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TripAdvisor Inc (NAS:TRIP)
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

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

TRIP' s 10-Year Piotroski F-Score Range
Min: 4   Max: 6
Current: 5

4
6

During the past 6 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of TripAdvisor Inc was 6. The lowest was 4. And the median was 4.


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 20.443 + 68 + 68 + 54 = $210.4 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 71.523 + 109 + 158 + 59 = $397.5 Mil.
Revenue was 212.661 + 281 + 323 + 354 = $1,170.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 209.947 + 273 + 314 + 343 = $1,139.9 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep13)
to the end of this year (Sep14) was
(1448.153 + 1473.014 + 1615 + 1831 + 1956) / 5 = $1664.6334 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep13) was $1,448.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $270.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $792.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $417.0 Mil.
Net Income was 33.579 + 62 + 67 + 56 = $218.6 Mil.

Revenue was 169.393 + 230 + 247 + 255 = $901.4 Mil.
Gross Profit was 165.855 + 226 + 243 + 249 = $883.9 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep12)
to the end of last year (Sep13) was
(1259.283 + 1299.194 + 1341.678 + 1455.585 + 1448.153) / 5 = $1360.7786 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep12) was $1,259.3 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $310.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $647.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $256.8 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.

TripAdvisor Inc's current net income (TTM) was 210.4. ==> 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.

TripAdvisor Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 397.5. ==> 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 (Sep13)
=210.443/1448.153
=0.14531821

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep12)
=218.579/1259.283
=0.17357417

TripAdvisor Inc's return on assets of this year was 0.14531821. TripAdvisor Inc's return on assets of last year was 0.17357417. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

TripAdvisor Inc's current net income (TTM) was 210.4. TripAdvisor Inc's current cash flow from operations (TTM) was 397.5. ==> 397.5 > 210.4 ==> 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
=270/1664.6334
=0.16219787

Gearing (Last Year: Sep13)=Long-Term Debt/Average Total Assets from Sep12 to Sep13
=310/1360.7786
=0.22781075

TripAdvisor Inc's gearing of this year was 0.16219787. TripAdvisor Inc's gearing of last year was 0.22781075. ==> 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
=792/417
=1.89928058

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep13)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=647.752/256.811
=2.52229071

TripAdvisor Inc's current ratio of this year was 1.89928058. TripAdvisor Inc's current ratio of last year was 2.52229071. ==> 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.

TripAdvisor Inc's number of shares in issue this year was 146. TripAdvisor Inc's number of shares in issue last year was 145. ==> 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
=1139.947/1170.661
=0.97376354

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=883.855/901.393
=0.98054345

TripAdvisor Inc's gross margin of this year was 0.97376354. TripAdvisor Inc's gross margin of last year was 0.98054345. ==> Last year's gross margin is higher ==> Score 0.

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 (Sep13)
=1170.661/1448.153
=0.80838213

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue (TTM)/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep12)
=901.393/1259.283
=0.71579859

TripAdvisor Inc's asset turnover of this year was 0.80838213. TripAdvisor Inc's asset turnover of last year was 0.71579859. ==> This year's asset turnover is higher. ==> Score 1.

Evaluation

Piotroski F-Score=Q1+Q2+Q3+Q4+Q5+Q6+Q7+Q8+Q9
=1+1+0+1+1+0+0+0+1
=5

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

TripAdvisor Inc 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.

TripAdvisor Inc Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Q1 11
Q2 11
Q3 00
Q4 11
Q5 11
Q6 10
Q7 00
Q8 10
Q9 10
F-score 74

TripAdvisor Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Q1 11111
Q2 11111
Q3 00000
Q4 11111
Q5 11111
Q6 00000
Q7 00010
Q8 00000
Q9 00011
F-score 0000444465
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