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The zones of discrimination for M-Score is as such:
An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company is not an accounting manipulator.
An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely an accounting manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Agilent Technologies Inc was -1.04. The lowest was -4.33. And the median was -2.65.
The M-score was created by Professor Messod Beneish. Instead of measuring the bankruptcy risk (Z-Score) or business trend (F-Score), M-score can be used to detect the risk of earnings manipulation. This is the original research paper on M-score.
The M-Score Variables:
The M-score of Agilent Technologies Inc for today is based on a combination of the following eight different indices:
|M||=||-4.84||+||0.92 * DSRI||+||0.528 * GMI||+||0.404 * AQI||+||0.892 * SGI||+||0.115 * DEPI|
|=||-4.84||+||0.92 * 0.4436||+||0.528 * 0.9866||+||0.404 * 1.0356||+||0.892 * 1.4777||+||0.115 * 0.7711|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0366||+||4.679 * -0.0123||-||0.327 * 0.9549|
|This Year (Jul15) TTM:||Last Year (Jul14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $584 Mil.|
Revenue was 1014 + 963 + 1026 + 3976 = $6,979 Mil.
Gross Profit was 513 + 480 + 513 + 2096 = $3,602 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,478 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,251 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $587 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $286 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $2,048 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $853 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,655 Mil.
Net Income was 103 + 83 + 72 + 23 = $281 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -1 + 4 + 12 + -63 = $-48 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 91 + 183 + -20 + 164 = $418 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $891 Mil.
Revenue was 1009 + 988 + 1008 + 1718 = $4,723 Mil.
Gross Profit was 502 + 485 + 510 + 908 = $2,405 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,834 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,380 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,142 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $386 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,337 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,579 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,181 Mil.
1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index
A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.
|DSRI||=||(Receivables_t / Revenue_t)||/||(Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)|
|=||(584 / 6979)||/||(891 / 4723)|
2. GMI = Gross Margin Index
Measured as the ratio of gross margin in year t-1 to gross margin in year t.
Gross margin has deteriorated when this index is above 1. A firm with poorer prospects is more likely to manipulate earnings.
|=||(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)||/||(GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)|
|=||(480 / 4723)||/||(513 / 6979)|
3. AQI = Asset Quality Index
AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.
|AQI||=||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||(1 - (3478 + 587) / 7251)||/||(1 - (4834 + 1142) / 10380)|
4. SGI = Sales Growth Index
Ratio of sales in year t to sales in year t-1.
Sales growth is not itself a measure of manipulation. However, growth companies are likely to find themselves under pressure to manipulate in order to keep up appearances.
5. DEPI = Depreciation Index
Measured as the ratio of the rate of depreciation in year t-1 to the corresponding rate in year t.
DEPI greater than 1 indicates that assets are being depreciated at a slower rate. This suggests that the firm might be revising useful asset life assumptions upwards, or adopting a new method that is income friendly.
|DEPI||=||(Depreciation_t-1 / (Depreciaton_t-1 + PPE_t-1))||/||(Depreciation_t / (Depreciaton_t + PPE_t))|
|=||(386 / (386 + 1142))||/||(286 / (286 + 587))|
6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index
The ratio of SGA expenses in year t relative to year t-1.
SGA expenses index > 1 means that the company is becoming less efficient in generate sales.
|SGAI||=||(SGA_t / Sales_t)||/||(SGA_t-1 /Sales_t-1)|
|=||(2048 / 6979)||/||(1337 / 4723)|
7. LVGI = Leverage Index
The ratio of total debt to total assets in year t relative to yeat t-1.
An LVGI > 1 indicates an increase$sgai= in leverage
|LVGI||=||((LTD_t + CurrentLiabilities_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||((LTD_t-1 + CurrentLiabilities_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||((1655 + 853) / 7251)||/||((2181 + 1579) / 10380)|
8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets
Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.
|=||(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t||-||CashFlowsfromOperations_t)||/||TotalAssets_t|
|=||(281 - -48||-||418)||/||7251|
An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator. An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.
Agilent Technologies Inc has a M-score of -2.63 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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