Innity Corporation Berhad's (KLSE:INNITY) Earnings Are Of Questionable Quality

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 02, 2021
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Innity Corporation Berhad's (KLSE:INNITY) robust earnings report didn't manage to move the market for its stock. Our analysis suggests that shareholders have noticed something concerning in the numbers.

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KLSE:INNITY Earnings and Revenue History September 2nd 2021

How Do Unusual Items Influence Profit?

For anyone who wants to understand Innity Corporation Berhad's profit beyond the statutory numbers, it's important to note that during the last twelve months statutory profit gained from RM528k worth of unusual items. While it's always nice to have higher profit, a large contribution from unusual items sometimes dampens our enthusiasm. When we crunched the numbers on thousands of publicly listed companies, we found that a boost from unusual items in a given year is often not repeated the next year. And that's as you'd expect, given these boosts are described as 'unusual'. Assuming those unusual items don't show up again in the current year, we'd thus expect profit to be weaker next year (in the absence of business growth, that is).

Note: we always recommend investors check balance sheet strength. Click here to be taken to our balance sheet analysis of Innity Corporation Berhad.

Our Take On Innity Corporation Berhad's Profit Performance

We'd posit that Innity Corporation Berhad's statutory earnings aren't a clean read on ongoing productivity, due to the large unusual item. Because of this, we think that it may be that Innity Corporation Berhad's statutory profits are better than its underlying earnings power. On the bright side, the company showed enough improvement to book a profit this year, after losing money 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. So while earnings quality is important, it's equally important to consider the risks facing Innity Corporation Berhad at this point in time. To help with this, we've discovered 3 warning signs (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Innity Corporation Berhad.

Today we've zoomed in on a single data point to better understand the nature of Innity Corporation Berhad's profit. But there are plenty of other ways to inform your opinion of a company. For example, many people consider a high return on equity as an indication of favorable business economics, while others like to 'follow the money' and search out stocks that insiders are buying. While it might take a little research on your behalf, you may find this free collection of companies boasting high return on equity, or this list of stocks that insiders are buying to be useful.

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