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Cencosud SA (NYSE:CNCO)
Piotroski F-Score
7 (As of Today)

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 7 is 7, indicating very healthy situation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Cencosud SA has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

CNCO' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4   Max: 8
Current: 7

4
8

During the past 9 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Cencosud SA was 8. The lowest was 4. 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 (Dec15) TTM:Last Year (Dec14) TTM:
Net Income was 31.8413192841 + 74.213881351 + -43.1610854503 + 270.627749711 = $334 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 42.5066296189 + 339.843465647 + 0 + 0 = $382 Mil.
Revenue was 3828.87238308 + 3777.58811634 + 3857.86374134 + 4400.77181005 = $15,865 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1069.50030167 + 1102.32458574 + 1108.85536952 + 1306.66415271 = $4,587 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Dec14)
to the end of this year (Dec15) was
(15468.3938063 + 15029.0073759 + 14621.7034685 + 14802.3080254 + 14594.0030456) / 5 = $14903.0831443 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec14) was $15,468 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,221 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,611 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,502 Mil.
Net Income was 51.6639001155 + 36.1099884527 + 40.733256351 + 108.466616628 = $237 Mil.

Revenue was 3594.34274105 + 3731.28608545 + 3783.20005774 + 4351.66317263 = $15,460 Mil.
Gross Profit was 964.916906755 + 979.229214781 + 1008.81639723 + 1209.27448037 = $4,162 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Dec13)
to the end of last year (Dec14) was
(14528.3403767 + 0 + 14929.3451501 + 15430.8987125 + 15468.3938063) / 5 = $12071.3956091 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec13) was $14,528 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,509 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,334 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,531 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.

Cencosud SA's current net income (TTM) was 334. ==> 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.

Cencosud SA's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 382. ==> 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 (Dec14)
=333.521864896/15468.3938063
=0.02156151

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec13)
=236.973761547/14528.3403767
=0.01631114

Cencosud SA's return on assets of this year was 0.02156151. Cencosud SA's return on assets of last year was 0.01631114. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Cencosud SA's current net income (TTM) was 334. Cencosud SA's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 382. ==> 382 > 334 ==> 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: Dec15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec14 to Dec15
=4220.60956697/14903.0831443
=0.28320379

Gearing (Last Year: Dec14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec13 to Dec14
=3508.99551963/12071.3956091
=0.29068681

Cencosud SA's gearing of this year was 0.28320379. Cencosud SA's gearing of last year was 0.29068681. ==> 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: Dec15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3611.09243649/3501.85513279
=1.03119412

Current Ratio (Last Year: Dec14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=4333.81585739/4530.55757361
=0.9565745

Cencosud SA's current ratio of this year was 1.03119412. Cencosud SA's current ratio of last year was 0.9565745. ==> 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.

Cencosud SA's number of shares in issue this year was 954.8. Cencosud SA's number of shares in issue last year was 942.9. ==> 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
=4587.34440964/15865.0960508
=0.28914697

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=4162.23699913/15460.4920569
=0.26921763

Cencosud SA's gross margin of this year was 0.28914697. Cencosud SA's gross margin of last year was 0.26921763. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

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 (Dec14)
=15865.0960508/15468.3938063
=1.02564599

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec13)
=15460.4920569/14528.3403767
=1.06416092

Cencosud SA's asset turnover of this year was 1.02564599. Cencosud SA's asset turnover of last year was 1.06416092. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

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

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

Cencosud SA has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.


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.

Cencosud SA Annual Data

Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Question 1 11111
Question 2 11111
Question 3 10001
Question 4 11111
Question 5 11101
Question 6 10011
Question 7 10000
Question 8 00001
Question 9 10100
F-score 84547

Cencosud SA Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Question 1 111111
Question 2 111111
Question 3 001001
Question 4 111111
Question 5 111001
Question 6 101101
Question 7 001010
Question 8 000011
Question 9 110000
F-score 657457
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