Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc
The maker of A&W, 7UP and Canada Dry beverages said first-quarter net income rose to $132 million, or 52 cents a share, from $95 million, or 38 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding items such as gains from the termination of a distribution deal with Hansen Natural Corp
Dr Pepper Snapple shares were up 5.9 percent at $22.51 in very light trading before the market opened.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)