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DuPont Earnings Up Next

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:49PM

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Checking expectations

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DuPont's revenues will drop -7.4% and EPS will decrease -5.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $10.40 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.52.

Revenue details
Last quarter, DuPont reported revenue of $7.33 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $7.53 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.11. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q4 were 70% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 29.0%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $36.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.88.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,711 members out of 1,818 rating the stock outperform, and 107 members rating it underperform. Among 482 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 464 give DuPont a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DuPont is hold, with an average price target of $49.15.

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