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  • DuPont Reports 12% Second Quarter Earnings Decline  0 comments
    Jul 24, 2013 8:54 AM | about stocks: DFT

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    DuPont (DFT) announced its second quarter financial results, reporting a 12% decline in earnings that it attributes to lower pricing of titanium dioxide. The company reported net income of $1.03B, down from $1.17B last year, with earnings per share down similarly from $1.17 per share, to $1.11 earnings per share. DuPont's performance fell just short of expectations, with projected earnings per share of $1.27 and revenue of $10.04B, which the company reported $9.8B. The demand for titanium dioxide, a common whitening pigment with a wide application ranging from toothpaste to paint and automotive, has slowly dropped over the last year. DuPont CFO Nick Fanandakis remarked that the company is in a good position for the long run with respect to titanium dioxide, which alone led to $7.2B in sales in fiscal 2012. DuPont has in recent months seriously considered the prospect of a spin-off of its performance chemicals unit.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Themes: financial results, earnings Stocks: DFT
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