Dr Pepper Snapple Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is an integrated brand owner, bottler and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company offers flavored carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, teas, juices, juice drinks and mixers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dr Pepper Snapple Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.47 per share on revenues of $1.39 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.92.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.91 to a profit $0.89. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.07, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dr Pepper Snapple Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,710 5,531 5,636 5,903 5,995
Diluted EPS ($) -1.23 2.17 2.17 2.74 2.96

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,461 1,362 1,621 1,528 1,484
Diluted EPS ($) 0.76 0.48 0.83 0.84 0.81

Past Performance:
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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