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Executive Summary

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

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and slightly overvalued.

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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: PEP is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: PEP's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Beverage


US Market

1 Year Return




US Beverage


US Market

Return vs Industry: PEP underperformed the US Beverage industry which returned 3.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PEP underperformed the US Market which returned 36.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.0%-2.8%-3.6%
30 Day-4.4%-1.5%2.7%
90 Day-10.6%-4.8%7.5%
1 Year-2.3%-5.1%6.1%3.3%39.5%36.5%
3 Year29.7%19.4%25.3%15.9%53.5%43.6%
5 Year51.4%31.6%43.8%26.0%117.5%93.2%

Long-Term 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


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PEP ($130.62) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($156.47)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PEP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PEP is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US Beverage industry average (27.2x).

PE vs Market: PEP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US market (21.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PEP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.4x) compared to the US Beverage industry average (7.7x).

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Future Growth

How is PepsiCo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PEP's forecast earnings growth (7.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: PEP's earnings (7.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: PEP's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PEP's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: PEP's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (54.4%).

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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: PEP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PEP's current net profit margins (10.1%) are lower than last year (11%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PEP's earnings have grown by 10% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: PEP had negative earnings growth (-3.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Beverage industry average (6.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst PEP's Return on Equity (52.94%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is PepsiCo's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PEP's short term assets ($23.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($23.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: PEP's short term assets ($23.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($56.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PEP's debt to equity ratio (325.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PEP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 280.6% to 325.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PEP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24%).

Interest Coverage: PEP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: PEP's dividend (3.13%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: PEP's dividend (3.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.76%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (78.2%), PEP's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: PEP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (67.2% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Ramon Laguarta (56 yo)





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 its Chai...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ramon's total compensation ($USD16.87M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.54M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ramon's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Ramon Laguarta
Chairman & CEO2.33yrsUS$16.87m0.019%
$ 34.7m
Hugh Johnston
Vice Chairman10.92yrsUS$11.29m0.0076%
$ 13.6m
Ronald Adrianus Schellekens
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer2.17yrsUS$4.18m0.0027%
$ 4.7m
Kirk Tanner
Chief Executive Officer of North America Beverages2.08yrsUS$6.84m0.0070%
$ 12.4m
Silviu Popovici
Chief Executive Officer of Europeno dataUS$6.13m0.0074%
$ 13.2m
Grace Puma
Executive Vice President of Global Operations3.33yrsno datano data
Rene Lammers
Executive VP & Chief Science Officer1.92yrsno datano data
Seth Cohen
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer1.25yrsno datano data
David Yawman
Executive VP3.33yrsno data0.0047%
$ 8.3m
David Flavell
Senior VPno datano datano data
Jon Banner
Executive VP of Global Communications & President of PepsiCo Foundation6.75yrsno datano data
Jamie Caulfield
Senior Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PEP's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Ramon Laguarta
Chairman & CEO2.33yrsUS$16.87m0.019%
$ 34.7m
Ian Cook
Presiding Independent Directorno dataUS$351.67k0.00026%
$ 463.4k
Robert Pohlad
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$301.67k0.083%
$ 147.9m
Dina Dublon
$ 320.8k
Daniel Vasella
Independent Director19yrsUS$359.66k0.0010%
$ 1.8m
Alberto Weisser
Independent Director9.42yrsUS$341.67k0.0016%
$ 2.9m
Richard Fisher
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$311.67k0.000070%
$ 124.8k
Cesar Conde
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$301.67k0.000070%
$ 124.8k
Shona Brown
Independent Director11.92yrsUS$341.67k0.000070%
$ 124.8k
Michelle Gass
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$495.37k0.00034%
$ 606.0k
Darren Walker
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$301.67k0.000070%
$ 124.8k
David Page
Independent Director6.25yrsUS$311.67k0.000070%
$ 124.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PEP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PEP insiders have only sold shares 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: PEP
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1898
  • Industry: Soft Drinks
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: US$178.232b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.38b
  • Website:

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 6 REP 1ARARSSep 2000
PEPB34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 15 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 Ame...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/01 23:04
End of Day Share Price2021/03/01 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/26

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.