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PepsiCo (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis


PepsiCo Dividend

(updated 9/15/2017)

A PepsiCo dividend has been paid quarterly since 1965 and increased for 44 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

Price: $114.62
Current Dividend: $3.22

Dividend Yield: 2.8%
Cash Dividend Payout Ratio: 66%

Market Capitalization: 163 B
Enterprise Value: 185 B

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Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Beverages – Soft Drinks

PepsiCo (PEP) is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of food (52%) and beverages (48%). The company is # 2 only to Coca-Cola in beverages, and # 1 in snacks. Profits are derived approximately 58% from the United States and 42% international.

PepsiCo concentrates on convenience items that “go from package to consumption in seconds”. The company divides itself into 6 segments:

PepsiCo America Beverages (34% of Revenues)
Frito-Lay North America (25%)
PepsiCo Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (16%)
Latin America Foods (11%)
PepsiCo AMEA (Asia, Middle East, North Africa) 10%
Quaker Foods North America (4%)

The product portfolio of PepsiCo includes the following 22 brands with annual sales in excess of 1 billion:

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, 7 Up, Miranda, Sierra Mist, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Aquafina, Brisk, Starbucks RTD Beverages, Lay’s, Doritos, Quaker, Cheetos, Ruffles, Tostitos, Fritos, and Walkers.

Quite an impressive list!

Dividend Analyzer Checklist

(updated September 2017)

Dividend Safety Score (14/33 points)

Dividend Per Share (ttm): $3.06
Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm): 64%
Dividend Per Share (10 Year Growth): 9.8%
Cash From Operations (CFO) Per Share (ttm): $6.61
CFO Dividend Coverage (CFO / DPS): 2.2 (2/6 points)
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Per Share (ttm): $4.53
FCF Dividend Coverage (FCF / DPS): 1.5 (3/6 points)
Net Financial Debt: $22324 M
Total Assets: $76943 M
Net Financial Debt / Total Assets: 29% (5/12 points)
Net Financial Debt to EBITDA (ttm): 296%
Total Liabilities to Assets Ratio (Qtr.): 84%
Piotroski Score (1-9) (TTM): (4/9 points)

Profitability & Growth Score (22/33 points)

Revenue (10 Year Growth) *CAGR > 4.14%: 6.0% (4/4 points)
EPS Basic Cont. Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: 2.5% (0/4 points)
Cash From Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: 5.5% (6/6 points)
Operating Earnings Yield (ttm): 6.1% (2/7 points)
Net Income (ttm): $6816 M
Gross Profit (ttm): $34731 M
Total Assets: $76943 M
Gross Profitability Ratio = GP / Total Assets: 45% (10/12 points)
Cash Return On Invested Capital (CROIC)(tttm): 13%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC): 14%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (5 Year Median): 13%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (10 Year Median): 13%

Valuation Score (11/34 points)

Free Cash Flow Yield (ttm): 3.9% (4/9 points)
EV to EBIT (ttm): 18.1 (3/9 points)
EV to EBITDA (ttm): 14.8 (3/9 points)
PE10: 30.1 (1/7 points)
Price to Sales Ratio (ttm): 2.7
Price to Book Value (ttm): 13.4
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) (ttm): 24.8

TOTAL POINTS – (47/100) (50 is an average score)

*Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
**A Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.14% = a 50% gain over 10 years.

PepsiCo Earnings Report Dates

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SWOT Analysis For PepsiCo


PepsiCo has a wide economic moat because of its dominant snack brands. Competitive advantages include economies of scale, an adapting product line, strategic assets, and barriers to entry.

The company estimates nearly $1 billion in synergies due to the the marketing and distribution of snacks and beverages together. This is substantial savings for a company that earned between 4 and 7 billion dollars each of the last 10 years.


The Carbonated Soft Drink beverage market is declining in developed markets due to changing consumer demands favoring more healthy options.


The dominating distribution network and marketing prowess of PepsiCo allow it to successfully add products that are gaining favor with consumers.

Approximately 25% of PepsiCo revenues come from everyday
nutrition products. The company is transforming its product offerings as consumer preferences gravitate toward more healthy eating. This is providing PepsiCo the opportunity for topline growth.


At home single-serve are taking market share from traditional conventional bottles and cans of carbonated beverages. Governments are toying with taxes on sugary products to raise revenue. In a few cases attention is being put on reducing consumption to try and force a more healthy lifestyle on citizens.


(updated September 2017)

PepsiCo is ranked #169 (out of 342) overall and # 23 (out of 43) in the Consumer Defensive sector by the Dividend Analyzer.

The long term Profitability & Growth of PepsiCo is remarkably stable and solid. However, the real problem is investors are willing to pay a huge price for the stability that the PepsiCo dividend offers.

Paying a premium price for such a slow growing company does not make sense to me. I would add Pepsi to your watchlist to purchase at a better value.

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