Earlier this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its full-year results for 2016. The soft drinks group posted a near-11% jump in net profits for the 12 months, with sales on an organic basis increasing by 4%. Here, just-drinks considers DPSG's performance over the last five years.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Full-Year Net Sales 2012-2016

Source: Company results

The watch-word for Dr Pepper Snapple Group's performance - if not over the last five years, then certainly over the last four - has to be 'consistent'. After a flat 2013, the last three years have seen reported sales rise by 2.1%, 2.6% and 2.5%, respectively.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Full-Year Net Sales by Segment 2012-2016

Source: Company results

While the group's beverage concentrates business has held firm - sales between 2016 and 2012 rose by 5.2% - the main growth driver  - and most important segment - for DPSG is clearly packaged concentrates. With a sales increase of 7.8% over the period, the division accounts for 73% of group sales. Of concern, however, is the company's performance in Latin America where, despite growing sales since 2012, the region has fallen by over 13% since its 2014 high.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Full-Year Net Profits 2012-2016

Source: Company results

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Full-Year Operating Profits 2012-2016

Source: Company results

As for DPSG's bottom line, the company has done well over the last three years, As Vivian Azer, beverages analyst at Cowan & Co, said in late-2015: "DPS continues to deliver and exceed expectations with solid top-line results and cost savings supporting continued strong bottom-line growth." While Azer's comment referred to the first nine months of 2015, it could be applied to any time from the start of 2013 to today.

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