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HC2 Holdings Piotroski F-Score

: 5 (As of Today)
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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

HC2 Holdings has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

NYSE:HCHC' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1   Med: 5   Max: 8
Current: 5

1
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of HC2 Holdings was 8. The lowest was 1. And the median was 5.


HC2 Holdings 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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HC2 Holdings Annual Data
Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Piotroski F-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.00 4.00 5.00 7.00 6.00

HC2 Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20
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 5.00 6.00 5.00 6.00 5.00

Competitive Comparison
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HC2 Holdings Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where HC2 Holdings'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 (Sep20) TTM:Last Year (Sep19) TTM:
Net Income was -31 + -83.1 + 13.1 + -17.3 = $-118 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 14.8 + 35.3 + 12.5 + 29.6 = $92 Mil.
Revenue was 628.4 + 444.8 + 377 + 393.3 = $1,844 Mil.
Gross Profit was 112.3 + 26.3 + 114.9 + 55 = $309 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Sep19)
to the end of this year (Sep20) was
(6945.5 + 6958.3 + 6339.1 + 6633.3 + 6688.4) / 5 = $6712.92 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Sep19) was $6,946 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $602 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,817 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $343 Mil.
Net Income was -11.8 + -2.8 + 9.4 + -7.1 = $-12 Mil.

Revenue was 524.9 + 449 + 479.2 + 427.5 = $1,881 Mil.
Gross Profit was -78.4 + 71.8 + 128.6 + 60.1 = $182 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of last year (Sep18)
to the end of last year (Sep19) was
(6729.997 + 6503.8 + 6682.4 + 6883.2 + 6945.5) / 5 = $6748.9794 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Sep18) was $6,730 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $805 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,678 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $344 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.

HC2 Holdings's current Net Income (TTM) was -118. ==> Negative ==> Score 0.

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.

HC2 Holdings's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 92. ==> 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 (Sep19)
=-118.3/6945.5
=-0.01703261

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets (Sep18)
=-12.3/6729.997
=-0.00182764

HC2 Holdings's return on assets of this year was -0.01703261. HC2 Holdings's return on assets of last year was -0.00182764. ==> 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.

HC2 Holdings's current Net Income (TTM) was -118. HC2 Holdings's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 92. ==> 92 > -118 ==> 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: Sep20)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Sep19 to Sep20
=601.9/6712.92
=0.08966292

Gearing (Last Year: Sep19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Average Total Assets from Sep18 to Sep19
=805.4/6748.9794
=0.11933656

HC2 Holdings's gearing of this year was 0.08966292. HC2 Holdings's gearing of last year was 0.11933656. ==> 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: Sep20)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=5817.4/343.2
=16.9504662

Current Ratio (Last Year: Sep19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=5678.4/344.1
=16.5021796

HC2 Holdings's current ratio of this year was 16.9504662. HC2 Holdings's current ratio of last year was 16.5021796. ==> 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.

HC2 Holdings's number of shares in issue this year was 46.973. HC2 Holdings's number of shares in issue last year was 45.771. ==> 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
=308.5/1843.5
=0.16734472

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=182.1/1880.6
=0.0968308

HC2 Holdings's gross margin of this year was 0.16734472. HC2 Holdings's gross margin of last year was 0.0968308. ==> 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 (Sep19)
=1843.5/6945.5
=0.26542366

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Sep18)
=1880.6/6729.997
=0.27943549

HC2 Holdings's asset turnover of this year was 0.26542366. HC2 Holdings's asset turnover of last year was 0.27943549. ==> 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
=0+1+0+1+1+1+0+1+0
=5

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

HC2 Holdings has an F-score of 5 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

HC2 Holdings  (NYSE:HCHC) 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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