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EMC Corp  (NYSE:EMC) Piotroski F-Score: 0 (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

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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EMC Corp Annual Data

Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.00 7.00 5.00 6.00 6.00

EMC Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 6.00 6.00 7.00 5.00

How is the Piotroski F-Score calculated?

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Jun16) TTM:Last Year (Jun15) TTM:
Net Income was 480 + 771 + 268 + 581 = $2,100 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1403 + 1870 + 932 + 1608 = $5,813 Mil.
Revenue was 6079 + 7015 + 5475 + 6017 = $24,586 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3705 + 4360 + 3260 + 3736 = $15,061 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun15)
to the end of this year (Jun16) was
(44867 + 45345 + 46612 + 45703 + 46745) / 5 = $45854.4 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year ({FiscalYear0}) was $44,867 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $5,479 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $16,550 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $11,403 Mil.
Total Assets was 587 + 1146 + 252 + 487 = $2,472 Mil.

Revenue was 6032 + 7049 + 5613 + 5997 = $24,691 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3743 + 4505 + 3339 + 3587 = $15,174 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Jun14)
to the end of last year (Jun15) was
(44438 + 45028 + 45585 + 43293 + 44867) / 5 = $44642.2 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun14) was $44,438 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $5,472 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $14,087 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $12,507 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.

EMC Corp's current Net Income (TTM) was {NetIncome0_f}. ==> 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.

EMC Corp's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 5,813. ==> 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/Total Assets(Jun15)
=2100/44867
=0.046805

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Jun14)
=2472/44438
=0.05562807

EMC Corp's return on assets of this year was 0.046805. EMC Corp's return on assets of last year was 0.05562807. ==> Last year is higher ==> Score 0.

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.

EMC Corp's current Net Income (TTM) was 2,100. EMC Corp's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 5,813. ==> 5,813 > 2,100 ==> 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: Jun16)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Jun15 to Jun16
=5479/45854.4
=0.1194869

Gearing (Last Year: Jun15)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Jun14 to Jun15
=5472/44642.2
=0.1225746

EMC Corp's gearing of this year was 0.1194869. EMC Corp's gearing of last year was 0.1225746. ==> 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: Jun16)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=16550/11403
=1.45137245

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun15)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=14087/12507
=1.12632926

EMC Corp's current ratio of this year was 1.45137245. EMC Corp's current ratio of last year was 1.12632926. ==> 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.

EMC Corp's number of shares in issue this year was 1973. EMC Corp's number of shares in issue last year was 1947. ==> There is larger number of shares in issue this year. ==> Score 0.

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
=15061/24586
=0.6125844

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=15174/24691
=0.61455591

EMC Corp's gross margin of this year was 0.6125844. EMC Corp's gross margin of last year was 0.61455591. ==> 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/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Jun15)
=24586/44867
=0.54797513

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun14)
=24691/44438
=0.55562807

EMC Corp's asset turnover of this year was 0.54797513. EMC Corp's asset turnover of last year was 0.55562807. ==> 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+0+1+1+1+0+0+0
=5

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

EMC Corp 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.


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