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Idex Corp (NYSE:IEX)
Piotroski F-Score
8 (As of Today)

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 8 is 8, indicating very healthy situation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Idex Corp has an F-score of 8. 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: 8

4
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Idex Corp 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 (Sep14) TTM:Last Year (Sep13) TTM:
Net Income was 67.555 + 74.548 + 71.777 + 71.441 = $285 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 101.612 + 74.185 + 91.995 + 100.403 = $368 Mil.
Revenue was 520.62 + 543.996 + 546.693 + 533.179 = $2,144 Mil.
Gross Profit was 227.009 + 244.42 + 241.132 + 234.646 = $947 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep13)
to the end of this year (Sep14) was
(2849.381 + 2887.577 + 2951.822 + 2990.997 + 2939.312) / 5 = $2923.8178 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep13) was $2,849 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $720 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,077 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $399 Mil.
Net Income was -119.019 + 61.3 + 62.561 + 63.799 = $69 Mil.

Revenue was 490.838 + 494.448 + 518.445 + 490.617 = $1,994 Mil.
Gross Profit was 202.858 + 211.997 + 222.849 + 211.509 = $849 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep12)
to the end of last year (Sep13) was
(2957.435 + 2785.39 + 2822.6 + 2827.652 + 2849.381) / 5 = $2848.4916 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep12) was $2,957 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $780 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $951 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $309 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 Corp's current net income (TTM) was 285. ==> 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 Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 368. ==> 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)/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Sep13)
=285.321/2849.381
=0.10013438

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep12)
=68.641/2957.435
=0.02320964

Idex Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.10013438. Idex Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.02320964. ==> 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 Corp's current net income (TTM) was 285. Idex Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 368. ==> 368 > 285 ==> 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: Sep14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep13 to Sep14
=720.173/2923.8178
=0.24631254

Gearing (Last Year: Sep13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep12 to Sep13
=780.043/2848.4916
=0.27384423

Idex Corp's gearing of this year was 0.24631254. Idex Corp's gearing of last year was 0.27384423. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> 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: Sep14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1076.957/398.551
=2.70218115

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=950.769/309.042
=3.07650416

Idex Corp's current ratio of this year was 2.70218115. Idex Corp's current ratio of last year was 3.07650416. ==> 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.

Idex Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 80.6. Idex Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 82.2. ==> There is smaller number of shares in issue this year, or the same. ==> 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: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=947.207/2144.488
=0.44169377

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=849.213/1994.348
=0.42580984

Idex Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.44169377. Idex Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.42580984. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q9. 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 (Sep13)
=2144.488/2849.381
=0.75261539

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep12)
=1994.348/2957.435
=0.67435058

Idex Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.75261539. Idex Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.67435058. ==> 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+0+1+1+1
=8

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

Idex Corp has an F-score of 8. 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 Corp 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 Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0000001111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1110000111
Q6 1100111100
Q7 0111111111
Q8 0111111111
Q9 0000111111
F-score 5765778988
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