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Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

After falling below Wall Street expectations last quarter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) will report its latest results on Thursday.


Analysts currently expect Dr Pepper Snapple Group to come in with earnings of 82 cents per share on revenues of $1.63 billion. Estimates from analysts range from earnings per share to earnings per share. The average estimate has shown no movement over the last three months.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $1.82 per share between June 1, 2012 and June 11, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price is up $4.47 (11.4%), from $39.31 to $43.78.

Company Fundamental Trends

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 4.1% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 4.9% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 3.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. The company will look to get back to form after a profit drop last quarter ended a string of income gains. Before dropping in the first quarter, net income grew 6.9% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 48.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Dr Pepper Snapple Group with seven of 12 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit fell 10.5% to $102 million (48 cents a share) from $114 million (50 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue rose 2.3% to $1.36 billion from $1.33 billion.


Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open

EPS: 82 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.63 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)