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Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (NYSE:FMX)
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

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

FMX' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2   Max: 7
Current: 5

2
7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV was 7. The lowest was 2. 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 (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Net Income was 250.142126208 + 295.390974363 + 330.236209402 + 170.104876264 = $1,046 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Revenue was 4852.96397747 + 4677.4988568 + 5365.85508741 + 4869.79801818 = $19,766 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1899.19375678 + 1832.97998064 + 2153.65327834 + 1768.71635763 = $7,655 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar15)
to the end of this year (Mar16) was
(13326.0049221 + 24157.3207918 + 24986.6676169 + 23980.1752824 + 25213.5811642) / 5 = $22332.7499555 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar15) was $13,326 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,812 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,140 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,350 Mil.
Net Income was 232.275344026 + 363.073203898 + 434.626906787 + 205.742411813 = $1,236 Mil.

Revenue was 5461.01037466 + 5468.83734985 + 3764.81526118 + 4278.85151764 = $18,974 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2290.73669304 + 2315.78152149 + 1558.34854172 + 1685.90648072 = $7,851 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar14)
to the end of last year (Mar15) was
(27106.1926779 + 28090.7705569 + 27913.0467629 + 25906.3393134 + 13326.0049221) / 5 = $24468.4708466 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar14) was $27,106 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,337 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,226 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,934 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.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current net income (TTM) was 1,046. ==> 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.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 0. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

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 (Mar15)
=1045.87418624/13326.0049221
=0.0784837

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar14)
=1235.71786652/27106.1926779
=0.04558803

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's return on assets of this year was 0.0784837. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's return on assets of last year was 0.04558803. ==> 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.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current net income (TTM) was 1,046. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 0. ==> 0 <= 1,046 ==> CFROA <= ROA ==> Score 0.

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: Mar16)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar15 to Mar16
=5811.58573592/22332.7499555
=0.26022705

Gearing (Last Year: Mar15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar14 to Mar15
=4336.53814602/24468.4708466
=0.17722963

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's gearing of this year was 0.26022705. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's gearing of last year was 0.17722963. ==> 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: Mar16)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=6140.39466146/4349.50057571
=1.41174706

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2226.02132896/1933.65053322
=1.15120147

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current ratio of this year was 1.41174706. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's current ratio of last year was 1.15120147. ==> 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.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's number of shares in issue this year was 0. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's number of shares in issue last year was 0. ==> 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
=7654.5433734/19766.1159399
=0.38725582

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=7850.77323697/18973.5145033
=0.41377538

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's gross margin of this year was 0.38725582. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's gross margin of last year was 0.41377538. ==> 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 (Mar15)
=19766.1159399/13326.0049221
=1.48327395

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar14)
=18973.5145033/27106.1926779
=0.69996973

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's asset turnover of this year was 1.48327395. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV's asset turnover of last year was 0.69996973. ==> 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+0+1+0+0+1+1+0+1
=5

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

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV 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.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 0001110000
Question 3 0110101000
Question 4 0000010000
Question 5 1111110010
Question 6 0001101010
Question 7 1101011110
Question 8 0010101010
Question 9 0100111001
F-score 3545766252

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 0000000000
Question 3 0000000001
Question 4 0000000000
Question 5 0000110000
Question 6 0111100001
Question 7 1111111101
Question 8 0111100000
Question 9 0000000011
F-score 2444532225
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