PepsiCo pleased with plump Q2

PepsiCo pleased with plump Q2

Company reported core earnings per share of $1.31, an increase of 17 percent on organic revenue growth of 4.2 percent.

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported core earnings per share of $1.31 for the second quarter, an increase of 17 percent on organic revenue growth of 4.2 percent.

"We're pleased with our performance in the second quarter and for the first half of 2013. PepsiCo delivered another quarter of mid-single-digit organic revenue growth, driven by our balanced food and beverage product portfolio and global geographic footprint. We continue to invest in advertising and marketing, innovation, and other marketplace initiatives to sustain our organic revenue growth and we are driving a robust productivity agenda that serves as a funding source for these investments," said Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

"Importantly, we maintained disciplined, balanced pricing that, together with our productivity initiatives, translated to healthy margin improvement. In the second quarter, we increased both gross margins and operating margins by more than 100 basis points.

"Our results in the first half give us even greater confidence in achieving our financial goals for the full year. We remain focused on driving marketplace execution, maintaining discipline in our capital allocation and delivering on our financial targets to create long-term value for our shareholders."

Operating and marketplace highlights:

  • Achieved 4.2 percent organic revenue growth.
  • PepsiCo Americas Foods organic revenue grew 6 percent in the quarter driven by mid-single-digit organic revenue growth at Frito-Lay North America and double-digit organic revenue growth in Latin America Foods. Reported net revenue increased 5 percent in the quarter driven by mid-single-digit net revenue growth at Frito-Lay North America and high-single-digit net revenue growth in Latin America Foods.
  • PepsiCo Americas Beverages core constant currency operating profit grew 4 percent in the quarter reflecting 3 percentage points of effective net pricing and productivity gains. Reported operating profit was up 5 percent.
  • In the U.S., the company's largest market, held value market share in salty snacks and improved both volume and value market share performance sequentially in liquid refreshment beverages.
  • AMEA organic revenue grew 14 percent in the quarter driven by organic volume growth in both snacks and beverages. Reported net revenue in AMEA rose 6 percent, reflecting the impact of structural changes and foreign exchange translation.
  • On an organic basis, developing and emerging market revenue grew 11 percent in the quarter. The refranchising of our beverage businesses in Vietnam and China and unfavorable foreign exchange impacted developing and emerging markets net revenue growth by 5 percentage points. On a reported basis, emerging and developing market net revenue grew 6 percent in the quarter.
  • Core gross margin expanded 120 basis points.
  • Core operating margin expanded 120 basis points, including a 13 percent increase in advertising and marketing expense. Reported operating margin expanded 260 basis points.
  • On track to deliver targeted $900 million of productivity savings during 2013 and $3 billion in productivity savings in 2012 through 2014.
  • Management operating cash flow (excluding certain items) was $2.3 billion year to date. Cash flow from operations was $3 billion year to date.
  • Net capital spending was 4.0 percent of net sales over the past four quarters, an improvement of 40 basis points over the comparable prior four quarters.
  • On track to return a total of $6.4 billion to shareholders in 2013 through approximately $3.4 billion in dividends and approximately $3.0 billion in share repurchases.

Summary of second quarter financial performance:

  • Organic revenue grew 4.2 percent and reported net revenue grew 2 percent. Structural changes, principally the refranchising of the company's beverage operations in Vietnam and China, negatively impacted reported net revenue performance by nearly 1 percentage point and foreign exchange translation had a 1.5-percentage-point unfavorable impact in the quarter.
  • Core constant currency operating profit increased 11 percent reflecting solid revenue growth, productivity gains, and a $137 million gain related to refranchising the company's bottling operations in Vietnam, partially offset by increased advertising and marketing expense and $46 million of incremental investments. The gain, net of the $46 million incremental investments, contributed 3 percentage points to core constant currency operating profit growth. Reported operating profit increased 21 percent and included the net impact of mark-to-market losses on commodity hedges, and certain restructuring and integration costs in both 2013 and 2012. The Vietnam gain, net of incremental investments, contributed 4 percentage points to reported operating profit growth.
  • The company's core effective tax rate was 24.5 percent, below the prior year quarter primarily due to favorable resolution of certain tax matters in the quarter. The company's reported tax rate was 24.4 percent, below the prior year quarter primarily due to favorable resolution of certain tax matters in the quarter and lapping the prior year tax impact of the China refranchising transaction with Tingyi.
  • Core EPS was $1.31 and reported EPS was $1.28. Core EPS includes a $0.09 per share gain related to refranchising the company's bottling operations in Vietnam, partially offset by a $0.02 impact from incremental investments. Core EPS excludes a net impact of $0.02 per share related to mark-to-market losses on commodity hedges, and a $0.01 impact from restructuring and integration charges. Mark-to-market gains and losses on commodity hedges are subsequently reflected in core division results when the divisions recognize the cost of the underlying commodity in net income.

 

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