Hrvatski Telekom d.d's (ZGSE:HT) Soft Earnings Don't Show The Whole Picture

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 19, 2021
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The market for Hrvatski Telekom d.d.'s (ZGSE:HT) shares didn't move much after it posted weak earnings recently. Our analysis suggests that while the profits are soft, the foundations of the business are strong.

Check out our latest analysis for Hrvatski Telekom d.d

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ZGSE:HT Earnings and Revenue History March 20th 2021

The Impact Of Unusual Items On Profit

To properly understand Hrvatski Telekom d.d's profit results, we need to consider the Kn118m expense attributed to unusual items. While deductions due to unusual items are disappointing in the first instance, there is a silver lining. 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. Assuming those unusual expenses don't come up again, we'd therefore expect Hrvatski Telekom d.d to produce a higher profit next year, all else being equal.

That might leave you wondering what analysts are forecasting in terms of future profitability. Luckily, you can click here to see an interactive graph depicting future profitability, based on their estimates.

Our Take On Hrvatski Telekom d.d's Profit Performance

Unusual items (expenses) detracted from Hrvatski Telekom d.d's earnings over the last year, but we might see an improvement next year. Because of this, we think Hrvatski Telekom d.d's earnings potential is at least as good as it seems, and maybe even better! Unfortunately, though, its earnings per share actually fell back over the last year. 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 Hrvatski Telekom d.d at this point in time. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Hrvatski Telekom d.d and we think they deserve your attention.

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