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Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR)
Piotroski F-Score
5 (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

Pentair PLC has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

PNR' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 5

3
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Pentair PLC 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 (Jun15) TTM:Last Year (Jun14) TTM:
Net Income was -186 + 120.8 + 113.9 + 147.8 = $197 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 268.9 + 325 + -133.2 + 318.7 = $779 Mil.
Revenue was 1758.4 + 1802.5 + 1475 + 1661.2 = $6,697 Mil.
Gross Profit was 624.7 + 627.9 + 510.2 + 566.2 = $2,329 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun14)
to the end of this year (Jun15) was
(11616.8 + 10926.9 + 10655.2 + 10569.4 + 10564.7) / 5 = $10866.6 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun14) was $11,617 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,261 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,903 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,460 Mil.
Net Income was 172.8 + 158.2 + 118.6 + 161.5 = $611 Mil.

Revenue was 1713.3 + 1831 + 1644 + 1834.1 = $7,022 Mil.
Gross Profit was 614.7 + 630.5 + 564.1 + 646.3 = $2,456 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun13)
to the end of last year (Jun14) was
(11666.6 + 11804.2 + 11743.3 + 11766.5 + 11616.8) / 5 = $11719.48 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun13) was $11,667 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,739 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,166 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,777 Mil.

Profitability

Question 1. 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.

Pentair PLC's current net income (TTM) was 197. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 2. 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.

Pentair PLC's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 779. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Question 3. 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 (Jun14)
=196.5/11616.8
=0.01691516

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=611.1/11666.6
=0.0523803

Pentair PLC's return on assets of this year was 0.01691516. Pentair PLC's return on assets of last year was 0.0523803. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 4. 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.

Pentair PLC's current net income (TTM) was 197. Pentair PLC's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 779. ==> 779 > 197 ==> CFROA > ROA ==> Score 1.

Funding

Question 5. 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: Jun15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun14 to Jun15
=3260.9/10866.6
=0.30008466

Gearing (Last Year: Jun14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Jun13 to Jun14
=2739/11719.48
=0.23371344

Pentair PLC's gearing of this year was 0.30008466. Pentair PLC's gearing of last year was 0.23371344. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> Score 0.

Question 6. 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: Jun15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2902.9/1460
=1.98828767

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3165.9/1777.1
=1.78149795

Pentair PLC's current ratio of this year was 1.98828767. Pentair PLC's current ratio of last year was 1.78149795. ==> This year's current ratio is higher. ==> Score 1.

Question 7. 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.

Pentair PLC's number of shares in issue this year was 182.3. Pentair PLC's number of shares in issue last year was 196.4. ==> There is smaller number of shares in issue this year, or the same. ==> Score 1.

Efficiency

Question 8. 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
=2329/6697.1
=0.34776246

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=2455.6/7022.4
=0.34968102

Pentair PLC's gross margin of this year was 0.34776246. Pentair PLC's gross margin of last year was 0.34968102. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

Question 9. 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 (Jun14)
=6697.1/11616.8
=0.57650127

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun13)
=7022.4/11666.6
=0.60192344

Pentair PLC's asset turnover of this year was 0.57650127. Pentair PLC's asset turnover of last year was 0.60192344. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score= Que. 1+ Que. 2+ Que. 3+Que. 4+Que. 5+Que. 6+Que. 7+Que. 8+Que. 9
=1+1+0+1+0+1+1+0+0
=5

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

Pentair PLC 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.

Pentair PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Question 1 1111110011
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0010010010
Question 4 1110111111
Question 5 0101110010
Question 6 1111100110
Question 7 1101001011
Question 8 1110011011
Question 9 1010011100
F-score 7775575485

Pentair PLC Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Question 1 0011111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0011111000
Question 4 1111111111
Question 5 1011110000
Question 6 1011000001
Question 7 0001111111
Question 8 0001111110
Question 9 1100000000
F-score 5368776555
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