PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 18 different product lines that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade - also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in over 200 countries. With more than $43 billion in 2008 revenues, PepsiCo employs 198,000 people who are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.
We report our operations results as follows, by six segments:
- Pepsico Americas Beverages (PAB)
- Frito-Lay North America (FLNA)
- Quaker Foods North America (QFNA)
- Latin America Foods (LAF)
- Middle East/Africa/Asia
Our operating divisions report volume based on the following measures:
|PBNA||8 oz equivalent cases (192 oz per case)|
| Int'l Beverages||8 oz equivalent cases (192 oz per case)|
| Int'l Snacks||Kilos|
| Int'l Foods||Kilos|
Because our divisions each use different measures of physical unit volume, a common servings metric is necessary to reflect PepsiCo's consolidated physical unit volume. Our divisions' physical volume measures are converted into servings, based on U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for single serving sizes of our products, as follows:
|- Salty snacks||30 grams|
|- Sweet snacks||40 grams|
|- Beverages||8 ounces|
|- Other Foods||45 grams|
Fiscal Year and Quarterly Reporting
PepsiCo's fiscal year consists of 52 weeks and is divided into 13 4-week periods. Our fiscal year ends on the last Saturday in December and, as a result, a 53rd week is added every five or six years.
Most of our volume and financial results are reported based on fiscal quarters, with some exceptions, as described in the chart and notes below:
|FLNA||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||4 fiscal periods|
|PBNA||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||4 fiscal periods|
|QFNA||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||3 fiscal periods||4 fiscal periods|
Notes on quarterly reporting
- PBNA: Volume is reported as described in the chart above for the Gatorade and Tropicana brands, and is reported based on monthly bottler case sales for products distributed by our bottlers (Q1=3 months, Q2=2 months, Q3=3 months, Q4=4 months).
- PepsiCo International: The volume and financial results of most of
our international businesses are reported on a monthly calendar basis.