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Parexel International Corp (NAS:PRXL)
Piotroski F-Score
7 (As of Today)

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 7 is 7, indicating very healthy situation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

Parexel International Corp has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

PRXL' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 1   Max: 8
Current: 7

1
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Parexel International Corp was 8. The lowest was 1. 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 (Dec14) TTM:Last Year (Dec13) TTM:
Net Income was 34.739 + 40.072 + 37.142 + 38.76 = $151 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 76.362 + 98.502 + 18.884 + 0 = $194 Mil.
Revenue was 577.918 + 585.124 + 573.689 + 575.045 = $2,312 Mil.
Gross Profit was 169.226 + 182.267 + 172.877 + 171.948 = $696 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Dec13)
to the end of this year (Dec14) was
(1877.789 + 1873.285 + 1834 + 1818.601 + 1769.228) / 5 = $1834.5806 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec13) was $1,878 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $348 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $0 Mil.
Net Income was 29.524 + 30.041 + 25.954 + 28.329 = $114 Mil.

Revenue was 523.451 + 526.858 + 529.064 + 574.236 = $2,154 Mil.
Gross Profit was 142.576 + 148.238 + 146.051 + 162.638 = $600 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Dec12)
to the end of last year (Dec13) was
(1697.65 + 1693.955 + 1779.624 + 1885.735 + 1877.789) / 5 = $1786.9506 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec12) was $1,698 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $369 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,167 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $733 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.

Parexel International Corp's current net income (TTM) was 151. ==> 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.

Parexel International Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 194. ==> 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 (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Dec13)
=150.713/1877.789
=0.08026088

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec12)
=113.848/1697.65
=0.06706212

Parexel International Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.08026088. Parexel International Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.06706212. ==> 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.

Parexel International Corp's current net income (TTM) was 151. Parexel International Corp's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 194. ==> 194 > 151 ==> 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: Dec14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec13 to Dec14
=347.5/1834.5806
=0.18941659

Gearing (Last Year: Dec13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec12 to Dec13
=369.054/1786.9506
=0.20652725

Parexel International Corp's gearing of this year was 0.18941659. Parexel International Corp's gearing of last year was 0.20652725. ==> 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: Dec14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=0/0
=

Current Ratio (Last Year: Dec13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1166.776/733.315
=1.59109796

Parexel International Corp's current ratio of this year was . Parexel International Corp's current ratio of last year was 1.59109796. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

Parexel International Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 55.7. Parexel International Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 57.4. ==> 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
=696.318/2311.776
=0.30120479

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=599.503/2153.609
=0.27837133

Parexel International Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.30120479. Parexel International Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.27837133. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

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 (Dec13)
=2311.776/1877.789
=1.23111596

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec12)
=2153.609/1697.65
=1.26858245

Parexel International Corp's asset turnover of this year was 1.23111596. Parexel International Corp's asset turnover of last year was 1.26858245. ==> Last year's asset turnover is higher ==> Score 0.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=1+1+1+1+1+0+1+1+0
=7

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

Parexel International Corp has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.


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.

Parexel International Corp Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Q1 0111111111
Q2 1111110111
Q3 0111001111
Q4 1110110111
Q5 0110010101
Q6 0000101000
Q7 1000000011
Q8 0011110011
Q9 0111001010
F-score 3675554577

Parexel International Corp Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 1111111111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1000001111
Q6 1010110000
Q7 0111111111
Q8 0001111111
Q9 1111111000
F-score 7677888770
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