Saturday, June 1, 2013

Why PepsiCo Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink and snack giant PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.  

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PepsiCo and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PepsiCo facts



Headquarters (founded)

Purchase, N.Y. (1898)

Market Cap

$127.7 billion


Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$65.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi

CFO Hugh Johnston

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$7.0 billion/$29.4 billion

Dividend Yield




Dr Pepper Snapple Group 

Mondelez International 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,549 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, cschweit, tapped PepsiCo as a particularly tasty opportunity:

It's got options. Not as in stock options, but rather business options. This company has many choices to make in the coming years. These decisions: buy/don't buy Mondelez International, spin off the beverage group, sell the beverage group, any combination of these and others. It will be interesting what will happen, but I think this company is a strong one that will continue to grow.

PepsiCo has quenched consumers' thirst for more than a century. But recently the company has left shareholders craving more. With increased competition and loss of market share, many investors wonder if this global snack food and beverage giant is simply fizzling out. Are more bland results ahead for PepsiCo? The Motley Fool's premium report on the company guides you through everything you need to know about PepsiCo, including the key opportunities and threats facing the company's future. Simply click here now to claim your copy today.

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