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Herbalife Nutrition Piotroski F-Score

: 8 (As of Today)
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Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score of 8 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

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

NYSE:HLF' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4   Max: 8
Current: 8

4
8

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Herbalife Nutrition was 8. The lowest was 4. And the median was 6.


Herbalife Nutrition 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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Herbalife Nutrition 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 5.00 6.00 6.00 5.00 7.00

Herbalife Nutrition Quarterly Data
Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19
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 7.00 7.00 8.00

Competitive Comparison
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Herbalife Nutrition Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Herbalife Nutrition'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 (Jun19) TTM:Last Year (Jun18) TTM:
Net Income was 71.2 + 48.9 + 96.3 + 76.5 = USD 293 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 164.8 + 138.7 + 38.5 + 76.3 = USD 418 Mil.
Revenue was 1242.8 + 1186.6 + 1172.2 + 1240.1 = USD 4,842 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1024.7 + 960.7 + 930.6 + 996.9 = USD 3,913 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Jun18)
to the end of this year (Jun19) was
(2421.5 + 2734.8 + 2789.8 + 2982.8 + 3078.6) / 5 = USD 2801.5 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Jun18) was USD 2,422 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 1,937 Mil.
Total Current Assets was USD 1,920 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was USD 1,527 Mil.
Net Income was 54.5 + -63.4 + 82.1 + 94.4 = USD 168 Mil.

Revenue was 1085.4 + 1093.3 + 1176.9 + 1285.5 = USD 4,641 Mil.
Gross Profit was 870 + 883.5 + 937 + 1050.1 = USD 3,741 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Jun17)
to the end of last year (Jun18) was
(3410 + 3422.5 + 2895.1 + 2968.7 + 2421.5) / 5 = USD 3023.56 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Jun17) was USD 3,410 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 1,456 Mil.
Total Current Assets was USD 1,436 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was USD 1,570 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.

Herbalife Nutrition's current Net Income (TTM) was 293. ==> 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.

Herbalife Nutrition's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 418. ==> 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(Jun18)
=292.9/2421.5
=0.12095808

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Jun17)
=167.6/3410
=0.04914956

Herbalife Nutrition's return on assets of this year was 0.12095808. Herbalife Nutrition's return on assets of last year was 0.04914956. ==> 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.

Herbalife Nutrition's current Net Income (TTM) was 293. Herbalife Nutrition's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 418. ==> 418 > 293 ==> 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: Jun19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Jun18 to Jun19
=1937.2/2801.5
=0.6914867

Gearing (Last Year: Jun18)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Jun17 to Jun18
=1456.4/3023.56
=0.48168384

Herbalife Nutrition's gearing of this year was 0.6914867. Herbalife Nutrition's gearing of last year was 0.48168384. ==> 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: Jun19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1920.1/1526.7
=1.25767996

Current Ratio (Last Year: Jun18)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1436.3/1570.2
=0.91472424

Herbalife Nutrition's current ratio of this year was 1.25767996. Herbalife Nutrition's current ratio of last year was 0.91472424. ==> 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.

Herbalife Nutrition's number of shares in issue this year was 142.4. Herbalife Nutrition's number of shares in issue last year was 151.9. ==> 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
=3912.9/4841.7
=0.80816655

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=3740.6/4641.1
=0.80597272

Herbalife Nutrition's gross margin of this year was 0.80816655. Herbalife Nutrition's gross margin of last year was 0.80597272. ==> 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 (Jun18)
=4841.7/2421.5
=1.99946314

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Jun17)
=4641.1/3410
=1.36102639

Herbalife Nutrition's asset turnover of this year was 1.99946314. Herbalife Nutrition's asset turnover of last year was 1.36102639. ==> 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

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

Herbalife Nutrition  (NYSE:HLF) 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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