Some Investors May Be Willing To Look Past Toro's (NYSE:TTC) Soft Earnings

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The Toro Company's (NYSE:TTC) recent soft profit numbers didn't appear to worry shareholders, as the stock price showed strength. Our analysis suggests that investors may have noticed some promising signs beyond the statutory profit figures.

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NYSE:TTC Earnings and Revenue History December 28th 2023

How Do Unusual Items Influence Profit?

To properly understand Toro's profit results, we need to consider the US$152m expense attributed to unusual items. While deductions due to unusual items are disappointing in the first instance, there is a silver lining. When we analysed the vast majority of listed companies worldwide, we found that significant unusual items are often not repeated. And that's hardly a surprise given these line items are considered unusual. Assuming those unusual expenses don't come up again, we'd therefore expect Toro to produce a higher profit next year, all else being equal.

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 Toro's Profit Performance

Unusual items (expenses) detracted from Toro's earnings over the last year, but we might see an improvement next year. Based on this observation, we consider it likely that Toro's statutory profit actually understates its earnings potential! And it's also good to see that its earnings per share have improved a bit over the last three years. 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. If you want to do dive deeper into Toro, you'd also look into what risks it is currently facing. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Toro you should know about.

Today we've zoomed in on a single data point to better understand the nature of Toro'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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