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It's Showtime for Dr Pepper Snapple Group

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:48PM

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Checking expectations

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dr Pepper Snapple Group's revenues will increase 1.8% and EPS will wither 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group logged revenue of $1.48 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.46 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.82. 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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 59.2%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 402 members out of 431 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 157 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 151 give Dr Pepper Snapple Group a green thumbs-up, and six 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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