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TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL)
Piotroski F-Score
6 (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

TE Connectivity Ltd has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

TEL' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 8
Current: 6

3
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of TE Connectivity Ltd 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 (Dec15) TTM:Last Year (Dec14) TTM:
Net Income was 599 + 309 + 1040 + 353 = $2,301 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 398 + 596 + 624 + 366 = $1,984 Mil.
Revenue was 3082 + 3118 + 2984 + 2833 = $12,017 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1051 + 1048 + 968 + 945 = $4,012 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Dec14)
to the end of this year (Dec15) was
(20153 + 20243 + 20441 + 20608 + 19223) / 5 = $20133.6 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec14) was $20,153 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,370 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,505 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,266 Mil.
Net Income was 362 + 403 + 663 + 472 = $1,900 Mil.

Revenue was 3431 + 3580 + 3072 + 3466 = $13,549 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1173 + 1204 + 1014 + 1171 = $4,562 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Dec13)
to the end of last year (Dec14) was
(18443 + 18628 + 18871 + 20152 + 20153) / 5 = $19249.4 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec13) was $18,443 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,286 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,045 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,876 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd's current net income (TTM) was 2,301. ==> 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 1,984. ==> 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd's return on assets of this year was 0.11417655. TE Connectivity Ltd's return on assets of last year was 0.10302012. ==> This year is higher. ==> Score 1.

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.

TE Connectivity Ltd's current net income (TTM) was 2,301. TE Connectivity Ltd's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 1,984. ==> 1,984 <= 2,301 ==> CFROA <= ROA ==> Score 0.

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: Dec15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec14 to Dec15
=3370/20133.6
=0.16738189

Gearing (Last Year: Dec14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Dec13 to Dec14
=3286/19249.4
=0.17070662

TE Connectivity Ltd's gearing of this year was 0.16738189. TE Connectivity Ltd's gearing of last year was 0.17070662. ==> This year is lower or equal to last year. ==> Score 1.

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: Dec15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=6505/3266
=1.99173301

Current Ratio (Last Year: Dec14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=6045/3876
=1.55959752

TE Connectivity Ltd's current ratio of this year was 1.99173301. TE Connectivity Ltd's current ratio of last year was 1.55959752. ==> 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd's number of shares in issue this year was 390. TE Connectivity Ltd's number of shares in issue last year was 413. ==> 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
=4012/12017
=0.33386036

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=4562/13549
=0.33670382

TE Connectivity Ltd's gross margin of this year was 0.33386036. TE Connectivity Ltd's gross margin of last year was 0.33670382. ==> 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 (Dec14)
=12017/20153
=0.59628839

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec13)
=13549/18443
=0.73464187

TE Connectivity Ltd's asset turnover of this year was 0.59628839. TE Connectivity Ltd's asset turnover of last year was 0.73464187. ==> 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+1+0+1+1+1+0+0
=6

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

TE Connectivity Ltd has an F-score of 6 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd Annual Data

Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
Question 1 10111111
Question 2 11111111
Question 3 10110111
Question 4 01111110
Question 5 11001101
Question 6 10010011
Question 7 11111111
Question 8 10100110
Question 9 00110010
F-score 74775786

TE Connectivity Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 1111111111
Question 4 1111110000
Question 5 1100000011
Question 6 0111101111
Question 7 1111111111
Question 8 1111111000
Question 9 0011100000
F-score 7888866566
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