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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 Barnes & Noble Inc was -2.04. The lowest was -3.22. And the median was -2.82.
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 Barnes & Noble 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 * 1.2358||+||0.528 * 1.04||+||0.404 * 0.7152||+||0.892 * 0.9734||+||0.115 * 0.9558|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0208||+||4.679 * -0.1094||-||0.327 * 1.3029|
|This Year (Apr16) TTM:||Last Year (Apr15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $21 Mil.|
Revenue was 876.684 + 1413.947 + 894.654 + 1217.542 = $4,403 Mil.
Gross Profit was 265.758 + 491.655 + 269.786 + 352.385 = $1,380 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,178 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,013 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $299 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $139 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,263 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,194 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $47 Mil.
Net Income was -30.608 + 80.262 + -39.226 + -34.874 = $-24 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -50.365 + 288.735 + -52.922 + 10.239 = $196 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $17 Mil.
Revenue was 910.079 + 1440.132 + 936.544 + 1236.447 = $4,523 Mil.
Gross Profit was 299.807 + 505.784 + 285.731 + 382.692 = $1,474 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,612 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,112 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $342 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $149 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,271 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,473 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 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)|
|=||(21 / 4402.827)||/||(17.457 / 4523.202)|
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)|
|=||(1474.014 / 4523.202)||/||(1379.584 / 4402.827)|
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 - (1178.39 + 298.58) / 2012.782)||/||(1 - (1612.24 + 341.735) / 3112.431)|
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))|
|=||(149.143 / (149.143 + 341.735))||/||(139.138 / (139.138 + 298.58))|
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)|
|=||(1263.422 / 4402.827)||/||(1271.473 / 4523.202)|
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)|
|=||((47.2 + 1193.871) / 2012.782)||/||((0 + 1472.993) / 3112.431)|
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|
|=||(-24.446 - 0||-||195.687)||/||2012.782|
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.
Barnes & Noble Inc has a M-score of -3.00 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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
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