EI Dupont De Nemours Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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EI Dupont De Nemours & (NYSE:DD) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 23rd. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a global chemical and life sciences company, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. The Company operates globally and offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ei Dupont De Nemours & Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.52 per share on revenues of $10.42 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.47.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.41 to a profit $1.4. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.9, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ei Dupont De Nemours & has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 31,840 27,330 28,900 34,420 35,310
Diluted EPS ($) 2.20 1.92 3.28 3.68 2.95

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,568 11,260 11,280 7,336 5,435
Diluted EPS ($) 0.39 1.57 1.25 0.01 0.12

Past Performance:
Ei Dupont De Nemours & has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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