DuPont (NYS: DD) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 22. 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 contract -15.1% and EPS will drop -74.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.15 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Last quarter, DuPont reported revenue of $7.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $8.24 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q3 were 98% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.7%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $35.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.39.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,712 members out of 1,822 rating the stock outperform, and 110 members rating it underperform. Among 487 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 474 give DuPont a green thumbs-up, and 13 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 $56.13.
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