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Idex Corporation (NYSE:IEX)
Piotroski F-Score
9 (As of Today)

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 9 is 9, 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

Idex Corporation has an F-score of 9. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

IEX' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 4   Max: 9
Current: 9

4
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Idex Corporation was 9. The lowest was 4. 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 (Dec13) TTM:Last Year (Dec12) TTM:
Net Income was 67.555 + 63.799 + 62.561 + 61.3 = $255 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 101.612 + 118.396 + 109.319 + 72.195 = $402 Mil.
Revenue was 520.62 + 490.617 + 518.445 + 494.448 = $2,024 Mil.
Gross Profit was 227.009 + 211.509 + 222.849 + 211.997 = $873 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec12) was $2,785 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,888 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $772 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $991 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $305 Mil.
Net Income was -119.019 + 50.127 + 54.351 + 52.171 = $38 Mil.

Revenue was 490.838 + 479.859 + 494.144 + 489.417 = $1,954 Mil.
Gross Profit was 202.858 + 194.84 + 203.113 + 202.889 = $804 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec11) was $2,836 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,785 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $779 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $882 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $291 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.

Idex Corporation's current net income was 255. ==> 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.

Idex Corporation's current cash flow from operations was 402. ==> 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 (Dec12)
=255.215/2785.39
=0.09162631

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=37.63/2836.107
=0.01326819

Idex Corporation's return on assets of this year was 0.09162631. Idex Corporation's return on assets of last year was 0.01326819. ==> 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.

Idex Corporation's current net income was 255. Idex Corporation's current cash flow from operations was 402. ==> 402 > 255 ==> 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 1 if gearing is lower, 0 if it’s higher.

Gearing (This Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=772.005/2887.577
=0.26735391

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=779.241/2785.39
=0.27976011

Idex Corporation's gearing of this year was 0.26735391. Idex Corporation's gearing of last year was 0.27976011. ==> This year is lower. ==> Score 1.

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
=990.953/304.609
=3.25319672

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=881.865/291.427
=3.02602367

Idex Corporation's current ratio of this year was 3.25319672. Idex Corporation's current ratio of last year was 3.02602367. ==> 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 1 if there is fewer number of shares in issue this year. Score 0 otherwise.

Idex Corporation's number of shares in issue this year was 81.9. Idex Corporation's number of shares in issue last year was 83.2. ==> There is the same number of shares in issue this year, or fewer. ==> Score 1.

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
=873.364/2024.13
=0.43147624

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=803.7/1954.258
=0.41125583

Idex Corporation's gross margin of this year was 0.43147624. Idex Corporation's gross margin of last year was 0.41125583. ==> 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 (Dec12)
=2024.13/2785.39
=0.72669536

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=1954.258/2836.107
=0.68906356

Idex Corporation's asset turnover of this year was 0.72669536. Idex Corporation's asset turnover of last year was 0.68906356. ==> 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+1+1+1+1+1
=9

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Idex Corporation has an F-score of 9. 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.

Idex Corporation Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1110001101
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0100011011
Q6 0101010101
Q7 0000010001
Q8 1111001011
Q9 1010001101
F-score 6765367659

Idex Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1110000001
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0001010001
Q6 0111100111
Q7 0000111111
Q8 0000111111
Q9 1110000111
F-score 5665665779
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