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How to buy PepsiCo (PEP) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in PepsiCo shares.

PepsiCo Inc is a beverages - non-alcoholic business with stocks listed in the US. PepsiCo shares (PEP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$176.46 – an increase of 5.35% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in PepsiCo

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PepsiCo. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PEP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until PepsiCo reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$176.46, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of PepsiCo, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PepsiCo. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

PepsiCo stock price (NASDAQ:PEP)

Use our graph to track the performance of PEP stocks over time.

Have PepsiCo's shares ever split?

PepsiCo's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 May 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PepsiCo shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PepsiCo shares which in turn could have impacted PepsiCo's share price.

PepsiCo shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week rangeUS$154.6508 - US$192.6791
50-day moving average US$168.641
200-day moving average US$171.8916
Target priceUS$187.74
PE ratio 25.4947
Dividend yield US$4.945 (3.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.57

PepsiCo share growth calculator

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PepsiCo price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $176.46

1 week (2024-04-17) 4.12%
1 month (2024-03-22) 2.58%
3 months (2024-01-24) 6.56%
6 months (2023-10-24) 8.80%
1 year (2023-04-21) -4.83%
2 years (2022-04-22) 2.50%
3 years (2021-04-23) 21.00%
5 years (2019-04-24) 39.03%

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Is it a good time to buy PepsiCo stock?

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Is PepsiCo under- or over-valued?

Valuing PepsiCo stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PepsiCo's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PepsiCo's P/E ratio

PepsiCo's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, PepsiCo shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PepsiCo's PEG ratio

PepsiCo's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7835. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PepsiCo's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PepsiCo's EBITDA

PepsiCo's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$16.3 billion (£13.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a PepsiCo's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

PepsiCo share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PepsiCo's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$154.6508 up to US$192.6791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PEP.US volatility(beta: 0.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PepsiCo's is 0.533. This would suggest that PepsiCo's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PepsiCo financials

Revenue TTM US$91.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.83%
Gross profit TTM US$46.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.78%
Return on equity TTM 50.99%
Profit margin 9.92%
Book value 13.467
Market capitalisation US$230.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PepsiCo share dividends

66%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.4% of net profits

Recently PepsiCo has paid out, on average, around 66.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PepsiCo shareholders could enjoy a 3.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PepsiCo's case, that would currently equate to about $4.945 per share.

PepsiCo's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

PepsiCo's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

PepsiCo's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PepsiCo.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PepsiCo's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.64

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PepsiCo's overall score of 25.64 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PepsiCo is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PepsiCo's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.22/100

PepsiCo's environmental score of 12.22 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PepsiCo is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PepsiCo's social score

Social score: 11.8/100

PepsiCo's social score of 11.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PepsiCo is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PepsiCo's governance score

Governance score: 9.62/100

PepsiCo's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PepsiCo is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PepsiCo's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PepsiCo scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that PepsiCo hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PepsiCo Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.64
Total ESG percentile 30.46
Environmental score 12.22
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 11.8
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.62
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

PepsiCo overview

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of various beverages and convenient foods worldwide. The company operates through seven segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; PepsiCo Beverages North America; Latin America; Europe; Africa, Middle East and South Asia; and Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand and China Region. It provides dips, cheese-flavored snacks, and spreads, as well as corn, potato, and tortilla chips; cereals, rice, pasta, mixes and syrups, granola bars, grits, oatmeal, rice cakes, and side dishes; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods; ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and juices; dairy products; and sparkling water makers and related products, as well as distributes alcoholic beverages under Hard MTN Dew brand. The company offers its products primarily under the Lay's, Doritos, Fritos, Tostitos, BaiCaoWei, Cheetos, Cap'n Crunch, Life, Pearl Milling Company, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, Rice-A-Roni, Aquafina, Bubly, Emperador, Diet Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade Zero, Crush, Propel, Dr Pepper, Schweppes, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Sabritas, Saladitas, Tostitos, 7UP, Diet 7UP, H2oh!, Manzanita Sol, Mirinda, Pepsi Black, Pepsi Max, San Carlos, Toddy, Walkers, Chipsy, Kurkure, Sasko, Spekko, White Star, Smith's, Sting, SodaStream, Lubimyj Sad, Agusha, Chudo, Domik v Derevne, Lipton, and other brands. It serves wholesale and other distributors, foodservice customers, grocery stores, drug stores, convenience stores, discount/dollar stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, hard discounters, e-commerce retailers and authorized independent bottlers, and others through a network of direct-store-delivery, customer warehouse, and distributor networks, as well as directly to consumers through e-commerce platforms and retailers. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Purchase, New York.

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