Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and Long Blockchain (NASDAQ:LBCC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Long Blockchain, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group||0||5||7||0||2.58|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Long Blockchain’s 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||$6.44 billion||2.70||$847.00 million||$3.99||24.15|
|Long Blockchain||$4.56 million||10.21||-$10.44 million||($1.58)||-2.94|
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has higher revenue and earnings than Long Blockchain. Long Blockchain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dr Pepper Snapple Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.1% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Long Blockchain’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%|
Risk & Volatility
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Long Blockchain has a beta of -10.76, meaning that its share price is 1,176% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Long Blockchain does not pay a dividend. Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Long Blockchain has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group beats Long Blockchain on 12 of the 16 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.
Long Blockchain Company Profile
Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp., is a holding company operating through its subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC (LIBB). The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of Non-Alcoholic Ready-to-Drink (NARTD) iced tea in the beverage industry. It is organized around its brand, Long Island Iced Tea. Long Island Iced Tea is sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of national and regional retail chains and distributors. The Company produces brewed tea, using black tea leaves, purified water and natural cane sugar or sucralose. The Company’s Long Island Iced Tea’s flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, guava, mango, diet lemon, diet peach and sweet tea. It also offers lower calorie iced tea in over 12 ounce bottles. The lower calorie flavor options include mango, raspberry and peach. The Company’s products include All-Natural Tea, Diet Tea, Fruit-Flavored Tea, Organic Tea and Herbal Tea.
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