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  • Mon, Nov. 28, 2:17 PM
    • Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.9%) continue to track higher and are npw at the same level where they traded before the company's Q3 earnings were released.
    • Analysts think Dr Pepper's acquisition of Bai Brands last week could help reset some valuation expectations due to the high-growth potential of the business.
    • “The world is waiting for an iconic, new-age beverage that has the same power and relevance that Coke and Pepsi did 50 years ago,” Bai CMO Michael Simon told Brandchannel.com last year.
    • 1010data's Tim Wilson reports that Bai is getting $0.45 for every dollar being spent online for sweetened beverages.
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple acquires Bai Brands (Nov. 22)
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple expects to double Bai Brands sales (Nov. 22)
    | Mon, Nov. 28, 2:17 PM
  • Tue, Nov. 22, 9:36 AM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.7%) held a conference call to discuss its pickup of Bai Brands.
    • Execs said the company's overall corporate strategy is unaltered and there is no change to dividend or buyback policies. They also highlighted that Bai gives Dr Pepper a solid vehicle to test drive online selling channels.
    • Bai is expected to churn up $79M in operating income next year. Over the longer haul, Dr Pepper expects Bai sales to double in the next few years.
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple acquires Bai Brands (Nov. 22)
    • Dr Pepper Snapple conference call
    | Tue, Nov. 22, 9:36 AM
  • Tue, Nov. 22, 7:16 AM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) announces that acquired Bai Brands, LLC for $1.7B.
    • The cash purchase price includes a tax benefit of approximately $400M on a net present value basis and will be financed through new unsecured notes and short term commercial paper.
    • The company says Bai provides a strong platform to incubate and grow better-for-you beverages throughout the non-carbonated and carbonated beverage sectors.
    • The deal is  expected to generate approximately $425M  in net sales in 2017 and add an incremental $132M to current net sales expectation for 2017. The transaction is expected to be approximately $0.03 dilutive to reported EPS in 2017 and accretive to reported EPS in 2018.
    • "Bai has contributed greatly to our allied brand lineup since we began distributing it broadly in 2013. Adding it to the broad range of choices and options in our company-owned portfolio is a natural next step," says a top DPS exec..
    • Source: Press Release
    | Tue, Nov. 22, 7:16 AM | 3 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 21, 2:24 PM
    • Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) is up 4.51% on a huge volume move.
    • Other beverage stocks with a head of steam include National Beverage Corporation (FIZZ +4.2%), Boston Beer (SAM +2.2%), Molson Coors (TAP +1.9%), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +1.8%) and Jones Soda (JSDA +2.8%). Leading Brands (LBIX +12.1%) moved higher after a bullish Seeking Alpha article went live.
    • It's not clear why the names are attracting so much attention today from investors (M&A intrigue?), but as a group beverage stocks are the top performer in the consumer goods sector.
    | Mon, Nov. 21, 2:24 PM
  • Wed, Nov. 16, 4:43 PM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) declares $0.53/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.56%
    • Payable Jan. 5; for shareholders of record Dec. 13; ex-div Dec. 9.
    | Wed, Nov. 16, 4:43 PM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Nov. 9, 5:56 AM
    • Three Bay Area cities have voted to levy a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to curb obesity and diabetes.
    • The measure passed by wide margins in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany (a separate vote in Boulder, Colorado is on track to pass as well).
    • In 2014, Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy a soda tax and Philadelphia became the second in June.
    • Related stocks: KO, PEP, DPS, MNST, FIZZ, SBUX, UL, PG
    | Wed, Nov. 9, 5:56 AM | 45 Comments
  • Mon, Oct. 31, 10:00 AM
    • Susquehanna weighs in on Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS -0.4%) after analyzing the company's Q2 earnings report and conference call.
    • Estimates: The firm lowers its price target to $89 from $98. The forecast for 2016 EPS goes to $4.40 vs. $4.41 consensus. FY17 EPS is seen at $4.79 vs. $4.77 consensus.
    • Analyst Pablo Zuanic: "The fundamentals are mixed (our concerns regarding the slowing non-CSD business, risk of allied brand loss, lack of clarity on margin expansion outlook, are in part offset by CSD 2% unit case growth and robust pricing). Clearly, the 21% discount to KO buffers the downside."
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple beats by $0.06, beats on revenue (Oct. 27)
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple raises full-year EPS view (Oct. 27)
    | Mon, Oct. 31, 10:00 AM
  • Fri, Oct. 28, 10:33 AM
    • Researchers from Harvard University estimate that soda consumption could fall as much 20% in select California cities if a soda tax is passed on November 8. The same study predicted a 4% drop in diabetes cases as a result of soda taxation.
    • California voters in San Francisco, Albany and Oakland are voting on the tax, as well as voters in Boulder, Colorado. The issue is also going in front of the Cook County Commission (Chicagoland) soon for a decision over what's openly being called a political money grab.
    • The beverage industry had a very strong record of turning back soda tax initiatives, but saw a setback when the Philadelphia City Council approved a $0.015-per-ounce soda tax last June.
    • Related stocks: KO, PEP, DPS, MNST, FIZZ, COT.
    | Fri, Oct. 28, 10:33 AM | 23 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 10:12 AM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +1.2%) expects full-year EPS to fall in a range of $4.32-$4.40 vs. $4.20-$4.30 prior and $4.37 consensus.
    • The company reports a 2% gain in carbonated soft drink volume for Q3 to outpace growth in fountain and bottle can businesses.
    • Management was quiet about the rumored acquisition of Bai Brands.
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple beats by $0.06, beats on revenue (Oct. 27)
    • Previously: Dr Pepper Snapple eyes Bai Brands (Oct. 26)
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 10:12 AM | 3 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 27, 8:01 AM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS): Q3 EPS of $1.17 beats by $0.06.
    • Revenue of $1.68B (+3.1% Y/Y) beats by $30M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Oct. 27, 8:01 AM | 2 Comments
  • Wed, Oct. 26, 5:30 PM
  • Wed, Oct. 26, 3:21 PM
    • Bai Brands is on the radar of Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.5%), according to Reuters.
    • Sources indicate the companies are in talks over a deal.
    • The Bai lineup of beverages includes the Bai, Bubbles, Cocofusions, Antiwater and Supertea categories.
    • Dr Pepper Snapple acquired a minority stake in the company last year.
    | Wed, Oct. 26, 3:21 PM | 2 Comments
  • Tue, Oct. 18, 12:31 PM
    • Beverage stocks are active after the latest data dump from Nielsen on sales trends.
    • Wells Fargo notes that most beverage categories showed growth for the period ending October 8, including nearly a 5% gain for energy drink volume and sales.
    • Coca-Cola's (KO +0.7%) carbonated soft drink sales were up +1.7%, while PepsiCo's (PEP +0.4%) CSDs fell off 0.8%. CSD sales were up 0.4% for Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.5%).
    • Gainers off the Nielsen numbers include Cott (COT +1.9%), Monster Beverage (MNST +2.6%), Primo Water (PRMW +1.9%) and National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ +1.2%).
    • Source: Bloomberg
    | Tue, Oct. 18, 12:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Oct. 7, 8:17 AM
    • Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic fires off some price target changes tied to an internal policy at the firm to move to a December 2017 time frame from December 2016.
    • Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM): PT moves to $162 from $175 vs. yesterday's close of $155.47, rated at Neutral.
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS): PT moves to $98 from $104 vs. yesterday's close of $88.04, rated at Neutral
    • SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA): PT moves to $30 from $20 vs. yesterday's close of $26.08, rated at Neutral.
    • General Mills (NYSE:GIS): PT moves to $61 from $62 vs. yesterday's close of $62.42, rated at Neutral.
    | Fri, Oct. 7, 8:17 AM
  • Tue, Oct. 4, 10:33 AM
    • Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) is down sharply after Evercore ISI moves to a Hold rating from Buy.
    • It's a rather sharp move with four bullish ratings (Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, Sterne Agee, Stifel Nicolaus) still out on the beverage stock. SA contributor Horizon Investments also presented a positive outlook on Dr Pepper in a recent article.
    • DPS is off 4.55% to $86.63 vs. a 52-week trading range of $80.44 to $98.80.
    | Tue, Oct. 4, 10:33 AM | 11 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 16, 10:21 AM
    • Credit Suisse names its favorite stocks in the beverage sector and cautions on others with a wave of initiations.
    • The investment firm starts off coverage on Monster Beverage (MNST -0.4%), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS), and PepsiCo (PEP -0.4%) with Outperform ratings.
    • Neutral ratings filter down on Coca-Cola (KO -0.6%) and Constellation Brands (STZ -1.4%).
    • CS hangs an Underperform rating on Boston Beer (SAM -1.2%).
    • Forward PE ratios on the group: Monster 30.8, Dr. Pepper 20.6, PepsiCo 20.5, Coca-Cola 21.1, Constellations Brands 23.4, Boston Beer 23.2.
    | Fri, Sep. 16, 10:21 AM | 3 Comments