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Eastern American Natural Gas Trust (NYSE:NGT)
Piotroski F-Score
0 (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

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

NGT' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0


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 (Mar13) TTM:Last Year (Mar12) TTM:
Net Income was 0.797 + 0.785 + 0.217 + 6.176 = $7.98 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.00 Mil.
Revenue was 1.269 + 1.388 + 0.817 + 0.819 = $4.29 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1.022 + 1.134 + 0.686 + 0.684 = $3.53 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar12)
to the end of this year (Mar13) was
(12.903 + 12.203 + 9.077 + 7.561 + 7.264) / 5 = $9.8016 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar12) was $12.90 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $7.08 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $0.24 Mil.
Net Income was 1.587 + 1.432 + 1.192 + 0.86 = $5.07 Mil.

Revenue was 1.912 + 1.921 + 1.744 + 1.499 = $7.08 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1.634 + 1.642 + 1.476 + 1.238 = $5.99 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar11)
to the end of last year (Mar12) was
(15.309 + 15.093 + 14.341 + 13.578 + 12.903) / 5 = $14.2448 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar11) was $15.31 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1.50 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1.05 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.

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current net income (TTM) was 7.98. ==> 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.

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 0.00. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

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)/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Mar12)
=7.975/12.903
=0.61807332

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar11)
=5.071/15.309
=0.33124306

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's return on assets of this year was 0.61807332. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's return on assets of last year was 0.33124306. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current net income (TTM) was 7.98. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 0.00. ==> 0.00 <= 7.98 ==> CFROA <= ROA ==> Score 0.

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: Mar13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar12 to Mar13
=0/9.8016
=0

Gearing (Last Year: Mar12)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Mar11 to Mar12
=0/14.2448
=0

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's gearing of this year was 0. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's gearing of last year was 0. ==> 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: Mar13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=7.079/0.236
=29.99576271

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar12)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1.501/1.051
=1.42816365

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current ratio of this year was 29.99576271. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's current ratio of last year was 1.42816365. ==> 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 0 if there is larger number of shares in issue this year, 1 otherwise.

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's number of shares in issue this year was 5.9. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's number of shares in issue last year was 5.9. ==> 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
=3.526/4.293
=0.82133706

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=5.99/7.076
=0.84652346

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's gross margin of this year was 0.82133706. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's gross margin of last year was 0.84652346. ==> 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 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 (Mar12)
=4.293/12.903
=0.33271332

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar11)
=7.076/15.309
=0.46221177

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's asset turnover of this year was 0.33271332. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust's asset turnover of last year was 0.46221177. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=1+0+1+0+1+1+1+0+0
=5

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

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust 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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1110100000
Q3 1111010110
Q4 0000100000
Q5 1111111111
Q6 0000011111
Q7 1111111111
Q8 0000010010
Q9 1111010110
F-score 6665574674

Eastern American Natural Gas Trust Quarterly Data

Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 0000000000
Q3 1111110001
Q4 0000000000
Q5 1111111111
Q6 1101111111
Q7 1111111111
Q8 0001110000
Q9 1111110000
F-score 4434554433
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