analysts think 2016 sales for beer, cigarettes, and soft drinks will pick up in the U.S. as gas prices remain at low levels.
    • Gainers today on a down market day include Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS +1%), PepsiCo (PEP +0.7%), Coca-Cola (KO +0.7%), Coca-Cola Bottling Company (COKE +2.6%), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE +1.1%), Reynolds American (RAI +1.7%), Altrai (MO +1%), Philip Morris (PM +0.5%), and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +0.7%).
    • Speculation that anti-soda and cigarette advocate Michael Bloomberg might run for president doesn't appear to be creating even a ripple of worry.
    • Previously: Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering running for president (Jan. 23 2016)
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 12:00 PM | 26 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 20, 11:33 AM
    • PepsiCo (PEP -1.7%) is adding four new flavors to its Mountain Dew Kickstart lineup after seeing strong results for the energy drink. The four new Kickstart varieties are Midnight Grape, Watermelon, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Blood Orange.
    • The company is also giving Mountain Dew its first Super Bowl advertising spot in over sixteen years to promote the Kickstart brand.
    • Kickstart is already delivering over $300M in revenue for PepsiCo.
    | Wed, Jan. 20, 11:33 AM | 4 Comments
  • Fri, Jan. 8, 12:58 PM
    • A sales tax on soda in Mexico was a major factor in the 6% drop in soda volume during the year after the tax was active.
    • Beverages that didn't fall under tax ruling showed positive growth over the same period.
    • Related stocks: KO, PEP, DPS, COT.
    | Fri, Jan. 8, 12:58 PM | 17 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 4, 9:03 AM
    • December monthly performance was: -1.18%
    • AUM of $580M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -1%
    • $0.10 in dividends were paid in December
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 11/30/2015: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 4.98%, Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 4.49%, Apple Inc (AAPL): 4.18%, Altria Group Inc (MO): 3.37%, McDonald's Corp (MCD): 2.94%, PepsiCo Inc (PEP): 2.93%, Home Depot Inc (HD): 2.4%, Intel Corp (INTC): 2.31%, International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 2.02%, AbbVie Inc (ABBV): 1.96%
    | Mon, Jan. 4, 9:03 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 23, 2015, 11:56 AM
    • Coca-Cola (KO +0.6%) was added back to the UBS Dividend Rulers portfolio after being swapped out last year.
    • The Atlanta company replaces British American Tobacco (BTI +1.8%).
    • The UBS Dividend Rulers portfolio has topped broad market averages over the long term, but is down 4.5% YTD this year. UBS expects a return to norm in 2016 as headwinds ease for large-cap dividend payers. Federal Reserve rate increases aren't expected to disrupt the Dividend Rulers portfolio to a large degree.
    • Other UBS Dividend Ruler stocks include Home Depot (HD +0.6%), McDonald's (MCD +0.6%), Nordstrom (JWN +1.6%), PepsiCo (PEP +0.8%), and V.F. Corp (VFC +0.5%).
    | Dec. 23, 2015, 11:56 AM | 10 Comments
  • Dec. 16, 2015, 12:38 PM
    • PepsiCo (PEP +1.1%) announced during a beverage conference this week that it will launch an organic Gatorade product next year.
    • The company hasn't determined yet how the Gatorade product will be reformulated to make it organic.
    • Execs that presented said that a new vending machine from PepsiCo will lean to the healthier side. The Hello Goodness machines will dispense Naked brand drinks along with snacks.
    • Also on tap, new Tropicana juices will include some non-GMO varieties.
    | Dec. 16, 2015, 12:38 PM | 6 Comments
  • Dec. 11, 2015, 9:28 AM
    • PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) pulled the plug on a yogurt joint venture with Muller aimed at the U.S. market due to weak sales.
    • The JV has already unloaded a dairy plant in New York for an undisclosed amount.
    • The U.S. market is dominated by Yoplait (NYSE:GIS), Danone (OTCQX:DANOY) through Stonyfield and Dannon, and privately-owned Chobani. Plenty of smaller organic and premium brands are nipping at the fringes.
    | Dec. 11, 2015, 9:28 AM | 15 Comments
  • Dec. 7, 2015, 9:50 AM
    • The buyout of Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) is creating a buzz in the beverage sector.
    • Shares of GMCR are up 74% to $89.91 vs. the deal price of $92. The moonshot in share price is a positive for Coca-Cola (KO +0.2%) which owns a 17% block and not so great for Greenlight Capital which went short (for the second time) when shares were in the triple-digits.
    • SodaStream (SODA +9.8%) and Coffee Holding (JVA +11.9%) are both up sharply with the M&A in the sector raising their profile.
    • Coffee names Farmer Brothers (FARM +0.9%) and TreeHouse Foods (THS +0.8%) are also ahead of broad market averages. National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ +1.4%) is catching some bids as it Coca-Cola distributor Embotalledora (AKO.A, AKO.B) with a +1.2% gain.
    • An interesting side note on the deal is if it could impact ongoing speculation over a Mondelez International (MDLZ -0.6%) and PepsiCo (PEP +0.1%) food combination. Mondelez is a coffee JV partner of JAB Holdings which is now a bit closer to Coca-Cola through the GMCR deal.
    | Dec. 7, 2015, 9:50 AM | 13 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 1:37 PM
    • Investors are buying back into consumer staples and consumer discretionary names, while tip-toeing around major chains such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and Macy's. Some sin stocks are part of the rally.
    • Lower oil prices, today's read on U.S. employment, and a few key earnings report have helped to increase confidence that consumers will spend more on low-priced items. Notable movers by category are below.
    • Nondurable household products: Scott's Liquid Gold-Inc (OTCPK:SLGD +4.5%), Procter & Gamble (PG +2.5%), Church & Dwight (CHD +1.6%), Spectrum Brands (SPB +1.4%).
    • Toys/Video games: Electronic Arts (EA +4.6%), Mattel (MAT +4.3%), Activision Blizzard (ATVI +3.2%).
    • Tobacco: Reynolds America (RAI +3.1%), Altria (MO +2.5%).
    • Beverages: Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.A) +3.2%, Constellation Brands (STZ +2.8%), Coca-Cola (KO +2.3%), PepsiCo (PEP +2%).
    • Footwear: Nike (NKE +2.6%), Skechers (SKX +1.9%), Wolverine Worldwide (WWW +2.2%).
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    | Dec. 4, 2015, 1:37 PM | 15 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 9:27 AM
    • November monthly performance was: +0.59%
    • AUM of $607M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -1%
    • $0.06 in dividends were paid in November
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 10/30/2015: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 5.02%, Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 4.33%, Apple Inc (AAPL): 4.2%, Altria Group Inc (MO): 3.52%, PepsiCo Inc (PEP): 2.97%, McDonald's Corp (MCD): 2.88%, Intel Corp (INTC): 2.24%, Home Depot Inc (HD): 2.2%, International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 2.03%, AbbVie Inc (ABBV): 2.0%
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 9:27 AM
Company Description
PepsiCo Inc is a food, snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, distributes and sells convenient and enjoyable beverages, foods and snacks, serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories.