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A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS)
Beneish M-Score
-2.67 (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.

A.O. Smith Corp has a M-score of -2.67 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

AOS' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.5   Max: 1.97
Current: -2.67

-4.5
1.97

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of A.O. Smith Corp was 1.97. The lowest was -4.50. And the median was -2.55.


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 A.O. Smith Corp 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 * 0.9691+0.528 * 0.9024+0.404 * 0.9876+0.892 * 1.0547+0.115 * 0.9979
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0037+4.679 * -0.0326-0.327 * 0.9962
=-2.67

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

This Year (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $507 Mil.
Revenue was 636.9 + 639.4 + 625.1 + 653.5 = $2,555 Mil.
Gross Profit was 262.7 + 260.6 + 256.7 + 263.3 = $1,043 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,426 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,651 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $451 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $64 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $623 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $602 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $274 Mil.
Net Income was 73.5 + 79.8 + 73.6 + 71.1 = $298 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 2 + 3.2 + 2.2 + 2.7 = $10 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 26.5 + 113.1 + 173.1 + 61.6 = $374 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $496 Mil.
Revenue was 618.5 + 626.8 + 581.6 + 595.4 = $2,422 Mil.
Gross Profit was 229.2 + 231.9 + 215.3 + 216.2 = $893 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,376 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,565 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $430 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $61 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $588 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $596 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $255 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)
=(506.9 / 2554.9) / (495.9 / 2422.3)
=0.19840307 / 0.20472278
=0.9691

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)
=(892.6 / 2422.3) / (1043.3 / 2554.9)
=0.36849275 / 0.40835258
=0.9024

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 - (1425.9 + 450.6) / 2650.6) / (1 - (1376.3 + 430.4) / 2565.3)
=0.29204708 / 0.2957159
=0.9876

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
=2554.9 / 2422.3
=1.0547

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))
=(60.6 / (60.6 + 430.4)) / (63.6 / (63.6 + 450.6))
=0.12342159 / 0.12368728
=0.9979

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)
=(622.9 / 2554.9) / (588.4 / 2422.3)
=0.24380602 / 0.24290963
=1.0037

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)
=((274.1 + 602) / 2650.6) / ((255.3 + 595.8) / 2565.3)
=0.33052894 / 0.33177406
=0.9962

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
=(298 - 10.1 - 374.3) / 2650.6
=-0.0326

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.

A.O. Smith Corp has a M-score of -2.67 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.

A.O. Smith Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 1.06161.02460.87841.18951.12141.02381.01850.97090.94750.9796
GMI 0.97090.96661.02870.85850.83950.99930.89140.93580.9850.9162
AQI 1.27451.01191.0111.08551.1510.77461.0210.92650.91970.9256
SGI 1.27951.06980.99690.8640.74781.14851.13381.11061.09391.0766
DEPI 1.03290.90311.0110.97131.03171.05120.95111.03041.07910.9846
SGAI 1.00571.04730.98761.18721.1990.98751.06591.04830.99710.9915
LVGI 1.29960.97260.94980.87170.96971.11110.77981.00541.00861.0367
TATA -0.0349-0.0557-0.0225-0.0964-0.0060.0967-0.01-0.0429-0.0244-0.0273
M-score -2.34-2.68-2.66-2.91-2.67-1.99-2.38-2.68-2.59-2.64

A.O. Smith Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
DSRI 0.96950.98621.00750.94750.98691.04560.91560.97960.96910.9025
GMI 0.95730.9760.99120.9850.97660.95170.93010.91620.90240.9148
AQI 0.91170.90310.89660.91970.9020.90980.92740.92560.98760.9885
SGI 1.10911.09661.07971.09391.10291.1061.10311.07661.05471.0355
DEPI 1.05561.0671.02781.07911.05771.0281.02530.98460.99791.0125
SGAI 1.03771.01161.00410.99710.99651.02131.00970.99151.00370.9836
LVGI 1.03781.07471.04471.00861.05411.00911.0071.03670.99621.0206
TATA -0.0299-0.0269-0.0209-0.0244-0.014-0.0027-0.0325-0.0273-0.0326-0.0513
M-score -2.62-2.60-2.56-2.59-2.53-2.42-2.69-2.64-2.67-2.83
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