US: PepsiCo posts profits fall as 53rd week bites back

By Andy Morton | 14 February 2013

  • FY like-for-like net profit down by 4%
  • Net sales slip by 1.5%
  • Operating profits fall by 5%
PepsiCo released its FY numbers today

PepsiCo released its FY numbers today

PepsiCo has posted a fall in full-year profits and sales as a 53rd week in 2011 results left a tough comparison.

Net profits were down by 4% to US$6.18bn in 2012, the New York-based company said today (14 February). Net sales slipped by 1.5% to $65.5bn over the same period while operating profits fell by 5% to $9.11bn.

PepsiCo said that, on an organic basis and discounting the effects of the extra week in 2011, net sales increased by 5%. The company did not give a value.

Fourth-quarter numbers showed more health. Net profits increased by 17% to $1.66bn in the three months to the end of December, but net sales decreased by 1% to $19.95bn. Operating profits slipped by 1.5% to $2.21bn. On an organic basis, sales increased by 5%.

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PepsiCo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

-- Fourth quarter core(1) EPS $1.09 and reported EPS $1.06

-- Full year core EPS $4.10 and reported EPS $3.92

-- Organic(1) revenue grew 5 percent in the fourth quarter and in the full year. Reported net revenue declined 1 percent for the quarter and 1.5 percent for the full year, reflecting the impact of previously announced structural changes, a 53rd week in 2011 and unfavorable foreign exchange translation

-- For 2013, company targets mid-single-digit organic revenue growth and 7 percent core constant currency(1) EPS growth

-- Company expects to return approximately $6.4 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases in 2013

-- Company announces quarterly dividend increase of 5.6 percent, starting in June 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today reported core earnings per share of $1.09 for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $4.10 for the full year, on organic revenue growth of 5 percent for both the quarter and the full year.

"In 2012, we delivered 5 percent organic revenue growth, reflecting PepsiCo's many strengths: we're well positioned in attractive and highly complementary growth categories, our portfolio is diversified with products that have broad appeal and a global footprint that is balanced, and we have an enviable portfolio of iconic brands," said Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

"We also took a number of significant steps in 2012 that will even better position our business for sustainable, long-term growth; we increased our brand investment, stepped up our innovation, improved our marketplace execution and embarked on an aggressive productivity program that will contribute to our profitability and act as a funding source of future investment.

"Our recent brand-building initiatives and innovation across the portfolio, including Quaker Real Medleys, Gatorade Energy Chews, Pepsi Next and Doritos Locos Tacos, are translating into success in the marketplace."

"Just as importantly, we remain highly focused on generating attractive returns for our shareholders. We returned $6.5 billion to shareholders in 2012 through a combination of share repurchases and dividends, and today announced an increase in our quarterly dividend that will take effect in June.

"We're encouraged by the progress we're making and expect performance in the coming year to be consistent with our long-term targets."

(1) Please refer to the Glossary for the definitions of Non-GAAP financial measures including core, constant currency, organic and management operating cash flow.

 

Operating and Marketplace Highlights

Achieved 5 percent organic revenue growth in the quarter and for the full year with a good balance between volume growth(2) and price realization.
PepsiCo Americas Foods organic revenue grew 8 percent in the quarter driven by organic revenue gains in all divisions, including Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods North America and Latin America Foods. Reported net revenue increased 3.5 percent in the quarter, with declines at FLNA and QFNA due to the impact of an extra reporting week in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Frito-Lay North America and PepsiCo Americas Beverages market share trends in the U.S. improved sequentially in the fourth quarter reflecting disciplined execution and significant investments in advertising and marketing.
AMEA organic revenue grew 8 percent in the quarter driven by low-double-digit organic volume growth in snacks and mid-single-digit organic volume growth in beverages. Reported net revenue in AMEA declined 13 percent in the fourth quarter, reflecting the impact of structural changes.
On an organic basis, emerging and developing market revenue grew 9 percent in the quarter. On a reported basis, emerging and developing market net revenue was even with the prior year quarter, primarily due to beverage refranchisings in China and Mexico.
Substantially increased advertising and marketing expense by 50 basis points to 5.7 percent of net revenue during 2012, supporting the company's long-term brand-building initiatives.
Delivered more than $1 billion of productivity savings during 2012 through disciplined cost management programs. The company remains on track to deliver $3 billion in productivity savings by 2015.
Management operating cash flow (excluding certain items) was $7.4 billion in 2012. Cash flow from operations was $8.5 billion.
Delivered a 20 percent reduction in net capital spending to 4.0 percent of 2012 net revenue.
Returned $6.5 billion to shareholders in 2012 through $3.2 billion in share repurchases and $3.3 billion in dividends.
(2) All 2012 volume growth measures reflect an adjustment to the base year (2011) for divestitures that occurred in 2012 and 2011, and exclude the impact of an extra reporting week in 2011.

Summary of Fourth Quarter Financial Performance

Organic revenue grew 5 percent and reported net revenue declined 1 percent. Organic revenue growth was driven by balanced volume growth and effective net pricing. Structural changes, primarily refranchisings in China and Mexico, negatively impacted reported net revenue performance by 3 percentage points. An extra reporting week in the prior year quarter negatively impacted reported net revenue performance by 3 percentage points and foreign exchange translation had less than a 1 percent unfavorable impact in the quarter.
Core constant currency operating profit declined 7 percent reflecting the impact of increased commodity costs, increased advertising and marketing expense, higher pension expense, lapping gains related to certain divestitures and asset disposals in the fourth quarter of 2011, partially offset by productivity initiatives. Reported operating profit declined 1.5 percent and included the impacts of a lump sum pension settlement charge in the current year and an extra reporting week in 2011, partially offset by lower restructuring and certain impairment charges and merger and integration charges in the current year.
The company's core effective tax rate was 26.7 percent, below the prior year quarter primarily due to an adjustment to deferred tax liabilities. The company's reported effective tax rate was 15.4 percent reflecting the benefit of a tax court decision.
Core EPS was $1.09 and reported EPS was $1.06. Core EPS excludes a $0.14 per share tax benefit related to a tax court decision, an $0.08 per share charge related to a pension lump sum settlement, a $0.06 per share impact of certain restructuring, impairment and integration charges, and a $0.02 per share impact from mark-to-market net losses on commodity hedges. Mark-to-market gains and losses on commodity hedges are subsequently reflected in core division results when the divisions take delivery of the underlying commodity.

 

Original source: PepsiCo

Sectors: Financials, Snacks

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