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Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY)
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.

Avery Dennison Corp has a M-score of -2.58 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

AVY' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.79   Max: -2.21
Current: -2.58

-3.79
-2.21

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Avery Dennison Corp was -2.21. The lowest was -3.79. And the median was -2.59.


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 Avery Dennison 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 * 1.0983+0.528 * 0.9596+0.404 * 1.0127+0.892 * 0.9392+0.115 * 1.0951
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9959+4.679 * -0.0263-0.327 * 1.017
=-2.58

* 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 $1,019 Mil.
Revenue was 1485.5 + 1454.8 + 1468.1 + 1516 = $5,924 Mil.
Gross Profit was 422.6 + 392.3 + 405.9 + 417.6 = $1,638 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,887 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,249 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $848 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $183 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,086 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,594 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $963 Mil.
Net Income was 89.6 + 57 + 81.7 + 63.3 = $292 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -5.6 + -19.3 + -7 + -27.7 = $-60 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -6.3 + 183.4 + 119.4 + 166.3 = $463 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $988 Mil.
Revenue was 1528 + 1604.8 + 1559.6 + 1615.8 = $6,308 Mil.
Gross Profit was 430 + 415.1 + 400.7 + 428.2 = $1,674 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,964 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,313 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $831 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $201 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,162 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,607 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $945 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)
=(1019.1 / 5924.4) / (988 / 6308.2)
=0.17201742 / 0.15662154
=1.0983

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)
=(1674 / 6308.2) / (1638.4 / 5924.4)
=0.26536888 / 0.27655121
=0.9596

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 - (1887.4 + 847.9) / 4249.4) / (1 - (1964.1 + 831.2) / 4312.6)
=0.35630913 / 0.35182952
=1.0127

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
=5924.4 / 6308.2
=0.9392

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))
=(200.9 / (200.9 + 831.2)) / (183.3 / (183.3 + 847.9))
=0.19465168 / 0.17775407
=1.0951

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)
=(1086.4 / 5924.4) / (1161.6 / 6308.2)
=0.18337722 / 0.18414128
=0.9959

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)
=((963.3 + 1594.2) / 4249.4) / ((945.3 + 1606.8) / 4312.6)
=0.60184967 / 0.59177758
=1.017

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
=(291.6 - -59.6 - 462.8) / 4249.4
=-0.0263

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.

Avery Dennison Corp has a M-score of -2.58 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.

Avery Dennison Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 1.03511.08170.83461.04711.11640.87111.10560.99790.91421.0682
GMI 0.97821.01011.0610.96561.0181.03730.96850.97711.02260.9457
AQI 0.95681.35251.04150.88440.96550.91120.97611.05331.03441.0203
SGI 1.01871.13131.06380.88710.97131.01091.00321.04721.0310.9426
DEPI 1.02731.02190.81750.95371.00540.88171.04170.98310.96971.0302
SGAI 1.00471.03381.03681.09660.95660.95611.00510.9760.95731.0144
LVGI 0.95121.14021.0290.990.92520.95681.03970.99881.07021.0081
TATA -0.0234-0.0219-0.0393-0.2248-0.0295-0.0364-0.0449-0.0151-0.0095-0.0317
M-score -2.55-2.29-2.75-3.67-2.51-2.77-2.63-2.50-2.57-2.64

Avery Dennison Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
DSRI 1.05041.05580.98630.91420.89270.91420.94741.06821.09831.0609
GMI 0.98841.00041.01381.02261.00020.98690.96010.94570.95960.9633
AQI 1.06251.05870.97961.03441.011.00841.02511.02031.01271.0203
SGI 1.04591.04571.04471.0311.01890.99260.96950.94260.93920.9584
DEPI 1.01991.0351.03360.96970.92990.95850.96571.03021.09511.0666
SGAI 0.96360.95940.9550.95650.97440.97730.99781.01570.99590.9916
LVGI 0.98550.98331.07571.07021.09081.04081.00011.00811.0171.0277
TATA -0.0031-0.0016-0.034-0.0097-0.0341-0.0426-0.0221-0.0318-0.0263-0.0299
M-score -2.37-2.35-2.63-2.57-2.75-2.78-2.67-2.64-2.58-2.61
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