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Cheesecake Factory Inc (NAS:CAKE)
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

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

CAKE' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 2   Max: 9
Current: 6

2
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Cheesecake Factory Inc was 9. The lowest was 2. And the median was 5.


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 22.518 + 33 + 27.481 + 28.583 = $112 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 77.116 + 54.468 + 61.671 + 43.514 = $237 Mil.
Revenue was 481.431 + 475.075 + 469.699 + 470.118 = $1,896 Mil.
Gross Profit was 86.986 + -243.525 + 206.359 + 92.204 = $142 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar13) was $1,071 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,074 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $25 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $167 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $258 Mil.
Net Income was 25.292 + 22.139 + 27.163 + 28.399 = $103 Mil.

Revenue was 463.018 + 464.695 + 453.819 + 454.749 = $1,836 Mil.
Gross Profit was 86.764 + -240.276 + 196.569 + 88.774 = $132 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar12) was $1,000 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,071 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $211 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $224 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. 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.

Cheesecake Factory Inc's current net income was 112. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. 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.

Cheesecake Factory Inc's current cash flow from operations was 237. ==> 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Mar13)
=111.582/1071.108
=0.10417437

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=102.993/1000.347
=0.10295727

Cheesecake Factory Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.10417437. Cheesecake Factory Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.10295727. ==> 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.

Cheesecake Factory Inc's current net income was 112. Cheesecake Factory Inc's current cash flow from operations was 237. ==> 237 > 112 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Q5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

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

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

Gearing (This Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=25/1073.756
=0.02328276

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=0/1071.108
=0

Cheesecake Factory Inc's gearing of this year was 0.02328276. Cheesecake Factory Inc's gearing of last year was 0. ==> Last year is lower ==> Score 0.

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)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=166.515/258.448
=0.64428821

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=211.112/223.747
=0.94352997

Cheesecake Factory Inc's current ratio of this year was 0.64428821. Cheesecake Factory Inc's current ratio of last year was 0.94352997. ==> 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 1 if there is fewer number of shares in issue this year. Score 0 otherwise.

Cheesecake Factory Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 52.8. Cheesecake Factory Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 54.3. ==> There is the same number of shares in issue this year, or fewer. ==> 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)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=142.024/1896.323
=0.07489441

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=131.831/1836.281
=0.07179239

Cheesecake Factory Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.07489441. Cheesecake Factory Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.07179239. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Mar13)
=1896.323/1071.108
=1.77043118

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=1836.281/1000.347
=1.83564403

Cheesecake Factory Inc's asset turnover of this year was 1.77043118. Cheesecake Factory Inc's asset turnover of last year was 1.83564403. ==> 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+0+0+1+1+0
=6

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Cheesecake Factory 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


Historical Data

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

Cheesecake Factory Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0100001111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0000011000
Q6 0100101010
Q7 0011110111
Q8 0100001011
Q9 0001001110
F-score 3645558686

Cheesecake Factory Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1111111011
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0000000000
Q6 0011111000
Q7 1111111111
Q8 0011000011
Q9 1111111000
F-score 6688777466
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