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Overseas Demand Drives DuPontâ€™s Earnings
6:16 AM MDT | October 23, 2007 | Kerri Walsh
DuPont reported third-quarter earnings up 8%, to $526 million (56 cts/share), including a litigation charge, on sales up 6%, to $6.7 million. Earnings were 59 cts/share excluding the charge. The consensus of analystsâ€™ estimates as reported by First Call (Boston) was for 52 cts/share. Sales generated outside the U.S. drove revenue growth, especially from Canada and Latin America where combined sales rose 22%, to $1.1 billion. Revenues from outside the U.S. accounted for 64% of total sales, DuPont says. U.S. revenues fell 1%, to $2.4 billion. The agricultural and...
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