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Monster Beverage Corp (NAS:MNST)
Piotroski F-Score
6 (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

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

MNST' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2   Max: 9
Current: 6

2
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Monster Beverage Corp was 9. The lowest was 2. 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 (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Net Income was 229.004 + 174.574 + 138.742 + 163.877 = $706 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -242.459 + 187.355 + 160.166 + 109.559 = $215 Mil.
Revenue was 693.722 + 756.619 + 645.433 + 680.186 = $2,776 Mil.
Gross Profit was 394.508 + 465.476 + 403.361 + 423.098 = $1,686 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar15)
to the end of this year (Mar16) was
(2084.946 + 5791.581 + 5603.738 + 5675.189 + 5883.484) / 5 = $5007.7876 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar15) was $2,085 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,793 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $541 Mil.
Net Income was 141.003 + 121.6 + 125.331 + 4.414 = $392 Mil.

Revenue was 687.199 + 635.972 + 605.566 + 626.791 = $2,556 Mil.
Gross Profit was 379.288 + 341.92 + 331.783 + 368.957 = $1,422 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar14)
to the end of last year (Mar15) was
(1593.583 + 1769.019 + 1862.878 + 1938.875 + 2084.946) / 5 = $1849.8602 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar14) was $1,594 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,842 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $549 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.

Monster Beverage Corp's current net income (TTM) was 706. ==> 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.

Monster Beverage Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 215. ==> 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 (Mar15)
=706.197/2084.946
=0.33871237

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar14)
=392.348/1593.583
=0.24620494

Monster Beverage Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.33871237. Monster Beverage Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.24620494. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Monster Beverage Corp's current net income (TTM) was 706. Monster Beverage Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 215. ==> 215 <= 706 ==> CFROA <= ROA ==> Score 0.

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: Mar16)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar15 to Mar16
=0/5007.7876
=0

Gearing (Last Year: Mar15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar14 to Mar15
=0/1849.8602
=0

Monster Beverage Corp's gearing of this year was 0. Monster Beverage Corp's gearing of last year was 0. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> Score 1.

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: Mar16)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3792.872/540.655
=7.0153277

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1841.895/549.287
=3.35324703

Monster Beverage Corp's current ratio of this year was 7.0153277. Monster Beverage Corp's current ratio of last year was 3.35324703. ==> This year's current ratio is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Monster Beverage Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 206.9. Monster Beverage Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 173.8. ==> 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
=1686.443/2775.96
=0.60751704

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1421.948/2555.528
=0.55642043

Monster Beverage Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.60751704. Monster Beverage Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.55642043. ==> 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 (Mar15)
=2775.96/2084.946
=1.33143017

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar14)
=2555.528/1593.583
=1.60363658

Monster Beverage Corp's asset turnover of this year was 1.33143017. Monster Beverage Corp's asset turnover of last year was 1.60363658. ==> 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+1+0+1+1+0+1+0
=6

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

Monster Beverage 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.

Monster Beverage Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0001000110
Question 4 0010110110
Question 5 1111111111
Question 6 1001000111
Question 7 0011101100
Question 8 0011010111
Question 9 0000100100
F-score 4367654975

Monster Beverage Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1111100001
Question 4 1111110000
Question 5 1111111111
Question 6 1111101111
Question 7 1000000000
Question 8 1111111111
Question 9 1110000000
F-score 9887755556
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