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Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ)
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

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

CCJ' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 6

3
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Cameco Corp was 8. The lowest was 3. 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 local exchange's currency.

This Year (Sep16) TTM:Last Year (Sep15) TTM:
Net Income was -7.24640851747 + 58.9936488734 + -106.536373507 + 108.441409826 = $54 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 366.689272953 + -209.252230455 + -39.474949589 + 293.670277693 = $412 Mil.
Revenue was 711.033326041 + 308.673068199 + 361.716302156 + 510.874275252 = $1,892 Mil.
Gross Profit was 205.51082914 + 89.3051565099 + 33.1084225221 + 111.488404028 = $439 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep15)
to the end of this year (Sep16) was
(6528.18634102 + 6413.35739809 + 6566.54468471 + 6624.82627579 + 6491.32285627) / 5 = $6524.84751118 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep15) was $6,528 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,139 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,468 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $318 Mil.
Net Income was 63.0332986472 + -7.05579331114 + 71.1985442782 + -2.94813809739 = $124 Mil.

Revenue was 771.068331599 + 448.380884451 + 456.547513142 + 489.258254184 = $2,165 Mil.
Gross Profit was 218.062781824 + 102.363290537 + 123.71613425 + 100.324890698 = $544 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep14)
to the end of last year (Sep15) was
(7565.6570702 + 7347.09243843 + 6937.49484863 + 6892.68338051 + 6528.18634102) / 5 = $7054.22281576 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep14) was $7,566 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,125 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,485 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $469 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.

Cameco Corp's current net income (TTM) was 54. ==> 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.

Cameco Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 412. ==> 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)
=53.652276675/6528.18634102
=0.00821856

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep14)
=124.227911517/7565.6570702
=0.01641998

Cameco Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.00821856. Cameco Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.01641998. ==> 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.

Cameco Corp's current net income (TTM) was 54. Cameco Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 412. ==> 412 > 54 ==> 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
=1139.03341471/6524.84751118
=0.17456859

Gearing (Last Year: Sep15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep14 to Sep15
=1124.65551033/7054.22281576
=0.15943011

Cameco Corp's gearing of this year was 0.17456859. Cameco Corp's gearing of last year was 0.15943011. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> Score 0.

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
=1467.6289289/318.249160818
=4.61157203

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1484.6856626/468.609980401
=3.1682758

Cameco Corp's current ratio of this year was 4.61157203. Cameco Corp's current ratio of last year was 3.1682758. ==> This year's current ratio is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Cameco Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 395.8. Cameco Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 395.8. ==> There is smaller number of shares in issue this year, or the same. ==> Score 1.

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
=439.4128122/1892.29697165
=0.23221134

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=544.46709731/2165.25498338
=0.25145634

Cameco Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.23221134. Cameco Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.25145634. ==> 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 (Sep15)
=1892.29697165/6528.18634102
=0.28986565

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep14)
=2165.25498338/7565.6570702
=0.28619523

Cameco Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.28986565. Cameco Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.28619523. ==> 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
=1+1+0+1+0+1+1+0+1
=6

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

Cameco 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.

Cameco Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1101000100
Question 4 1110111111
Question 5 1001110101
Question 6 1001100010
Question 7 0110000100
Question 8 1100000010
Question 9 1100010101
F-score 8745553755

Cameco Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Question 1 1111011101
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1000000100
Question 4 0111111011
Question 5 0000111000
Question 6 1110100101
Question 7 0001110111
Question 8 0011010100
Question 9 1100001001
F-score 5555565636
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