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China Shenshan Orchard Holdings' (SGX:BKV) Profits Appear To Have Quality Issues

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The market for China Shenshan Orchard Holdings Co. Ltd.'s (SGX:BKV) stock was strong after it released a healthy earnings report last week. While the profit numbers were good, our analysis has found some concerning factors that shareholders should be aware of.

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SGX:BKV Earnings and Revenue History March 9th 2022

The Impact Of Unusual Items On Profit

For anyone who wants to understand China Shenshan Orchard Holdings' profit beyond the statutory numbers, it's important to note that during the last twelve months statutory profit gained from CN¥7.0m worth of unusual items. We can't deny that higher profits generally leave us optimistic, but we'd prefer it if the profit were to be sustainable. We ran the numbers on most publicly listed companies worldwide, and it's very common for unusual items to be once-off in nature. And, after all, that's exactly what the accounting terminology implies. 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).

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Our Take On China Shenshan Orchard Holdings' Profit Performance

We'd posit that China Shenshan Orchard Holdings' statutory earnings aren't a clean read on ongoing productivity, due to the large unusual item. Therefore, it seems possible to us that China Shenshan Orchard Holdings' true underlying earnings power is actually less than its statutory profit. On the bright side, 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 China Shenshan Orchard Holdings at this point in time. While conducting our analysis, we found that China Shenshan Orchard Holdings has 3 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.

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