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Illumina Inc (NAS:ILMN)
Piotroski F-Score
6 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Illumina Inc has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

ILMN' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 1   Max: 8
Current: 6

1
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Illumina Inc was 8. The lowest was 1. And the median was 5.


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 59.977 + 80.661 + 31.357 + 35.877 = $208 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 37.087 + 126.839 + 83.136 + 88.606 = $336 Mil.
Revenue was 420.781 + 387.326 + 356.8 + 346.094 = $1,511 Mil.
Gross Profit was 278.292 + 259.246 + 209.94 + 223.409 = $971 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar13) was $2,744 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,054 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,632 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,150 Mil.
Net Income was -22.587 + 71.903 + 29.748 + 23.401 = $102 Mil.

Revenue was 330.958 + 309.265 + 285.874 + 280.607 = $1,207 Mil.
Gross Profit was 219.292 + 203.647 + 195.873 + 192.997 = $812 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar12) was $2,301 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,744 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $814 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,551 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $410 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.

Illumina Inc's current net income was 208. ==> 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.

Illumina Inc's current cash flow from operations was 336. ==> 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 (Mar13)
=207.872/2744.188
=0.07574991

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=102.465/2301.474
=0.04452147

Illumina Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.07574991. Illumina Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.04452147. ==> 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.

Illumina Inc's current net income was 208. Illumina Inc's current cash flow from operations was 336. ==> 336 > 208 ==> 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
=0/3053.57
=0

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=813.741/2744.188
=0.29653253

Illumina Inc's gearing of this year was 0. Illumina Inc's gearing of last year was 0.29653253. ==> 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)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1631.943/1149.779
=1.41935363

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1550.773/409.941
=3.78291754

Illumina Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.41935363. Illumina Inc's current ratio of last year was 3.78291754. ==> 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.

Illumina Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 150.6. Illumina Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 123.8. ==> 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
=970.887/1511.001
=0.64254557

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=811.809/1206.704
=0.67274908

Illumina Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.64254557. Illumina Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.67274908. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

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 (Mar13)
=1511.001/2744.188
=0.55061862

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=1206.704/2301.474
=0.52431789

Illumina Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.55061862. Illumina Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.52431789. ==> 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+0+0+1
=6

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Illumina Inc has an F-score of 6 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.

Illumina Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 0010111111
Q2 0011111111
Q3 1010111010
Q4 0101111111
Q5 1010111011
Q6 0010001100
Q7 0000000110
Q8 1000110110
Q9 1110001001
F-score 4262667675

Illumina Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0001111011
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0011111110
Q6 1010000000
Q7 1110100000
Q8 1111100000
Q9 0000111111
F-score 6576866560
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