Robust Earnings May Not Tell The Whole Story For Duxton Broadacre Farms (ASX:DBF)

March 06, 2021
  •  Updated
September 30, 2022
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Duxton Broadacre Farms Limited (ASX:DBF) just released a solid earnings report, and the stock displayed some strength. However, we think that shareholders should be cautious as we found some worrying factors underlying the profit.

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ASX:DBF Earnings and Revenue History March 6th 2021

The Impact Of Unusual Items On Profit

To properly understand Duxton Broadacre Farms' profit results, we need to consider the AU$1.2m gain attributed to unusual items. We can't deny that higher profits generally leave us optimistic, but we'd prefer it if the profit were to be sustainable. We ran the numbers on most publicly listed companies worldwide, and it's very common for unusual items to be once-off in nature. And that's as you'd expect, given these boosts are described as 'unusual'. Assuming those unusual items don't show up again in the current year, we'd thus expect profit to be weaker next year (in the absence of business growth, that is).

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Our Take On Duxton Broadacre Farms' Profit Performance

We'd posit that Duxton Broadacre Farms' statutory earnings aren't a clean read on ongoing productivity, due to the large unusual item. Because of this, we think that it may be that Duxton Broadacre Farms' statutory profits are better than its underlying earnings power. The good news is that it earned a profit in the last twelve months, despite its previous loss. 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. So if you'd like to dive deeper into this stock, it's crucial to consider any risks it's facing. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for Duxton Broadacre Farms and we think they deserve your attention.

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