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Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR)
Piotroski F-Score
4 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

PBR' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 4

3
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras was 8. 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 (Mar14) TTM:Last Year (Mar13) TTM:
Net Income was 2280 + 2760 + 1484 + 2996 = $9,520 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 3981 + 4734 + 6274 + 7826 = $22,815 Mil.
Revenue was 34494 + 35593 + 33955 + 35569 = $139,611 Mil.
Gross Profit was 8229 + 7474 + 7248 + 9038 = $31,989 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar13) was $695,313 Mil.
Total Assets was $354,403 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $126,514 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $70,555 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $37,006 Mil.
Net Income was 3854 + 3763 + 2735.627 + -685 = $9,668 Mil.

Revenue was 36345 + 35660 + 36261.916 + 34659 = $142,926 Mil.
Gross Profit was 9448 + 8046 + 8887.469 + 8157 = $34,538 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar12) was $337,971 Mil.
Total Assets was $695,313 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $182,370 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $116,893 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $68,529 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current net income was 9,520. ==> 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current cash flow from operations was 22,815. ==> 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 (Mar13)
=9520/695313.138
=0.01369167

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=9667.627/337971
=0.0286049

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's return on assets of this year was 0.01369167. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's return on assets of last year was 0.0286049. ==> 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current net income was 9,520. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current cash flow from operations was 22,815. ==> 22,815 > 9,520 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

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
=126514/354403
=0.35697779

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=182369.588/695313.138
=0.26228411

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gearing of this year was 0.35697779. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gearing of last year was 0.26228411. ==> 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
=70555/37006
=1.90658272

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=116893.309/68529.092
=1.70574723

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current ratio of this year was 1.90658272. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's current ratio of last year was 1.70574723. ==> 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's number of shares in issue this year was 6522.2. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's number of shares in issue last year was 6522.2. ==> 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
=31989/139611
=0.22912951

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=34538.469/142925.916
=0.24165295

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gross margin of this year was 0.22912951. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gross margin of last year was 0.24165295. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

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 (Mar13)
=139611/695313.138
=0.20078867

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Mar12)
=142925.916/337971
=0.42289402

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's asset turnover of this year was 0.20078867. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's asset turnover of last year was 0.42289402. ==> 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+1+0+1+0+0+0
=4

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0100100000
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1111001000
Q6 0010011000
Q7 0000101000
Q8 0100010000
Q9 0110100000
F-score 4764656333

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0000000000
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0000000000
Q6 0001001101
Q7 0011000000
Q8 0000000000
Q9 0001100000
F-score 3346434434
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