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Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
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

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

CFX' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 2   Max: 8
Current: 6

2
8

During the past 10 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Colfax Corp was 8. 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 (Sep14) TTM:Last Year (Sep13) TTM:
Net Income was 37.126 + 46.79 + 191.785 + 73.389 = $349 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 175.324 + -67.035 + 106.493 + 162.064 = $377 Mil.
Revenue was 1171.378 + 1054.331 + 1199.336 + 1164.453 = $4,589 Mil.
Gross Profit was 357.381 + 325.632 + 388.171 + 373.195 = $1,444 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep13)
to the end of this year (Sep14) was
(6333.888 + 6582.853 + 6771.224 + 7927.833 + 7529.315) / 5 = $7,029 Mil.
Total Assets as of Sep13 was $6,334 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,608 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,218 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,369 Mil.
Net Income was 19.736 + 27.635 + 58.392 + 55.475 = $161 Mil.

Revenue was 1027.397 + 947.143 + 1074.118 + 1014.57 = $4,063 Mil.
Gross Profit was 307.57 + 290.725 + 337.822 + 320.294 = $1,256 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep12)
to the end of last year (Sep13) was
(6055.724 + 6148.287 + 5846.321 + 6094.4 + 6333.888) / 5 = $6,096 Mil.
Total Assets as of Sep12 was $6,056 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,389 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,367 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,321 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

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

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Colfax Corp's current net income (ttm) was 349. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

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

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Colfax Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 377. ==> 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Sep13)
=349.09/6333.888
=0.05511465

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Sep12)
=161.238/6055.724
=0.02662572

Colfax Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.05511465. Colfax Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.02662572. ==> 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.

Colfax Corp's current net income (ttm) was 349. Colfax Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 377. ==> 377 > 349 ==> 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 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

Gearing (This Year: Sep14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep13 to Sep14
=1608.165/7029.0226
=0.22878928

Gearing (Last Year: Sep13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep12 to Sep13
=1389.475/6095.724
=0.22794257

Colfax Corp's gearing of this year was 0.22878928. Colfax Corp's gearing of last year was 0.22794257. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> 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: Sep14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2218.072/1368.785
=1.62046779

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2366.93/1320.995
=1.79177817

Colfax Corp's current ratio of this year was 1.62046779. Colfax Corp's current ratio of last year was 1.79177817. ==> 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.

Colfax Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 125.4. Colfax Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 115.4. ==> There is larger number of shares in issue this year. ==> Score 0.

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
=1444.379/4589.498
=0.31471394

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1256.411/4063.228
=0.30921499

Colfax Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.31471394. Colfax Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.30921499. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by begining of the year total assets) 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Sep13)
=4589.498/6333.888
=0.72459412

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Sep12)
=4063.228/6055.724
=0.67097312

Colfax Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.72459412. Colfax Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.67097312. ==> This year's asset turnover is higher. ==> Score 1.

Evaluation

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

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Colfax 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, 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.

Colfax Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 011101
Q2 011111
Q3 010001
Q4 011111
Q5 111001
Q6 010010
Q7 000000
Q8 100001
Q9 100110
F-score 364446

Colfax Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Q1 0001111111
Q2 0111111111
Q3 0001111111
Q4 1111111101
Q5 0101111100
Q6 1110000100
Q7 0000000000
Q8 0001111111
Q9 1110000111
F-score 3546666856
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