Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.17 Per Share

Equities analysts expect Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) to report $1.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.20 and the lowest is $1.16. Dr Pepper Snapple Group posted earnings of $1.04 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 12.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th.

On average, analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will report full year earnings of $4.53 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.52 to $4.56. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $5.24 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.80 to $5.77. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.16 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 11.06% and a return on equity of 37.53%. The company’s revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share.

A number of analysts have weighed in on DPS shares. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $104.00 to $96.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $91.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $114.00 to $106.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $102.38.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) traded up $0.99 on Thursday, reaching $95.90. 1,051,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,138,618. The firm has a market capitalization of $17,135.20, a PE ratio of 24.04, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.59. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 1 year low of $83.23 and a 1 year high of $99.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.15%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 3.0% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 714,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $69,352,000 after acquiring an additional 20,888 shares during the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 9.7% in the 4th quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 6,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $648,000 after buying an additional 589 shares in the last quarter. National Pension Service grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 10.3% in the 4th quarter. National Pension Service now owns 189,198 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,364,000 after buying an additional 17,664 shares in the last quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 9.9% in the 4th quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $815,000 after buying an additional 758 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 27.8% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 46,001 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,465,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.09% of the company’s stock.

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About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company offers a diverse portfolio of flavored (non-cola) carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water and mixers.

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