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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 BlackRock Inc was -0.89. The lowest was -5.11. And the median was -2.54.
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 BlackRock 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 * 0.9237||+||0.528 * 0.9998||+||0.404 * 1.0042||+||0.892 * 1.0705||+||0.115 * 1.0964|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9712||+||4.679 * 0.0017||-||0.327 * 0.9624|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2,836 Mil.|
Revenue was 2723 + 2784 + 2849 + 2778 = $11,134 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2624 + 2688 + 2759 + 2689 = $10,760 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $7,408 Mil.
Total Assets was $242,714 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $537 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $268 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $6,065 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,398 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,902 Mil.
Net Income was 822 + 813 + 917 + 808 = $3,360 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 98 + -8 + -1 + 73 = $162 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -490 + 1271 + 1284 + 732 = $2,797 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $2,868 Mil.
Revenue was 2670 + 2777 + 2472 + 2482 = $10,401 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2581 + 2690 + 2387 + 2392 = $10,050 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $7,453 Mil.
Total Assets was $216,297 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $508 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $292 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $5,834 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,283 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,180 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)|
|=||(2836 / 11134)||/||(2868 / 10401)|
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)|
|=||(2688 / 10401)||/||(2624 / 11134)|
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 - (7408 + 537) / 242714)||/||(1 - (7453 + 508) / 216297)|
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))|
|=||(292 / (292 + 508))||/||(268 / (268 + 537))|
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)|
|=||(6065 / 11134)||/||(5834 / 10401)|
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)|
|=||((8902 + 2398) / 242714)||/||((8180 + 2283) / 216297)|
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|
|=||(3360 - 162||-||2797)||/||242714|
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.
BlackRock Inc has a M-score of -2.45 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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