Pepsi Stock Rises as Earnings, Revenue Beat Forecasts

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Pepsi stock has fared well this year compared with the broader market.


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PepsiCo

stock has gained more than 1% in premarket Tuesday after the food and beverage giant’s second-quarter profits and revenue beat analysts’ forecasts.

PepsiCo (ticker: PEP) said core earnings per share for the quarter ended June 11 came in at $1.86, above the FactSet consensus call of $1.74. 

Revenue increased 5.2% to $20.23 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated revenue would be $19.51 billion.

Shares in PepsiCo, (ticker: PEP) rose 1.6% to $173.24 ahead of the market open. Pepsi stock (ticker: PEP) has fallen about 1.9% so far this year, while the


S&P 500

has tumbled 19%. That outperformance has come as investors, worried about consumer spending given high inflation and a potential recession, have favored so-called haven stocks such as consumer staples.  

PepsiCo said that it now expects to deliver fiscal 2022 revenue growth of 10%, compared with its previous guidance of 8%. The company also affirmed its 2022 adjusted EPS outlook of $6.63, which compares with the FactSet consensus of $6.64. 

Pepsi’s results could offer clues about other consumer staple stocks, many of which have outperformed the broader market. The


Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund

(XLP) is off 5.5% this year.

Coca-Cola

(KO) is up 6.4%, helped in part by a global reopening, as it gets more of its business away from home.

Write to Teresa Rivas at teresa.rivas@barrons.com