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Eldorado Gold Corp (NYSE:EGO)
Piotroski F-Score
2 (As of Today)

Warning Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 2 is low, which usually implies poor business operation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Eldorado Gold Corp has an F-score of 2. It is a bad or low score, which usually implies poor business operation.

EGO' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 1   Max: 8
Current: 2

1
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Eldorado Gold Corp was 8. The lowest was 1. And the median was 4.


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 (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Net Income was 36.41 + -687.55 + 31.268 + 37.632 = $-582 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 120.261 + 47.566 + 69.437 + 62.833 = $300 Mil.
Revenue was 287.254 + 231.741 + 279.87 + 265.497 = $1,064 Mil.
Gross Profit was 126.04 + 80.844 + 99.513 + 98.878 = $405 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun13)
to the end of this year (Jun14) was
(8001.399 + 8027.026 + 7235.242 + 7281.887 + 7311.566) / 5 = $7,571 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,312 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $586 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $906 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $188 Mil.
Net Income was 75.845 + 114.982 + -45.463 + 43.274 = $189 Mil.

Revenue was 281.839 + 349.962 + 338.068 + 266.929 = $1,237 Mil.
Gross Profit was 148.142 + 180.462 + 170.586 + 115.562 = $615 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun12)
to the end of last year (Jun13) was
(7295.705 + 7366.062 + 7928.129 + 7978.82 + 8001.399) / 5 = $7,714 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,001 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $584 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,069 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $215 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Eldorado Gold Corp's current net income (ttm) was -582. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Eldorado Gold Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 300. ==> 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)/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=-582.24/7571.424
=-0.07689967

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Jun12 to Jun13
=188.638/7714.023
=0.02445391

Eldorado Gold Corp's return on assets of this year was -0.07689967. Eldorado Gold Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.02445391. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

Eldorado Gold Corp's current net income (ttm) was -582. Eldorado Gold Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 300. ==> 300 > -582 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Q5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

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

Score 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

Gearing (This Year: Jun14)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=586.104/7311.566
=0.08016121

Gearing (Last Year: Jun13)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=583.973/8001.399
=0.07298386

Eldorado Gold Corp's gearing of this year was 0.08016121. Eldorado Gold Corp's gearing of last year was 0.07298386. ==> 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: Jun14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=905.776/188.028
=4.81723999

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1068.959/215.394
=4.96280769

Eldorado Gold Corp's current ratio of this year was 4.81723999. Eldorado Gold Corp's current ratio of last year was 4.96280769. ==> 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.

Eldorado Gold Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 716.2. Eldorado Gold Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 715.4. ==> 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
=405.275/1064.362
=0.38076801

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=614.752/1236.798
=0.49705126

Eldorado Gold Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.38076801. Eldorado Gold Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.49705126. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by average total assets throughout 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)/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=1064.362/7571.424
=0.1405762

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Jun12 to Jun13
=1236.798/7714.023
=0.16033113

Eldorado Gold Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.1405762. Eldorado Gold Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.16033113. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=0+1+0+1+0+0+0+0+0
=2

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Eldorado Gold Corp has an F-score of 2. It is a bad or low score, which usually implies poor business operation.


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.

Eldorado Gold Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 0011111110
Q2 0001111111
Q3 1011101100
Q4 1101011101
Q5 1011101100
Q6 1010101110
Q7 0000000000
Q8 0011100100
Q9 0011111110
F-score 4167747842

Eldorado Gold Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111000
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1000000000
Q4 1110111111
Q5 1100000000
Q6 1101111000
Q7 0000000100
Q8 1100000000
Q9 1000000000
F-score 8843444322
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