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CEO Ellen Kullman has been a target of criticism in the past year by billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz, who claims the company has a bloated cost structure and could be more profitable if it were broken up. This despite being a healthy investment for DuPont’s shareholders, who have seen gains of 266% over the past six years. In May, Kullman fended off a public fight and attempt by Peltz to grab four board seats by waging an unsuccessful proxy fight. Kullman posits that DuPont will be more a stronger, more profitable company as a diversified conglomerate. The company is currently going through a spinoff of its chemical performance business as they attempt to show growth once again after earnings that been flat over the last few years.

Company Info

Edward Breen
HQ Location
Wilmington, DE
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)36,046-1.2%
Profits ($M)3,625-25.2%
Total Stockholder Equity13,320-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)64,710-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.1%
Profits as % of Assets7.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity27.2%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.92
EPS % Change (from 2013)-24.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)15.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)17%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)21.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.1%