E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co

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DD : NYSE : Basic Materials
$73.21 -0.24 | -0.33%
Today's Range: 73.03 - 73.84
Avg. Daily Volume: 2934300.0
01/19/17 - 1:25 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.38 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 11.41% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4944.04900.0
EBITDA ($mil)654.0391.0
EBIT ($mil)374.0100.0
Net Income ($mil)2.0235.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5532.03730.0
Total Assets ($mil)42481.040302.0
Total Debt ($mil)11356.09936.0
Equity ($mil)9751.011007.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin39.638.33
EBITDA Margin13.227.97
Operating Margin7.562.04
Sales Turnover0.580.64
Return on Assets4.697.16
Return on Equity20.6824.38
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.012.04
Interest Expense93.082.0
Interest Coverage4.021.22

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)869.32876.31
Div / share0.380.38
Book value / share11.2212.56
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2848717.02516328.0


HOLD. DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.58 for the Chemicals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.61 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 5.43. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DD 32.22 Peers 29.58   DD 21.03 Peers 14.77

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

DD is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

DD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
DD 20.03 Peers 21.09   DD 0.58 Peers 2.07

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

DD is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

DD trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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DD 6.61 Peers 5.43   DD -21.77 Peers -13.84

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

DD is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, DD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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DD 2.59 Peers 2.31   DD -3.84 Peers -5.52

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

DD is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

DD has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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