SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

July 05, 2011 09:13 ET

Equity Research on The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc. - the Close Race

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php.

The Consumer goods sector includes companies involved with food production, clothing, beverages, automobiles and electronics. As a result, performance in the consumer goods sector depends heavily on consumer behavior. When the economy grows there is an increased demand for higher-end products. When the economy declines there is a demand for value products. A comprehensive survey conducted in the consumer goods sector displays a substantial growth in this sector due to technological advancements, falling prices due to high competition, and efficient marketing. Due to lowering import tariffs there is growth in production of branded products and the share of unorganized sector has decreased to 8-10% from 40-50%. Innovative approaches and devoted consumers will further help the consumer goods sector in achieving profits and establishing well in the market.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted The Coca-Cola Company as a non-alcoholic beverage company who owns or licenses and markets more than 500 non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages but also a variety of still beverages such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks. It also owns and markets non-alcoholic sparkling beverage brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. The entire report on The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/ViewFullReport.245.php.

World Street has highlighted PepsiCo, Inc. as a global food, snack and beverage company. The Company's brands include Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, Lay's, Pepsi, Walkers, Gamesa and Sabritas. The Company's operations are in North America (United States and Canada), Mexico, Russia and the United Kingdom. On February 3, 2011, the Company acquired approximately 77% of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (WBD). On February 26, 2010, the Company completed its acquisitions of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) and PepsiAmericas, Inc. (PAS). The entire report on PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/ViewFullReport.138.php.

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