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DuPont de Nemours Reports Q4 Profit Beat, Falls Short on Revenue

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Shares of DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD) rose 1.9% in premarket trading Tuesday following the release of their fourth-quarter financial results. The company, known for its brands Kevlar, Tyvek, and Styrofoam, reported a profit that surpassed expectations but fell slightly below revenue forecasts.

Strong Profit Performance Amid Challenging Conditions

Despite issuing a profit warning for the first quarter due to customer inventory destocking and weak demand in China, DuPont managed to exceed earnings estimates. The company reported a net loss of $22 million, or 5 cents per share, compared to net income of $4.23 billion, or $8.83 per share, in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings per share, excluding one-time charges, reached 87 cents, beating the FactSet consensus of 85 cents.

Revenue Slightly Disappointing

While the profit results were promising, DuPont’s sales declined by 6.6% to $2.90 billion, just below the anticipated $2.92 billion. Nonetheless, the company remains optimistic about future prospects.

Focus on the Future and Recovery Plans

Looking ahead to 2024, DuPont anticipates adjusted earnings per share in the range of $3.25 to $3.65. This outlook aligns with the current FactSet consensus of $3.58. Additionally, the company expects sales ranging from $11.9 billion to $12.3 billion, compared to market expectations of $12.3 billion.

“We continue to see demand stabilization within Semiconductor Technologies and Interconnect Solutions, and we remain confident in a broad-based electronics materials recovery in 2024,” shared Chief Executive Ed Breen.

Stock Performance and Industry Comparison

Over the past three months, DuPont’s stock has experienced a 12% decline, while the S&P 500 has seen a 13.2% increase during the same period.

Despite challenges and market fluctuations, DuPont de Nemours Inc. remains committed to delivering strong financial performance and driving growth in the coming years.

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