PepsiCo Dividend Stock Analysis (PEP)


PepsiCo Dividend

(updated 4/07/2017)

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: $111.62
Current Dividend: $3.01

Dividend Yield: 2.7%
Cash Dividend Payout Ratio: 57%

Market Capitalization: 159 B
Enterprise Value: 180 B


Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Beverages – Soft Drinks

PepsiCo (PEP) is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of beverages (50%) and snacks (50%). The company is # 2 only to Coca-Cola in beverages, and # 1 in snacks. Profits are derived evenly (approx. 50/50) from the United States and international.

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

PepsiCo America Beverages (32% of Revenues)
Frito-Lay North America (22%)
PepsiCo Europe (20%)
Latin America Foods (12%)
PepsiCo AMEA (Asia Middle East 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!

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 $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.


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.


Dividend Analyzer Checklist

(updated January 2017)

Dividend Safety Score (15/33 points)

Dividend Per Share (ttm): $2.91
Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm):  63%
Dividend Per Share (10 Year Growth):  10.6%
Cash From Operations (CFO) Per Share (ttm):  $7.13
CFO Dividend Coverage (CFO / DPS):  2.5  (2/6 points)
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Per Share (ttm):  $5.17
FCF Dividend Coverage (FCF / DPS):   1.8   (3/6 points)
Net Financial Debt:  $20826  M
Total Assets:  $73897  M
Net Financial Debt / Total Assets:   28%  (5/12 points)
Net Financial Debt to EBITDA (ttm):  285%
Total Liabilities to Assets Ratio (Qtr.):  83%
Piotroski Score (1-9) (TTM): (5/9 points)

Profitability & Growth Score (26/33 points)

Revenue (10 Year Growth) *CAGR > 4.14%:  6.8%  (4/4 points)
EPS Basic Cont. Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%:  4.3% (4/4 points)
Cash From Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%:   6.1%  (6/6 points)
Operating Earnings Yield (ttm):  6.3%   (2/7 points)
Net Income (ttm):  $6646 M
Gross Profit (ttm):  $34464 M
Total Assets:  $73897 M
Gross Profitability Ratio = GP / Total Assets:  47%  (10/12 points)
Cash Return On Invested Capital (CROIC)(tttm):  16%
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 (14/34 points)

Free Cash Flow Yield (ttm):  4.9%  (5/9 points)
EV to EBIT (ttm):  17.6 (3/9 points)
EV to EBITDA (ttm):  14.2   (3/9 points)
PE10:   27.6   (3/7 points)
Price to Sales Ratio (ttm):  2.3
Price to Book Value (ttm):  11.3
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) (ttm):  21.7

TOTAL POINTS – (55/100) (50 is an average score)

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

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(updated January 2017)

Type of Investor / Recommendation

Large Diversified Dividend Portfolios / Should be Considered
Looking For Exposure to Consumer Defensive Sector / Average Option
Deep Value Investors / AVOID

PepsiCo is ranked #90 (out of 247) overall and #16 (out of 30) in the Consumer Defensive sector by the Dividend Analyzer.

The long term Profitability & Growth of PepsiCo is remarkably stable and solid. However, the leveraged balance sheet makes its Dividend Safety Score average and the Valuation is expensive. Overall, PepsiCo. is a more attractive investment than Coca-Cola (KO)  at current prices.

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