Crimson Wine Group (OTCMKTS:CWGL) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Crimson Wine Group and Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crimson Wine Group 8.68% 2.90% 2.46%
Dr Pepper Snapple Group N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.2% of Crimson Wine Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Crimson Wine Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Crimson Wine Group and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crimson Wine Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dr Pepper Snapple Group 0 4 2 0 2.33

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a consensus target price of $121.80, suggesting a potential downside of 1.50%. Given Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dr Pepper Snapple Group is more favorable than Crimson Wine Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crimson Wine Group and Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crimson Wine Group $63.22 million 2.97 $6.18 million N/A N/A
Dr Pepper Snapple Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Crimson Wine Group has higher revenue and earnings than Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Dividends

Dr Pepper Snapple Group pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Crimson Wine Group does not pay a dividend. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

About Crimson Wine Group

Crimson Wine Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of ultra-premium and wines. It operates through two segments, Wholesale and Direct to Consumer. The company sells wines through independent wine and spirit distributors in the United States; and independent importers and brokers internationally. It exports its products to 35 countries. The company was formerly known as Leucadia Cellars, Ltd. and changed its name to Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. in November 2007. Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Napa, California. Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. was formerly a subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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, PeƱafiel, 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.

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