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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 Abercrombie & Fitch Co was 20.74. The lowest was -3.85. And the median was -2.70.
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 Abercrombie & Fitch Co 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 * 1.1211||+||0.528 * 0.9867||+||0.404 * 1.0765||+||0.892 * 0.9724||+||0.115 * 0.955|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0052||+||4.679 * -0.0969||-||0.327 * 0.9998|
|This Year (Jul16) TTM:||Last Year (Jul15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $79 Mil.|
Revenue was 783.16 + 685.483 + 1112.93 + 878.572 = $3,460 Mil.
Gross Profit was 477.107 + 425.721 + 676.345 + 559.787 = $2,139 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,097 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,332 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $850 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $205 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $2,045 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $499 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $336 Mil.
Net Income was -13.129 + -39.587 + 57.741 + 41.891 = $47 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 18.424 + -76.283 + 243.401 + 87.293 = $273 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $72 Mil.
Revenue was 817.756 + 709.422 + 1119.544 + 911.453 = $3,558 Mil.
Gross Profit was 509.862 + 411.549 + 681.885 + 567.07 = $2,170 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,103 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,422 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $947 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $216 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $2,092 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $529 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $338 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)|
|=||(79.012 / 3460.145)||/||(72.477 / 3558.175)|
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)|
|=||(2170.366 / 3558.175)||/||(2138.96 / 3460.145)|
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 - (1096.671 + 850.114) / 2332.39)||/||(1 - (1103.142 + 947.053) / 2422.201)|
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))|
|=||(216.018 / (216.018 + 947.053))||/||(205.254 / (205.254 + 850.114))|
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)|
|=||(2044.526 / 3460.145)||/||(2091.596 / 3558.175)|
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)|
|=||((335.66 + 499.344) / 2332.39)||/||((338.215 + 529.128) / 2422.201)|
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|
|=||(46.916 - 0||-||272.835)||/||2332.39|
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.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co has a M-score of -2.83 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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