The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), DuPont missed slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins contracted across the board.
DuPont reported revenue of $9.84 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $10.03 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.28. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.27 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q2 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.48 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.08 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $1.10 for Q2 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.23 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.08 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 38.9%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $7.78 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $35.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.81.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,696 members out of 1,803 rating the stock outperform, and 107 members rating it underperform. Among 470 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 456 give DuPont a green thumbs-up, and 14 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 $54.94.
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