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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 -1.15. The lowest was -4.42. And the median was -2.48.
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 * 1.1016||+||0.528 * 0.8513||+||0.404 * 1.4185||+||0.892 * 0.9177||+||0.115 * 0.7663|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.3005||+||4.679 * 0.0332||-||0.327 * 0.899|
|This Year (Dec14) TTM:||Last Year (Dec13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $20.27 Mil.|
Revenue was 28.374 + 22.664 + 22.027 + 22.021 = $95.09 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5.64 + 4.057 + 4.247 + 4.216 = $18.16 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $64.62 Mil.
Total Assets was $90.07 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $13.91 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1.92 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $19.98 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $19.89 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was 0.318 + -0.109 + 0.381 + -0.594 = $-0.00 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.243 + 0.255 + -0.123 + 0.304 = $0.68 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -0.377 + -2.155 + 1.417 + -2.557 = $-3.67 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $20.05 Mil.
Revenue was 32.745 + 18.855 + 24.395 + 27.621 = $103.62 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4.914 + 3.338 + 4.68 + 3.914 = $16.85 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $72.10 Mil.
Total Assets was $95.44 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14.72 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1.51 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $16.74 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $23.44 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)|
|=||(20.266 / 95.086)||/||(20.047 / 103.616)|
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)|
|=||(4.057 / 103.616)||/||(5.64 / 95.086)|
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 - (64.617 + 13.914) / 90.07)||/||(1 - (72.103 + 14.721) / 95.444)|
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))|
|=||(1.511 / (1.511 + 14.721))||/||(1.924 / (1.924 + 13.914))|
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)|
|=||(19.976 / 95.086)||/||(16.738 / 103.616)|
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 + 19.887) / 90.07)||/||((0 + 23.442) / 95.444)|
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|
|=||(-0.004 - 0.679||-||-3.672)||/||90.07|
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 -2.26 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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