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MWI Veterinary Supply Inc (NAS:MWIV)
Piotroski F-Score
3 (As of Today)

Warning Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 3 is low, which usually implies poor business operation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

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

3
7

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of MWI Veterinary Supply Inc was 7. The lowest was 3. 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 (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Net Income was 14.217 + 18.439 + 16.776 + 19.365 = $69 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -3.021 + -10.673 + 2.821 + 62.187 = $51 Mil.
Revenue was 605.08 + 687.259 + 721.272 + 778.448 = $2,792 Mil.
Gross Profit was 75.219 + 89.088 + 91.06 + 97.475 = $353 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun13)
to the end of this year (Jun14) was
(760.189 + 802.555 + 938.914 + 984.874 + 945.315) / 5 = $886 Mil.
Total Assets was $945 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $770 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $444 Mil.
Net Income was 12.6 + 16.751 + 15.1 + 16.781 = $61 Mil.

Revenue was 551.406 + 572.848 + 563.114 + 606.443 = $2,294 Mil.
Gross Profit was 68.265 + 76.929 + 74.679 + 77.511 = $297 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun12)
to the end of last year (Jun13) was
(664.826 + 696.383 + 733.545 + 738.943 + 760.189) / 5 = $719 Mil.
Total Assets was $760 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $603 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $341 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current net income (ttm) was 69. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by average total assets throughout the year.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 51. ==> 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)/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=68.797/886.3694
=0.07761662

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Jun12 to Jun13
=61.232/718.7772
=0.08518912

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.07761662. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.08518912. ==> 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current net income (ttm) was 69. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 51. ==> 51 =< 69 ==> CFROA =< ROA ==> Score 0.

Funding

Q5. Change in Gearing or Leverage

Compare this year’s gearing (long-term debt divided by total assets) to last year’s gearing.

Score 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

Gearing (This Year: Jun14)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=0/945.315
=0

Gearing (Last Year: Jun13)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=0.033/760.189
=4.341E-5

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's gearing of this year was 0. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's gearing of last year was 4.341E-5. ==> 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: Jun14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=769.612/443.673
=1.7346379

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=603.282/340.965
=1.76933703

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.7346379. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's current ratio of last year was 1.76933703. ==> 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 12.7. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 12.7. ==> 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
=352.842/2792.059
=0.1263734

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=297.384/2293.811
=0.12964625

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.1263734. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.12964625. ==> 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 average total assets throughout 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)/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=2792.059/886.3694
=3.1499948

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Average Total Assets from Jun12 to Jun13
=2293.811/718.7772
=3.19126845

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's asset turnover of this year was 3.1499948. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's asset turnover of last year was 3.19126845. ==> 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+0+1+0+1+0+0
=4

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc 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, 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 0001111111
Q3 0111111111
Q4 0000000000
Q5 0111110111
Q6 1111010101
Q7 0000000000
Q8 1010000001
Q9 1111111111
F-score 4566564657

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1000000000
Q4 0000010000
Q5 1111111111
Q6 0001111000
Q7 0000000000
Q8 0000011000
Q9 1111000000
F-score 5445465333
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