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ICF International Piotroski F-Score

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The zones of discrimination were as such:

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

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

NAS:ICFI' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 9
Current: 5

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of ICF International was 9. The lowest was 3. And the median was 6.


ICF International Piotroski F-Score 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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ICF International Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 7.00 7.00 8.00 5.00

ICF International Quarterly Data
Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19
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 5.00 4.00 4.00 5.00

Competitive Comparison
* 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.


ICF International Piotroski F-Score Distribution

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


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 (Sep19) TTM:Last Year (Sep18) TTM:
Net Income was 18.695 + 15.318 + 14.611 + 19.63 = $68 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 64.317 + -12.688 + -35.258 + 54.31 = $71 Mil.
Revenue was 377.91 + 341.254 + 366.717 + 373.918 = $1,460 Mil.
Gross Profit was 128.853 + 125.305 + 131.664 + 135.76 = $522 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep18)
to the end of this year (Sep19) was
(1176.044 + 1213.862 + 1354.621 + 1413.77 + 1420.416) / 5 = $1315.7426 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep18) was $1,176 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $370 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $457 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $302 Mil.
Net Income was 27.07 + 12.417 + 13.617 + 16.671 = $70 Mil.

Revenue was 321.174 + 302.78 + 324.315 + 332.968 = $1,281 Mil.
Gross Profit was 113.944 + 113.954 + 117.75 + 119.908 = $466 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Sep17)
to the end of last year (Sep18) was
(1087.647 + 1110.255 + 1127.021 + 1134.551 + 1176.044) / 5 = $1127.1036 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep17) was $1,088 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $233 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $370 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $224 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.

ICF International's current Net Income (TTM) was 68. ==> 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.

ICF International's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 71. ==> 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(Sep18)
=68.254/1176.044
=0.05803694

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Sep17)
=69.775/1087.647
=0.06415225

ICF International's return on assets of this year was 0.05803694. ICF International's return on assets of last year was 0.06415225. ==> 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.

ICF International's current Net Income (TTM) was 68. ICF International's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 71. ==> 71 > 68 ==> 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: Sep19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Sep18 to Sep19
=369.864/1315.7426
=0.28110665

Gearing (Last Year: Sep18)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Sep17 to Sep18
=232.504/1127.1036
=0.2062845

ICF International's gearing of this year was 0.28110665. ICF International's gearing of last year was 0.2062845. ==> 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: Sep19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=456.955/302.082
=1.5126853

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep18)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=370.05/224.224
=1.65035857

ICF International's current ratio of this year was 1.5126853. ICF International's current ratio of last year was 1.65035857. ==> 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.

ICF International's number of shares in issue this year was 19.2. ICF International's number of shares in issue last year was 19.3. ==> 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
=521.582/1459.799
=0.35729713

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=465.556/1281.237
=0.36336447

ICF International's gross margin of this year was 0.35729713. ICF International's gross margin of last year was 0.36336447. ==> 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 (Sep18)
=1459.799/1176.044
=1.24127924

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep17)
=1281.237/1087.647
=1.17798973

ICF International's asset turnover of this year was 1.24127924. ICF International's asset turnover of last year was 1.17798973. ==> 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+0+1+0+0+1+0+1
=5

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

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

ICF International  (NAS:ICFI) 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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