They can do somehow a better job in making sound investments and control the marketing with their products. I see that there were some challenges from some years especially when PepsiCo and Coco-Cola were at a war to compete each other with their businesses. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are a few years apart, but both of them are well known and have such popularity with people drinking their sodas. Coca-Cola has been trying to surpass PepsiCo in their annual sales; however, from review, PepsiCo somehow has the highest number in their annual sales than Coca-Cola. PepsiCo has shown the best current ratio and is able to pay off their debts, which Coca-Cola does not have that and is struggling to pay off their debts.
Total liabilities, PepsiCo Inc., were $14,464 and $17,476 in 2004 and 2005. The total liabilities in 2005 were 120.82% compared to previous years. Coca-Cola jobs in total liabilities were $15,506 and $13,072 in 2004 and 2005. Coca-Cola Company and number 39;s assets and liabilities decreased in 2005. In 2005, the equity PepsiCo, Inc. was $20,638 and the Coca- Cola Company, $16,355, total assets grew in PepsiCo, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company.
Moreover, in the late 2007 the market was still growing up with variety kinds of energy beverage products. Weakness of the Dr Papper Snapple Group, Inc is advertising. The only one who has TV advertising from energy drink market is Red Bull. That sets them apart from others competitors. The energy beverage companies are targeting same group of people as Red Bull and it is hard to make significant increase in profit.
April 28, 2011 (Bloomberg) -- PepsiCo Inc., the world’s largest snack-food maker, reported a 27 percent gain in first-quarter sales, bolstered by purchases in international markets. PepsiCo’s sales rose to $11.9 billion, compared with the $11.8 billion average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Excluding items such as integration costs and hedges, profit was 74 cents, compared with the 73-cent analyst average. PepsiCo, led by Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi, has developed new flavors to appeal to markets internationally, relying on chip sales overseas to make up for slower beverage sales volumes in North America. Volume in the South American foods business climbed 2 percent.
If Pepsi were to offer a new product it wouldn't be surprising to see Coca-Cola follow suit. But in the financial evaluation comparison of Coca-Cola, and Pepsi-Co it is easy to see Coca-Cola's in the lead. This is largely due to the international market. Coca-Cola entered foreign markets a lot differently than Pepsi-Co, providing it an edge over Pepsi-Co While Pepsi-Co invested heavily in foreign markets, Coca-Cola's appointed bottlers with significant experience easily neutralized any threat Pepsi-Co could pose. (Harkonnen) Another reason Coca-Cola holds such a dominant position in world market is due to World War II.
Opportunities: -Expand into different regions blue collard segment- Expand into new market segments in East Region- New products- Female- “First Time Drinkers” Threats: -Aging core- customer segment- Major Domestic producers- light beer- Second tier domestic producers- Wine and spirited drinks companies- federal excise tax rate, increase in national health concern MMBC’s competitive advantage is the companies unique brand equity. Mountain Man Lager is distinctive because of its’ bitter flavor and slightly higher-than-average alcohol content. The company has made a profit since 1925 until 2005 about 80 years by having a loyal core customer base and building on its brand equity. It is sustainable as long as they keep or increase their core customer market without jeopardizing the brand image. The company’s competitive advantage is a combination of the Brand loyalty, core customer market, Brand Image, “Grass Roots” Marketing which is more effective in there region than competitors.
SciTronics had a total of $ 102,000 (75,000 + 27,000) of capital at year-end 2008 and earned before interest but after taxes (EBIAT) $ 16,120 (avg. tax rate = 38%) during 2008. Its return on capital was 15.8% in 2008 which represented an increase from the 8.7% earned in 2005. 4. SciTronics had $ 75,000 of owners’ equity and earned $ 14,000 after taxes in 2008.
On the other hand, PepsiCo’s 2011 current assets total to $17,441 million and their total assets total to $72,882. Their current assets are only about 23% of their total assets. While their total assets are about equal, PepsiCo has significantly less current assets than Coca-Cola that they plan to convert to cash, sell, or consume in their operating cycle. (d) What are
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY- CARBONATED ETHICS History The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company. Along with Coke, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes twelve other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, Vitamin Water, and PowerAde. Globally, they are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready to drink teas. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages.
While PepsiCo have diversified into healthier products and snack food business, Coca Cola have fell in marketing investments (advertising and marketing research) to maintain short term profit. As PepsiCo initiated the acquisition of Tropicana for $3.3Billion in 1998 (New York Times,1998)3, it have set itself up as the largest producer of branded juices for the health conscious in the USA. Subsequent acquisitions of Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Lay’s and Aquafina have also contributed positioned PepsiCo as the world’s 4th largest Food & Beverage (F&B) company with sales of US$22,000Million. The reluctance to diversify was evident when Coca-Cola decided against acquiring South Beach Beverage Company after negotiating for two years while Pepsi made an offer and in weeks acquired the SoBe brand New Age juice company, which gave Pepsi access to a market completely bypassed by soda