Feb 13 PepsiCo Inc reported a 5 percent
jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Frito-Lay
chips in the Americas and cost-cutting measures.
The maker of Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Oats and Tropicana juice
said net income attributable to PepsiCo rose to $1.75 billion,
or $1.12 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 28, from
$1.66 billion, or $1.06 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, earnings were $1.05 per share.
Revenue rose marginally to $20.11 billion.
The company also said it would raise its annual dividend by
15 percent to $2.62 per share.