PepsiCo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Worldwide snacks volume(1) grew 8 percent in the quarter and the full year
  • Worldwide beverage volume(1) grew 3 percent in the quarter and 5 percent for the full year
  • Reported net revenue increased 11 percent in the quarter to $20.2 billion.  Full-year reported net revenue increased 15 percent to $66.5 billion
  • Reported net income increased 4 percent in the quarter and 2 percent for the full-year; core(2) net income increased 8 percent in the quarter and 5 percent for the full-year
  • Reported EPS increased 5 percent to $0.89 in the quarter and 3 percent to $4.03 for the full-year.  Core EPS grew 9 percent to $1.15 in the quarter and full-year core EPS grew 7 percent to $4.40

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today reported growth in volume, net revenue, operating profit and earnings per share for the fourth quarter and the full-year 2011.  The results reflect top-line gains across its worldwide snacks and beverage businesses, the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD), gains from sales of certain businesses and the favorable impact of an extra reporting week offset by high commodity costs.

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“In 2011, we delivered solid top- and bottom-line growth,” said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.  “We continued to stimulate strong consumer demand for our products, and our successful pricing and productivity programs partially offset the impacts of inflation.  Importantly, in a year characterized by a challenging macroeconomic environment and political turbulence, we took advantage of gains from strategic adjustments to our portfolio to reinvest in key capabilities and markets.”

“At the same time, we improved our long-term competitiveness in key emerging and developing markets through:

  • Our acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, which further strengthened our position in Russia,
  • Pursuing new franchise models for our beverage operations in Mexico and China as we look to create more-advantaged businesses in these important markets, and
  • Our acquisition of Mabel which extended our macrosnack position in Brazil

“PepsiCo has great brands and strong brand-building capabilities, innovative products and tremendous global reach, advantages we will continue to build upon.  These strengths, coupled with strategic initiatives we separately announced today, will improve our ability to drive growth and generate shareholder value in the years ahead.”

In the quarter, an extra reporting week increased reported net revenue by 3 percentage points and reported total operating profit by 5 percentage points.  On a full-year basis, the extra reporting week added 1 percentage point to both reported net revenue and reported total operating profit.  Unless otherwise noted, the following discussion excludes the impact of the extra reporting week.

Full-year worldwide snacks volume increased 2.5 percent on an organic basis, reflecting broad-based gains in the snacks portfolio.  Full-year worldwide beverage volume increased 1 percent on an organic basis.  Full-year volume performance was led by growth in emerging markets, where volume increased 8 percent in snacks and 3 percent in beverages on an organic basis.  Full-year net revenue increased 14 percent, driven by the benefits of volume growth, effective net pricing, favorable foreign exchange and the impact of the acquisitions of our North American anchor bottlers and WBD.  

Reported full-year operating profit increased 16 percent including the extra reporting week and core operating profit for the year increased 6 percent.  Full-year division core operating profit increased 7 percent, reflecting effective net pricing, synergies from the bottler acquisition and the impact of the WBD acquisition, partially offset by higher commodity costs.

(1) All 2011 volume growth measures reflect an adjustment to the base year (2010) for divestitures that occurred in 2011 and exclude the impact of an extra reporting week in 2011.

(2) Please refer to the Glossary for the definition of core. Core results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items. Please refer to "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP information" in the attached exhibits for a description of these items.  

Summary Fourth Quarter 2011 Performance (Percent Growth)












Core (a)







Constant Currency (a)  





Volume (b)
(ex. extra wk)

Revenue

Operating
Profit



Revenue

Operating
Profit


Revenue

Operating
Profit

PAF

1

10

5



7

11


5

9

    FLNA

1

13

10



6

10


6

10

    LAF

6

7

(8)



12

12


7

4

    QFNA

(9)

4

9



(2)

11


(2)

11












PAB

(1.5)

0

1



(4)

(6)


(4)

(7)

Europe

36/22 (c)

32

0



34

38


31

36

AMEA

15/3 (c)

16

209



17

232


16

227

Total Divisions

8/3 (c)

11

7



9

12


8

10

Total PepsiCo



1 (d)







11



Summary Full Year 2011 Performance (Percent Growth)












Core (a)







Constant Currency (a)





Volume (b)
(ex. extra wk)

Revenue

Operating
Profit



Revenue

Operating
Profit


Revenue

Operating
Profit

PAF

1

7

7



5

8


6

8

    FLNA

1

6

7



3.5

7


4

7

    LAF

5

13

7



11

11


13

12

    QFNA

(6)

0

8



(2)

8


(2)

8

PAB

1

10

18



8

(4)


8

(4)

Europe

35/21 (c)

41

15



38

14


41

18

AMEA

15/5 (c)

17

25



16

24


17

27

Total Divisions

8/5 (c)

15

13



13

6


14

7

Total PepsiCo



16 (d)







6



(a) The above core results and core constant currency results are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items affecting comparability.  For more information about our core results and core constant currency results, see “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information” in the attached exhibits.  Please refer to the Glossary for definitions of “Constant Currency” and “Core”.

(b) Volume growth measures reflect an adjustment to the base year (2010) for divestitures that occurred in 2011, as applicable.

(c) Snacks/Beverage.

(d) The reported operating profit growth was impacted by certain items excluded from our core results in both 2011 and 2010.  See “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information” in the attached exhibits for more information about these items.  Please refer to the Glossary for the definition of “Core”.

All comparisons are on a core year-over-year basis and exclude the extra reporting week in 2011 unless otherwise noted.

Division Operating Summaries

PepsiCo Americas Foods (PAF)  

Frito-Lay North America (FLNA)

FLNA net revenue grew 6 percent in the quarter, reflecting volume growth of 1 percent, effective net pricing, product innovation and marketplace execution.  Each of the division’s six largest brands – Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Ruffles, Tostitos and Fritos – posted strong revenue growth.  Net revenue growth and cost control more than offset the impact of high commodity cost inflation, resulting in 10 percent operating profit growth.  

For the full-year, FLNA net revenue grew 4 percent, reflecting volume growth of 1 percent and effective net pricing.  Operating profit grew 7 percent for the full year on the revenue gains and strong cost control, and despite high levels of commodity cost inflation.

Latin America Foods (LAF)

Net revenue growth of 7 percent in the quarter was driven by positive price realization across LAF and reflected volume growth of 6 percent in the quarter with solid gains in the division’s largest markets, Mexico and Brazil, and strong growth in some key markets across Central and South America. Profit growth was muted due to high commodity inflation and the adverse impact of foreign exchange. A gain from the sale of a fish business in Brazil contributed 12 percentage points of operating profit growth and reduced net revenue growth by 2 percentage points in the quarter.

For the full-year, volume growth of 5 percent and strong price realization led to double-digit net revenue and operating profit growth, although operating profit growth was adversely impacted by high commodity cost inflation. The gain from the sale of the fish business in Brazil contributed 5 percentage points of profit growth for the year and reduced net revenue growth by 1 percentage point.

Quaker Foods North America (QFNA)

QFNA net revenue declined 2 percent in the quarter.  Operating profit grew 11 percent in the quarter driven by gains from the disposal of certain assets coupled with solid cost controls and productivity initiatives offsetting high commodity cost inflation and volume declines.  Gains from a divestiture and an asset sale contributed 14 percentage points of profit growth in the quarter.

For the full-year, QFNA delivered 8 percent operating profit growth, reflecting the asset sale gains which contributed 4 percentage points of growth and an inventory accounting change in the first quarter which contributed 2 percentage points.  Efforts throughout the year on cost controls and pricing actions fully offset weak consumer demand and commodity cost inflation.

PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB)

Net revenue in the quarter was reduced by 4 percentage points by the refranchising of the division’s beverage business in Mexico.  On a full-year basis, net revenue grew 8 percent, reflecting effective net pricing and the impact of the bottler acquisition.  The refranchising of Mexico reduced full-year net revenue by more than 1 percentage point.  PAB volume declined 1.5 percent in the quarter but was up 1 percent for the full-year, with growth in non-carbonated beverages offset by declines in carbonated soft drinks (CSDs).  

In North America, net revenue declined 1 percent for the quarter and increased 9 percent for the full-year.  Volume declined 4 percent for the quarter and, on an organic basis, declined 1 percent for the year, in part reflecting the impact on consumer demand of pricing actions taken to offset commodity cost inflation.  For the year, non-carbonated beverage volume in North America grew low-single-digits with Gatorade growth of high-single-digits behind product innovation and the benefit of implementing direct-store-delivery to small format stores.  The company’s successful Trop 50 product continued to perform well in its second year since introduction, increasing volume over 35 percent, and trademark Lipton increased volume 6 percent.  CSD volume in North America declined mid-single-digits on an organic basis for the year.

Latin America Beverages delivered solid volume growth in the quarter and for the year driven primarily by strength in Mexico and Central America.

Operating profit declined in the quarter and for the year primarily as a result of increased commodity costs which offset the benefits of net pricing, productivity, synergies from the anchor bottler acquisitions and a gain associated with the refranchising of the division’s Mexico bottling operations, which contributed 5 percentage points of operating profit growth in the quarter.

Europe

Europe net revenue increased 31 percent, primarily reflecting the benefit of the WBD acquisition as well as effective net pricing. Volume increased double-digits in both snacks and beverages for the fourth quarter and full-year, including the impact of the WBD acquisition.  In the fourth quarter, snacks volume increased 2 percent on an organic basis, led by high-single-digit growth in South Africa and Turkey.  Beverage volume declined 1 percent on an organic basis.  

Fourth quarter operating profit growth of 36 percent benefited from the impact of the WBD acquisition and effective net pricing, offset somewhat by high levels of commodity and other cost inflation.

Full-year net revenue increased 41 percent, 12 percent excluding the impact of the WBD acquisition.  Full-year operating profit increased 18 percent.

Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

Fourth quarter net revenue increased 16 percent, driven by effective net pricing and the volume growth.  Fourth quarter snacks volume increased 15 percent and beverage volume grew 3 percent, led by strong performance in key emerging markets.

In the fourth quarter, snacks volume grew double digits in China, India and the Middle East.  Beverage volume growth was driven by double-digit gains in India, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.  China beverage volume growth was impacted by the introduction of a consumer-preferred 500ml PET value package in the third quarter, which drove strong unit growth and a double-digit net revenue increase but adversely impacted reported volume growth.  

Fourth quarter operating profit growth of 227 percent almost entirely reflected the gain associated with the sale of the division’s minority investment in its franchise bottler in Thailand.  The impact on profitability of the volume growth and effective net pricing was offset by higher commodity costs, the impact of civil unrest in certain countries in the Middle East, and by increased marketing support in key countries.

On a full year basis, snacks volume grew 15 percent and beverage volume grew 5 percent.  Full-year net revenue increased 17 percent and operating profit grew 27 percent.  

Restructuring

PepsiCo separately announced today that on February 8, 2012, it committed to a multi-year productivity program.  As a result, the Company incurred pre-tax non-core restructuring charges of $383 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and it anticipates additional charges of approximately $425 million in 2012 and another $100 million from 2013 through 2015.  These charges resulted in cash expenditures of $30 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, and the Company anticipates approximately $550 million of related cash expenditures during 2012, with the balance of approximately $175 million of related cash expenditures in 2013 through 2015.  

Tax Rate

PepsiCo’s reported tax rate was 29.9 percent in the fourth quarter, and its core tax rate was 28.4%.  The core tax rate in the fourth quarter was 1.5 percentage points higher versus prior year primarily due to tax expenses related to certain asset dispositions.

For the full year 2011, the reported tax rate was 26.8 percent and the core tax rate was 26.5 percent.

Cash Flow

Full-year cash flow from operating activities was $8.9 billion. Management operating cash flow, which is net of capital expenditures, was $5.7 billion and included: $283 million of merger and integration payments associated with the bottler and WBD acquisitions and $108 million of capital spending related to the bottler integrations; and other items as set out in the attached financial schedules. Management operating cash flow excluding these items was $6.1 billion.  The company returned $5.6 billion of cash to shareholders in 2011 through share repurchases of $2.5 billion and dividends of $3.2 billion.

2012 Outlook

PepsiCo announced today its outlook for 2012 and beyond in a separate press release.  Please see release titled “PepsiCo Announces Strategic Investment to Drive Growth” for information on the company’s outlook.

Investor Meeting

At 8 a.m. (Eastern Time) today, the company will host a meeting with investors to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 results and its outlook for 2012 and beyond.  The meeting, including a slide presentation, will be webcast live on the company’s website at www.pepsico.com/investors.  

About PepsiCo

In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

Cautionary Statement

Statements in this communication that are "forward-looking statements,” are based on currently available information, operating plans and projections about future events and trends. Terminology such as believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project,” “anticipate,” “will” or similar statements or variations of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms.  Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: changes in demand for PepsiCo’s products, as a result of changes in consumer preferences and tastes or otherwise; PepsiCo’s ability to compete effectively; unfavorable economic conditions in the countries in which PepsiCo operates; damage to PepsiCo’s reputation; PepsiCo’s ability to grow its business in developing and emerging markets or unstable political conditions, civil unrest or other developments and risks in the countries where PepsiCo operates; trade consolidation or the loss of any key customer; changes in the legal and regulatory environment; PepsiCo’s ability to build and sustain proper information technology infrastructure, successfully implement its ongoing business transformation initiative or outsource certain functions effectively; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; increased costs, disruption of supply or shortages of raw materials and other supplies; disruption of PepsiCo’s supply chain; climate change, or legal, regulatory or market measures to address climate change; PepsiCo’s ability to hire or retain key employees or a highly skilled and diverse workforce; failure to successfully renew collective bargaining agreements or strikes or work stoppages; failure to successfully complete or integrate acquisitions and joint ventures into PepsiCo’s existing operations; failure to successfully implement PepsiCo’s global operating model; failure to realize anticipated benefits from our productivity plan; any downgrade of our credit ratings; and any infringement of or challenge to PepsiCo’s intellectual property rights.

For additional information on these and other factors that could cause PepsiCo’s actual results to materially differ from those set forth herein, please see PepsiCo’s filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.  Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.  PepsiCo undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Miscellaneous Disclosures

In discussing financial results and guidance, the company may refer to certain non-GAAP measures. Reconciliations of any such non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measures in accordance with GAAP can be found in the attached exhibits, as well as on the company’s website at www.pepsico.com in the “Investors” section under “Investor Presentations.” Our non-GAAP measures exclude from reported results those items that management believes are not indicative of our ongoing performance and how management evaluates our operating results and trends.    

Glossary  

Beverage volume: Volume shipped to retailers and independent distributors from both PepsiCo and our bottlers.  

Core: Core results are non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain items from our historical results.  In 2011, core results exclude the commodity mark-to-market net impact included in corporate unallocated expenses, restructuring charges, an extra week of results, as well as merger and integration costs and certain inventory fair value adjustments in connection with our acquisitions of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG), PepsiAmericas, Inc. (PAS) and WBD.  In 2010, core results exclude the commodity mark-to-market net impact included in corporate unallocated expenses, a one-time net charge related to the change to hyperinflationary accounting and currency devaluation in Venezuela, a contribution to The PepsiCo Foundation, Inc., an asset write-off charge for SAP software and interest expense incurred in connection with our cash tender offer to repurchase debt.  Additionally, with respect to our acquisitions of PBG and PAS, 2010 core results also exclude our gain on previously held equity interests, merger and integration costs, as well as our share of PBG’s and PAS’s respective merger and integration costs, and certain inventory fair value adjustments.  For more details and reconciliations of our 2011 and 2010 core and core constant currency results, see “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Information” in the exhibits attached hereto.

Constant currency: Financial results assuming constant foreign currency exchange rates used for translation based on the rates in effect for the comparable prior-year period.  In order to compute our constant currency results, we multiply or divide, as appropriate, our current year U.S. dollar results by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then multiply or divide, as appropriate, those amounts by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.

Division operating profit: The aggregation of the operating profit for each of our reportable segments, which excludes the impact of corporate unallocated expenses.  

Effective net pricing: The combined impact of mix and price.  

Management operating cash flow: Net cash provided by operating activities less capital spending plus sales of property, plant and equipment. This non-GAAP financial measure is our primary measure used to monitor cash flow performance. See the attached exhibits for a reconciliation of this measure to the most directly comparable financial measure in accordance with GAAP (operating cash flow).   

Management operating cash flow, excluding certain items: Management operating cash flow, excluding: (1) a discretionary pension contribution,  (2) restructuring payments, (3) merger and integration payments in connection with the PBG, PAS and WBD acquisitions, (4) capital investments related to the bottling integration, and (5) the tax impacts associated with each of these items, as applicable. See the attached exhibits for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure in accordance with GAAP (operating cash flow).

Mark-to-market gain or loss or net impact: Change in market value for commodity contracts that we purchase to mitigate the volatility in costs of energy and raw materials that we consume. The market value is determined based on average prices on national exchanges and recently reported transactions in the marketplace.  

Net pricing: The combined impact of list price changes, weight changes per package, discounts and allowances.  

Net capital spending: Capital spending less cash proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment.  

Organic: A measure that excludes the impact of acquisitions.

Pricing: The impact of list price changes and weight changes per package.  

Transaction foreign exchange: The foreign exchange impact on our financial results of transactions, such as purchases of imported raw materials, commodities, or services, occurring in currencies other than the local, functional currency.


PepsiCo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Summary of PepsiCo 2011 Results

(unaudited)



Quarter Ended 12/31/11


Year Ended 12/31/11


Reported

Growth (%)

Core*

Growth (%)

Core Constant

Currency*

Growth (%)


Reported

Growth (%)

Core*

Growth (%)

Core Constant

Currency*

Growth (%)

Volume (Servings)

7

4



6

5


Net Revenue

11

8

9


15

14

13

Division Operating

  Profit

7

10

12


13

7

6

Total Operating

  Profit

1

11



16

6


Net Income

  Attributable to  

  PepsiCo

4

8

9


2

5

4

Earnings per Share

  (EPS)

5

9

11


3

7

5




*Core results and core constant currency results are financial measures that are not in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and, in 2011, exclude the commodity mark-to-market net impact included in corporate unallocated expenses, restructuring charges, an additional week of results (53rd week), as well as merger and integration costs and certain inventory fair value adjustments in connection with our acquisitions of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG), PepsiAmericas, Inc. (PAS) and Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (WBD).  Core results also exclude, in 2010, the commodity mark-to-market net impact included in corporate unallocated expenses, a one-time net charge related to the change to hyperinflationary accounting and currency devaluation in Venezuela, a contribution to The PepsiCo Foundation, Inc., an asset write-off charge for SAP software and interest expense incurred in connection with our cash tender offer to repurchase debt.  Additionally, with respect to our acquisitions of PBG and PAS, 2010 core results also exclude our gain on previously held equity interests, merger and integration costs, as well as our share of PBG's and PAS's respective merger and integration costs, and certain inventory fair value adjustments.  Core growth, on a constant currency basis, assumes constant foreign currency exchange rates used for translation based on the rates in effect for the comparable period during 2010.  In order to compute our constant currency results, we multiply or divide, as appropriate, our current year U.S. dollar results by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then multiply or divide, as appropriate, those amounts by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.  See schedules A-7 through A-19 for a discussion of these items and reconciliations to the most directly comparable financial measures in accordance with GAAP.



                                                                                                                             A – 1                                                                                                                             





PepsiCo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income

(in millions, except per share amounts, and unaudited, except year-ended 12/25/10 amounts)



Quarter Ended


Year Ended


12/31/11


12/25/10


Change


 12/31/11


12/25/10


Change













Net Revenue

$ 20,158


$18,155


11%


$66,504


$57,838


15%













Cost of sales

9,731


8,359


16%


31,593


26,575


19%

Selling, general and administrative

   expenses

8,150


7,526


8%


25,145


22,814


10%

Amortization of intangible assets

30


39


(21)%


133


117


14%