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Wide-Moat-Rated Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Taking Inflation in Stride, but Shares Look a Bit Expensive

Chris Owen Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Chris Owen |

With leading brands and stout cost advantages, we’ve long believed that Coca-Cola (the dominant player in the carbonated soft drink—CSD—space, with nearly 21% value share per Euromonitor) and PepsiCo (the top operator in global savory snacks, with nearly 22% value share, and the second-largest player in the CSD market with 10% share) have carved out wide economic moats. From our vantage point, this edge has manifest in pricing power and negotiating leverage with suppliers, which we think will persist and prove particularly valuable as inflationary headwinds show no signs of diminishing.

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PepsiCo is a leading provider of snacks and beverages globally with prominent brands including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, and Aquafina in the beverage space and Lays, Cheetos, and Doritos within snacks. The company maintains dominant share of the global snacks industry with six of the top 10 savory snack brands and the number two position in the carbonated soft drink, or CSD, category globally along with key brands in bottled water and sports and energy drinks. Overall, the company earns 60% of its revenue and two thirds of its operating profit in North America, although it serves Europe, Latin America, Africa/Middle East/South Asia, and Asia Pacific through separate business units.

700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY, 10577
T +1 914 253-2000
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 25, 2022
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 309,000

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