The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), DuPont met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, both revenue and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margin grew, while both operating margin and net margin contracted.
DuPont recorded revenue of $11.23 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $11.18 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.11 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.61. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.55 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $1.57 for Q1 were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.52 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 33.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.2%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $41.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.24.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,671 members rating the stock outperform and 108 members rating it underperform. Among 443 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 432 give DuPont a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DuPont is outperform, with an average price target of $56.
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