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Earnings: Advance Auto Parts, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Avon Group, More (AAP, DPS, AVP, More)

Mike Deane Feb 12, 2015

Before the opening bell on Thursday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.

Advance Auto Parts Misses Q4 Estimates

Advance Auto Parts (AAP ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $2.09 billion, up from last year’s Q4 sales of $1.41 billion. Operating income came in at $171.1 million, or $1.37 per share, compared to last year’s Q4 figures of $113.8 million, or 94 cents per share. AAP missed analysts’ estimates of $1.48 EPS on revenues of $2.29 billion.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Matches EPS Estimates; Guides Below Views

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS ) reported fourth quarter core EPS of 88 cents, which is down 9% from last year’s Q4 EPS of 97 cents. Net sales for the quarter came in at $1.51 billion, up from last year’s $1.46 billion. DPS matched analysts’ estimates of 88 cents EPS, while revenues came in slightly above the $1.48 billion expectation. Looking ahead to FY2015, DPS sees EPS of $3.80-$3.88, while analysts expect $3.91.

Avon Products Misses EPS and Revenue Estimates

Avon Products (AVP ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $2.3 billion, which marks a 13% decrease from last year’s Q4 revenues of $2.63 billion. AVP reported a net loss of $330.7 million, or 75 cents per diluted share, compared to last year’s loss of $69.1 million, or 16 cents per diluted per share. Adjusted net income for the quarter came in at $89 million, or 20 cents per share, which is down from last year’s $151 million, or 34 cents per share. AVP declared a 6-cent quarterly dividend, which is payable on March 2 to all shareholders on record as of February 23. The stock goes ex-dividend on February 19.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Misses Q4 EPS Estimates

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE ) reported fourth quarter sales of $1.93 billion, down from last year’s $2.03 billion. Net income for the quarter came in at $112 million, or 46 cents per diluted share, which is down from last year’s Q4 figures $135 million, or 51 cents per share. CCE missed analysts’ estimates of 56 cents EPS on revenues of $1.94 billion.

Diebold Misses Q4 Estimates; Lowers Guidance

Diebold, Inc. (DBD ) reported fourth quarter net income of $30 million, or 46 cents per share, compared to last year’s Q4 net loss of $41.4 million, or 65 cents per share. Adjusted EPS came in at 48 cents per share, down from last year’s 57 cents per share. Fourth quarter revenue came in at $861.3 million, which is up 6.1% from last year’s Q4 figure. DBD missed analysts’ estimates of 53 cents EPS on revenues of $869.9 million.

Looking ahead to FY2015, DBD has cut its EPS range from $1.90-$2.10 to $1.80-$2.00. Analysts expect EPS of $2.02.

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