DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.82 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1509.0||1463.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||150.0||156.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||237.0||153.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8273.0||8201.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2591.0||2574.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.83||61.79|
|Return on Assets||8.49||7.6|
|Return on Equity||30.64||27.4|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||192.96||197.98|
|Div / share||0.41||0.38|
|Book value / share||11.89||11.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1444182.0||1609126.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.22 for the Beverages industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.65 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a premium versus the industry average of 5.84. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DPS 22.16||Peers 24.22||DPS 14.93||Peers 16.83|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
DPS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
DPS is trading at a discount to its peers.
|DPS 19.05||Peers 22.07||DPS 2.55||Peers 5.18|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DPS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
DPS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|DPS 6.65||Peers 5.84||DPS 16.66||Peers -14.61|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
DPS is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
DPS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|DPS 2.49||Peers 3.96||DPS 2.06||Peers 3.41|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
DPS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
DPS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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