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Hospira Inc (NYSE:HSP)
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 = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Hospira Inc has an F-score of 7 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

HSP' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 7

3
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Hospira Inc was 8. The lowest was 3. 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 (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Net Income was 70.9 + 67.9 + 33.5 + 1.9 = $174 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 157.2 + 18.3 + 255.9 + 10.9 = $442 Mil.
Revenue was 1135.8 + 1050.8 + 1084.4 + 1008.2 = $4,279 Mil.
Gross Profit was 400 + 369.6 + 321.6 + 290.2 = $1,381 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun13) was $6,015 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,402 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,749 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,061 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,192 Mil.
Net Income was 32.9 + -76.6 + 5.3 + 1.2 = $-37 Mil.

Revenue was 1026.2 + 884 + 1098.9 + 994 = $4,003 Mil.
Gross Profit was 318.7 + 150.1 + 315.6 + 214.3 = $999 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun12) was $5,914 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,015 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,302 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,758 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,470 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. 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.

Hospira Inc's current net income was 174. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. 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.

Hospira Inc's current cash flow from operations was 442. ==> 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Jun13)
=174.2/6014.9
=0.02896141

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Jun12)
=-37.2/5914.2
=-0.00628995

Hospira Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.02896141. Hospira Inc's return on assets of last year was -0.00628995. ==> 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.

Hospira Inc's current net income was 174. Hospira Inc's current cash flow from operations was 442. ==> 442 > 174 ==> 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)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=1748.9/6401.8
=0.27318879

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=1301.9/6014.9
=0.21644583

Hospira Inc's gearing of this year was 0.27318879. Hospira Inc's gearing of last year was 0.21644583. ==> 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)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3060.7/1191.5
=2.56877885

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2758/1470
=1.87619048

Hospira Inc's current ratio of this year was 2.56877885. Hospira Inc's current ratio of last year was 1.87619048. ==> This year's current ratio is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Hospira Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 170. Hospira Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 166.3. ==> 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)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1381.4/4279.2
=0.32281735

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=998.7/4003.1
=0.24948165

Hospira Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.32281735. Hospira Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.24948165. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Jun13)
=4279.2/6014.9
=0.71143327

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Jun12)
=4003.1/5914.2
=0.67686247

Hospira Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.71143327. Hospira Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.67686247. ==> 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+1+0+1+1
=7

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Hospira Inc has an F-score of 7 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.

Hospira Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 111111010
Q2 111111111
Q3 000110010
Q4 111110111
Q5 110111010
Q6 100010100
Q7 011000101
Q8 110111000
Q9 001010010
F-score 665684463

Hospira Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 0001000011
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0001111011
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0011110000
Q6 1100000001
Q7 1100100100
Q8 0000000011
Q9 0011110011
F-score 4446653367
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