We are going to take a deep look at [market_watch ticker=DD item=name value=”E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.”] ([market_watch ticker=DD item=ticker value=”NYSE: DD”]) to get a better view of the company and its prevailing status, as well as the prospect it may offer for investors. Today’s prime focus will be a fundamental assessment of the equity from top to bottom.
As such, let’s begin with the top line, i.e. revenue trends. Last quarter, the firm saw its overall revenue came at $[market_watch ticker=DD item=sales_mrq value=”7.74B”]. That represents a change in revenues, on a quarterly/yearly basis, of [market_watch ticker=DD item=rev_grth value=”0.04%”]. If it is translated that into sequential terms, the firm witnessed sales [market_watch ticker=DD item=grth_dec value=”grow”] by [market_watch ticker=DD item=sales_grth value=”0.33%”] from quarter to quarter.
It?s important to track the top line data. There?s no better way to compute the end market?s reception of a firm?s products. But no one wins without bottom line performance, which is what is required to look at next.
[market_watch ticker=DD item=name value=”E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.”] ([market_watch ticker=DD item=ticker value=”NYSE: DD”]) is intriguing when segregated to its core data. The cost of selling goods in preceding quarter was $[market_watch ticker=DD item=cost_gsold value=”4.38B”], resulting in a gross basic income of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=gross_income value=”3.36B”]. For shareholders, provided the total diluted due shares of [market_watch ticker=DD item=total_do_shares value=”871.08M”], this means earnings per share of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=eps value=”1.28″]. Note, this assesses with a consensus analyst projection of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=eps_forecast value=”0.41″] in EPS for its next quarterly report.
Given that data, now is the time to turn to a thorough glance across analyst projections for the firm going forward.
At present, analysts have a consensus average recommendation of [market_watch ticker=DD item=an_recommend value=”Overweight”]. This is grounded on a total of [market_watch ticker=DD item=num_an value=”20″]. While we don’t recommend taking analyst calls as face value strategies for action in a portfolio, we do consider it is vital to note where consensus is on an equity to understand what basic assumptions are possibly already discounted into pricing of shares.
As far as price targets, market analysts have an average target of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=avg_prc_tgt value=”88.12″]. In addition, for next year, estimates of a fiscal year forecast is [market_watch ticker=DD item=next_fi_estm value=”4.11″] in total EPS. On a median price to earnings ratio, that outlook results in a valuation of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=median_pe value=”20.57″] times earnings.
For [market_watch ticker=DD item=name value=”E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.”] ([market_watch ticker=DD item=ticker value=”NYSE: DD”]), the firm presently holds around $[market_watch ticker=DD item=cash_mrq value=”1.52B”] in cash. That cash is balanced against around $[market_watch ticker=DD item=debt_mrq value=”2.28B”] in total current liabilities.
The firm?s debt is $[market_watch ticker=DD item=grth_fail value=”growing”], while total assets are $[market_watch ticker=DD item=total_assets value=”41.85B”] balanced by total liablities of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=total_liab value=”30.22B”]. The free cash flow last quarter was $[market_watch ticker=DD item=free_cash_flow value=”(1.95B)”], representing a net change in cash of $[market_watch ticker=DD item=net_change_cash value=”(1.26B)”]. On a net operating level, the cash flow was about $[market_watch ticker=DD item=net_op_cash value=”(1.62B)”].
Let’s take a look at the technical analysis.
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We will apprise the interesting story of [market_watch ticker=DD item=name value=”E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.”] ([market_watch ticker=DD item=ticker value=”NYSE: DD”]) as new events transpire.