PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) delivered solid financial performance for the second quarter of 2014, fueled by strong snacks sales, pricing gains, and healthy demand in emerging markets. Both PepsiCo and industry leader Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) saw a stabilization in sales of soft drinks in North America during the second quarter, while soda sales in emerging markets remain remarkably encouraging.

The slideshow below contains a few important concepts for investors willing to take a look at PepsiCo´s latest earnings report and what it means for shareholders in the company on a forward looking basis.

Leaked: Apple's next smart device can make you rich (warning, it may shock you)
Apple recently recruited a secret-development "dream team" to guarantee its newest smart device was kept hidden from the public for as long as possible. But the secret is out, and some early viewers are claiming its everyday impact could trump the iPod, iPhone, and the iPad. In fact, ABI Research predicts 485 million of this type of device will be sold per year. But one small company makes Apple's gadget possible. And its stock price has nearly unlimited room to run for early in-the-know investors. To be one of them, and see Apple's newest smart gizmo, just click here!

Andrés Cardenal has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and has the following options: long January 2016 $37 calls on Coca-Cola and short January 2016 $37 puts on Coca-Cola. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.