PepsiCo Reports 5 Percent Revenue Decline In Third Quarter 2012

PepsiCo, Inc. reported a decline in third quarter net revenue of 5 percent, reflecting a negative 5-percentage-point impact from previously announced structural changes (primarily beverage refranchisings in China and Mexico), and a negative 5-percentage-point impact from foreign exchange translation. Excluding these items, third quarter net revenue grew 5 percent on an organic basis.

Reported earnings per share (EPS) was $1.21 and core EPS was $1.20. Management reaffirmed both its 2012 core constant currency net revenue and core constant currency EPS guidance and stated that its 2012 strategic initiatives are on track.

"PepsiCo is diligently executing the strategy we set forth at the start of the year, and we remain on track to achieve our full-year targets," said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, in a prepared statement. "Our disciplined pricing and sustained investment in brand building drove 5 percent organic net revenue growth reflecting 1 percent organic volume growth and 4 percent effective net pricing.

"We remain focused on our five priorities. We will continue to invest aggressively to build our brands, accelerate innovation to drive growth, focus on execution and deliver our productivity agenda while returning cash to shareholders," Noovi added.