E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE:DD) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company offers products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications, general industrial, and transportation.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 56 cents per share, a rise of 40% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 53 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has dropped from 57 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $3.97 per share, a rise of 21% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents, coming in at profit of $1.37 a share versus the estimate of net income of $1.33 a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $8.68 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 24% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $37.8 billion for the year, a rise of 20% from last year’s revenue of $31.5 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with nine analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and three rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 5.1% to $1.22 billion ($1.29 a share) from $1.16 billion ($1.26 a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 19.5% to $10.3 billion from $8.62 billion.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 14.7%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 19.5% from the year earlier quarter.

Competitors to Watch: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZOY), Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ROC), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), and Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH).

Stock Price Performance: During July 26, 2011 to October 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.40 (-17.7%) from $53.20 to $43.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 27, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for 12-straight days, rising 9.4% (+$4.61) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 16, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 14.1% (-$6.66) over that span. Shares are down $4.89 (-10%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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