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funfundvierzig 112 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Sep 6, 2002
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  • Reply to

    Have Faith in Nelson Peltz

    by michaelmets31 15 hours ago
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 13 hours ago Flag

    OMG, a new Management might actually start growing the business instead of shrinking it! And start advancing people on the basis of merit instead of the colour of their skin or their sex. And DuPont might actually survive its twenty-year death spiral propelled by the gladhander from Nashville and his silly protege in power at the moment. ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 30, 2015 4:16 PM Flag

    chrispa, one additional query:

    Have you seen in any of the SEC filings for DuPont that any accruals or reserves have been set aside for potential liability relating to C8 litigation matters involving individual plaintiffs?

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 30, 2015 3:57 PM Flag

    chrispa, a very insightful analysis every DD shareholder and any investor scrutinising this dark conglomerate should read.

    It would appear a sneaky DuPont Management and their slippery in-house lawyers are doing everything possible to muddy the waters and leave investors in a state of confusion. Positing a speculation: If SHAMours is financially unable to indemnify DuPont for what could be a colossal liability for settlements or judgements or jury awards involved in 2545 C8 lawsuits in the U. S. District Court in Ohio, bankruptcy of SHAMours could be triggered, and DuPont could end up with some SHAMours assets in payment of the indemnity.

    Whom do these fakers in the Fortress think they are fooling?

    ...funfun..

  • Everything Else at DuPont Is Degrading; Why Not Credit?

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buenos Dias,

    Folks, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 during the Q4 2014 Conference Call, you heard DuPont CEO, Ms. Cull-Men's CFO, Nicholas FoolandFakeUs expound about the big multi-$billion dividend he was planning to extract from an already poorly capitalised Chemours, pronounced SHAMours. Well, this must have triggered the interest of Moody's which is now considering a credit downgrade for DuPont:

    " New York, January 29, 2015 -- Moody's Investors Service placed the ratings of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DuPont - A2, P-1) under review for downgrade. The review was prompted by the company's announcement that it expects to return all or substantially all of the one-time dividend proceeds from the spinoff of the Performance Chemicals business (to be renamed The Chemours Company, "Chemours") to DuPont shareholders via share repurchases over 12 to 18 months. The company anticipates it will receive approximately $4 billion from Chemours, subject to obtaining final credit ratings for Chemours.

    " 'DuPont is effectively increasing its leverage by returning all or substantially all of $4 billion in proceeds from Chemours to shareholders'," said James Wilkins, a Moody's analyst. " 'This comes at a time when the company's credit metrics are weak for the A2 rating'."

    Sure looks like DuPont CFO, Nicholas FoolandFakeUs cannot fool and fake it for the sensitive credit markets. And that does not look good for DuPont shareholders, nor for DuPont creditors.

    Merely the opinion of one individual investor, DOW shareholder, and long-time student of the degraded DuPont in dismemberment...funfun..

  • Everything Else at DuPont Is Degrading; Why Not Credit?

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 during the Q4 2014 Conference Call, you heard Ms. Cull-Men's CFO, Nicholas FoolandFakeUs expound about the big multi-$billion dividend he was planning to extract from an already poorly capitalised Chemours, pronounced SHAMours. Well, this must have triggered the interest of Moody's which is now considering a credit downgrade for DuPont:

    " New York, January 29, 2015 -- Moody's Investors Service placed the ratings of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DuPont - A2, P-1) under review for downgrade. The review was prompted by the company's announcement that it expects to return all or substantially all of the one-time dividend proceeds from the spinoff of the Performance Chemicals business (to be renamed The Chemours Company, "Chemours") to DuPont shareholders via share repurchases over 12 to 18 months. The company anticipates it will receive approximately $4 billion from Chemours, subject to obtaining final credit ratings for Chemours.

    " 'DuPont is effectively increasing its leverage by returning all or substantially all of $4 billion in proceeds from Chemours to shareholders'," said James Wilkins, a Moody's analyst. " 'This comes at a time when the company's credit metrics are weak for the A2 rating'."

    Sure looks like DuPont CFO, Nicholas FoolandFakeUs cannot fool and fake it for the sensitive credit markets. And that does not look good for DuPont shareholders, nor for DuPont creditors.

    Merely the opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the degraded DuPont in dismemberment...funfun..

  • Reply to

    A well-performing company indeed - NOT

    by fan_of_funfun Jan 29, 2015 8:28 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 29, 2015 9:07 PM Flag

    fan_of_funfun,

    Will Ms. Kullman's huge $15 million a year in pay and perks be cut? We seriously doubt it.

    In the meantime, this imperious DuPont Chieftess thinks frozen wage increases, benefits slashed, and candy shoppe wages will inspire an already deeply demoralised workforce? Yeh, right, regular employees and middle Managers really want to go all out for this affirmative-action-propelled CEO embedded at the top, and create and innovate and out-produce with big profits!

    Gotta laugh at the siege mentality infecting Fortress Wilmington.

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Where is DD agriculture profits?

    by sputnick_again Jan 29, 2015 11:18 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 29, 2015 12:39 PM Flag

    You would never know it from the phony PR coming out of Fortress Wilmington under siege, but Dow Chemical, as well as four other superior-managed competitors, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, and Monsanto, outsell the lagging DuPont AG in ag chemicals/crop protection. As for DuPont's "world-class science-driven Innovation," Imprelis Tell Us!

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Dow Chemcial Beats Estimates for Q4 2014

    by funfundvierzig Jan 29, 2015 7:20 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 29, 2015 10:15 AM Flag

    Nor, for that matter, is Dow Chemical, or Monsanto, or BASF about to lose $7 billion in revenue, a whopping 20% of total yearly revenue of $34 billion to a dismembering as is DuPont with Management's dumping of SHAMours, er, Chemours. ...funfun..

  • Nothing Shows the Inferiority of DuPont Management More Than the Superior Performance of Compeitors

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno,

    Readers, Dow just reported adjusted Q4 earnings of $0.85 a share beating estimates of $0.69 and well above the $0.65 for Q4 2013. Funny how DuPont's superior-managed competitors can succeed facing the same global headwinds and currency turmoil, the ready-made excuses for poor performance put forth by DuPont's accountability-dodging Management and their PR con artists.

    Dow Chemical is twice the size of the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company, and two times better run!

    Merely the morning observations of one individual investor and long-time student of the crumbling conglomerate known as the DuPont Company...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig by funfundvierzig Jan 28, 2015 9:49 AM Flag

    DuPont Chieftess, Ellen J. Cull-Men, Tries To Fake "High Growth"

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    UPDATE: DuPont Is Poised To Shrink!

    * Sales tumbled down 5% in Q4 2014, and net sales for the full year 2014 shrank by 3% during a fairly robust, growing global economy.

    * Yearly DuPont revenues will plummet, down 20% or $7 billion, from $34 billion to $27 billion after Chemours (chemicals) is dumped from DuPont.

    * DuPont's much over-touted "growth" juggernaut, DuPont AG, may show reverse "growth" for 2015 as superior-managed competitors continue to widen the gap with a lagging, lumbering DuPont, and farmers switch from corn to soya.

    * Absence of true new high-volume blockbuster products or innovative breakthrough technologies.

    * DD shares may stop "growing" and begin to shrink as the last 20 points rise in DD price may reflect the Peltz bump, the somewhat unrealistic belief that this astute investor may wring some value out of this much shrunken and shrinking conglomerate, mismanaged and misfired for the entire 21st century by a bumbling Management.

    Buying DD in the mid-seventies carries the not insubstantial risk of a Losing Strategy.

    Merely the morning commentary and opinion of one individual retail investor and long-time student of the decaying DuPont in decline...funfun..


    Merely the opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of DuPont in decline…funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 28, 2015 9:09 AM Flag

    All right...Instead of a term starting with the letter "h" for people who dwell in Appalachia, let's try the word, "gladhander". See if that passes muster with the obnoxious word police at Yahoo! or the reputation agents who monitor the internet to preserve IMAGE for their clients.

    Gotta laugh...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 28, 2015 3:48 AM Flag

    One comical point, fan_of_funfun,

    Some reputation agent or PR operative must have complained about our use of the word, #$%$ and Yahoo! CENSORED it. Such ludicrous hypersensitivity.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 27, 2015 9:27 PM Flag

    Since the bumbling #$%$ CEO from Nashville, Chad O. Holliday, Jr., purged the venerable 104- year old DuPont Pension Plan in 2006, DuPont Management has made the Company the industry leader in takeaways. Those takeaways include health and insurance benefits, wage increases, forced "voluntary" work without pay, and jobs themselves by the thousands.

    The regular DuPont worker who moils and toils on the line, in the noise and toxic fumes of run-down unsafe factories or in the cardboard-like cubicles is viewed by the patrician occupants of the senior executive suites of DuPont as little more than a raw material input, to be used up and discarded like paper towels or duct tape.

    Such is the DeHumanised Resources of the 21st century DuPont. No wonder DuPont conspicuously lacks the incentivised scientific and managerial capital to innovate and grow and make big money.

    ...funfun..

  • Only January, But DuPont Mgmt Prepares Investors For Their Sick Performance Ahead

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, our takeaway from all the PR gobbledegook from Fortress Wilmington this morning:

    The bumbling bosses of DuPont proclaim full year 2015 will be a miss. And it is only January. Nothing succeeds like failure at DuPont.

    In the meantime, who is minding the store? An increasingly hostile and haggard Ms. Kullman and her under-performing under-bosses are busy fighting off Nelson Peltz and saving their extremely lucrative jobs. Concomitantly, DuPont's superior-managed competitors, such as 3M Corp, Monsanto, BASF, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, Novozmes, continue to widen the gap with the lagging, lumbering DuPont.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor and long-time student of this crumbling conglomerate inbred and isolated in the dwarf state of Delaware...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Yet another earnings miss!

    by donkey_see_donkey_doo Jan 27, 2015 7:19 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 27, 2015 7:56 AM Flag

    Significantly declining sales off 5% to $7.38 billion in Q4 2014 re-confirm the shrinkage and intractable weakness in this long mismanaged conglomerate. Moreover, there simply are not any high-profit new blockbuster products to pump up sales. ....funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 27, 2015 2:07 AM Flag

    DD Shareholders, If the value of each of toxic Teflon chemical claim works out conservatively to be on average $2 million, we are talking about a total collective SHAMours liability of more than $5 billion! And $5 billion is enough red ink to wipe out the projected equity of SHAMours. Then the plaintiffs will seek relief from the shrunken DuPont Company.

    Think about it.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 27, 2015 1:29 AM Flag

    REFERENCE: "DuPont Poisons Water for 50 Years. Interview with Mike Papantonia".

    Investors should catch the eye-opening interview published on YouTube, Jan. 14, 2015. You can find it by GOOGLING, "Papantonio dupont poisons water".

    No wonder DuPont's sneaky Management is desperate to spin off chemicals and the massive exposure to legal liabilities, not the least of which is 2545 lawsuits brought by gravely ill plaintiffs or their survivors claiming deathly harm from DuPont's insidiously toxic, cancer-causing Teflon chemical C8. Frankly and personally we see Chemours, pronounced SHAMours, going insolvent within the intermediate future.

    Folks, we bet none of the timid Wall Street analysts and obsequious bank toadies dares to bring up this unsavory subject today in the DuPont Earnings Conference Call, Q4, 2014 with Ms. Kullman et al. Keep investors deeply in the dark, you know.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 26, 2015 7:47 PM Flag

    chrispa,

    An insightful reference indeed!

    DuPont's dirty Management has essentially been running a criminal syndicate for the past half-century, knowingly poisoning the water supply for 100,000 women, men and children in Ohio and West Virginia with their extraordinarily toxic Teflon chemical C8, also known as PFOA. The ethically crippled executives of DuPont paid huge personal fortunes in pay and perks truly believe they and the corrupt Company they direct are above the laws of the land! We don't believe Nelson Peltz fully understands the depths of depravity and the massive legal liabilities lurking within this corrupt conglomerate.

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Is Madam Cull-Men going to Davos again

    by eastmoorbartender Jan 19, 2015 12:07 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 25, 2015 1:28 PM Flag

    fan of funfun, the abusive threats and vindictive personal attacks systematically launched from the heckler, who repeatedly identified herself as a bonus-paid employee of DuPont, working for DuPont AG Management may have begun to backfire. We attribute the restraint on her defamatory cyber-harassment to the new DuPont public relations head hired last spring from outside. This sort of unethical PR damage control conducted by DuPont Managers and employees and agents may have been too much for the new leadership to stomach.

    Moreover, the hostile heckler "notthatlblind" may well have drawn complaints from Monsanto because of the dirty and false allegations she made publicly over the internet against DuPont's superior-performing competitor. ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Is Madam Cull-Men going to Davos again

    by eastmoorbartender Jan 19, 2015 12:07 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jan 25, 2015 10:11 AM Flag

    There has not been anyone with any superlative business sense or leadership quality in the DuPont CEO position for nearly two decades. And it shows!

    Current DuPont Chieftess, Ellen J. Cull-Men, is an embarrassing product of DuPont Management's mandated Diversity Model, which tosses merit out the window in favour of decisive preferences by gender or colour. This old-fashioned affirmative action, 1970's style, has been an unmitigated disaster for long-term owners of DD shares.

    ...funfun..

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