Dupont Q2 Earnings: Revenues Down & Operating Earnings Up As Company Focuses On Efficiency

by Trefis Team
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DuPont (NYSE:DD) released its 2016 second quarter earnings report recently. [1] The company’s revenues declined for the quarter, while operating earnings jumped 11%, with most of the increase coming from Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments. With regards to DuPont’s planned merger with The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), the stockholders of both companies recently approved the deal. [2] The merger now needs to be approved by the antitrust authorities and the DuPont management remains confident the deal will be completed in the second half of 2016. [3]

The following table provides an overview of the company’s earnings.


DD Earnings Q2 2016 (1)

DD Earnings Q2 2016 (2)

DD Earnings Q2 2016 (3)

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  1. DuPont Reports Second-Quarter 2016 Results, July 26, 2016, DuPont Investor Relations []
  2. Dow And DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger, July 20, 2016, DuPont Investor Relations []
  3. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DD) Edward D. Breen on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript, July 26, 2016, Seeking Alpha []
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