$DPS (Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.)

$DPS {{ '2015-12-09T17:15:41+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$DPS's gross margin for 3Q15 rose to 58.7% from 58.4% last year. The drivers of increase in gross margin was lower commodity costs, led by packaging and apple juice concentrate, and net of change in LIFO inventory provision, ongoing productivity improvements, higher pricing, and decrease in other manufacturing costs.

$DPS {{ '2017-06-22T14:01:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS announced that Lain Hancock has been named CEO for Bai Brands. He will take over leadership from Bai founder Ben Weiss, who has left the business.

$DPS {{ '2017-06-19T13:35:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS announced the expiration and final results of its cash tender offers for its 7.45% Senior Notes due 2038 and 6.82% Senior Notes due 2018. As of June 16, 2017, $DPS received valid tenders totaling $219.63MM aggregate principal amount of the Notes.

$DPS {{ '2017-06-05T20:08:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS announced an amendment to the previously announced cash tender offers for its outstanding 7.45% Notes due 2038 and 6.82% Notes due 2018, to increase the maximum aggregate purchase price related to the Notes from $180MM to $250MM. All the other terms of the offers as previously announced remain unchanged.

$DPS {{ '2017-06-05T15:45:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $400MM in aggregate principal amount of senior notes. DPS intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the purchase of its outstanding 7.45% Notes due 2038 and 6.82% Notes due 2018.

$DPS {{ '2017-05-19T13:25:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS commenced cash tender offers for up to $180MM of its outstanding 7.45% Notes due 2038 and 6.82% Notes due 2018. Holders of Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on June 2, 2017.

$DPS {{ '2017-05-17T22:39:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable on July 6, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 14, 2017.

$DPS {{ '2017-04-26T15:14:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DPS stated that on the international strategy, it has just started in the UK. The company added that it has got a team looking across different countries as each country has a different regulation. $DPS has sent its second container to see how it sells, the take rate, trial and repeat, which would give some info to talk about to a contract packer.

$DPS {{ '2017-04-26T13:27:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS now expects 2017 core EPS of $4.56-4.66 and its core tax rate to be about 34%.  The company now expects to invest an incremental $10MM in marketing investments above its previous guidance. $DPS still expects to repurchase common shares of $450-500MM and capital spending to be about 3% of net sales.

$DPS {{ '2017-04-26T13:24:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS expects 2017 organic volume growth to be just over 1% and total volume growth of about 2%, inclusive of the Bai acquisition, which closed on Jan. 31, 2017. Net sales growth is now expected to be about 4%, including about 1 point of negative foreign currency translation and also includes the Bai acquisition.

$DPS {{ '2017-04-26T13:21:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS' sales volumes for 1Q17 increased 1%, inclusive of the Bai acquisition. The addition of Bai sales to third party distributors added 0.2% to sales volume growth. Organic sales growth was driven by just over one-and-a-half percentage points of favorable mix and price, and an increase in organic volume.

$DPS {{ '2017-04-26T13:20:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS reported a decline in 1Q17 earnings due to results of Bai's operations, including transaction expenses. Net income fell to $177MM from $182MM last year, while EPS remained flat at $0.96. Sales grew to $1.51Bil from $1.49Bil. Core EPS increased to $1.01 from $0.94.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T16:20:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DPS said it estimates higher marketing spend for Bai for 2017 and also expects elevated spend for 2018. The company is confident that its marketing investment will have high returns.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T15:45:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DPS said that total distribution to shareholders for fiscal 2016 were $905MM, with $519MM in shares repurchased and $386MM in dividends paid. The company added 4Q16 share repurchases were substantially less than previously anticipated due to the negotiation activity to acquire Bai.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T14:02:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS expects 2017 net sales growth of about 4.5% and core EPS of $4.44-4.54. The company predicts capital spending of about 3% of net sales, and core tax rate of about 34.5%. $DPS sees strong free cash flow, capable of funding both a 9.4% dividend increase and repurchase of common stock of $450-500MM.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T14:02:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS' net sales from Latin America Beverages for 4Q16 increased 6% from last year. This increase was driven by a 5% rise in sales volumes, favorable product and package mix and higher net pricing.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T14:01:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS' sales from Beverage Concentrates for 4Q16 increased 4% from last year, on concentrate price increases taken earlier in the year, favorable product mix, lower discounts and a 1% rise in concentrate shipments. Packaged Beverages sales rose 3% on favorable product and package mix and price increases.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-14T14:01:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS reported a drop in 4Q16 earnings due to loss on early extinguishment of debt, as well as higher costs and expenses. Net income fell to $165MM or $0.90 per share from $185MM or $0.97 per share last year. Net sales grew to $1.58Bil from $1.55Bil. Core EPS increased to $1.05 from $1.00.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-10T11:10:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share on the company's common stock, a 9.4% increase in the dividend rate. The dividend is payable on April 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 14, 2017.

$DPS {{ '2017-02-01T13:35:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS closed its previously announced acquisition of Bai Brands LLC. The acquisition for $1.7Bil in cash includes a tax benefit of about $400MM on a net present value basis. Bai, with headquarters remaining in Hamilton, N.J., now operates as part of $DPS's Packaged Beverages segment and continues to be led by brand founder Ben Weiss.

$DPS {{ '2016-11-22T15:35:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DPS agreed to buy Bai Brands and its complete portfolio of high-growth premium antioxidant infused beverages. The cash purchase price of $1.7Bil includes tax benefit of about $400MM on net present value basis and will be financed through new unsecured notes and short term commercial paper.

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