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Amgen Inc (NAS:AMGN)
Beneish M-Score
-2.58 (As of Today)

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.

Amgen Inc has a M-score of -2.48 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

AMGN' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.09   Max: 0.34
Current: -2.58

-3.09
0.34

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Amgen Inc was 0.34. The lowest was -3.09. And the median was -2.68.


Definition

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 Amgen 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 * 1.1334+0.528 * 0.9825+0.404 * 0.9372+0.892 * 1.0868+0.115 * 0.9354
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.8945+4.679 * -0.0421-0.327 * 0.9506
=-2.48

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Sep15) TTM:Last Year (Sep14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $2,901 Mil.
Revenue was 5723 + 5370 + 5033 + 5331 = $21,457 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4689 + 4281 + 4000 + 4148 = $17,118 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $38,844 Mil.
Total Assets was $71,869 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4,988 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,091 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $4,757 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $7,165 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $30,511 Mil.
Net Income was 1863 + 1653 + 1623 + 1294 = $6,433 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2874 + 2814 + 1329 + 2445 = $9,462 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $2,355 Mil.
Revenue was 5031 + 5180 + 4521 + 5011 = $19,743 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3963 + 4099 + 3431 + 3982 = $15,475 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $36,048 Mil.
Total Assets was $70,775 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5,267 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,011 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $4,893 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8,551 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $30,480 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(2901 / 21457) / (2355 / 19743)
=0.13520063 / 0.11928278
=1.1334

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(4281 / 19743) / (4689 / 21457)
=0.78382211 / 0.79778161
=0.9825

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (38844 + 4988) / 71869) / (1 - (36048 + 5267) / 70775)
=0.39011257 / 0.41624868
=0.9372

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=21457 / 19743
=1.0868

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))
=(2011 / (2011 + 5267)) / (2091 / (2091 + 4988))
=0.27631217 / 0.2953807
=0.9354

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)
=(4757 / 21457) / (4893 / 19743)
=0.22169921 / 0.24783468
=0.8945

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)
=((30511 + 7165) / 71869) / ((30480 + 8551) / 70775)
=0.52423159 / 0.55148004
=0.9506

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(6433 - 0 - 9462) / 71869
=-0.0421

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.

Amgen Inc has a M-score of -2.48 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Amgen Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 1.0460.95550.97141.04241.07691.19820.78470.99020.8788
GMI 0.97581.0310.9770.98811.00551.00981.03620.99251.0529
AQI 0.93240.94540.93140.89660.90380.95121.00821.54440.8338
SGI 1.14791.03531.01570.97591.02811.03511.1081.08171.0743
DEPI 1.02260.83131.09030.99860.99380.95080.96430.87520.6777
SGAI 1.0510.96451.10991.0331.01421.0880.96850.99550.8438
LVGI 1.62531.05810.87040.94651.09831.38231.07030.95730.9494
TATA -0.0775-0.0495-0.0531-0.0437-0.0267-0.0294-0.0283-0.0183-0.0492
M-score -2.92-2.76-2.75-2.70-2.58-2.56-2.71-2.29-2.79

Amgen Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
DSRI 0.92090.99020.91560.91520.8080.87880.93390.96561.13341.0895
GMI 1.00570.99251.01471.0281.04731.05291.02211.00720.98250.9686
AQI 1.17481.54441.45581.27941.12510.83380.83850.93030.93720.9336
SGI 1.07551.08171.08621.10211.09161.07431.08521.06711.08681.0797
DEPI 0.95620.87520.77970.70570.63070.67770.76260.83580.93541.1821
SGAI 1.00720.99550.950.90940.89010.84380.85810.89860.89450.9552
LVGI 0.96050.95731.00161.02040.98290.94940.93190.94870.95060.9836
TATA -0.0074-0.0183-0.0248-0.0288-0.0432-0.0492-0.044-0.0494-0.0421-0.0011
M-score -2.44-2.29-2.42-2.50-2.72-2.79-2.70-2.69-2.48-2.34
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