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Liberty Interactive Corp (NAS:LINTA)
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

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

LINTA' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 6

3
8

During the past 9 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Liberty Interactive Corp 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 (Dec13) TTM:Last Year (Dec12) TTM:
Net Income was 241 + 113 + 120 + 27 = $501 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 609 + 305 + 354 + 92 = $1,360 Mil.
Revenue was 3441 + 2500 + 2647 + 2664 = $11,252 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1350 + 1063 + 1126 + 1111 = $4,650 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec12) was $26,255 Mil.
Total Assets was $24,676 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,406 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,426 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,756 Mil.
Net Income was 1246 + -41 + 234 + 91 = $1,530 Mil.

Revenue was 3179 + 2196 + 2365 + 2314 = $10,054 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1144 + 789 + 877 + 848 = $3,658 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec11) was $17,339 Mil.
Total Assets was $26,255 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,246 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,258 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,489 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.

Liberty Interactive Corp's current net income was 501. ==> 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.

Liberty Interactive Corp's current cash flow from operations was 1,360. ==> 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)
=501/26255
=0.01908208

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=1530/17339
=0.08824038

Liberty Interactive Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.01908208. Liberty Interactive Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.08824038. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

Liberty Interactive Corp's current net income was 501. Liberty Interactive Corp's current cash flow from operations was 1,360. ==> 1,360 > 501 ==> 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
=6406/24676
=0.25960447

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=6246/26255
=0.23789754

Liberty Interactive Corp's gearing of this year was 0.25960447. Liberty Interactive Corp's gearing of last year was 0.23789754. ==> Last year is lower ==> 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
=4426/3756
=1.17838126

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=5258/4489
=1.17130764

Liberty Interactive Corp's current ratio of this year was 1.17838126. Liberty Interactive Corp's current ratio of last year was 1.17130764. ==> 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.

Liberty Interactive Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 549. Liberty Interactive Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 632. ==> 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
=4650/11252
=0.41325986

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=3658/10054
=0.36383529

Liberty Interactive Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.41325986. Liberty Interactive Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.36383529. ==> 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)
=11252/26255
=0.42856599

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=10054/17339
=0.5798489

Liberty Interactive Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.42856599. Liberty Interactive Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.5798489. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=1+1+0+1+0+1+1+1+0
=6

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Liberty Interactive Corp 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.

Liberty Interactive Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 11111
Q2 11111
Q3 11010
Q4 10001
Q5 11110
Q6 01011
Q7 10011
Q8 11101
Q9 11100
F-score 87566

Liberty Interactive Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1000011110
Q4 0011100001
Q5 1111011110
Q6 0000111111
Q7 0011101101
Q8 1100001111
Q9 1110001110
F-score 6565558876
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