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Medtronic Inc (NYSE:MDT)
Piotroski F-Score
5 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Medtronic Inc has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

MDT' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 9
Current: 5

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Medtronic Inc was 9. 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 (Oct14) TTM:Last Year (Oct13) TTM:
Net Income was 762 + 448 + 871 + 828 = $2,909 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1612 + 1328 + 310 + 913 = $4,163 Mil.
Revenue was 4163 + 4566 + 4273 + 4366 = $17,368 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3113 + 3395 + 3168 + 3224 = $12,900 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Oct13)
to the end of this year (Oct14) was
(36468 + 37231 + 37943 + 37554 + 38780) / 5 = $37,595 Mil.
Total Assets as of Oct13 was $36,468 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $9,708 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $21,597 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6,952 Mil.
Net Income was 988 + 969 + 953 + 902 = $3,812 Mil.

Revenue was 4027 + 4460 + 4083 + 4194 = $16,764 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3028 + 3326 + 3061 + 3104 = $12,519 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Oct12)
to the end of last year (Oct13) was
(33960 + 34949 + 34900 + 34972 + 36468) / 5 = $35,050 Mil.
Total Assets as of Oct12 was $33,960 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $9,637 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $19,483 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,496 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by beginning of the year total assets.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Medtronic Inc's current net income (ttm) was 2,909. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by beginning of the year total assets.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Medtronic Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 4,163. ==> 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Oct13)
=2909/36468
=0.07976856

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Oct12)
=3812/33960
=0.11224971

Medtronic Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.07976856. Medtronic Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.11224971. ==> 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.

Medtronic Inc's current net income (ttm) was 2,909. Medtronic Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 4,163. ==> 4,163 > 2,909 ==> 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: Oct14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Oct13 to Oct14
=9708/37595.2
=0.25822445

Gearing (Last Year: Oct13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Oct12 to Oct13
=9637/35049.8
=0.27495164

Medtronic Inc's gearing of this year was 0.25822445. Medtronic Inc's gearing of last year was 0.27495164. ==> 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: Oct14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=21597/6952
=3.10658803

Current Ratio (Last Year: Oct13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=19483/5496
=3.54494178

Medtronic Inc's current ratio of this year was 3.10658803. Medtronic Inc's current ratio of last year was 3.54494178. ==> 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.

Medtronic Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 993. Medtronic Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 1009.4. ==> 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
=12900/17368
=0.74274528

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=12519/16764
=0.74677881

Medtronic Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.74274528. Medtronic Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.74677881. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales for the year divided by begining of the year total assets) 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Oct13)
=17368/36468
=0.47625315

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Oct12)
=16764/33960
=0.49363958

Medtronic Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.47625315. Medtronic Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.49363958. ==> 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+1+0+1+0+0
=5

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Medtronic Inc has an F-score of 5 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, 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.

Medtronic Inc Annual Data

Apr05Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0100010100
Q4 1011111111
Q5 0011110101
Q6 1110101110
Q7 1111111111
Q8 1001101000
Q9 0001010000
F-score 6567776755

Medtronic Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1000010000
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1110000101
Q6 0001111000
Q7 1111111111
Q8 1000000000
Q9 0000000000
F-score 7555565545
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