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PEP - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2021 11 09

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) currently trades above corporate and historical averages relative to Uniform earnings, with a 35.0x Uniform P/E (Fwd. V/E').

At these levels, markets are pricing in expectations for Uniform ROA improvement, accompanied by 5% Uniform asset growth.

However, if sustained going forward, analyst expectations for 16% Uniform ROA and 5% Uniform asset growth would imply a stock price closer to $91, representing approximately 44% equity downside for the firm.

Moreover, the firm's most recent earnings call suggests management may have concerns about Mtn Dew Hard and their international markets.
PepsiCo Inc.

PepsiCo is a food and beverage company. The company's segments include: Frito-Lay North America, which includes food and snack businesses in the United States and Canada; Quaker Foods North America, which includes cereal, rice, pasta and other food businesses in the United States and Canada; PepsiCo Beverages North America, which includes beverage businesses in the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes beverage, food and snack businesses in Latin America; Europe, which includes beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe; and Africa, Middle East and South Asia, which includes beverage, food and snack businesses in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

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