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due to

In careful writing, "due to" is considered to be an adjective, and therefore must modify a noun, not a verb:
"The decline in net profit was due to the higher cost of raw material."
In this sentence, "due to" is used correctly, modifying the noun "decline."

Here is a sentence in which due to refers to a verb:

The company's net profit increased due to cost-cutting measures and a decrease in raw materials.