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Spirit Airlines Piotroski F-Score

: 6 (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

Spirit Airlines has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

NYSE:SAVE' s Piotroski F-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4   Max: 7
Current: 6

4
7

During the past 12 years, the highest Piotroski F-Score of Spirit Airlines was 7. The lowest was 4. And the median was 6.


Spirit Airlines 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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Spirit Airlines 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 6.00 4.00 6.00 4.00 6.00

Spirit Airlines Quarterly Data
Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19
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 4.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 6.00

Competitive Comparison
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Spirit Airlines Piotroski F-Score Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Spirit Airlines'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 (Dec19) TTM:Last Year (Dec18) TTM:
Net Income was 56.076 + 114.501 + 83.464 + 81.214 = $335 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 205.151 + 135.873 + 17.373 + 50.824 = $409 Mil.
Revenue was 855.796 + 1012.956 + 991.968 + 969.816 = $3,831 Mil.
Gross Profit was 198.779 + 290.139 + 271.86 + 249.768 = $1,011 Mil.
Average Total Assets from the begining of this year (Dec18)
to the end of this year (Dec19) was
(5165.457 + 6423.939 + 6662.781 + 6575.214 + 7043.412) / 5 = $6374.1606 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of this year (Dec18) was $5,165 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $3,178 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,385 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,112 Mil.
Net Income was -44.922 + 11.254 + 97.48 + 91.937 = $156 Mil.

Revenue was 704.138 + 851.771 + 904.33 + 862.795 = $3,323 Mil.
Gross Profit was 144.861 + 205.22 + 243.826 + 235.044 = $829 Mil.
Average Net Income from the begining of last year (Dec17)
to the end of last year (Dec18) was
(4145.8 + 4654.431 + 4681.725 + 4781.731 + 5165.457) / 5 = $4685.8288 Mil.
Total Assets at the begining of last year (Dec17) was $4,146 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2,025 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,345 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $835 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.

Spirit Airlines's current Net Income (TTM) was 335. ==> 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.

Spirit Airlines's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 409. ==> 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(Dec18)
=335.255/5165.457
=0.06490326

ROA (Last Year)=Net Income/Total Assets(Dec17)
=155.749/4145.8
=0.0375679

Spirit Airlines's return on assets of this year was 0.06490326. Spirit Airlines's return on assets of last year was 0.0375679. ==> 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.

Spirit Airlines's current Net Income (TTM) was 335. Spirit Airlines's current Cash Flow from Operations (TTM) was 409. ==> 409 > 335 ==> 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: Dec19)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Dec18 to Dec19
=3178.467/6374.1606
=0.49864872

Gearing (Last Year: Dec18)=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation/Total Assetsfrom Dec17 to Dec18
=2024.774/4685.8288
=0.43210584

Spirit Airlines's gearing of this year was 0.49864872. Spirit Airlines's gearing of last year was 0.43210584. ==> 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: Dec19)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1385.443/1112.044
=1.24585268

Current Ratio (Last Year: Dec18)=Total Current Assets/Total Current Liabilities
=1345.466/834.535
=1.61223436

Spirit Airlines's current ratio of this year was 1.24585268. Spirit Airlines's current ratio of last year was 1.61223436. ==> 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.

Spirit Airlines's number of shares in issue this year was 68.6. Spirit Airlines's number of shares in issue last year was 68.7. ==> 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
=1010.546/3830.536
=0.26381321

Gross Margin (Last Year: TTM)=Gross Profit/Revenue
=828.951/3323.034
=0.24945607

Spirit Airlines's gross margin of this year was 0.26381321. Spirit Airlines's gross margin of last year was 0.24945607. ==> 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 (Dec18)
=3830.536/5165.457
=0.74156769

Asset Turnover (Last Year)=Revenue/Total Assets at the Beginning of Last Year (Dec17)
=3323.034/4145.8
=0.80154228

Spirit Airlines's asset turnover of this year was 0.74156769. Spirit Airlines's asset turnover of last year was 0.80154228. ==> 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
=1+1+1+1+0+0+1+1+0
=6

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

Spirit Airlines has an F-score of 6 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

Spirit Airlines  (NYSE:SAVE) 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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