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Fortive (Fortive) Piotroski F-Score : 8 (As of Jun. 25, 2024)


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What is Fortive Piotroski F-Score?

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score is 8, indicates a 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

Fortive has an F-score of 8. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

The historical rank and industry rank for Fortive's Piotroski F-Score or its related term are showing as below:

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

During the past 12 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Fortive was 8. The lowest was 3. And the median was 6.


Fortive Piotroski F-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fortive's Piotroski F-Score can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Fortive Piotroski F-Score Chart

Fortive Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Piotroski F-Score
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.00

Fortive Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Piotroski F-Score Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 7.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00

Competitive Comparison of Fortive's Piotroski F-Score

For the Scientific & Technical Instruments subindustry, Fortive's Piotroski F-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Piotroski F-Score data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Fortive's Piotroski F-Score Distribution in the Hardware Industry

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Fortive's Piotroski F-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fortive's Piotroski F-Score falls into.


How is the Piotroski F-Score calculated?

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

This Year (Mar24) TTM:Last Year (Mar23) TTM:
Net Income was 209 + 218 + 265.2 + 207.4 = $900 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 321 + 411.4 + 446.8 + 256.7 = $1,436 Mil.
Revenue was 1526.4 + 1494.5 + 1583.7 + 1524.5 = $6,129 Mil.
Gross Profit was 905.4 + 893 + 947.5 + 904.2 = $3,650 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar23)
to the end of this year (Mar24) was
(15804.8 + 15730.7 + 15664.4 + 16911.8 + 17520.1) / 5 = $16326.36 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar23) was $15,805 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $3,942 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,614 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,739 Mil.
Net Income was 173 + 189.9 + 227.2 + 173.6 = $764 Mil.

Revenue was 1463.3 + 1456 + 1529.9 + 1460.7 = $5,910 Mil.
Gross Profit was 833.5 + 845.4 + 892.5 + 848.2 = $3,420 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Mar22)
to the end of last year (Mar23) was
(16266.4 + 16070.9 + 15893.1 + 15890.6 + 15804.8) / 5 = $15985.16 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar22) was $16,266 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2,095 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,455 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,630 Mil.

*Note: If the latest quarterly/semi-annual/annual total assets data is 0, then we will use previous quarterly/semi-annual/annual data for all the items in the balance sheet.

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.

Fortive's current Net Income (TTM) was 900. ==> 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.

Fortive's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 1,436. ==> 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 (Mar23)
=899.6/15804.8
=0.05691942

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets (Mar22)
=763.7/16266.4
=0.04694954

Fortive's return on assets of this year was 0.05691942. Fortive's return on assets of last year was 0.04694954. ==> 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.

Fortive's current Net Income (TTM) was 900. Fortive's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 1,436. ==> 1,436 > 900 ==> 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: Mar24)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Mar23 to Mar24
=3941.7/16326.36
=0.24143165

Gearing (Last Year: Mar23)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Mar22 to Mar23
=2094.6/15985.16
=0.13103403

Fortive's gearing of this year was 0.24143165. Fortive's gearing of last year was 0.13103403. ==> Last year is lower than this year ==> Score 0.

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: Mar24)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2613.9/1738.7
=1.50336458

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar23)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=2455.3/2630.1
=0.93353865

Fortive's current ratio of this year was 1.50336458. Fortive's current ratio of last year was 0.93353865. ==> 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.

Fortive's number of shares in issue this year was 356. Fortive's number of shares in issue last year was 356.5. ==> 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
=3650.1/6129.1
=0.59553605

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=3419.6/5909.9
=0.57862231

Fortive's gross margin of this year was 0.59553605. Fortive's gross margin of last year was 0.57862231. ==> 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/Total Assets at the Beginning of This Year (Mar23)
=6129.1/15804.8
=0.38779991

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar22)
=5909.9/16266.4
=0.36331948

Fortive's asset turnover of this year was 0.38779991. Fortive's asset turnover of last year was 0.36331948. ==> This year's asset turnover is higher. ==> Score 1.

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+0+1+1+1+1
=8

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

Fortive has an F-score of 8. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

Fortive  (NYSE:FTV) Piotroski F-Score 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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Fortive (Fortive) Business Description

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Address
6920 Seaway Boulevard, Everett, WA, USA, 98203
Fortive is a diversified industrial technology firm with a broad portfolio of mission-critical products and services that include field solutions, product realization, health, and sensing technologies. The company serves a wide range of end markets, including manufacturing, utilities, medical, and electronics. Fortive generated roughly $5.8 billion in revenue and $1.4 billion in adjusted operating income in 2022.
Executives
Charles E Mclaughlin officer: SVP - Chief Financial Officer C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Patrick K Murphy officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Christopher M. Mulhall officer: VP - Chief Accounting Officer C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BLVD, EVERETT WA 98203
Stacey A. Walker officer: SVP - Human Resources C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Eric Branderiz director 915 DEGUIGNE DRIVE, PO BOX 3453, SUNNYVALE CA 94088-3453
Alan G Spoon director, other: Chairman 1150 15TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC 20071
Tamara S. Newcombe officer: President & CEO of PT 6920 SEAWAY BLVD., EVERETT WA 98203
Wright Iii Lassiter director 500 PLAZA DRIVE, C/O QUEST DIAGNOSTICS, SECAUCUS NJ 07094
Barbara B. Hulit officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BLVD, EVERETT WA 98203
Jonathan L Schwarz officer: VP-Corporate Development C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
James A Lico officer: President, CEO and Secretary
Peter C Underwood officer: SVP-General Counsel/Secretary 200 STATE STREET, BELOIT WI 53511
Olumide Soroye officer: President & CEO of IOS 6920 SEAWAY BLVD., EVERETT WA 98203
Steven M Rales director 2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW, SUITE 800W, WASHINGTON DC 20037
William W Pringle officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203

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