Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dr Pepper Snapple Group's revenues will increase 2.3% and EPS will increase 3.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Last quarter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group logged revenue of $1.53 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.53 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.84 for Q3 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 59.0%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.2%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.95.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 399 members out of 429 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 159 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 151 give Dr Pepper Snapple Group a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dr Pepper Snapple Group is hold, with an average price target of $45.42.
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