PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) and Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) compete against each other in the Beverages – Soft Drinks sector. We will compare them and contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Monster Beverage Corporation||60||7.88||N/A||1.87||34.57|
Table 1 demonstrates PepsiCo Inc. and Monster Beverage Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Monster Beverage Corporation seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to PepsiCo Inc. The company with the lower P/E out of the two companies is considered for more affordable of the two firms presently. PepsiCo Inc. is thus presently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower P/E ratio.
Table 2 shows us PepsiCo Inc. and Monster Beverage Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Monster Beverage Corporation||0.00%||28.1%||22.3%|
Volatility and Risk
PepsiCo Inc. is 40.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 0.6. Monster Beverage Corporation has a 1.29 beta and it is 29.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.
The Current Ratio of PepsiCo Inc. is 0.9 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.7. The Current Ratio of rival Monster Beverage Corporation is 3 and its Quick Ratio is has 2.5. Monster Beverage Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than PepsiCo Inc.
The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for PepsiCo Inc. and Monster Beverage Corporation.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Monster Beverage Corporation||1||4||7||2.58|
Meanwhile, Monster Beverage Corporation’s consensus price target is $65.25, while its potential upside is 13.07%.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
The shares of both PepsiCo Inc. and Monster Beverage Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 73.8% and 68.6% respectively. PepsiCo Inc.’s share held by insiders are 0.1%. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 0.3% of Monster Beverage Corporation’s shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Monster Beverage Corporation||-0.42%||-0.46%||11.27%||14.67%||7.97%||30.98%|
For the past year PepsiCo Inc. has weaker performance than Monster Beverage Corporation
Monster Beverage Corporation beats on 7 of the 11 factors PepsiCo Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers LayÂ’s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The companyÂ’s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, CapÂ’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Mist Twst, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The companyÂ’s Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, LayÂ’s, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Toddy, Mirinda, Manzanita Sol, H2oh!, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the LayÂ’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The companyÂ’s Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the LayÂ’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages, soda, and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other. Its Monster Energy Drinks segment sells ready-to-drink packaged drinks and non-carbonated dairy based coffee energy drinks primarily to bottlers and full service beverage distributors, as well as sells directly to retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, food service customers, and the military. The Strategic Brands segment sells concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations; and ready-to-drink packaged energy drinks to bottlers and full service beverage distributors. It sells its products under the Monster Energy, Nalu, Monster Rehab, NOS, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Full Throttle, Java Monster, Burn, Muscle Monster, Mother, Mega Monster Energy, Ultra, Punch Monster, Play and Power Play, Juice Monster, Gladiator, Ãœbermonster, Relentless, Samurai, BU, and Mutant Super Soda brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California.
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