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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 Callidus Software Inc was 2.56. The lowest was -4.14. And the median was -2.94.
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 Callidus Software 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 * 0.8956||+||0.528 * 0.9477||+||0.404 * 0.9761||+||0.892 * 1.2499||+||0.115 * 1.0218|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9981||+||4.679 * -0.1547||-||0.327 * 0.9935|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $42.7 Mil.|
Revenue was 48.378 + 46.784 + 44.944 + 41.614 = $181.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 30.155 + 29.607 + 27.592 + 25.711 = $113.1 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $155.5 Mil.
Total Assets was $247.1 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $23.9 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $12.1 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $98.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $104.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 Mil.
Net Income was -4.535 + -2.138 + -2.243 + -4.724 = $-13.6 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 6.112 + 5.947 + 9.871 + 2.648 = $24.6 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $38.2 Mil.
Revenue was 39.745 + 38.126 + 35 + 32.515 = $145.4 Mil.
Gross Profit was 23.726 + 23.262 + 19.354 + 19.385 = $85.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $150.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $237.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $20.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $10.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $78.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $90.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $10.5 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)|
|=||(42.737 / 181.72)||/||(38.178 / 145.386)|
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)|
|=||(29.607 / 145.386)||/||(30.155 / 181.72)|
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 - (155.529 + 23.921) / 247.12)||/||(1 - (150.131 + 20.645) / 237.367)|
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))|
|=||(10.764 / (10.764 + 20.645))||/||(12.071 / (12.071 + 23.921))|
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)|
|=||(98.089 / 181.72)||/||(78.626 / 145.386)|
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 + 104.457) / 247.12)||/||((10.48 + 90.514) / 237.367)|
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|
|=||(-13.64 - 0||-||24.578)||/||247.12|
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.
Callidus Software Inc has a M-score of -3.11 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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