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Bowl America Inc (AMEX:BWL.A)
Beneish M-Score
-1.48 (As of Today)

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.

Bowl America Inc has a M-score of -1.48 signals that the company is a manipulator.

BWL.A' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.83   Max: 6.01
Current: -1.48

-3.83
6.01

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Bowl America Inc was 6.01. The lowest was -3.83. And the median was -2.72.


Definition

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 Bowl America 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 * 2.2681+0.528 * 1.0104+0.404 * 1.0851+0.892 * 0.9712+0.115 * 1.0483
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0015+4.679 * -0.0328-0.327 * 1.0935
=-1.48

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Dec14) TTM:Last Year (Dec13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $0.32 Mil.
Revenue was 5.97 + 4.629 + 4.756 + 7.307 = $22.66 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.939 + 2.665 + 2.961 + 5.044 = $14.61 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3.09 Mil.
Total Assets was $33.25 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $20.64 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1.26 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $12.01 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3.72 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was 0.482 + -0.315 + 0.028 + 1.29 = $1.49 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.00 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1.65 + 0.359 + -2.21 + 2.777 = $2.58 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $0.14 Mil.
Revenue was 5.967 + 4.75 + 4.978 + 7.639 = $23.33 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.848 + 2.755 + 3.12 + 5.476 = $15.20 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4.78 Mil.
Total Assets was $35.54 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $21.38 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1.37 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $12.35 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3.63 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(0.315 / 22.662) / (0.143 / 23.334)
=0.01389992 / 0.0061284
=2.2681

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(2.665 / 23.334) / (3.939 / 22.662)
=0.6513671 / 0.64464743
=1.0104

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (3.087 + 20.636) / 33.248) / (1 - (4.779 + 21.375) / 35.536)
=0.2864834 / 0.26401396
=1.0851

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=22.662 / 23.334
=0.9712

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))
=(1.37 / (1.37 + 21.375)) / (1.258 / (1.258 + 20.636))
=0.06023302 / 0.05745866
=1.0483

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)
=(12.007 / 22.662) / (12.345 / 23.334)
=0.52982967 / 0.52905631
=1.0015

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 + 3.718) / 33.248) / ((0 + 3.634) / 35.536)
=0.11182628 / 0.10226249
=1.0935

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(1.485 - 0 - 2.576) / 33.248
=-0.0328

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.

Bowl America Inc has a M-score of -1.48 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Bowl America Inc Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
DSRI 11.23660.202810.53511.17891.62880.44461.23930.18855.6517
GMI 0.99851.01850.9851.01661.03291.03411.01020.98110.98421.0288
AQI 1.00351.03911.68860.86180.91771.08121.16771.13691.09831.1299
SGI 1.00611.05991.05460.94150.98690.9130.97760.9180.980.9549
DEPI 1.12011.01270.84051.04170.97630.99211.06561.05970.99431.0228
SGAI 0.98981.00490.99061.03960.99091.02971.03161.02481.00491.008
LVGI 1.12360.88840.88931.07711.02440.94681.07540.98561.12421.0439
TATA -0.044-0.0157-0.042-0.0063-0.0802-0.0264-0.0482-0.03410.0258-0.0199
M-score -2.70-2.22-3.076.14-2.73-2.04-3.19-2.44-3.131.72

Bowl America Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
DSRI 1.2430.960510.18850.20780.498215.65175.07152.2681
GMI 0.97030.97050.9830.98420.99961.01351.0271.02881.02371.0104
AQI 1.20831.21011.20351.09831.10051.051.05691.12991.10751.0851
SGI 0.90870.8990.91380.980.98080.98630.97640.95490.96430.9712
DEPI 1.07971.02531.00320.99490.98710.99160.99551.02281.03431.0483
SGAI 1.02711.02270.99771.00481.00271.01121.02621.00811.00591.0015
LVGI 1.02880.88341.14941.12421.00831.20250.9661.04391.08491.0935
TATA -0.0396-0.0401-0.04370.02580.04110.03570.045-0.0199-0.031-0.0328
M-score -2.46-2.69-2.74-3.13-3.00-2.83-2.251.721.12-1.48
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