The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 24 (Q1), PepsiCo met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins shrank across the board.
PepsiCo reported revenue of $12.43 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $12.39 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $11.94 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.69. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.67 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q1 were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.6%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.9%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $16.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $67.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.10.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,396 members out of 4,538 rating the stock outperform, and 142 members rating it underperform. Among 1,168 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,140 give PepsiCo a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PepsiCo is outperform, with an average price target of $69.23.
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