It's Showtime for Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYS: DPS) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dr Pepper Snapple Group's revenue will expand 2.9% and EPS will improve 6.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.82.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported revenue of $1.36 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q1 were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 57.1%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.95.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 390 members out of 420 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 139 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 132 give Dr Pepper Snapple Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dr Pepper Snapple Group is outperform, with an average price target of $41.45.

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