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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 Brady Corp was -1.86. The lowest was -3.64. And the median was -2.59.
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 Brady 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 * 0.9246||+||0.528 * 1.0349||+||0.404 * 0.9576||+||0.892 * 0.9844||+||0.115 * 1.0907|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9781||+||4.679 * -0.1224||-||0.327 * 1.056|
|This Year (Apr15) TTM:||Last Year (Apr14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $162 Mil.|
Revenue was 290.227 + 282.628 + 310.24 + 316.733 = $1,200 Mil.
Gross Profit was 140.999 + 138.203 + 150.161 + 154.06 = $583 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $416 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,142 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $124 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $39 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $431 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $207 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $214 Mil.
Net Income was 17.213 + 11.584 + 13.584 + -110.409 = $-68 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.434 + 0.211 + 0.323 + 0.515 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 28.81 + 5.326 + 18.604 + 17.58 = $70 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $178 Mil.
Revenue was 309.577 + 291.194 + 307.53 + 310.592 = $1,219 Mil.
Gross Profit was 155.12 + 142.536 + 157.847 + 157.871 = $613 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $522 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,452 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $130 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $46 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $448 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $344 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $162 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)|
|=||(162.18 / 1199.828)||/||(178.197 / 1218.893)|
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)|
|=||(138.203 / 1218.893)||/||(140.999 / 1199.828)|
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 - (416.335 + 123.778) / 1141.985)||/||(1 - (522.482 + 130.227) / 1451.674)|
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))|
|=||(46.47 / (46.47 + 130.227))||/||(39.327 / (39.327 + 123.778))|
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)|
|=||(431.135 / 1199.828)||/||(447.809 / 1218.893)|
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)|
|=||((213.839 + 207.276) / 1141.985)||/||((162.468 + 344.467) / 1451.674)|
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|
|=||(-68.028 - 1.483||-||70.32)||/||1141.985|
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.
Brady Corp has a M-score of -3.14 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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