Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide.


Earnings are forecast to grow 8.22% per year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 2.6%

Risk Analysis

Has a high level of debt

Profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (19.2%)

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has PepsiCo's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PEPS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: PEPS exceeded the Austrian Beverage industry which returned 5.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PEPS exceeded the Austrian Market which returned 5.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.9%0.8%1.9%
30 Day6.3%-3.4%0.3%
90 Day10.6%-0.04%0.8%
1 Year34.8%30.9%8.0%5.9%8.8%5.1%
3 Yearn/a12.0%5.0%27.7%16.2%
5 Yearn/a21.8%9.0%56.9%35.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is PepsiCo's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is PepsiCo undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PEPS (€135) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€127.96)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PEPS is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PEPS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.1x) compared to the Beverage industry average (20.7x).

PE vs Market: PEPS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.1x) compared to the Austrian market (14.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PEPS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PEPS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.8x) compared to the XE Beverage industry average (2.1x).

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Future Growth

How is PepsiCo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PEPS's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: PEPS's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PEPS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: PEPS's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PEPS's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PEPS's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (56.5%).

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Past Performance

How has PepsiCo performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PEPS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PEPS's current net profit margins (10.9%) are lower than last year (19.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PEPS's earnings have grown by 14.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PEPS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: PEPS had negative earnings growth (-41.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Beverage industry average (2.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst PEPS's Return on Equity (49.46%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is PepsiCo's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PEPS's short term assets ($17.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($20.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: PEPS's short term assets ($17.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($43.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PEPS's debt to equity ratio (215.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PEPS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 165.2% to 215.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PEPS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.1%).

Interest Coverage: PEPS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PEPS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PEPS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).

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What is PepsiCo's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: PEPS's dividend (2.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).

High Dividend: PEPS's dividend (2.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.47%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: PEPS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PEPS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (72.5%), PEPS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: PEPS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ramon Laguarta (55yo)





Mr. Ramon Luis Laguarta has been an Independent Director of Visa Inc. since November 20, 2019. Mr. Laguarta has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of PepsiCo, Inc. since October 3, 2018 and serves a ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ramon's total compensation ($USD10.83M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD3.59M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ramon's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Ramon Laguarta
Chairman & CEO1.3yrsUS$10.83m0.016% $29.3m
Hugh Johnston
Vice Chairman9.9yrsUS$9.14m0.0053% $9.9m
Silviu Popovici
Chief Executive Officer of Europe0yrsUS$6.15m0.0062% $11.6m
Grace Puma
Executive Vice President of Global Operations2.3yrsno datano data
Rene Lammers
Executive VP & Chief Science Officer0.9yrsno datano data
Seth Cohen
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer0.3yrsno datano data
David Yawman
Executive VP of Government Affairs2.3yrsno data0.0040% $7.5m
Jon Banner
Executive VP of Global Communications & President of PepsiCo Foundation5.8yrsno datano data
Ronald Adrianus Schellekens
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.2yrsno datano data
Jamie Caulfield
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PEPS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Ramon Laguarta
Chairman & CEO1.3yrsUS$10.83m0.016% $29.3m
Ian Cook
Presiding Director0yrsUS$340.00k0.00026% $489.8k
William Johnson
Independent Director4.9yrsUS$290.00k0.00027% $508.6k
Robert Pohlad
Independent Director4.9yrsUS$290.00k0.082% $154.6m
Dina Dublon
Independent Director14.6yrsUS$330.00k0.00018% $339.1k
Daniel Vasella
Independent Director18yrsUS$330.00k0.0010% $1.9m
Alberto Weisser
Independent Director8.4yrsUS$330.00k0.0014% $2.7m
Richard Fisher
Independent Director4.9yrsUS$300.00k0.000070% $131.9k
Shona Brown
Independent Director10.9yrsUS$330.00k0.000070% $131.9k
David Page
Independent Director5.3yrsUS$310.00k0.000070% $131.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PEPS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

PepsiCo, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Ticker: PEPS
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded: 1898
  • Industry: Soft Drinks
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: US$204.249b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$188.379b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.39b
  • Website: https://www.pepsico.com

Number of Employees


  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • 700 Anderson Hill Road
  • Purchase
  • New York
  • 10577
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PEPNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
PEPSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
PEP *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
PEPDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
PEPXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
PEPSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
0QOSLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
PEPENXTBR (Euronext Brussels)YesCommon StockBEUSDJan 1968
PEPSWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
PEPETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
PEPBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH REP 1/2 ORD CP STK USD0.0166ARARSSep 2000
PEPB34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 CAP USD0.016666BRBRLAug 2012


PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. The company operates through seven segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; PepsiCo Beverages North America; Latin America; Europe; Africa, Middle East and South Asia; and Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand and China Region. It offers branded dips; Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks; and Doritos tortilla, Fritos corn, Lay’s potato, Ruffles potato, and Tostitos tortilla chips. The company also provides cereals, rice, pasta, mixes and syrups, granola bars, grits, oatmeal, rice cakes, simply granola, and side dishes under the Aunt Jemima, Cap’n crunch, Life, Pasta Roni, Quaker Chewy, Quaker, and Rice-A-Roni brands. In addition, it offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the 7UP, H2oh!, Manzanita Sol, Mirinda, Pepsi Black, San Carlos, and Toddy, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Propel, Sierra Mist, Pepsi Max, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and juices; and dairy products under the Agusha, Chudo, and Domik v Derevne brands. Further, the company provides snack foods under the Cheetos, Chipita, Chipsy, Doritos, Kurkure, Emperador, Lay’s, Walkers, Smith’s, Marias Gamesa, Rosquinhas Mabel, Ruffles, Sabritas, Saladitas, and Tostitos brands; and Quaker-branded cereals and snacks. It serves authorized bottlers, independent distributors, and retailers. The company sells its products through third-party distributors, e-commerce websites, mobile commerce applications, and retailers. PepsiCo, Inc. was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 22:58
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.