Unsurprisingly, Kingsignal Technology Co., Ltd.'s (SZSE:300252) stock price was strong on the back of its healthy earnings report. However, we think that shareholders may be missing some concerning details in the numbers.
See our latest analysis for Kingsignal TechnologySZSE:300252 Earnings and Revenue History May 3rd 2022
How Do Unusual Items Influence Profit?
Importantly, our data indicates that Kingsignal Technology's profit received a boost of CN¥64m in unusual items, over the last year. While it's always nice to have higher profit, a large contribution from unusual items sometimes dampens our enthusiasm. We ran the numbers on most publicly listed companies worldwide, and it's very common for unusual items to be once-off in nature. Which is hardly surprising, given the name. We can see that Kingsignal Technology's positive unusual items were quite significant relative to its profit in the year 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 Kingsignal Technology.
Our Take On Kingsignal Technology's Profit Performance
As previously mentioned, Kingsignal Technology's large boost from unusual items won't be there indefinitely, so its statutory earnings are probably a poor guide to its underlying profitability. As a result, we think it may well be the case that Kingsignal Technology's underlying earnings power is lower than its statutory profit. The good news is that it earned a profit in the last twelve months, despite its previous loss. At the end of the day, it's essential to consider more than just the factors above, if you want to understand the company properly. So while earnings quality is important, it's equally important to consider the risks facing Kingsignal Technology at this point in time. Be aware that Kingsignal Technology is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis and 1 of those shouldn't be ignored...
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