It might be old fashioned, but we really like to invest in companies that make a profit, each and every year. Having said that, sometimes statutory profit levels are not a good guide to ongoing profitability, because some short term one-off factor has impacted profit levels. This article will consider whether Sanghi Industries' (NSE:SANGHIIND) statutory profits are a good guide to its underlying earnings.
We like the fact that Sanghi Industries made a profit of ₹309.2m on its revenue of ₹7.29b, in the last year. In the last few years both its revenue and its profit have fallen, as you can see in the chart below.
Not all profits are equal, and we can learn more about the nature of a company's past profitability by diving deeper into the financial statements. Note: we always recommend investors check balance sheet strength. Click here to be taken to our balance sheet analysis of Sanghi Industries.
Our Take On Sanghi Industries' Profit Performance
Because of this, we think that it may be that Sanghi Industries' statutory profits are better than its underlying earnings power. If you'd like to know more about Sanghi Industries as a business, it's important to be aware of any risks it's facing. For example, Sanghi Industries has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.
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