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CR Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR)
Piotroski F-Score
6 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

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

BCR' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 9
Current: 6

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of CR Bard Inc was 9. The lowest was 3. 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 own currency.

This Year (Mar14) TTM:Last Year (Mar13) TTM:
Net Income was -161.6 + 93.2 + 667.5 + 148.4 = $748 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 74.7 + 201.3 + 706.3 + 114.3 = $1,097 Mil.
Revenue was 759.9 + 758 + 791.3 + 799.3 = $3,109 Mil.
Gross Profit was 463.3 + 466.1 + 480.7 + 489.8 = $1,900 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar13)
to the end of this year (Mar14) was
(4077.1 + 4227.6 + 4165 + 5041.1 + 4877.9) / 5 = $4,478 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,878 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,405 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,941 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $532 Mil.
Net Income was 133.9 + 129.3 + 128.2 + 90.7 = $482 Mil.

Revenue was 742.6 + 722.9 + 762.6 + 740.3 = $2,968 Mil.
Gross Profit was 456.9 + 450.3 + 475 + 445 = $1,827 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar12)
to the end of last year (Mar13) was
(3954 + 3916.6 + 3932.5 + 4151.3 + 4077.1) / 5 = $4,006 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,077 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,409 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,796 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $416 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

CR Bard Inc's current net income (ttm) was 748. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

CR Bard Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 1,097. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q3. 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)/Average Total Assets from Mar13 to Mar14
=747.5/4477.74
=0.16693689

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Mar12 to Mar13
=482.1/4006.3
=0.12033547

CR Bard Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.16693689. CR Bard Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.12033547. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q4. 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.

CR Bard Inc's current net income (ttm) was 748. CR Bard Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 1,097. ==> 1,097 > 748 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Q5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

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

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

Gearing (This Year: Mar14)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=1404.8/4877.9
=0.28799278

Gearing (Last Year: Mar13)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=1408.6/4077.1
=0.34549067

CR Bard Inc's gearing of this year was 0.28799278. CR Bard Inc's gearing of last year was 0.34549067. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> Score 1.

Q6. 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: Mar14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1941.2/531.7
=3.65093098

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1795.9/415.6
=4.32122233

CR Bard Inc's current ratio of this year was 3.65093098. CR Bard Inc's current ratio of last year was 4.32122233. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

Q7. 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.

CR Bard Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 78.5. CR Bard Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 82.5. ==> There is smaller number of shares in issue this year, or the same. ==> Score 1.

Efficiency

Q8. 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
=1899.9/3108.5
=0.61119511

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1827.2/2968.4
=0.61555046

CR Bard Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.61119511. CR Bard Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.61555046. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by average total assets throughout 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)/Average Total Assets from Mar13 to Mar14
=3108.5/4477.74
=0.69421181

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Mar12 to Mar13
=2968.4/4006.3
=0.74093303

CR Bard Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.69421181. CR Bard Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.74093303. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=1+1+1+1+1+0+1+0+0
=6

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

CR Bard Inc 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, Altman Z-Score, Beneish M-Score


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

CR Bard Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1101111011
Q4 0111111111
Q5 1101110101
Q6 1011110010
Q7 0011111111
Q8 1100111000
Q9 1111111111
F-score 7768997677

CR Bard Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0111100111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1110000111
Q6 0001111000
Q7 1111111111
Q8 0000000000
Q9 0000000000
F-score 5666655666
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