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Idex Corp (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 Corp 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 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 (Mar14) TTM:Last Year (Mar13) TTM:
Net Income was 62.561 + 63.799 + 67.555 + 74.548 = $268 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 109.319 + 118.396 + 101.612 + 74.185 = $404 Mil.
Revenue was 518.445 + 490.617 + 520.62 + 543.996 = $2,074 Mil.
Gross Profit was 222.849 + 211.509 + 227.009 + 244.42 = $906 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar13)
to the end of this year (Mar14) was
(2822.6 + 2827.652 + 2849.381 + 2887.577 + 2951.822) / 5 = $2,868 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,952 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $779 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,063 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $314 Mil.
Net Income was 54.351 + 50.127 + -119.019 + 61.3 = $47 Mil.

Revenue was 494.144 + 479.859 + 490.838 + 494.448 = $1,959 Mil.
Gross Profit was 203.113 + 194.84 + 202.858 + 211.997 = $813 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar12)
to the end of last year (Mar13) was
(2879.126 + 2856.802 + 2957.435 + 2785.39 + 2822.6) / 5 = $2,860 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,823 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $816 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $922 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $284 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.

Idex Corp's current net income (ttm) was 268. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

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.

Idex Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 404. ==> 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 Mar13 to Mar14
=268.463/2867.8064
=0.09361267

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Mar12 to Mar13
=46.759/2860.2706
=0.01634775

Idex Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.09361267. Idex Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.01634775. ==> 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 268. Idex Corp's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 404. ==> 404 > 268 ==> 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: Mar14)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=778.852/2951.822
=0.26385466

Gearing (Last Year: Mar13)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=815.562/2822.6
=0.28893998

Idex Corp's gearing of this year was 0.26385466. Idex Corp's gearing of last year was 0.28893998. ==> 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: Mar14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1063.376/313.981
=3.3867527

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=921.918/283.622
=3.25051653

Idex Corp's current ratio of this year was 3.3867527. Idex Corp's current ratio of last year was 3.25051653. ==> 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.

Idex Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 81.6. Idex Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 83.2. ==> 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
=905.787/2073.678
=0.43680215

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=812.808/1959.289
=0.41484845

Idex Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.43680215. Idex Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.41484845. ==> 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 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 Mar13 to Mar14
=2073.678/2867.8064
=0.72308856

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Mar12 to Mar13
=1959.289/2860.2706
=0.68500127

Idex Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.72308856. Idex Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.68500127. ==> 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 Corp 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, 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.

Idex Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1110001101
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0100011011
Q6 0101010101
Q7 0000010001
Q8 1111001011
Q9 1111001110
F-score 6866367668

Idex Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0000000111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0101000111
Q6 1110011110
Q7 0011111111
Q8 0011111111
Q9 0101111111
F-score 4667677998
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