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Finance & Investment Club . Team: Value-Seekers. DuPont The miracles of science. Team Components: Fund Manager: Charles Chen Senior Analyst: Christina Lam Senior Analyst: David Do. Basic Information. Ticker: DD Exchange: NYSE Industry: Chemicals – Major Diversified

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finance investment club

Finance & Investment Club

Team: Value-Seekers

dupont the miracles of science
DuPont The miracles of science
  • Team Components:
    • Fund Manager: Charles Chen
    • Senior Analyst: Christina Lam
    • Senior Analyst: David Do
basic information
Basic Information
  • Ticker: DD
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Industry: Chemicals – Major Diversified
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • 52-week High: $53.35 (7/18/2007)
  • 52-week Low: $42.58 (12/19/2007)
  • Current Price: $48.95 (5/20/2007)
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
corporate information
Corporate Information
  • du Ponts family founded the company on July 19, 1802
  • Company focuses on innovation
  • 34,000 patents and intellectual property
  • More than 25 awards since 2002
  • Major Products:
    • Nylon
    • Kevlar
    • Teflon
  • Currently, focused on producing
    • 1) better seeds
    • 2) better machines that measure food quality
5 markets of concentration
5 Markets of Concentration
  • Agriculture & Nutrition
  • Coatings & Color Technologies
  • Electronic & Communication Technologies
  • Performance Materials
  • Safety & Protection
  • Pharmaceuticals
agriculture nutrition
Agriculture & Nutrition
  • $6.8 billion in sales for 2007
  • 13.15 EBT Margin
  • Subsidiary:
    • Pioneer Hi-Bred International: seed technology
      • Hybrid seed corn and soybean seed
    • Expect high growth
coatings color technologies
Coatings & Color Technologies
  • $6.6 billion in sales in 2007
  • EBT Margin: 12.73%
  • Titanium tetrachloride business has moved from startup to growth stage
  • Modest growth
    • Emerging market growth
    • Pricing conditions
    • Competitive environment
electronic communication technologies
Electronic & Communication Technologies
  • 3.8 billion in sales for 2007
  • EBT Margin: 15.63%
  • Products range from organic circuit materials to products for advanced displays
  • Moderate Growth
    • PFOA (Perflorooctanoic acid) might be carcinogenic
performance materials
Performance Materials
  • $6.6 billion in sales for 2007
  • EBT Margin: 9.48%
  • Products used in electrical, electronics, packaging, construction and consumer durable goods markets
  • Sluggish Growth
    • Weak North American market
    • Reduction of fixed costs
safety protection
Safety & Protection
  • $5.6billion in sales for 2007
  • EBT Margin: 21.41%
  • Provide solutions to make life safer, healthier, and more secure
    • Kevlar
  • High Growth
    • Foreign markets
pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
  • EBT: 949million
  • Works closely with Merck to develop drugs
    • Cozaar and Hyzaar
  • Earnings decline
    • Patent terminations
management outlook
Management Outlook
  • Over 60% of sales were to customers outside of the US
  • Achieved 18% growth in the emerging markets of Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America
  • Optimistic: Revenue growth in emerging markets
  • Concerns:
    • Weak US housing
    • automotive markets
    • Rising energy prices
technical analysis
Technical Analysis

Confirmation?

Uptrend

Neckline

recommendation
Recommendation
  • HOLD
  • The Bad:
    • Technical Analysis seem to imply a coming downtrend
    • Business is very susceptible to economic environment
    • Expiring patents
    • Possible lawsuits
  • The Good:
    • Very good fundamentals
    • Diversified business model