Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.NYSE
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
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.
Feb. 14, 2015, 10:13 AM
- Craft soda is starting to become a trend to watch closely, according to industry insiders.
- Though still accounting for only ~1% of the total U.S. soda market, major retail chains have increasingly been willing to bet on local craft brands in store aisles.
- The craft craze is old news for the beer industry where coming-of-age millennials buy craft/local beers at a 50% higher rate than brand-loyal older generations. Fading stars such as Budweiser and Bud Light are testament to the impact of the millennial paradigm.
- The craft influence in coffee hasn't been lost on Starbucks which has strategically deployed trucks on college campuses in an effort to win over students.
- Despite the progressive reputation of Starbucks, analysts think new upstarts such as Craft (subscription) and Cups (app) have a shot of gaining influence with the Indie-minded millennial crowd on "customization" and pricing.
- What to watch: An increase in M&A activity in the beverage sector is expected as major companies strategically pick off more local craft brands to incubate.
- Craft beer watch: BUD, OTCPK:SBMRY, TAP, OTCQX:HEINY, SAM, BREW, STZ, OTC:BIBLF, OTCPK:BRBMF.
- Craft coffee watch: GMCR, SBUX, JVA, SJM, KRFT, DNKN, QSR, MCD.
- Craft soda watch: PEP, KO, MNST, COT, DPS, OTCQB:JSDA, REED, SODA, FIZZ.
Aug. 15, 2014, 8:50 AM
- The debate on SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) is even livelier after Coca-Cola takes a 16.7% equity stake in Monster Beverage.
- Bulls see the development as increasing the odds of beverage giant such as PepsiCo or Starbucks aligning with SodaStream, while skeptics see the Coca-Cola factor as a market share destroyer for SodaStream.
- Sluggish demand in the U.S. is being addressed by SodaStream with a new marketing message in which health will be highlighted over conservation.
- The company's cash position is also in focus. Free cash flow has weakened considerably over the last year due to investments, notes SA contributor Amal Singh.
- The wildcard in the mix: It's been quiet at Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) on the M&A front. Some consumer analysts are tipping DPS to be the sleeper pick to acquire SodaStream.
- SODA +3.7% premarket