In the fourth quarter, PepsiCo delivered a 3 percent increase in net revenue and reported EPS of $0.46. Excluding the impact of items affecting comparability, the company's fourth-quarter core EPS was up 11 percent to $0.88, in-line with previous guidance, reflecting strong net revenue management and cost discipline. Foreign exchange adversely impacted net revenue growth in the quarter by 5.5 percentage points and core EPS by $0.05.
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer says, "PepsiCo's operating agility and disciplined execution delivered solid results in an extremely difficult year. We expect 2009 will present a challenging environment. However, I am confident that we have robust plans and an experienced team in place to navigate capably through the turbulent environment."
PepsiCo Americas Foods (PAF) delivered double-digit core division operating profit growth for both the full year and the fourth quarter, despite continued commodity cost pressure. In the quarter, net revenue grew 5 percent and core operating profit grew 11 percent. Foreign exchange adversely impacted net revenue and core operating profit growth by 5 percentage points and 4.5 percentage points, respectively.