Feb 15 PepsiCo Inc reported a 5 percent
rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as the company benefited
from higher demand for its healthier beverages and snacks in
However, net income attributable to PepsiCo fell to $1.40
billion, or 97 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.
31, from $1.72 billion, or $1.17 per share, a year earlier.
The fall in net income was due to pension-related
settlements and a debt redemption charge in the latest quarter
and a tax benefit in the year-ago period.
The company's net revenue rose to $19.52 billion from $18.59
PepsiCo and other processed-food companies are investing
heavily to develop products to meet the changing tastes of
consumers, who are increasingly seeking healthier options.
PepsiCo has said it now gets about 45 percent of its net
revenue from "guilt-free" products - beverages that have fewer
than 70 calories per 12 ounces and snacks that have lower
amounts of salt and saturated fat.
(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by