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Nuance Communications Piotroski F-Score

: 8 (As of Today)
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Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score is 8, 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

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

NAS:NUAN' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Med: 5   Max: 9
Current: 8

3
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Nuance Communications was 9. The lowest was 3. And the median was 5.


Nuance Communications 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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Nuance Communications Annual Data
Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 6.00 3.00 6.00 7.00

Nuance Communications Quarterly Data
Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20
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 9.00 9.00 7.00 7.00 8.00

Competitive Comparison
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Nuance Communications Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Nuance Communications'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 (Mar20) TTM:Last Year (Mar19) TTM:
Net Income was 9.259 + 108.129 + 48.685 + -13.51 = $153 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 93.638 + 104.163 + 53.553 + 87.878 = $339 Mil.
Revenue was 449.197 + 470.658 + 418.233 + 369.337 = $1,707 Mil.
Gross Profit was 258.506 + 276.459 + 233.844 + 212.244 = $981 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar19)
to the end of this year (Mar20) was
(5133 + 5188.917 + 5365.793 + 3785.737 + 3756.75) / 5 = $4646.0394 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar19) was $5,133 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1,621 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $892 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $767 Mil.
Net Income was -14.037 + -35.066 + 19.09 + 77.332 = $47 Mil.

Revenue was 449.449 + 479.432 + 419.675 + 336.584 = $1,685 Mil.
Gross Profit was 248.118 + 280.634 + 235.555 + 177.325 = $942 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Mar18)
to the end of last year (Mar19) was
(5556.76 + 5446.091 + 5302.379 + 5450.019 + 5133) / 5 = $5377.6498 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar18) was $5,557 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1,911 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,085 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $608 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.

Nuance Communications's current Net Income (TTM) was 153. ==> 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.

Nuance Communications's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 339. ==> 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 (Mar19)
=152.563/5133
=0.02972199

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets (Mar18)
=47.319/5556.76
=0.00851557

Nuance Communications's return on assets of this year was 0.02972199. Nuance Communications's return on assets of last year was 0.00851557. ==> 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.

Nuance Communications's current Net Income (TTM) was 153. Nuance Communications's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 339. ==> 339 > 153 ==> 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: Mar20)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Mar19 to Mar20
=1621.279/4646.0394
=0.34895937

Gearing (Last Year: Mar19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Mar18 to Mar19
=1911.185/5377.6498
=0.3553941

Nuance Communications's gearing of this year was 0.34895937. Nuance Communications's gearing of last year was 0.3553941. ==> 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: Mar20)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=892.248/767.354
=1.1627593

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1084.968/607.761
=1.78518859

Nuance Communications's current ratio of this year was 1.1627593. Nuance Communications's current ratio of last year was 1.78518859. ==> 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.

Nuance Communications's number of shares in issue this year was 282.576. Nuance Communications's number of shares in issue last year was 285.866. ==> 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
=981.053/1707.425
=0.57458044

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=941.632/1685.14
=0.55878562

Nuance Communications's gross margin of this year was 0.57458044. Nuance Communications's gross margin of last year was 0.55878562. ==> 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 (Mar19)
=1707.425/5133
=0.33263686

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar18)
=1685.14/5556.76
=0.30325945

Nuance Communications's asset turnover of this year was 0.33263686. Nuance Communications's asset turnover of last year was 0.30325945. ==> 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+1+0+1+1+1
=8

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

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

Nuance Communications  (NAS:NUAN) 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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