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Sirona Dental Systems Inc (NAS:SIRO)
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 = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Sirona Dental Systems Inc has an F-score of 7 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

SIRO' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 4   Max: 9
Current: 7

4
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Sirona Dental Systems Inc was 9. The lowest was 4. And the median was 7.


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 (Sep14) TTM:Last Year (Sep13) TTM:
Net Income was 44.171 + 37.3 + 51.5 + 42.7 = $176 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 11.285 + 67.615 + 51.6 + 117.9 = $248 Mil.
Revenue was 298.726 + 282.7 + 299.7 + 290 = $1,171 Mil.
Gross Profit was 162.731 + 151.5 + 167.6 + 159.9 = $642 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep13)
to the end of this year (Sep14) was
(1738.4 + 1780.428 + 1821 + 1869.7 + 1811) / 5 = $1,804 Mil.
Total Assets as of Sep13 was $1,738 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $78 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $687 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $237 Mil.
Net Income was 38.302 + 31.8 + 40.6 + 36.1 = $147 Mil.

Revenue was 272.404 + 267.3 + 283.2 + 278.6 = $1,102 Mil.
Gross Profit was 151.871 + 144.7 + 151.5 + 143.3 = $591 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep12)
to the end of last year (Sep13) was
(1494.534 + 1567.826 + 1561.272 + 1609.553 + 1738.4) / 5 = $1,594 Mil.
Total Assets as of Sep12 was $1,495 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $75 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $563 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $246 Mil.

Profitability

Q1. Return on Assets (ROA)

Net income before extraordinary items for the year divided by beginning of the year total assets.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current net income (ttm) was 176. ==> Positive ==> Score 1.

Q2. Cash Flow Return on Assets (CFROA)

Net cash flow from operating activities (operating cash flow) divided by beginning of the year total assets.

Score 1 if positive, 0 if negative.

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 248. ==> 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Sep13)
=175.671/1738.4
=0.10105327

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Sep12)
=146.802/1494.534
=0.09822594

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.10105327. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.09822594. ==> 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.

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current net income (ttm) was 176. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current cash flow from operations (ttm) was 248. ==> 248 > 176 ==> 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: Sep14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep13 to Sep14
=78/1804.1056
=0.04323472

Gearing (Last Year: Sep13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep12 to Sep13
=75/1594.317
=0.04704209

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's gearing of this year was 0.04323472. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's gearing of last year was 0.04704209. ==> 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: Sep14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=687.1/237.3
=2.89549094

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=563.1/246.1
=2.28809427

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current ratio of this year was 2.89549094. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's current ratio of last year was 2.28809427. ==> 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.

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 56.2. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 55.9. ==> 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: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=641.731/1171.126
=0.54796068

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=591.371/1101.504
=0.53687594

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.54796068. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.53687594. ==> 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 begining of the year total assets) 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)/Beginning of This Year Total Assets (Sep13)
=1171.126/1738.4
=0.6736804

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Beginning of Last Year Total Assets (Sep12)
=1101.504/1494.534
=0.73702171

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.6736804. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.73702171. ==> 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+1+0+1+0
=7

Good or high score = 8 or 9

Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Sirona Dental Systems Inc has an F-score of 7 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, Altman Z-Score, Beneish M-Score


Historical Data

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

Sirona Dental Systems Inc Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0010111111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 1101111011
Q6 1101110111
Q7 0001000111
Q8 1000111111
Q9 0010011010
F-score 6556787798

Sirona Dental Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Q1 1111111111
Q2 1111111111
Q3 0111111111
Q4 1111111111
Q5 0000011111
Q6 1111111111
Q7 1111111100
Q8 0111110001
Q9 0011111100
F-score 5788898867
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