HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments (HKG:2638) Strong earnings were booked conservatively

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HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments Limited (HKG:2638) The recent strong earnings announcement did little for the stock price. Our analysis suggests shareholders may be missing some positive underlying factors in the earnings report.

Check out our latest analysis for HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments

SEHK: 2638 Earnings & Revenue History April 13, 2022

The impact of unusual items on earnings

Importantly, our data indicates that HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments earnings were reduced by HK$497 million, due to unusual items, over the past year. Although deductions from unusual items are disappointing at first, there is a silver lining. When we analyzed the vast majority of listed companies around the world, we found that material unusual items are often not repeated. And, after all, that’s exactly what accounting terminology implies. Assuming these unusual expenses do not recur, we would therefore expect HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments to produce a higher profit next year, all else being equal.

This might make you wonder what analysts predict in terms of future profitability. Luckily, you can click here to see an interactive chart outlining future profitability, based on their estimates.

Our view on HK Electric Investments and the earnings performance of HK Electric Investments

Unusual items (expenses) have hurt the earnings of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments over the past year, but we may see an improvement next year. Based on this observation, we consider it likely that the statutory earnings of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments are in fact underestimating their earnings potential! And EPS is up 7.4% over the last twelve months. Ultimately, it is essential to consider more than the above factors, if you want to fully understand the business. Keep in mind that when it comes to analyzing a stock, it is worth noting the risks involved. Example: we have identified 2 warning signs for HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments you should be aware.

This note has considered only one factor that sheds light on the nature of the earnings of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments. But there are many other ways to inform your opinion about a company. For example, many people view a high return on equity as an indication of a favorable trading economy, while others like to “follow the money” and look for stocks that insiders are buying. So you might want to see this free collection of companies offering a high return on equity, or this list of stocks that insiders buy.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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