We Think That There Are Some Issues For Cementir Holding (BIT:CEM) Beyond Its Promising Earnings

Simply Wall St
March 18, 2022
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The market for Cementir Holding N.V.'s (BIT:CEM) stock was strong after it released a healthy earnings report last week. However, we think that shareholders should be cautious as we found some worrying factors underlying the profit.

Check out our latest analysis for Cementir Holding

BIT:CEM Earnings and Revenue History March 18th 2022

The Impact Of Unusual Items On Profit

Importantly, our data indicates that Cementir Holding's profit received a boost of €19m in unusual items, over the last year. While we like to see profit increases, we tend to be a little more cautious when unusual items have made a big contribution. When we analysed the vast majority of listed companies worldwide, we found that significant unusual items are often not repeated. And, after all, that's exactly what the accounting terminology implies. If Cementir Holding doesn't see that contribution repeat, then all else being equal we'd expect its profit to drop over the current year.

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 Cementir Holding's Profit Performance

Arguably, Cementir Holding's statutory earnings have been distorted by unusual items boosting profit. Because of this, we think that it may be that Cementir Holding's statutory profits are better than its underlying earnings power. But at least holders can take some solace from the 13% EPS growth in the last year. Of course, we've only just scratched the surface when it comes to analysing its earnings; one could also consider margins, forecast growth, and return on investment, among other factors. In light of this, if you'd like to do more analysis on the company, it's vital to be informed of the risks involved. You'd be interested to know, that we found 1 warning sign for Cementir Holding and you'll want to know about this.

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