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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 AECOM was 0.18. The lowest was -3.21. And the median was -2.39.
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 AECOM 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 * 0.9657||+||0.528 * 0.8058||+||0.404 * 1.0227||+||0.892 * 0.9678||+||0.115 * 1.208|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0433||+||4.679 * -0.0499||-||0.327 * 0.9969|
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.
|This Year (Sep16) TTM:||Last Year (Sep15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2,268 Mil.|
Revenue was 4323.096 + 4408.782 + 4381.296 + 4297.651 = $17,411 Mil.
Gross Profit was 147.179 + 171.343 + 183.444 + 140.858 = $643 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,001 Mil.
Total Assets was $13,727 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $645 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $399 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $115 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,305 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,759 Mil.
Net Income was 7.204 + 67.444 + 41.828 + -20.367 = $96 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 2.894 + 1.498 + 0.746 + -38.011 = $-33 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 362.899 + 260.05 + 113.151 + 78.055 = $814 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $2,426 Mil.
Revenue was 4723.637 + 4549.578 + 4506.197 + 4210.468 = $17,990 Mil.
Gross Profit was 170.628 + 126.518 + 103.312 + 134.73 = $535 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,246 Mil.
Total Assets was $14,014 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $699 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $599 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $114 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,836 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,447 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)|
|=||(2267.6 / 17410.825)||/||(2426.2 / 17989.88)|
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)|
|=||(535.188 / 17989.88)||/||(642.824 / 17410.825)|
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 - (6000.771 + 644.992) / 13726.745)||/||(1 - (6246.085 + 699.322) / 14014.298)|
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))|
|=||(599.265 / (599.265 + 699.322))||/||(398.73 / (398.73 + 644.992))|
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)|
|=||(115.088 / 17410.825)||/||(113.975 / 17989.88)|
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)|
|=||((3758.966 + 5304.756) / 13726.745)||/||((4446.527 + 4836.052) / 14014.298)|
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|
|=||(96.109 - -32.873||-||814.155)||/||13726.745|
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.
AECOM has a M-score of -2.85 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
Altman Z-Score, Piotroski F-Score, Accounts Receivable, Revenue, Gross Profit, Total Current Assets, Total Assets, Property, Plant and Equipment, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Selling, General & Admin. Expense, Total Current Liabilities, Long-Term Debt, Net Income, Non Operating Income, Cash Flow from Operations
AECOM Annual Data
AECOM Quarterly Data