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Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS)
Piotroski F-Score
5 (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

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

DKS' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5   Max: 8
Current: 5

5
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc was 8. The lowest was 5. And the median was 6.


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 (Jan16) TTM:Last Year (Jan15) TTM:
Net Income was 63.345 + 90.839 + 47.215 + 128.992 = $330 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 35.508 + 167.531 + -87.17 + 527.645 = $644 Mil.
Revenue was 1565.308 + 1822.979 + 1642.627 + 2240.051 = $7,271 Mil.
Gross Profit was 468.988 + 553.558 + 488.376 + 671.966 = $2,183 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jan15)
to the end of this year (Jan16) was
(3391.704 + 3535.028 + 3675.858 + 4058.427 + 3559.336) / 5 = $3644.0706 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jan15) was $3,392 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,813 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,192 Mil.
Net Income was 69.984 + 69.467 + 49.211 + 155.536 = $344 Mil.

Revenue was 1438.908 + 1688.89 + 1526.675 + 2160.006 = $6,814 Mil.
Gross Profit was 440.883 + 502.556 + 451.972 + 691.256 = $2,087 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jan14)
to the end of last year (Jan15) was
(3071.487 + 3269.437 + 3255.483 + 3655.532 + 3391.704) / 5 = $3328.7286 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jan14) was $3,071 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,799 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,119 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current net income (TTM) was 330. ==> 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 644. ==> 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 (Jan15)
=330.391/3391.704
=0.09741151

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jan14)
=344.198/3071.487
=0.11206233

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.09741151. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.11206233. ==> 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current net income (TTM) was 330. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 644. ==> 644 > 330 ==> 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: Jan16)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jan15 to Jan16
=5.324/3644.0706
=0.001461

Gearing (Last Year: Jan15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jan14 to Jan15
=5.913/3328.7286
=0.00177635

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's gearing of this year was 0.001461. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's gearing of last year was 0.00177635. ==> 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: Jan16)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1812.69/1191.675
=1.52112782

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jan15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1798.798/1118.833
=1.60774486

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.52112782. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's current ratio of last year was 1.60774486. ==> 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 116.8. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 121.2. ==> 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
=2182.888/7270.965
=0.30021985

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=2086.667/6814.479
=0.30621079

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.30021985. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.30621079. ==> 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 (Jan15)
=7270.965/3391.704
=2.14374987

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jan14)
=6814.479/3071.487
=2.21862538

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's asset turnover of this year was 2.14374987. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc's asset turnover of last year was 2.21862538. ==> 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+0+1+1+0+1+0+0
=5

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

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc has an F-score of 5 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
Question 1 1101111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1101110100
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 1111111111
Question 6 1010110100
Question 7 0010000111
Question 8 1100111000
Question 9 1001000110
F-score 8656775865

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1110000100
Question 4 0111111111
Question 5 0111010101
Question 6 0110100100
Question 7 1111111111
Question 8 1000000000
Question 9 1111010100
F-score 6886564845
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