Feb 14 PepsiCo Inc reported a higher
quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by increases in sales
volume and prices.
The maker of Gatorade sports drinks and Quaker oatmeal said
net income was $1.66 billion, or $1.06 per share, in the fourth
quarter, up from $1.42 billion, or 89 cents per share, a year
Excluding special items, earnings were $1.09 per share.
Net revenue fell 1 percent to $19.95 billion. Excluding the
effect of items including structural changes in the company's
business, an extra selling week in 2011 and currency exchange
rates, revenue increased 5 percent.