Head-To-Head Review: Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) vs. Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ:WVVI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Willamette Valley Vineyards, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dr Pepper Snapple Group 0 3 2 0 2.40
Willamette Valley Vineyards 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dr Pepper Snapple Group presently has a consensus price target of $120.00, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Dr Pepper Snapple Group is more favorable than Willamette Valley Vineyards.

Dividends

Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share. Willamette Valley Vineyards does not pay a dividend. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Willamette Valley Vineyards’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dr Pepper Snapple Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Willamette Valley Vineyards $20.85 million 1.65 $2.99 million N/A N/A

Willamette Valley Vineyards has higher revenue and earnings than Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Profitability

This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Willamette Valley Vineyards’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dr Pepper Snapple Group N/A N/A N/A
Willamette Valley Vineyards 14.88% 11.63% 5.46%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.7% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.2% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Willamette Valley Vineyards shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Willamette Valley Vineyards beats Dr Pepper Snapple Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. manufactures and distributes non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. It offers flavored carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, mineral and coconut water, and mixers, as well as manufactures and sells Mott's apple sauces. The company sells its flavored CSD products primarily under the Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, Peñafiel, Squirt, 7UP, Crush, A&W, Sunkist soda, Schweppes, RC Cola, Big Red, Vernors, Venom, IBC, Diet Rite, and Sun Drop; and NCB products primarily under the Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, FIJI, Clamato, Bai, Yoo-Hoo, Deja Blue, ReaLemon, AriZona tea, Vita Coco, BODYARMOR, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Nantucket Nectars, Garden Cocktail, Mistic, and Rose's brand names. It serves bottlers and distributors, and retailers. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Willamette Valley Vineyards Company Profile

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. produces and sells wine in the United States and internationally. The company offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Methode Champenoise Brut, Rose, and Riesling branded wines under the Willamette Valley Vineyards and Elton labels; Semi-Sparkling Muscat branded wine under the Tualatin Estate Vineyards label; Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, The Griffin, and Viognier branded wines under the Griffin Creek label; and Oregon Blossom branded wine under the Oregon Cellars label. It owns and leases approximately 913 acres of land. The company markets and sells its wine products directly through sales at the winery; and mailing lists, as well as through distributors and wine brokers. Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Turner, Oregon.

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