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AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE:ABC)
Piotroski F-Score
6 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 7, 8, 9
Bad or low score = 0, 1, 2, 3

AmerisourceBergen Corp has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

ABC' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4   Max: 7
Current: 6

4
7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of AmerisourceBergen Corp was 7. The lowest was 4. And the median was 6.


Definition

How is the Piotroski F-Score calculated?

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Sep16) TTM:Last Year (Sep15) TTM:
Net Income was 330.377 + 604.135 + 349.803 + 143.614 = $1,428 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 750.848 + 879.738 + 191.372 + 1356.539 = $3,178 Mil.
Revenue was 36709.046 + 35698.357 + 36881.68 + 37560.603 = $146,850 Mil.
Gross Profit was 964.877 + 1075.331 + 1107.863 + 1124.535 = $4,273 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep15)
to the end of this year (Sep16) was
(27962.982 + 30755.802 + 32495.355 + 31914.243 + 33656.2) / 5 = $31356.9164 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep15) was $27,963 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,870 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $22,852 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $25,281 Mil.
Net Income was -199.947 + -513.39 + 214.163 + 361.009 = $-138 Mil.

Revenue was 33588.602 + 32669.267 + 34233.556 + 35470.378 = $135,962 Mil.
Gross Profit was 752.299 + 911.976 + 891.464 + 973.574 = $3,529 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep14)
to the end of last year (Sep15) was
(21532.183 + 24904.916 + 27005.53 + 27333.504 + 27962.982) / 5 = $25747.823 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep14) was $21,532 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,739 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $20,334 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $21,578 Mil.

Profitability

Question 1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by total assets at the beginning of the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

AmerisourceBergen Corp's current net income (TTM) was 1,428. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by total assets at the beginning of the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

AmerisourceBergen Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 3,178. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 3. Change in Return on Assets

Compare this year’s return on assets (1) to last year’s return on assets.

Score 1 if it’s higher, 0 if it’s lower.

ROA (This Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Sep15)
=1427.929/27962.982
=0.05106498

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep14)
=-138.165/21532.183
=-0.00641667

AmerisourceBergen Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.05106498. AmerisourceBergen Corp's return on assets of last year was -0.00641667. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

Question 4. Quality of Earnings (Accrual)

Compare Cash flow return on assets (2) to return on assets (1)

Score 1 if CFROA > ROA, 0 if CFROA <= ROA.

AmerisourceBergen Corp's current net income (TTM) was 1,428. AmerisourceBergen Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 3,178. ==> 3,178 > 1,428 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Question 5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

Compare this year’s gearing (long-term debt divided by average total assets) to last year’s gearing.

Score 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

Gearing (This Year: Sep16)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep15 to Sep16
=3870.244/31356.9164
=0.12342553

Gearing (Last Year: Sep15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep14 to Sep15
=3739.225/25747.823
=0.1452249

AmerisourceBergen Corp's gearing of this year was 0.12342553. AmerisourceBergen Corp's gearing of last year was 0.1452249. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> Score 1.

Question 6. Change in Working Capital (Liquidity)

Compare this year’s current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) to last year’s current ratio.

Score 1 if this year'’s current ratio is higher, 0 if it’s lower

Current Ratio (This Year: Sep16)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=22851.847/25281.308
=0.90390288

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=20334.488/21578.227
=0.94236139

AmerisourceBergen Corp's current ratio of this year was 0.90390288. AmerisourceBergen Corp's current ratio of last year was 0.94236139. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 7. Change in Shares in Issue

Compare the number of shares in issue this year, to the number in issue last year.

Score 0 if there is larger number of shares in issue this year, 1 otherwise.

AmerisourceBergen Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 226. AmerisourceBergen Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 217.8. ==> There is larger number of shares in issue this year. ==> Score 0.

Efficiency

Question 8. Change in Gross Margin

Compare this year’s gross margin (gross profit divided by sales) to last year’s.

Score 1 if this year’s gross margin is higher, 0 if it’s lower.

Gross Margin (This Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=4272.606/146849.686
=0.0290951

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=3529.313/135961.803
=0.02595812

AmerisourceBergen Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.0290951. AmerisourceBergen Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.02595812. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Question 9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by total assets at the beginning of the year) to last year’s asset turnover ratio.

Score 1 if this year’s asset turnover ratio is higher, 0 if it’s lower

Asset Turnover (This Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Sep15)
=146849.686/27962.982
=5.2515746

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep14)
=135961.803/21532.183
=6.31435294

AmerisourceBergen Corp's asset turnover of this year was 5.2515746. AmerisourceBergen Corp's asset turnover of last year was 6.31435294. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score= Que. 1+ Que. 2+ Que. 3+Que. 4+Que. 5+Que. 6+Que. 7+Que. 8+Que. 9
=1+1+1+1+1+0+0+1+0
=6

Good or high score = 7, 8, 9
Bad or low score = 0, 1, 2, 3

AmerisourceBergen Corp has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.


Explanation

The developer of the system is Joseph D. Piotroski is relatively unknown accounting professor who shuns publicity and rarely gives interviews.

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in accounting in 1989, received an M.B.A. from Indiana University in 1994. Five years later, in 1999, after earning a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Michigan, he became an associate professor of accounting at the University of Chicago.

In 2000, he wrote a research paper called "Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers" (pdf).

He wanted to see if he can develop a system (using a simple nine-point scoring system) that can increase the returns of a strategy of investing in low price to book (referred to in the paper as high book to market) value companies.

What he found was something that exceeded his most optimistic expectations.

Buying only those companies that scored highest (8 or 9) on his nine-point scale, or F-Score as he called it, over the 20 year period from 1976 to 1996 led to an average out-performance over the market of 13.4%.

Even more impressive were the results of a strategy of investing in the highest F-Score companies (8 or 9) and shorting companies with the lowest F-Score (0 or 1).

Over the same period from 1976 to 1996 (20 years) this strategy led to an average yearly return of 23%, substantially outperforming the average S&P 500 index return of 15.83% over the same period.


Related Terms

Net Income, Cash Flow from Operations, Revenue, Gross Profit, Total Assets, Long-Term Debt, Total Current Assets, Total Current Liabilities


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

AmerisourceBergen Corp Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
Question 1 1111111101
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0011100001
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 0010101001
Question 6 0001000100
Question 7 1111111010
Question 8 0001110011
Question 9 0110001100
F-score 4577756546

AmerisourceBergen Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Question 1 1110001111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0000001111
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 0000000111
Question 6 0111000000
Question 7 1011010010
Question 8 0001111111
Question 9 1110000000
F-score 5565345676
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