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Fundamental analysis: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (CTA-PA)

Awarener score: 5.0

Conclusion

The higher the Awarener score, the more bang you get for the buck. It measures how much genuine funds the company generates for the stock price paid (Modest), the business stability (unknown) and growth (Poor), and the company's inclination to return cash to the stockholders (Good).

Note: All scores range from 1 (worst) to 10 (best). Conclusions are updated daily with closing stock prices and new reported quarterly financial statements.

Revenue score: 3.0

  • Business has been shrinking. It's been substantially worse when measured against peer companies.
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company business stability could not be estimated, due to insufficient input data. It looks we cannot compare it to rivals.

Margins score: 5.5

  • CTA-PA profit margins -on goods and services sold- are usually good. They stand somewhat better than rival companies.
  • Business profit on sales tends to be very good. It's similar to competitors.
  • Profits on sales made -available to repay debt and purchase properties- are usually hardly sufficient. They remain lacking compared to peers.
  • Earnings -before income taxes and interests on loans taken- tend to be meagre in relation to total revenues. They're still somewhat worse than similar companies.
  • Profits -before income taxes- are usually hardly sufficient considering total sales, and remain almost average when measured against rivals.
  • Total net profit tends to be meagre when confronted to sales. Company stands almost average when measured against comparable firms.

Growth score: 1.3

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company profit -on goods and services sold- has been shrinking. It's been in a very weak position compared to competitors.
  • In recent years, earnings -on operations- have been shrinking, which has been worse than most comparable firms.
  • In past years, the company couldn't always turn a profit -available to repay debt and purchase properties-, which compares last-in-rank when measured against peer enterprises.
  • In the previous years, the firm couldn't always make a profit -before income taxes and interests on loans taken-. It turns to be a disappointment compared to similar stocks.
  • In past years, at least once the company lost money -before income taxes-. It was bottom tier against rivals.
  • In the previous years, the firm had at least a total net loss, and last-in-rank when measured against peer companies.
  • The company lost money at least once in the past years. It's been a disappointment compared to industry peers.

Miscellaneous score: 4.7

  • CTA-PA had to pay too much income taxes in relation to profits made in the past years. It's been bottom tier against peers.
  • Research and development expenses consume a sparse portion of revenues. It's below average when measured against competitors.
  • The company grows very little in relation to research and development efforts. It stands a disappointment compared to rival companies.

Profitability score: 6.5

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company usually gets good returns on the resources it controls. It proves weak when measured against peer firms.
  • The company normally gets sufficient proceeds -on the resources directly invested in the business-. They remain in a weak position compared to similar companies.
  • There's usually some profitability -in relation to owned resources-. It ranks weak when measured against competitors.
  • In the past, got good returns -on the tangible resources it controls-. This metric is usually related to the industry in which operates and combines profitability versus reinvestment needs. It's below average when measured against comparable enterprises.

Usage of Funds score: 5.0

  • CTA-PA usually uses a slight portion of genuine funds generated to buy or replace property, plant, or equipment. The need for reinvestments is light. It stands below average when measured against rival firms.
  • The company is usually replacing part of the property, plant, and equipment that gets old, keeping some funds for something else. It can't keep forever, which is weak when measured against industry peers.
  • In the past twelve months it paid low dividends, considering the current stock price. It came mediocre against competitors.
  • In recent years, has greatly cut back dividend payments. It could be enduring difficult times. The company has behaved in a very weak position compared to similar firms.
  • The company usually uses a portion of genuine funds generated to pay dividends. Dividend payments should be safe, unless business prospects are challenged. Sustainability looks worse than most comparable companies.
  • The company usually neither enlarges nor reduces the pool of investors, resulting in approximately the same mouths feeding on the pie of profits. It remains impressive in relation to peer enterprises.
  • Repurchase effectiveness metric is very complex. Run again in analytical mode if you're interested in a technical explanation. It stands excellent in relation to rivals.
  • The company uses a large portion of genuine fund generation to reward investors, which can probably be sustained for as long as business doesn't turn sour. It still looks weak when measured against competitors.

Balance Sheet score: 4.7

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company intangible assets (like brands and goodwill) represent a significant portion of resources controlled, according to accounting books. There could be significant difficulties in liquidating them if the company ever gets in financial distress. It happens to be weak when measured against peer companies.
  • The company has roughly double short-term resources than short-term obligations. Liquidity concerns are normally not an issue. It turns to be lacking compared to similar firms.
  • Very few resources controlled were provided for with financial debt. Financial strength is very solid. Company could increase debt if it wished so, to reinvest in business, to buy a smaller company or to reward stockholders. It remains somewhat better than rival firms.
  • Most controlled resources take time to be turned into cash and equivalents, which is somewhat risky. It looks last-in-rank when measured against rivals.
  • For every dollar of short-term obligations, the company has enough dollars in cash and short-term receivables. It's close to average when compared to peer firms.
  • For every dollar of short-term obligations, the company has roughly half of cash and equivalents, which is slightly worse than similar enterprises.
  • Usually, sales are on many months credit. It still ranks substantially worse when measured against peers.
  • Normally has approximately five months of sales worth in inventory. It comes up as in a very weak position compared to competitors.
  • On average, it takes a lot of months from the purchase to charging customers. It happens to be mediocre against peers.
  • On average pays suppliers approximately four months or higher after the purchase. It ranks similar to industry peers.
  • The company pays its suppliers six months or more before charging its customers, so there's abundant money invested in working capital. It's in a weak position compared to similar companies.
  • Company earns net interest income on its investments and therefore is in a quite comfortable financial position. It stands top-notch against rival firms.
  • Business earnings have usually been very good when measured against loans taken. Cutting back reinvesting in the business, it could take less than two years to repay the obligations with current profitability. It ranks more than average in relation to comparable enterprises.
  • Revenues are modest in relation to property, plant, and equipment required to operate. This metric is likely dependent on the industry the company operates in. The more property, plant, and equipment used, the more the company must reinvest to fight obsolescence, which usually means less available funds for the shareholders in the long run. It looks rather normal in relation to similar firms.
  • Resource exploitation is slightly low when yearly sales are considered, business volume should be increased. This metric is normally tied to the industry where the firm belongs. It's still mediocre against peer companies.

Valuation score: 4.9

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company looks very expensive in relation to profits and financial position. It happens to be substantially worse when measured against competitors.
  • Price-to-Tangible-Book-Value is a fairly complex metric. Run again in analytical mode if you're interested in a technical explanation. It remains in a very weak position compared to peers.
  • In the past twelve months, the company generated some free funds in relation to the stock price, which stands somewhat worse than similar companies.
  • The company usually generates somewhat more than enough genuine funds to cover up for its business needs. Surplus cash may be used to repay loans, to eventually buy new businesses, or to reward investors. Considering the financial position and stock price, the current valuation might be reasonable. It's still below average when measured against industry firms.
  • In the past twelve months, the company has barely rewarded investors, considering both dividends and share on the pie of earnings. It came up impressive in relation to peer ventures.
  • The company has neither net debt nor net cash. It may borrow extra money if it wishes so, or start cumulating cash for future uses. It looks slightly better than similar enterprises.
  • Considering the past twelve months, traditional Price-to-Earnings relation is very high. A lot of improvement expectations are already in the stock price, which is risky. It ranks substantially worse when measured against peer companies.
  • Comparing the current stock price with the past twelve-months revenues gives a high relationship. This is an important metric to check its evolution through time, and to compare to industry peers. It looks in a very weak position compared to rival firms.
  • The relation between the stock price and accounting book value is high, which may be good or bad depending on context. Run again in analytic mode if you want to dig deeper. The company remains slightly worse than peer firms.
  • In the past twelve months, the operating business earned little money when compared to the current stock price and financial position. It happens to be below average when measured against industry peers.
  • In an alternate metric of bang for the buck, the company has usually shown a somewhat low earnings power ability when measured against the current stock price and financial position. It's still lacking compared to peer companies.

Total score: 4.4


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Company at a glance: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (CTA-PA)

Sector, industry: Basic Materials, Agricultural Inputs

Market Cap: 61.90 billions

Revenues TTM: 16.70 billions

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company provides seeds and crop protection products for the agriculture industry in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through Seed and Crop Protection segments. The Seed segment develops and supplies advanced germplasm and traits that produce yield for farms; offers corn, soybean, and other oil seeds; trait technologies that enhance resistance to weather, disease, insects, and herbicides, which is used to control weeds. It also enhances food and nutritional characteristics; and digital solutions that assist farmer decision-making with a view to optimizing product selection and yield. The Crop Protection segment serves the agricultural input industry with products that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as enhance overall crop health above and below ground via nitrogen management and seed-applied technologies. This segment provides herbicides, insecticides, nitrogen stabilizers and pasture, and range management herbicides. In addition, it offers its products under the Pioneer, Brevant, Dairyland Seed, Hoegemeyer, Nutech, Seed Consultants, AgVenture, Alforex, PhytoGen, Pannar, VP Maxx, HPT, G2, Supreme EX, XL, Power Plus, ENLIST E3, ENLIST, EXZACT, HERCULEX, Leptra, POWERCORE, Optimum, AcreMax, REFUGE ADVANCED, SMARTSTAX, NEXERA, Omega-9 Oils, AQUAmax, Plenish, ExpressSun, Protector, Pioneer MAXIMUS, Qrome, Clearfield, PROPOUND, Conkesta, Conkesta E3, WideStrike, LumiGEN, LUMIDERM, LUMIVIA, LUMIALZA, GRANULAR, ACREVALUE, Granular, and Insights brand names. The company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a subsidiary of Corteva, Inc.

Awarener score: 5.0

Conclusion

The higher the Awarener score, the more bang you get for the buck. It measures how much genuine funds the company generates for the stock price paid (Modest), the business stability (unknown) and growth (Poor), and the company's inclination to return cash to the stockholders (Good).