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ACT350 Portfolio Project-The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc., answer the following questions




Question;ACT350 Portfolio Project;Using these 2007 annual reports for The Coca-Cola Company;and PepsiCo, Inc., answer the following questions. Write these up in a Word;document, clearly identifying your response to each lettered item.;Show supporting calculations for the items lettered c, f, h;l, m, o, p, r, s and u.;a. What are the primary lines of business of these two;companies as shown in their notes to the financial statements?;b. Which company has the dominant position in beverage;sales?;c. Which company has the greater percentage increase in;total assets from 2006 to 2007?;d. Which company had more depreciation and amortization;expense for 2007? Provide a rationale as to why there is a difference in these;amounts between the two companies.;e. What type of income format(s) is used by these two;companies? Identify any differences in income statement format between these two;companies.;f. What are the gross profits, operating profits, and net;incomes for these two companies over the three-year period 2005-2007? Which;company has had better financial results over this period of time?;g. What format(s) did these companies use to present their;balance sheets?;h. How much working capital did each of these companies have;at the end of 2007? Speculate as to their rationale for the amount of working;capital they maintain.;i. What is the most significant difference in the asset structure;of the two companies? What causes this difference?;j. What were the two companies? trends in net cash provided;by operating activities over the period 2005 to 2007?;k. What were the cash and cash equivalents reported by;Coca-Cola and PepsiCo at the end of;2007? What does each company classify as cash equivalents?;l. What were the accounts receivable (net) for Coca-Cola and;PepsiCo at the end of 2007? Which company reports the greater allowance for;doubtful accounts receivable (amount and;percentage of gross receivable) at the end of 2007?;m. What is the amount of inventory reported by Coca-Cola at;December 31, 2007, and by PepsiCo at December 29, 2007? What percent of total;assets is invested in inventory by each company?;n. What inventory costing methods are used by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo?;How does each company value its inventories?;o. Compute and compare the inventory turnover ratios and;days to sell inventory for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo for 2007. Indicate why there;might be a significant difference between the two companies. ACT350 Portfolio;Project;What depreciation methods are used by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo;for property, plant, and equipment? How much depreciation was reported by;Coca-Cola and PepsiCo in 2007, 2006, and;2005?;r. Compute and compare the following ratios for Coca-Cola;and PepsiCo for 2007: Asset turnover;Profit margin on sales, and Rate of return on assets.;t. On what basis and over what periods of time did Coca-Cola;and PepsiCo amortize their intangible assets?;u. What were Coca-Cola?s and PepsiCo?s net revenues (sales);for the year 2007? Which company increased its revenues more (dollars and;percentage) from 2006 to 2007?;v. Are the revenue recognition policies of Coca-Cola and;PepsiCo similar? Explain


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