Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc
Last Week’s Consumer Space: Which Stocks Were the Outliers?
At the end of the fourth week of April 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Discretionary as a whole. Let’s see which stocks stood out.
Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Estimates, Decline from Prior Year
Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 earnings were negatively impacted by currency headwinds and a 4.6% decline in 3Q15 revenue.
Why Analysts Expect PepsiCo’s Revenue to Fall in Fiscal 3Q16
PepsiCo (PEP) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q16 results on September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2Q16 was the seventh consecutive quarter that its revenue fell on a year-over-year basis.
Will PepsiCo’s Earnings Stay Ahead of Wall Street in 2Q15?
PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to impact its fiscal 2015 core EPS by 11% compared to its previous estimate of 7%. It expects currency headwinds to drag down EPS in 2Q15 by 12%.
Coca-Cola’s 2Q17 Results Beat Market Expectations
Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock price was up 1.1% to $45.74 on July 26 in reaction to the company’s 2Q17 results.
BMO Capital Increases Dr Pepper Snapple’s Price Target to $100
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a market cap of $18.4 billion. It rose by 1.7% to close at $97.87 per share on July 28, 2016.
How PepsiCo’s 4Q16 Revenue Grew Despite Currency Headwinds
Revenue growth PepsiCo (PEP) generated revenue of $19.5 billion in 4Q16, posting 5.0% year-over-year growth. This growth came after eight consecutive quarters of revenue decline. The company’s 4Q16 revenue was in line with Wall Street analysts’ revenue estimate. Key drivers PepsiCo’s revenue growth of 5.0% in 4Q16 was driven by higher volumes and increased pricing. […]
Barclays Downgraded Kimberly-Clark to ‘Equal-Weight’
On January 9, 2017, Barclays downgraded Kimberly-Clark’s rating to “equal-weight” from “overweight.” It also reduced the stock’s price target.
Where Does Monster Beverage’s Valuation Stand ahead of 3Q Results?
As of November 1, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE of 36.5x.
Coca-Cola’s Valuation Fell Due to Bleak Fiscal 2016 Guidance
Coca-Cola’s 12-month forward PE ratio fell by 3.2% to 22.0x on July 27. The company lowered its guidance for fiscal 2016 organic revenue growth.
Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?
PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.
Could Coca-Cola’s Volumes Increase in 1Q17?
In 2016, Coca-Cola’s worldwide unit case volume rose 1.0%. Its sparkling beverage volumes were flat in 2016, while still beverage volumes rose 3.0%.
Which Nonalcoholic Beverage Company Delivered Higher Returns?
PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple, and Monster Beverage have delivered total returns of 2.1%, -1.8%, and -10.1%, respectively, since the start of 2016.
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on July 28?
On July 28, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P 500 with returns of 0.48%, 0.23%, and 0.16%, respectively.
Why Dr Pepper Snapple Is Expected to Post 1.4% 4Q15 Sales Growth
In this preview series on Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 results, we’ll discuss the company’s earnings expectations, margin expansion, stock price movement, and valuation.
How has PepsiCo’s stock fared against rivals?
PepsiCo’s stock has appreciated by 20.7% since 2014 and has outperformed peers in the consumer staples sector like Coca-Cola, Mondelez, and Kellogg.
Why Did Moody’s Rate Dr Pepper Snapple Senior Notes as Baa1?
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on its common stock. This dividend will be paid on January 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on December 13, 2016.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015
As of July 24, Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has appreciated by 8.8% to $77.92 since the beginning of 2015.
Key Updates in the Consumer Sector: December 11–15, 2017
As of December 15, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index on a YTD basis.
Why Innovation Should Drive PepsiCo’s 2015 Revenue
In April 2015, PepsiCo (PEP) launched two new protein-packed snack mixes under its Cracker Jack’D food brand.
Can PepsiCo’s Stock Pick Up Momentum in 2016?
As of January 28, about 59% (or 17) analysts out of 29 analysts, have a “buy” recommendation for PepsiCo and 12 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. None of the analysts have a sell recommendation.
Understanding Dr Pepper Snapple’s Falling 1Q17 Operating Margin
In 1Q17, DPS’s gross margin expanded by 30 basis points to 59.8%. The 1Q17 gross margin was positively impacted by favorable mark-to-market activity.
Will Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Deliver Improved Revenues in 2Q17?
In 1Q17, Coca-Cola’s (KO) revenue fell 11.3% to $9.1 billion. This was the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline for the soda giant.
Coca-Cola Deal Gives Monster Beverage Yet Another Boost
In 2014, Monster Beverage’s net sales increased by 9.7% to $2.5 billion, with 21.7% of its net sales from outside the United States.
Why Coca-Cola Missed Analysts’ 1Q17 Earnings Estimate
Earnings miss estimates Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) delivered adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.43 in 1Q17, missing Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.44. The company’s earnings continued to decline for the eighth consecutive quarter. What dragged down Coca-Cola’s earnings? Coca-Cola’s 1Q17 adjusted EPS fell 4.4% YoY (year-over-year) due to continued weakness in the company’s […]
Coca-Cola’s 4Q15 Operating Margin Rose on Productivity Measures
Coca-Cola’s operating margin improved significantly to 15.2% in 4Q15 from 13.3% in the comparable quarter of the previous year.
Inside Dr Pepper Snapple’s Lower-Than-Expected 1Q Sales
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) generated sales of $1.51 billion in 1Q17, missing the consensus Wall Street analysts’ sales estimate of $1.55 billion.
Coca-Cola Beats Analyst Estimates Despite Falling Revenue in 2Q15
Coca-Cola’s (KO) second quarter revenue came in at $12.2 billion, beating consensus Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $12.1 billion.
Why Monster’s Trading at a Premium Valuation Compared to Peers
On February 26, Monster Beverage was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 33.8x.
Energy Drinks Outperform Soda Drinks in Case-Volume Growth
An interesting development in the energy drinks industry is Monster Beverage’s strategic deal with Coca-Cola. The deal will expand Monster Beverage’s product line-up.
Impact of Coca-Cola’s 1Q18 Results on Its Valuations
Coca-Cola’s (KO) 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio declined 3.4% to 20.2x on April 24, the day the company announced its 1Q18 results.
Why Are Nonalcoholic Beverage Giants Looking beyond Soda?
Weak soda volumes in key markets are making nonalcoholic beverage companies look for growth opportunities in up-and-coming categories like functional beverages.
How PepsiCo Is Planning to Diversify Its Soft Drink Business
PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $152.5 billion. It fell 0.15% to close at $105.92 per share on October 13, 2016.
Key Drivers of Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 Sales
Dr Pepper Snapple reported sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 4Q15, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $1.53 billion.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Carbonated Drink Volumes Grow by 2%
Dr Pepper Snapple’s bottler case sales volumes were driven by a 2% rise in both carbonated soft drink category volumes and noncarbonated beverage volumes.
Coca-Cola’s Productivity Program to Improve 2015 Margins
Coca-Cola’s productivity program aims for annualized savings of $3 billion by 2019. The company will reinvest these savings in incremental media spending.
An Overview of the US Nonalcoholic Beverage Industry
The US nonalcoholic beverage market comprises categories like carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, bottled water, sports drinks, and energy drinks.
Will Dr Pepper Snapple Benefit from Focus on Still Beverages?
The volume growth of Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverages portfolio surpassed the volume growth of carbonated soft drinks in each of the four quarters of fiscal 2015.
Dr Pepper Snapple Stock: Why Most Analysts Rate It a ‘Buy’
On a YTD basis, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) stock has fallen 5.5% to $87.12 as of October 20, 2016. It’s currently trading below its YTD average price of $92.25.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?
As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.
How Did PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?
PepsiCo rose by 1.5% to close at $107.49 per share on July 7. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 4.2%, 4.9%, and 9.2% that day.
New York Is Gearing Up for PepsiCo’s Kola House this Spring
PepsiCo is getting ready to launch Kola House, its first hospitality venture, at its flagship location in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The first Kola House, which will operate as a kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space, is expected to open this spring.
Coca-Cola’s Growth Strategy for Soda and Still Beverages
Coca-Cola’s (KO) overall unit case volume rose 1% in 3Q16. The company’s soda or sparkling beverage unit case volumes were flat in 3Q16 on a YoY basis.
Monster’s 1Q16 Sales Benefit from Strategic Deal with Coca-Cola
Monster Beverage’s (MNST) net sales in 1Q16 ended March 31, 2016, were $680.2 million, ahead of the consensus analyst sales estimate of $656.9 million.
Can PepsiCo’s Stock Price Gain Momentum with Upcoming Results?
PepsiCo’s stock price has been impacted by weak performance in the first half of the year and the recent turmoil in the stock markets due to global factors like the slowdown in China.
How Did the Stock Market React to Dr Pepper Snapple’s 1Q16 Data?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price appreciated by ~3% to $90.38 on April 27, in reaction to the company’s strong 1Q16 results and revised outlook.
Red Goes Green: Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Now 100% Plant-Based
Currently ~7% of Coke bottles in North America and 30% globally are made from plant materials. Coca-Cola aims to completely adopt PlantBottle technology and replace nonrenewable material–based plastic bottles by 2020.
Can Still Beverages Add Some Spark to Dr Pepper Snapple’s Sales?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverage portfolio consists of brands such as Snapple, Mott’s, Hawaiian Punch, Clamato, Rose’s, and Mr & Mrs T mixers.
Why Does Monster Beverage Command Higher Valuations than Peers?
As of October 28, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a forward PE (or price-to-earnings ratio) of 38.4x, up 12.5% since the start of this year.
Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US
The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.
Why Dr Pepper Snapple’s Margins Contracted in 2Q17
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) reported a contraction in its gross as well as operating margins in 2Q17 despite generating higher sales in the quarter.
How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015
PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.
Coca-Cola Forecasts Higher Impact of Currency Headwinds in 4Q15
Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) provided an update on the expected impact of currency headwinds on its 4Q15 results.
Coca-Cola’s 2015 Productivity Initiatives: A Closer Look at Costs
Coca-Cola has been aggressively implementing productivity initiatives to offset the impact of sluggish soda volumes and macro challenges in key markets.
Can PepsiCo’s Valuation See Some Upward Revision in 2016?
As of January 28, 2016, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.6x.
Monster Beverage Delivered Higher Margins in Fiscal 3Q15
Monster Beverage (MNST) enjoys higher margins than other nonalcoholic beverage companies primarily due to the higher pricing of energy drinks compared to soda beverages.
The Growing Emphasis of Coca-Cola and Peers on Still Beverages
Another plant-based beverage acquisition made by Coca-Cola was that of Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology Company in 2015.
US Soda Update: Case Volumes Decline for the Tenth Straight Year
Carbonated soft drink volumes dropped to 8.8 billion 192-ounce cases in 2014. This is the tenth straight year of decline.
PepsiCo’s Valuation ahead of 1Q17 Results
As of April 19, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.1x.
Monster Missed 2Q16 Estimates despite Strong Earnings Growth
Monster Beverage (MNST) missed the consensus analyst earnings estimate in 2Q16 despite strong growth in its adjusted earnings on a year-over-year basis.
Innovation and Marketing Fuel Dr Pepper Snapple’s Future Growth
Dr Pepper Snapple is creating more visibility for its products by associating with popular movies. It expects its marketing spend to be ~7.6% of net sales in 2015.
What Are PepsiCo’s Targets in 2025?
Price movement PepsiCo (PEP) fell 1.1% to close at $105.62 per share during the third week of October 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.1%, -2.0%, and 8.0%, respectively, as of October 21. PEP is trading 1.1% below its 20-day moving average, 1.1% below its 50-day moving average, and […]
How Coca-Cola Benefits from Its Refranchising Efforts
By refranchising its bottling operations to independent bottlers, Coca-Cola can take advantage of these bottlers’ local expertise—including local consumer preferences, demand, and marketing programs.
Why Did Dr Pepper Snapple’s Sales Beat Analysts’ Estimates?
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) generated sales of $1.68 billion in 3Q16. It beat analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.65 billion.
PepsiCo’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Wall Street Expectations
PepsiCo’s 3Q15 earnings came in at $1.35 per share on an adjusted basis, ahead of the consensus Wall Street analyst earnings estimate of $1.26 per share.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Consensus Still Higher than Coke before Earnings
Dr Pepper Snapple exceeded analysts’ sales and earnings estimates in the first three quarters of fiscal 2015.
Making Sense of PepsiCo’s Share Price Movement in 2015
PepsiCo’s share price fell 1.1% since the announcement of its 1Q15 results on April 23. The company’s net revenue fell 3.2% to $12.2 billion in 1Q15.
Coca-Cola Bottler Merger: Benefits for CCE and KO Investors
As per the deal specifics that the companies disclosed, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) shareholders should have a 48% shareholding in the new company.
Did Dr Pepper Snapple’s Non-Carbonated Beverages Call the Shots in 4Q15?
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) saw higher volume growth in non-carbonated beverages in all the quarters of fiscal 2015 compared to CSDs.
Key Events for Consumer Stocks: February 12–16
On February 5, Jefferies upgraded Lowe’s (LOW) to “buy” from “hold” and raised the target price to $129 from $81.
Deutsche Bank Raises PepsiCo’s Target Price to $120 per Share
PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $156.2 billion. Its stock rose by 0.73% to close at $108.27 per share on July 8, 2016.
What’s Driving Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Price in 2015?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has risen 15.6% since the beginning of 2015 to $82.80 as of October 14. The stock has outperformed beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP).
PepsiCo Aims to Revive Soda Volumes with Crystal Pepsi
Carbonated soft drinks have been losing their fizz as more and more consumers are opting for healthier beverage options.
Assessing Monster Beverage’s Valuation before 2Q16 Results
Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 36.6x as of July 25.
Why Dr Pepper Snapple’s 3Q17 Sales Were Lower Than Expected
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) delivered sales of $1.7 billion in 3Q17, missing the consensus analyst estimate of $1.8 billion.
Coca-Cola Speeds Up Refranchising of Bottling Operations
Coca-Cola is accelerating the refranchising of its bottling operations, with the goal to hand back about two-thirds of its US bottler–delivered business by the end of 2017.
Monster Beverage’s Valuation Benefits from 1Q16 Results
Monster Beverage’s valuation multiple is higher than its nonalcoholic beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS).
What’s Behind Monster Beverage’s 1Q15 Sales Growth?
Monster Beverage expects its Monster Unleaded, Ultra Sunrise, and Ultra Citron lines, as well as Rehab Peach Tea + Energy, to perform well in 2015.
Dr Pepper Snapple Gets a Hold Recommendation from Most Analysts
Of the 22 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple, 15, or 68%, have given the company a “hold” recommendation as of December 31, 2015.
What Are Analyst Recommendations for Coca-Cola’s Stock?
As of June 17, Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock price has risen by 5.6% on a year-to-date basis.
PepsiCo Partners with Starbucks to Seek Growth in Latin America
In 2016, PepsiCo and Starbucks will distribute Starbucks’s ready-to-drink, or RTD, coffee and energy beverages in select Latin American markets.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Soda Volumes Lost Some Fizz in 3Q17
Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) overall bottler case sales volumes were unchanged on a year-over-year basis in 3Q17.
Cola Wars Continue: PepsiCo Replaces Coca-Cola as NBA Sponsor
On April 13, 2015, PepsiCo (PEP) announced a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Coca-Cola Gets Healthier with a Stake in Suja Juice
In August, Coca-Cola (KO) bought a 30% stake in Suja Juice, a California-based manufacturer of organic juices that uses high-pressure processing to preserve nutrition and taste.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Bleak Outlook, and What This Means for Its Stock Price
On February 17, Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price declined by 2.9% to $89.33, following the announcement of its 4Q15 results and its weak outlook for 2016.
What Boosted Dr Pepper Snapple’s Margins in 1Q16?
Expansion of Dr Pepper Snapple’s margins in 1Q16 facilitated growth in the company’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share
Will Keurig Kold Receive a Hot or Cold Response?
In September 2015, Keurig Green Mountain announced the launch of its much-awaited Keurig Kold beverage system.
Keurig Green Mountain Announces New Products to Boost Top Line
Keurig Green Mountain is working on new products to boost its sales. This includes the upcoming launch of the Keurig Kold beverage system.
Investing in soft drink companies with ETFs
Consumer staple ETFs provide exposure to companies that produce essentials, including food, beverages, tobacco, and household items. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks the S&P Consumer Staples Select Sector Index.
Coca-Cola’s Q4 Margins May Not Expand Despite Productivity Boosts
Coca-Cola’s (KO) fourth quarter margins might remain under pressure due to currency headwinds and structural changes relating to the company’s bottling and distribution operations.
PepsiCo Beats 4Q Earnings Estimates, Stock Falls
PepsiCo stock fell 0.2% to $106.73 on February 15. This series on PepsiCo’s 4Q16 results will discuss the company’s earnings, revenue, and margins.
Key Events for Consumer Stocks: February 5–9, 2018
On February 2, SocGen upgraded Mondelez International (MDLZ) to “buy” from “hold” and raised the target price to $55 from $45.
Gatorade’s Position in the Sports Beverage Market
Gatorade’s position and volumes have been impacted by rising competition. It has also felt the effect of the popularity of bottled water, ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and energy drinks.
What Do Analysts Expect from PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings?
PepsiCo’s (PEP) performance in recent quarters has been under pressure due to currency headwinds and weakness in carbonated soft drink volumes.
What Caused Contraction in Coca-Cola’s 1Q16 Margins?
In 1Q16, Coca-Cola’s operating margin contracted to 20.8% from 21.4% in 1Q15.
Monster Beverage’s Valuation: Impact of 1Q17 Results
On May 5, 2017, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings multiple) of 31.1x, up 3.7% in reaction to its 1Q17 results.
Are Coca-Cola’s Shareholder Rewards Better Than Its Peers?
As of December 15, 2017, Coca-Cola (KO) has delivered a total return of 15% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
Dr Pepper’s Prospects in Other Non-Carbonated Beverages
Dr Pepper Snapple adopted a strong strategy by acquiring an 11.7% stake in BodyArmor. But it could grow more in other non-carbonated beverage categories.
Will Dr Pepper Snapple’s 3Q15 Operating Margin Expand?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s 2Q15 operating margin improved by 100 basis points to 22.3%, driven by higher revenue, lower depreciation and amortization, favorable foreign currency, and favorable mark-to-market comparison.
PepsiCo’s Gross Margin Continued Its Expansion Trend in 3Q15
PepsiCo’s gross margin was 54.7% in 3Q15, up from 53.6% in 3Q14. This marked the 13th consecutive quarter of gross margin expansion for PepsiCo.