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Penn National Gaming Inc (NAS:PENN)
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

Penn National Gaming Inc has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

PENN' 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 Penn National Gaming Inc was 8. 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 (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Net Income was 4.176 + 4.537 + -888.747 + 41.317 = $-839 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 98.265 + 23.608 + 12.844 + 136.528 = $271 Mil.
Revenue was 652.146 + 641.08 + 644.702 + 714.435 = $2,652 Mil.
Gross Profit was 287.636 + 277.465 + 273.94 + 304.388 = $1,143 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun13) was $5,433 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,254 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,028 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $497 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $396 Mil.
Net Income was -12.18 + 65.271 + 20.239 + 46.446 = $120 Mil.

Revenue was 761.371 + 798.246 + 743.811 + 707.044 = $3,010 Mil.
Gross Profit was 330.572 + 345.963 + 309.492 + 298.68 = $1,285 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun12) was $4,783 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,433 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,394 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $401 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $457 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.

Penn National Gaming Inc's current net income was -839. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

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.

Penn National Gaming Inc's current cash flow from operations was 271. ==> 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 (Jun13)
=-838.717/5433.37
=-0.15436405

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Jun12)
=119.776/4782.989
=0.02504208

Penn National Gaming Inc's return on assets of this year was -0.15436405. Penn National Gaming Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.02504208. ==> 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.

Penn National Gaming Inc's current net income was -839. Penn National Gaming Inc's current cash flow from operations was 271. ==> 271 > -839 ==> 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 0 if this year's gearing is higher, 1 otherwise.

Gearing (This Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=1027.976/2253.858
=0.45609617

Gearing (Last Year)=Long-Term Debt/Total Assets
=2393.606/5433.37
=0.44053801

Penn National Gaming Inc's gearing of this year was 0.45609617. Penn National Gaming Inc's gearing of last year was 0.44053801. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> 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
=497.101/395.68
=1.25632076

Current Ratio (Last Year)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=401.282/457.048
=0.87798656

Penn National Gaming Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.25632076. Penn National Gaming Inc's current ratio of last year was 0.87798656. ==> 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.

Penn National Gaming Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 88.9. Penn National Gaming Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 78.3. ==> There is larger 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
=1143.429/2652.363
=0.43109823

Gross Margin (Last Year)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=1284.707/3010.472
=0.42674604

Penn National Gaming Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.43109823. Penn National Gaming Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.42674604. ==> 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 (Jun13)
=2652.363/5433.37
=0.48816167

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the beginning of last year (Jun12)
=3010.472/4782.989
=0.62941228

Penn National Gaming Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.48816167. Penn National Gaming Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.62941228. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=0+1+0+1+0+1+0+1+0
=4

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Penn National Gaming 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


Historical Data

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

Penn National Gaming Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 1111000110
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0110001100
Q4 1101111111
Q5 1011101001
Q6 0010110101
Q7 0000111011
Q8 1010001111
Q9 0100001110
F-score 5564547766

Penn National Gaming Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Q1 1111111000
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1110000000
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0110001100
Q6 1000000111
Q7 1111111110
Q8 1011111111
Q9 1111110000
F-score 8786666654
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