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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 Ballantyne Strong Inc was -0.75. The lowest was -4.67. And the median was -2.49.
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 Ballantyne Strong 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 * 0.9382||+||0.528 * 0.9181||+||0.404 * 0.8837||+||0.892 * 0.9747||+||0.115 * 0.7807|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0916||+||4.679 * -0.1537||-||0.327 * 1.028|
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $15.10 Mil.|
Revenue was 22.47 + 28.374 + 22.664 + 22.027 = $95.54 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4.261 + 5.64 + 4.057 + 4.247 = $18.21 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $55.52 Mil.
Total Assets was $75.52 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $13.76 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2.06 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $20.01 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $16.24 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was -10.164 + 0.318 + -0.109 + 0.381 = $-9.57 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.645 + 0.243 + 0.255 + -0.123 = $1.02 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2.126 + -0.377 + -2.155 + 1.417 = $1.01 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $16.51 Mil.
Revenue was 22.021 + 32.745 + 18.855 + 24.395 = $98.02 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4.216 + 4.914 + 3.338 + 4.68 = $17.15 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $66.21 Mil.
Total Assets was $88.71 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14.20 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1.61 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $18.81 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $18.56 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)|
|=||(15.099 / 95.535)||/||(16.511 / 98.016)|
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)|
|=||(5.64 / 98.016)||/||(4.261 / 95.535)|
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 - (55.521 + 13.755) / 75.522)||/||(1 - (66.207 + 14.202) / 88.711)|
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))|
|=||(1.607 / (1.607 + 14.202))||/||(2.059 / (2.059 + 13.755))|
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)|
|=||(20.013 / 95.535)||/||(18.81 / 98.016)|
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 + 16.244) / 75.522)||/||((0 + 18.562) / 88.711)|
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|
|=||(-9.574 - 1.02||-||1.011)||/||75.522|
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.
Ballantyne Strong Inc has a M-score of -3.42 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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