E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, July 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 $1.27 per share on revenues of $10.01 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.04.

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 $0.54 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 31,836 27,328 32,733 38,719 35,310
Diluted EPS ($) 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 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 11,283.00 7,336.00 7,572.00 10,500.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.25 0.01 0.12 3.58

Past Performance:
Ei Dupont De Nemours & has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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