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- Who is the player?
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont) is an American conglomerate, founded in 1802 as a gunpowder mill. The group is today a world-leading chemical manufacturer, involved in a wide array of diversified activities, ranging from crop management and protection solutions to electronics and communications materials products. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
Over the past few years, DuPont has pursued a strategy that aims to increase its global technological capabilities, notably by building strategic technology licensing partnerships and by acquiring third party companies, in addition to R&D spending. The objective of this strategy is to strengthen the company's expertise in certain technological areas by expanding its intellectual property portfolio, and to benefit from licensed innovative technological solutions that the company can offer to its customers in complement of its existing products and services. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Leadership position in several markets (biotechnology, electronics, material sciences..) reducing the company's dependence on one single market, thus reducing risks
Strong R&D capabilities with €1.54bn spent in 2016, (6.68% of total revenue) enabling DuPont to preserve its leadership position in the global performance chemical market (nylon, Teflon, fluoropolymers…)
Marked drop in free cash flow since 2011
Declining revenue, primarily caused by the lower seed and crop protection volumes […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Number of employees in R&D, R&D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.