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Puya Semiconductor’s (Shanghai) (SHSE:688766) promising gains may rest on soft foundations

Puya Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (SHSE:688766) just reported some strong gains, and the market responded accordingly with a healthy share price increase. We’ve done some analysis and think investors are missing some details hidden beneath the earnings numbers.

See our latest analysis for Puya Semiconductor (Shanghai)

SHSE:688766 Earnings and revenue history May 6, 2024

How do unusual items affect profits?

For anyone wanting to understand Puya Semiconductor (Shanghai)’s profit beyond the statutory figures, it’s important to note that over the last twelve months, its statutory profit came from CN„22 million in unusual items. We can’t deny that higher profits generally make us optimistic, but we would prefer if profits were sustainable. We’ve gone through the numbers of most publicly traded companies around the world, and it’s very common for unusual items to be one-off in nature. And after all, that’s exactly what accounting terminology means. Puya Semiconductor (Shanghai) had a fairly significant contribution from unusual items to its profit to March 2024. As a result, we can suspect that the unusual items make statutory profit significantly stronger than it would otherwise be.

You may be wondering what analysts are predicting in terms of future profitability. Fortunately, you can click here to see an interactive graph showing future profitability, based on their estimates.

Our view on Puya Semiconductor’s (Shanghai) earnings performance.

As mentioned earlier, Puya Semiconductor’s (Shanghai) big boost from unusual items won’t last indefinitely, so statutory earnings are likely a poor guide to underlying profitability. As a result, we think it may well be that Puya Semiconductor’s (Shanghai) underlying earnings power is lower than its statutory earnings. But the good news is that, while we recognize that we need to look beyond the statutory figures, these figures are still improving, with earnings per share growing very rapidly over the past year. The aim of this article was to assess how confident we can be that statutory earnings reflect the company’s potential, but there’s plenty more to think about. So if you want to dive deeper into this stock, it’s crucial to consider the risks facing the stock. At Simply Wall Street we found 1 warning sign for Puya Semiconductor (Shanghai) and we believe they deserve your attention.

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