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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 Beasley Broadcast Group Inc was -1.81. The lowest was -3.67. And the median was -2.60.
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 Beasley Broadcast Group 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 * 0.9424||+||0.528 * 1.079||+||0.404 * 1.0115||+||0.892 * 1.1921||+||0.115 * 1.0067|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.8947||+||4.679 * 0.0826||-||0.327 * 0.7797|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $17.62 Mil.|
Revenue was 24.251 + 18.562 + 13.047 + 25.876 = $81.74 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6.437 + 6.301 + 3.626 + 9.485 = $25.85 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $34.29 Mil.
Total Assets was $314.12 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $28.01 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3.04 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $9.39 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $12.29 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $93.30 Mil.
Net Income was 1.298 + 33.836 + 2.459 + 3.021 = $40.61 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.472 + 0.024 + 0.254 + -0.337 = $0.41 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1.564 + 3.751 + 6.195 + 2.754 = $14.26 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $15.69 Mil.
Revenue was 12.955 + 15.028 + 13.727 + 26.856 = $68.57 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.348 + 5.496 + 4.471 + 10.082 = $23.40 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $33.71 Mil.
Total Assets was $262.33 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $20.71 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2.26 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $8.81 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $12.53 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $100.56 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)|
|=||(17.621 / 81.736)||/||(15.686 / 68.566)|
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)|
|=||(6.301 / 68.566)||/||(6.437 / 81.736)|
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 - (34.292 + 28.014) / 314.122)||/||(1 - (33.712 + 20.713) / 262.332)|
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))|
|=||(2.263 / (2.263 + 20.713))||/||(3.038 / (3.038 + 28.014))|
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)|
|=||(9.392 / 81.736)||/||(8.806 / 68.566)|
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)|
|=||((93.303 + 12.29) / 314.122)||/||((100.563 + 12.533) / 262.332)|
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|
|=||(40.614 - 0.413||-||14.264)||/||314.122|
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.
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc has a M-score of -1.84 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.
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