During the quarter, the beverage firm completed its acquisition of soft drink Big Red, and it also inked a deal to acquire Core Nutrition, a fast-growing brand in the enhanced water segment.
Net sales more than doubled compared to a year ago, partly reflecting the impact of the merger.
Meanwhile, operating income also increased by 45% to US$4mn, compared to US4238mn during the same period last year.
Since the end of the merger, Keurig Dr Pepper said it has repaid around US$550mn of debt “due to strong operating profit results and effective working capital management.”
CEO Bob Gamgort said that Keurig Dr Pepper was "off to a great start as a combined company.”
He added: “Our new organization is working well and delivered a strong quarter, with both top- and bottom-line growth and market share strength across our major categories.
“We also repaid approximately $550 million of debt since the merger close.
“We remain confident in our outlook for 2018 and the long-term value creation framework we shared at the time of the announcement of the merger."