Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / DuPont sales up due to strong growth in emerging markets
DuPont sales up due to strong growth in emerging markets
24
Apr '08
DuPont reports first quarter earnings growth of over 20 percent.

Highlights
- First quarter 2008 earnings were $1.31 per share compared to $1.01 in the prior year. Excluding a significant item charge in the prior year, earnings per share increased 22 percent.

- Sales grew 9 percent to $8.6 billion, reflecting 6 percent higher local selling prices and 5 percent currency benefit, partly offset by 1 percent lower volume and a net 1 percent reduction principally due to a chemical business divestiture. Local selling price gains more than offset higher ingredient costs.

- Sales in Agriculture & Nutrition increased 18 percent and earnings grew 21 percent, reflecting strong demand for the company's production agriculture products.

- Sales in emerging markets grew 25 percent, led by Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe.

- Reduced demand in the United States for the company's products sold into construction and motor vehicle markets moderated results in the Safety & Protection and Coatings & Color Technologies segments.

- Segment pre-tax operating income (PTOI) increased to $1.9 billion. Excluding significant items, segment PTOI margin improved 1 percentage point to 21 percent.

"We're off to a strong start for the year," said DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr. "Our investments in agriculture and emerging markets enabled us to capitalize on robust growth in those areas which, when combined with gains from our productivity improvement programs, more than offset higher ingredient costs and weakness in certain U.S. markets. We'll continue to drive faster revenue growth from science-based, high value-added products and greater productivity."


Must ReadView All

US FTC updates textile rules to drop obsolete requirement

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2018

US FTC updates textile rules to drop obsolete requirement

The US Federal Trade Commission has eliminated an obsolete provision...

Indian textile industry at inflection point: Report

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2018

Indian textile industry at inflection point: Report

The textile and apparel sector of India is at an inflection point...

Ghana to set up equipment hub for apparel sector

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jan 2018

Ghana to set up equipment hub for apparel sector

As part of efforts to seek ways to improve market access for Ghana’s...

Interviews View All

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search