• Group nine-month net profits up 4% to US$5.2bn
  • Net sales climb 1% to $46.7bn
  • Operating profits up 3% to $7.5bn
  • Q3 net profits up 5% to $2bn
  • Net sales increase 2% to $17.2bn
  • Operating profits climb 2% to $2.8bn
  • Total beverage volumes up 1%
PepsiCo said full-year sales should be up mid-single digits

PepsiCo said full-year sales should be up mid-single digits

PepsiCo has posted a year-to-date rise in profits and sales as global beverage volumes edged up by 1%. 

Group net profits grew by 4% to US$5.2bn in the 36 weeks to 6 September, the US-based snacks and drinks maker said today. Net sales climbed by 1% to $46.7bn in the same period while operating profits increased by 3% to $7.5bn.  

The company said total beverage volumes grew by 1% without giving further details.

PepsiCo's North and South American beverage unit, PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), reported flat net sales with flat organic volumes. 

In North America, non-carbonated beverage volumes “grew slightly” and carbonated soft drink volume dropped 1.5%, PepsiCo said. Latin America organic beverage volumes rose by 2.5%.

Looking ahead, PepsiCo said organic sales this year are expected to grow mid-single digits versus 2013.

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's CEO, said: “We delivered good third quarter results in the face of an ongoing challenged macroeconomic environment driven by increasing volatility in the emerging markets and continued sluggish consumer demand in developed markets.”

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