Coca-Cola and PepsiCo

The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc.

The financial statements of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are presented in Appendices C and D, respectively. The companies’ complete annual reports, including the notes to the financial statements, are available online.


Use the companies’ financial information to answer the following questions.

(b) Using the Selected Financial Data section of these two companies, determine their 5-year average growth rates related to net sales and income from continuing operations.

(c) Which company had more depreciation and amortization expense for 2014? Provide a rationale as to why there is a difference in these amounts between the two companies.