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New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT)
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

New York Times Company has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

NYT' 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 New York Times Company 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 (Dec13) TTM:Last Year (Dec12) TTM:
Net Income was 65.626 + -24.226 + 20.131 + 3.138 = $65 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 24.785 + 36.632 + 60.995 + -87.557 = $35 Mil.
Revenue was 443.86 + 361.738 + 485.363 + 465.933 = $1,757 Mil.
Gross Profit was 279.345 + 209.143 + 292.967 + 269.059 = $1,051 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec12) was $2,807 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,573 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $684 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,172 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $349 Mil.
Net Income was 178.121 + 2.745 + -87.622 + 42.13 = $135 Mil.

Revenue was 468.114 + 355.337 + 489.802 + 475.432 = $1,789 Mil.
Gross Profit was 290.674 + 197.967 + 287.224 + 272.097 = $1,048 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec11) was $2,883 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,807 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $697 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,398 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $423 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.

New York Times Company's current net income was 65. ==> 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.

New York Times Company's current cash flow from operations was 35. ==> 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Dec12)
=64.669/2807.47
=0.02303462

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=135.374/2883.45
=0.04694862

New York Times Company's return on assets of this year was 0.02303462. New York Times Company's return on assets of last year was 0.04694862. ==> 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.

New York Times Company's current net income was 65. New York Times Company's current cash flow from operations was 35. ==> 35 =< 65 ==> 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 1 if gearing is lower, 0 if it’s higher.

Gearing (This Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=684.142/2572.552
=0.26593904

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=696.752/2807.47
=0.2481779

New York Times Company's gearing of this year was 0.26593904. New York Times Company's gearing of last year was 0.2481779. ==> Last year is lower ==> Score 0.

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)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1172.267/348.511
=3.36364419

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1397.568/423.156
=3.30272524

New York Times Company's current ratio of this year was 3.36364419. New York Times Company's current ratio of last year was 3.30272524. ==> 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 1 if there is fewer number of shares in issue this year. Score 0 otherwise.

New York Times Company's number of shares in issue this year was 161.7. New York Times Company's number of shares in issue last year was 155.5. ==> There is more number of shares in issue this year. ==> Score 0.

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)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1050.514/1756.894
=0.59793818

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1047.962/1788.685
=0.58588404

New York Times Company's gross margin of this year was 0.59793818. New York Times Company's gross margin of last year was 0.58588404. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

Q9. Change in asset turnover

Compare this year’s asset turnover (total sales 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/Total Assets at the beginning of this year (Dec12)
=1756.894/2807.47
=0.62579262

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Dec11)
=1788.685/2883.45
=0.62032808

New York Times Company's asset turnover of this year was 0.62579262. New York Times Company's asset turnover of last year was 0.62032808. ==> This year's asset turnover is higher. ==> Score 1.

Evaluation

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

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

New York Times Company 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.

New York Times Company Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1101011011
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0001011010
Q4 1110111100
Q5 1001100100
Q6 0100011111
Q7 1111100100
Q8 0001011011
Q9 0001100001
F-score 5537566555

New York Times Company Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Q1 0001111111
Q2 1111111001
Q3 0001111110
Q4 1111100000
Q5 0110100000
Q6 1111111111
Q7 0111100000
Q8 0011100111
Q9 0011111101
F-score 3578955545
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