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DuPont reports 2013 profits of $4.8 bn, up 76%


US chemical giant DuPont reported Tuesday its 2013 profits soared 76 percent to $4.8 billion dollars.

It said this will allow it to launch a program to buy back $5 billion of its own s

hares, starting with $2 billion this year.

The firm based in Wilmington, Delaware, said the net earnings figure translates into profits per share of $3.88, whereas many market analysts had expected $3.84.

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