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Becton, Dickinson and Co Piotroski F-Score

: 7 (As of Today)
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Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score is 7, 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

Becton, Dickinson and Co has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

NYSE:BDX' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1   Med: 6   Max: 9
Current: 7

1
9

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Becton, Dickinson and Co was 9. The lowest was 1. And the median was 6.


Becton, Dickinson and Co 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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Becton, Dickinson and Co 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 4.00 6.00 7.00 4.00 8.00

Becton, Dickinson and Co 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 6.00 5.00 8.00 6.00 7.00

Competitive Comparison
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Becton, Dickinson and Co Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Becton, Dickinson and Co'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 451 + 162 + 278 + 183 = $1,074 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 933 + 1369 + 714 + 482 = $3,498 Mil.
Revenue was 4350 + 4584 + 4225 + 4253 = $17,412 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2074 + 2266 + 1978 + 1733 = $8,051 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Mar19)
to the end of this year (Mar20) was
(52598 + 52233 + 51765 + 51952 + 53516) / 5 = $52412.8 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Mar19) was $52,598 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $16,809 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8,555 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8,755 Mil.
Net Income was 594 + -135 + 599 + 20 = $1,078 Mil.

Revenue was 4278 + 4402 + 4160 + 4195 = $17,035 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2016 + 2093 + 1973 + 1974 = $8,056 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Mar18)
to the end of last year (Mar19) was
(54573 + 53977 + 53904 + 52932 + 52598) / 5 = $53596.8 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Mar18) was $54,573 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $17,556 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,844 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $7,108 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.

Becton, Dickinson and Co's current Net Income (TTM) was 1,074. ==> 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.

Becton, Dickinson and Co's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 3,498. ==> 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)
=1074/52598
=0.02041903

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets (Mar18)
=1078/54573
=0.01975336

Becton, Dickinson and Co's return on assets of this year was 0.02041903. Becton, Dickinson and Co's return on assets of last year was 0.01975336. ==> 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.

Becton, Dickinson and Co's current Net Income (TTM) was 1,074. Becton, Dickinson and Co's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 3,498. ==> 3,498 > 1,074 ==> 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
=16809/52412.8
=0.3207041

Gearing (Last Year: Mar19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Mar18 to Mar19
=17556/53596.8
=0.32755687

Becton, Dickinson and Co's gearing of this year was 0.3207041. Becton, Dickinson and Co's gearing of last year was 0.32755687. ==> 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
=8555/8755
=0.97715591

Current Ratio (Last Year: Mar19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=6844/7108
=0.96285875

Becton, Dickinson and Co's current ratio of this year was 0.97715591. Becton, Dickinson and Co's current ratio of last year was 0.96285875. ==> 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.

Becton, Dickinson and Co's number of shares in issue this year was 275.037. Becton, Dickinson and Co's number of shares in issue last year was 269.882. ==> 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
=8051/17412
=0.46238227

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=8056/17035
=0.47290872

Becton, Dickinson and Co's gross margin of this year was 0.46238227. Becton, Dickinson and Co's gross margin of last year was 0.47290872. ==> 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 (Mar19)
=17412/52598
=0.3310392

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Mar18)
=17035/54573
=0.3121507

Becton, Dickinson and Co's asset turnover of this year was 0.3310392. Becton, Dickinson and Co's asset turnover of last year was 0.3121507. ==> 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+1+0+0+1
=7

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

Becton, Dickinson and Co has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

Becton, Dickinson and Co  (NYSE:BDX) 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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