Green Leader Holdings Group Limited (HKG:61) announced strong profits, but the stock was stagnant. Our analysis suggests that this might be because shareholders have noticed some concerning underlying factors.
View our latest analysis for Green Leader Holdings GroupSEHK:61 Earnings and Revenue History April 28th 2022
How Do Unusual Items Influence Profit?
To properly understand Green Leader Holdings Group's profit results, we need to consider the HK$305m gain attributed to unusual items. While we like to see profit increases, we tend to be a little more cautious when unusual items have made a big contribution. When we analysed the vast majority of listed companies worldwide, we found that significant unusual items are often not repeated. And, after all, that's exactly what the accounting terminology implies. Green Leader Holdings Group had a rather significant contribution from unusual items relative to its profit to December 2021. As a result, we can surmise that the unusual items are making its statutory profit significantly stronger than it would otherwise be.
Note: we always recommend investors check balance sheet strength. Click here to be taken to our balance sheet analysis of Green Leader Holdings Group.
Our Take On Green Leader Holdings Group's Profit Performance
As previously mentioned, Green Leader Holdings Group's large boost from unusual items won't be there indefinitely, so its statutory earnings are probably a poor guide to its underlying profitability. For this reason, we think that Green Leader Holdings Group's statutory profits may be a bad guide to its underlying earnings power, and might give investors an overly positive impression of the company. On the bright side, the company showed enough improvement to book a profit this year, after losing money last year. The goal of this article has been to assess how well we can rely on the statutory earnings to reflect the company's potential, but there is plenty more to consider. In light of this, if you'd like to do more analysis on the company, it's vital to be informed of the risks involved. To that end, you should learn about the 5 warning signs we've spotted with Green Leader Holdings Group (including 3 which are a bit concerning).
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