Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. National Beverage Corp. does not pay a dividend. Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. National Beverage Corp. has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Beverage Corp. has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.1% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.7% of National Beverage Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 75.2% of National Beverage Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and National Beverage Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group||11.06%||37.53%||8.05%|
|National Beverage Corp.||13.38%||49.70%||32.30%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and National Beverage Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group||0||6||6||0||2.50|
|National Beverage Corp.||2||1||0||0||1.33|
Dr Pepper Snapple Group currently has a consensus target price of $99.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.16%. National Beverage Corp. has a consensus target price of $76.67, suggesting a potential downside of 21.69%. Given Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dr Pepper Snapple Group is more favorable than National Beverage Corp..
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and National Beverage Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group||$6.57 billion||2.37||$1.58 billion||$3.99||21.47|
|National Beverage Corp.||$869.64 million||5.24||$189.51 million||$2.50||39.16|
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has higher revenue and earnings than National Beverage Corp.. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Beverage Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group beats National Beverage Corp. on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company offers a diverse portfolio of flavored (non-cola) carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water and mixers. The Company’s segments include Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages and Latin America Beverages. The Company’s brand portfolio includes CSD brands, such as Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, Penafiel, Squirt, 7UP, Crush, A&W, Sunkist soda and Schweppes, and NCB brands, such as Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s and Clamato. The Company’s NCB brands include Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s, FIJI mineral water, Clamato, Yoo-Hoo, Deja Blue, Bai Brands, ReaLemon, AriZona tea, Vita Coco coconut water, Mr and Mrs T mixers, BodyArmor, Nantucket Nectars, Garden Cocktail, Mistic and Rose’s.
National Beverage Corp. Company Profile
National Beverage Corp. is a holding company. The Company develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in North America. The Company’s brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (Power+ Brands), including sparkling waters, energy drinks and juices, and carbonated soft drinks in a range of flavors, including regular, sugar-free and reduced calorie options. In addition, the Company produces soft drinks for certain retailers, such as allied brands. The Company’s portfolio of Power+ Brands includes LaCroix, LaCroix Curate, LaCroix NiCola and Shasta sparkling water products; Rip It energy drinks and shots, and Everfresh, Everfresh Premier Varietals and Mr. Pure juice and juice-based products. The Company’s carbonated soft drinks include Shasta and Faygo, iconic brands. The Company had, as of April 30, 2016, 12 production facilities located near metropolitan markets across the continental United States.
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