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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.
Bluelinx Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.91 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Bluelinx Holdings Inc was -1.73. The lowest was -4.76. And the median was -2.67.
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 Bluelinx Holdings 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 * 0.8152||+||0.528 * 1.1054||+||0.404 * 0.9978||+||0.892 * 1.0692||+||0.115 * 0.8928|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9945||+||4.679 * -0.0753||-||0.327 * 1.0516|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $191 Mil.|
Revenue was 443.944 + 486.275 + 557.952 + 604.592 = $2,093 Mil.
Gross Profit was 52.676 + 54.349 + 62.492 + 55.185 = $225 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $485 Mil.
Total Assets was $612 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $110 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $9 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $233 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $176 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $409 Mil.
Net Income was -8.608 + -2.457 + -3.206 + -22.306 = $-37 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.16 + -0.054 + -0.017 + -0.128 = $-0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -46.115 + 30.913 + 62.863 + -37.818 = $10 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $219 Mil.
Revenue was 503.153 + 440.298 + 496.81 + 517.026 = $1,957 Mil.
Gross Profit was 56.458 + 52.119 + 60.531 + 63.188 = $232 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $567 Mil.
Total Assets was $700 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $114 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $219 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $257 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $380 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)|
|=||(190.766 / 2092.763)||/||(218.861 / 1957.287)|
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)|
|=||(54.349 / 1957.287)||/||(52.676 / 2092.763)|
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 - (485.107 + 110.442) / 611.816)||/||(1 - (567.104 + 113.838) / 699.584)|
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))|
|=||(8.478 / (8.478 + 113.838))||/||(9.296 / (9.296 + 110.442))|
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)|
|=||(233.235 / 2092.763)||/||(219.349 / 1957.287)|
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)|
|=||((409.294 + 176.349) / 611.816)||/||((380.039 + 256.741) / 699.584)|
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|
|=||(-36.577 - -0.359||-||9.843)||/||611.816|
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.
Bluelinx Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.91 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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