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Earnings Report: Shanghai Pret Composites Co., Ltd. Missed Revenue Estimates By 22%

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Shanghai Pret Composites Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002324) shareholders are probably feeling a little disappointed, since its shares fell 4.7% to CN¥10.19 in the week after its latest quarterly results. Shanghai Pret Composites reported a serious miss, with revenue of CN¥1.9b falling a huge 22% short of analyst estimates. The bright side is that statutory earnings per share of CN¥0.45 were in line with forecasts. Earnings are an important time for investors, as they can track a company's performance, look at what the analysts are forecasting for next year, and see if there's been a change in sentiment towards the company. We thought readers would find it interesting to see the analysts latest (statutory) post-earnings forecasts for next year.

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SZSE:002324 Earnings and Revenue Growth April 28th 2024

Taking into account the latest results, the most recent consensus for Shanghai Pret Composites from four analysts is for revenues of CN¥11.0b in 2024. If met, it would imply a sizeable 26% increase on its revenue over the past 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are predicted to jump 24% to CN¥0.50. Yet prior to the latest earnings, the analysts had been anticipated revenues of CN¥14.2b and earnings per share (EPS) of CN¥0.70 in 2024. It looks like sentiment has declined substantially in the aftermath of these results, with a large cut to revenue estimates and a pretty serious reduction to earnings per share numbers as well.

It'll come as no surprise then, to learn that the analysts have cut their price target 24% to CN¥11.80.

These estimates are interesting, but it can be useful to paint some more broad strokes when seeing how forecasts compare, both to the Shanghai Pret Composites' past performance and to peers in the same industry. The analysts are definitely expecting Shanghai Pret Composites' growth to accelerate, with the forecast 36% annualised growth to the end of 2024 ranking favourably alongside historical growth of 21% per annum over the past five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in a similar industry are forecast to grow their revenue at 16% per year. Factoring in the forecast acceleration in revenue, it's pretty clear that Shanghai Pret Composites is expected to grow much faster than its industry.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that the analysts downgraded their earnings per share estimates, showing that there has been a clear decline in sentiment following these results. They also downgraded Shanghai Pret Composites' revenue estimates, but industry data suggests that it is expected to grow faster than the wider industry. The consensus price target fell measurably, with the analysts seemingly not reassured by the latest results, leading to a lower estimate of Shanghai Pret Composites' future valuation.

Following on from that line of thought, we think that the long-term prospects of the business are much more relevant than next year's earnings. At Simply Wall St, we have a full range of analyst estimates for Shanghai Pret Composites going out to 2026, and you can see them free on our platform here..

Don't forget that there may still be risks. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Shanghai Pret Composites that you should be aware of.

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