Dr Pepper Snapple Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Dr Pepper Snapple Group met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group recorded revenue of $1.48 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.49 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.82. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.85 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.81 for Q4 were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 59.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.19.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 398 members out of 428 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 158 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 150 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 $46.17.
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