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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 9 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Bridgepoint Education Inc was -1.46. The lowest was -3.45. And the median was -2.58.
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 Bridgepoint Education 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 * 1.1107||+||0.528 * 1.0199||+||0.404 * 0.8162||+||0.892 * 0.8836||+||0.115 * 0.5237|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9839||+||4.679 * -0.1752||-||0.327 * 1.0959|
|This Year (Sep15) TTM:||Last Year (Sep14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $30.8 Mil.|
Revenue was 140.762 + 147.057 + 142.518 + 147.259 = $577.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 71.565 + 75.647 + 67.469 + 65.588 = $280.3 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $367.2 Mil.
Total Assets was $505.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $30.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $20.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $268.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $164.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 Mil.
Net Income was -62.746 + -0.65 + -0.371 + -5.248 = $-69.0 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.465 + 0.345 + 0.689 + 0.725 = $2.2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1.873 + 7.38 + 7.388 + 0.635 = $17.3 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $31.4 Mil.
Revenue was 162.654 + 171.522 + 157.27 + 162.225 = $653.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 82.947 + 94.669 + 74.189 + 71.684 = $323.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $332.0 Mil.
Total Assets was $568.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $88.1 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $23.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $308.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $168.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 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)|
|=||(30.793 / 577.596)||/||(31.375 / 653.671)|
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)|
|=||(75.647 / 653.671)||/||(71.565 / 577.596)|
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 - (367.221 + 30.56) / 505.3)||/||(1 - (332.048 + 88.098) / 568.299)|
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))|
|=||(23.719 / (23.719 + 88.098))||/||(20.806 / (20.806 + 30.56))|
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)|
|=||(267.964 / 577.596)||/||(308.222 / 653.671)|
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)|
|=||((0 + 164.106) / 505.3)||/||((0 + 168.419) / 568.299)|
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|
|=||(-69.015 - 2.224||-||17.276)||/||505.3|
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.
Bridgepoint Education Inc has a M-score of -3.45 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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