PepsiCo’s financial statements are presented in Appendix A. Financial statements for The Coca Cola Company are presented in Appendix B.
(a) Based on the information contained in these financial statements, determine each of the following for PepsiCo at December 27, 2008, and for Coca Cola at December 31, 2008.
(1) Total current assets.
(2) Net amount of property, plant, and equipment (land, buildings, and equipment).
(3) Total current liabilities.
(4) Total stockholders’ (shareholders’) equity.
(b) What conclusions concerning the companies’ respective financial positions can be drawn?