Next year holds as much as $34-billion-worth of revenue
potential for DuPont (
), the Wilmington, Delaware-based producer of consumer goods and
The world's fourth-largest chemical manufacturer forecast 2011's
earnings per share to be between $3.30 and $3.60 though analysts
forecast earnings per share would be $3.45. The company's top
executives are optimistic about key products like Tyvek and
Kevlar looking forward through 2015.
"We met or exceeded our 2010 targets and are finishing the year as
a stronger company with a solid growth outlook through 2015,"
according to a statement from DuPont chief executive Ellen Kullman.
Analysts also tempered the company's earning potential, stating
they expect about $33.42 billion in total revenues. The company
reiterated its 2010 earnings guidance of $3.10 per share.
Kevlar and Tyvek are synthetic materials trademarked to DuPont.
Uses for Kevlar, which was developed in 1965, include tires for
bicycles, body armor and racing sails as it typically is available
in rope or fabric sheet form. Discovered in 1955 and trademarked in
1965, Tyvek's uses include car covers, envelopes, and intrusion
barriers for air and water.