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Bluelinx Holdings Inc (NYSE:BXC)
Piotroski F-Score
4 (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

Bluelinx Holdings Inc has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

BXC' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 2   Max: 7
Current: 4

2
7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Bluelinx Holdings Inc was 7. The lowest was 2. And the median was 4.


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 (Jun15) TTM:Last Year (Jun14) TTM:
Net Income was -0.86 + -7.641 + -8.945 + 2.87 = $-15 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 14.901 + 41.127 + -37.545 + -8.702 = $10 Mil.
Revenue was 549.845 + 454.11 + 454.949 + 515.656 = $1,975 Mil.
Gross Profit was 64.58 + 49.815 + 50.196 + 59.983 = $225 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun14)
to the end of this year (Jun15) was
(633.72 + 627.425 + 538.982 + 598.789 + 623.566) / 5 = $604.4964 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun14) was $634 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $264 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $508 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $349 Mil.
Net Income was -3.206 + -2.457 + -8.608 + 3.236 = $-11 Mil.

Revenue was 557.952 + 486.275 + 443.944 + 531.494 = $2,020 Mil.
Gross Profit was 62.492 + 54.349 + 52.676 + 62.033 = $232 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun13)
to the end of last year (Jun14) was
(714.3 + 629.26 + 528.489 + 611.816 + 633.72) / 5 = $623.517 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun13) was $714 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $381 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $511 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $224 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.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current net income (TTM) was -15. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

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.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 10. ==> 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 (Jun14)
=-14.576/633.72
=-0.02300069

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=-11.035/714.3
=-0.01544869

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's return on assets of this year was -0.02300069. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's return on assets of last year was -0.01544869. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current net income (TTM) was -15. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 10. ==> 10 > -15 ==> 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: Jun15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun14 to Jun15
=264.113/604.4964
=0.4369141

Gearing (Last Year: Jun14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=380.659/623.517
=0.610503

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's gearing of this year was 0.4369141. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's gearing of last year was 0.610503. ==> 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: Jun15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=508.231/348.658
=1.45767772

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=510.593/224.102
=2.27839555

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.45767772. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's current ratio of last year was 2.27839555. ==> 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.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 87.9. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 86.5. ==> 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
=224.574/1974.56
=0.11373369

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=231.55/2019.665
=0.11464773

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.11373369. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.11464773. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

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 (Jun14)
=1974.56/633.72
=3.11582402

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=2019.665/714.3
=2.82747445

Bluelinx Holdings Inc's asset turnover of this year was 3.11582402. Bluelinx Holdings Inc's asset turnover of last year was 2.82747445. ==> This year's asset turnover is higher. ==> Score 1.

Evaluation

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

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

Bluelinx Holdings Inc has an F-score of 4 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 own currency.

Bluelinx Holdings Inc Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Question 1 10000000
Question 2 11100001
Question 3 00010110
Question 4 11101001
Question 5 00000110
Question 6 11111001
Question 7 00010000
Question 8 11110100
Question 9 00001110
F-score 54443433

Bluelinx Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Question 1 0000000000
Question 2 0000110001
Question 3 1000011110
Question 4 0001110111
Question 5 1111000001
Question 6 0011110010
Question 7 0000000000
Question 8 0000011110
Question 9 1111000011
F-score 3234352354
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