PepsiCo has reaffirmed its guidance for this year. The company said yesterday (30 March) that it maintains earnings forecasts of at least US$2.55 a share, excluding the impact of including 53 weeks this year, and at least US$2.59 including the impact of 53 weeks.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, PepsiCo said that its fiscal year ends on the last Saturday in December, resulting in the addition of a 53rd week.

The soft drinks giant also expressed confidence in current operating trends and said that it does not expect any changes to its line of business financial reporting structure.

Yesterday, PepsiCo also announced the division of the leadership of its North American unit into two positions.