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  • Previous Rank86
  • Revenues ($M)36,046
  • Revenue Percent Change-1.2%
  • Profits ($M)3,625
  • Profits Percent Change-25.2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)64,710

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.

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Company Info

CEO
Edward Breen
Industry
Chemicals
Sector
Chemicals
HQ Location
Wilmington, DE
Websitehttp://www.dupont.com
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-
Employees63,000-
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%