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DuPont sees profits plummet

January 27, 2009
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WILMINGTON, DE — JanSan chemical giant DuPont reported a net loss of $629 million in the fiscal fourth quarter, according to MarketWatch.
Quarterly revenue fell to $6.07 billion, down from $6.98 billion in the year ago quarter, the story stated.
Shares dropped in value by 70 cents, in stark contrast to the 60 cents a share profit seen one year ago, the story noted.
Ellen Kullman, DuPont''s new chief executive, said: "We do not underestimate the difficulties presented by the current environment."
DuPont has been hurt by the financial crisis that badly bruised many of its customers, the story added.
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