Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:CZT) Strong earnings could mask some underlying issues

After the solid report on the results of Czerwona Torebka Spolka Akcyjna (WSE:CZT), the market responded by pushing the stock price higher. However, we believe shareholders should be cautious as we found some worrying factors underlying earnings.

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WSE: CZT Earnings and Earnings History October 8, 2022

How do unusual items affect earnings?

To fully understand the earnings results of Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna, we need to consider the gain of 35 million zł attributed to unusual items. While we like to see increases in earnings, we tend to be a bit more cautious when unusual items have made a big contribution. When we analyzed the numbers of thousands of publicly traded companies, we found that an increase in unusual items in any given year is often not repeated the following year. Which is hardly surprising, given the name. We can see that Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna’s positive unusual items were quite large compared to its profit for the year to June 2022. Accordingly, we can assume that the unusual items make its statutory profit significantly higher than it wouldn’t be otherwise.

To note: we always recommend that investors check the strength of the balance sheet. Click here to access our analysis of Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna’s balance sheet.

Our view on the earnings performance of Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna

As mentioned earlier, Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna’s big boost through unusual items won’t be around forever, so its statutory earnings are likely a poor indicator of its underlying profitability. Therefore, we believe that it is quite possible that the underlying earnings capacity of Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna is lower than its statutory profit. On the bright side, the company has shown enough improvement to post a profit this year, after losing money last year. The aim of this article has been to assess how much we can rely on statutory income to reflect business potential, but there is much more to consider. In light of this, if you want to do more analysis on the company, it is essential to be aware of the risks involved. To do this, you need to find out about the 4 warning signs we spotted with Czerwona Torebka Spólka Akcyjna (including 2 that are concerning).

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