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Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP)
Piotroski F-Score
4 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

MMP' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 7
Current: 4

3
7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. was 7. 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 (Jun15) TTM:Last Year (Jun14) TTM:
Net Income was 198.62 + 252.085 + 183.636 + 177.391 = $812 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 235.959 + 393.986 + 191.083 + 223.736 = $1,045 Mil.
Revenue was 521.601 + 667.07 + 522.09 + 487.543 = $2,198 Mil.
Gross Profit was 297.623 + 357.705 + 287.416 + 261.603 = $1,204 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun14)
to the end of this year (Jun15) was
(5124.259 + 5311.396 + 5517.285 + 5605.117 + 5732.056) / 5 = $5458.0226 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun14) was $5,124 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,327 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $333 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $383 Mil.
Net Income was 125.623 + 190.007 + 242.554 + 146.26 = $704 Mil.

Revenue was 443.835 + 577.438 + 618.606 + 496.446 = $2,136 Mil.
Gross Profit was 220.274 + 295.222 + 347.069 + 262.469 = $1,125 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun13)
to the end of last year (Jun14) was
(4388.068 + 4548.005 + 4820.812 + 5143.782 + 5124.259) / 5 = $4804.9852 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun13) was $4,388 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,910 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $358 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $347 Mil.

Profitability

Question 1. 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current net income (TTM) was 812. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 2. 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 1,045. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 3. 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 (Jun14)
=811.732/5124.259
=0.15840964

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=704.444/4388.068
=0.16053625

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s return on assets of this year was 0.15840964. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s return on assets of last year was 0.16053625. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 4. 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current net income (TTM) was 812. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 1,045. ==> 1,045 > 812 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Question 5. 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: Jun15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun14 to Jun15
=3326.936/5458.0226
=0.60954969

Gearing (Last Year: Jun14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=2910.496/4804.9852
=0.60572424

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s gearing of this year was 0.60954969. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s gearing of last year was 0.60572424. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> Score 0.

Question 6. 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: Jun15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=332.701/383.205
=0.86820631

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=358.458/346.626
=1.03413477

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current ratio of this year was 0.86820631. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s current ratio of last year was 1.03413477. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 7. 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s number of shares in issue this year was 227.6. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s number of shares in issue last year was 227.3. ==> There is larger number of shares in issue this year. ==> Score 0.

Efficiency

Question 8. 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
=1204.347/2198.304
=0.5478528

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1125.034/2136.325
=0.52662118

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s gross margin of this year was 0.5478528. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s gross margin of last year was 0.52662118. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Question 9. 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 (Jun14)
=2198.304/5124.259
=0.42899939

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=2136.325/4388.068
=0.48684865

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s asset turnover of this year was 0.42899939. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.'s asset turnover of last year was 0.48684865. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score= Que. 1+ Que. 2+ Que. 3+Que. 4+Que. 5+Que. 6+Que. 7+Que. 8+Que. 9
=1+1+0+1+0+0+0+1+0
=4

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

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. has an F-score of 4 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.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0110011011
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 1100011010
Question 6 0010101001
Question 7 0001100000
Question 8 0111101111
Question 9 0110010001
F-score 4775667467

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1011111100
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 0111000000
Question 6 0000011110
Question 7 0000000000
Question 8 1111111111
Question 9 0010111100
F-score 5576677754
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