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Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF)
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

Tiffany & Co has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

TIF' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 9
Current: 7

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Tiffany & Co was 9. 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 (Oct15) TTM:Last Year (Oct14) TTM:
Net Income was 196.179 + 104.9 + 104.9 + 91 = $497 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 437.317 + 143.6 + 166.3 + 117.6 = $865 Mil.
Revenue was 1285.213 + 962.4 + 990.5 + 938.2 = $4,176 Mil.
Gross Profit was 781.575 + 569 + 593 + 564.5 = $2,508 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Oct14)
to the end of this year (Oct15) was
(4997 + 5180.603 + 5150 + 5180.5 + 5165.8) / 5 = $5134.7806 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Oct14) was $4,997 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $798 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,585 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $709 Mil.
Net Income was -103.599 + 125.6 + 124.1 + 38.3 = $184 Mil.

Revenue was 1298.284 + 1012.1 + 992.9 + 959.6 = $4,263 Mil.
Gross Profit was 785.609 + 589.5 + 595.2 + 570.9 = $2,541 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Oct13)
to the end of last year (Oct14) was
(4879.501 + 4752.351 + 4825.5 + 4935.8 + 4997) / 5 = $4878.0304 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Oct13) was $4,880 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $890 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,510 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $635 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.

Tiffany & Co's current net income (TTM) was 497. ==> 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.

Tiffany & Co's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 865. ==> 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 (Oct14)
=496.979/4997
=0.09945547

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Oct13)
=184.401/4879.501
=0.03779095

Tiffany & Co's return on assets of this year was 0.09945547. Tiffany & Co's return on assets of last year was 0.03779095. ==> 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.

Tiffany & Co's current net income (TTM) was 497. Tiffany & Co's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 865. ==> 865 > 497 ==> 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: Oct15)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Oct14 to Oct15
=798.1/5134.7806
=0.1554302

Gearing (Last Year: Oct14)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Oct13 to Oct14
=889.5/4878.0304
=0.18234819

Tiffany & Co's gearing of this year was 0.1554302. Tiffany & Co's gearing of last year was 0.18234819. ==> 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: Oct15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3584.8/708.5
=5.0597036

Current Ratio (Last Year: Oct14)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=3510.4/634.6
=5.5316735

Tiffany & Co's current ratio of this year was 5.0597036. Tiffany & Co's current ratio of last year was 5.5316735. ==> Last year's current ratio is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

Tiffany & Co's number of shares in issue this year was 129.1. Tiffany & Co's number of shares in issue last year was 130. ==> 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
=2508.075/4176.313
=0.60054766

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=2541.209/4262.884
=0.59612436

Tiffany & Co's gross margin of this year was 0.60054766. Tiffany & Co's gross margin of last year was 0.59612436. ==> This year's gross margin is higher. ==> Score 1.

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 (Oct14)
=4176.313/4997
=0.83576406

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Oct13)
=4262.884/4879.501
=0.87363114

Tiffany & Co's asset turnover of this year was 0.83576406. Tiffany & Co's asset turnover of last year was 0.87363114. ==> 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+1+1+0+1+1+0
=7

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

Tiffany & Co 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.

Tiffany & Co Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0110111001
Question 4 1010100001
Question 5 0110001010
Question 6 1001110101
Question 7 1111100100
Question 8 1101010011
Question 9 0110011001
F-score 6775665447

Tiffany & Co Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
Question 1 1111111111
Question 2 1111111111
Question 3 0000001111
Question 4 1101001111
Question 5 1111100001
Question 6 0000011110
Question 7 0000000111
Question 8 0111111111
Question 9 0000001000
F-score 4545447777
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