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I have followed Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) closely since the company became an independent publicly-traded company in 2008. Over that span of time, DPS has proven itself to be shareholder friendly and has provided great shareholder return to investors via share price appreciation, significant increases in dividend payout, and reduction of share count through substantial share buybacks. The company uses a plethora of strong brands to generate substantial cash flows which has fueled most of this activity. I believe DPS is a solid company that will continue to generate strong cash flows and return cash to investors for years to come, but I am less and less convinced that these investor returns can be maintained at the...

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