The Purpose of This Paper, Prepared by Jessica Chan Under the Supervision of Robert F. Bruner Is About Analyzing the Companies Coca Cola and Pepsi After Pepsi Has Announced a Merger with Quaker Oats Company with a Deal

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The purpose of this paper, prepared by Jessica Chan under the supervision of Robert F. Bruner is about analyzing the companies Coca Cola and Pepsi after Pepsi has announced a merger with Quaker Oats Company with a deal at around $14 billion. With this deal Pepsi would have access to 83.6% of the sport drink market and around 33% of the U.S. noncarbonated-beverage market, followed by Coke with 21%. The paper wants to answer the questions how the latest announcement of Pepsi has an effect on the two companies´ prospects for value creation by showing the company background of both companies, giving a briefly industry overview of the beverage market and competitive events and establishing a financial comparison, especially with ratio and economic profit analysis.
In the world Coca Cola and Pepsi have towered as the two leading brands of beverages. In the year 2000, Coca Cola was the largest manufacturer, distributor, marketer of soft-drink concentrates and syrups in the world and its market value reached $110.01 billion. On the other side Pepsi was a $20 billion worth company in 2000, acting in the snack food, soft drink and noncarbonated beverage market. Both companies have reached worldwide expansion of their markets, which include a large product range of beverages, apparel and paraphernalia with their respective logos. Both have grown into longstanding global and social industry leaders. Coca Cola´s annual sales were $20.5 billion which were earned also through a variety of noncarbonated-beverage products, including products like Minute Maid orange juice, Fruitopia, Dasani bottled water and Nestea, among others. With selling and distributing salty and sweet snacks under the Frito –Lay trademark and manufacturing concentrates of Pepsi, Mountain Dew and other brands the Pepsi Company earned annual sales of $20.4 billion.
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