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Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Earnings Beat Last Year's by 15%

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Just the facts, Fool.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) reported earnings on April 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Dr Pepper Snapple Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Dr Pepper Snapple Group booked revenue of $1.38 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $1.39 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 details
EPS came in at $0.53. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.46 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 6.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 57.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.67 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.88.

Next 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 401 members out of 430 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 156 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 149 give Dr Pepper Snapple Group a green thumbs-up, and seven 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 $45.73.

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