Doctor Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
) is a mature business, and a remarkably shareholder friendly one at that. The dividend yield is currently a hefty 3.41%, and the company has bought back 6% of its shares through the past three years. An investor can sensibly look for income and capital appreciation with long-term horizons. The stock goes ex-dividend in the near future, on Sept. 12, and scrutiny is appropriate.
There are considerations. The Coca-Cola Company
), an outsized peer, has been underperforming, though it maintains one of the highest industry multiples. Its results may not bode well for DPS. It also is not clear how much of an effect Soda Stream International
), which offers homemade carbonated beverages, might have on the future revenues soft drink companies. Continue Reading »