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Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects' (ATH:INKAT) Earnings May Just Be The Starting Point

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Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects (ATH:INKAT) just reported healthy earnings but the stock price didn't move much. Our analysis suggests that investors might be missing some promising details.

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ATSE:INKAT Earnings and Revenue History May 1st 2024

The Impact Of Unusual Items On Profit

Importantly, our data indicates that Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects' profit was reduced by €2.1m, due to unusual items, over the last year. It's never great to see unusual items costing the company profits, but on the upside, things might improve sooner rather than later. We looked at thousands of listed companies and found that unusual items are very often one-off in nature. And that's hardly a surprise given these line items are considered unusual. In the twelve months to December 2023, Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects had a big unusual items expense. All else being equal, this would likely have the effect of making the statutory profit look worse than its underlying earnings power.

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Our Take On Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects' Profit Performance

As we discussed above, we think the significant unusual expense will make Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects' statutory profit lower than it would otherwise have been. Because of this, we think Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects' underlying earnings potential is as good as, or possibly even better, than the statutory profit makes it seem! And it's also positive that 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. So while earnings quality is important, it's equally important to consider the risks facing Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects at this point in time. For example, we've discovered 1 warning sign that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Intrakat Société Anonyme Technical and Energy Projects.

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