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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 Cal-Maine Foods Inc was -1.58. The lowest was -3.07. And the median was -2.63.
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 Cal-Maine Foods 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 * 0.5172||+||0.528 * 0.7394||+||0.404 * 1.2784||+||0.892 * 1.211||+||0.115 * 0.9983|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9152||+||4.679 * -0.0716||-||0.327 * 0.544|
|This Year (May16) TTM:||Last Year (May15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $62 Mil.|
Revenue was 303.02 + 449.76 + 545.975 + 609.895 = $1,909 Mil.
Gross Profit was 40.68 + 132.726 + 211.597 + 263.071 = $648 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $626 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,112 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $392 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $45 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $178 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $83 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $9 Mil.
Net Income was -0.376 + 64.164 + 109.23 + 143.023 = $316 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.654 + 10.367 + 1.234 + 0.522 = $14 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 49.118 + 32.268 + 146.337 + 154.115 = $382 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $99 Mil.
Revenue was 403.011 + 437.556 + 378.617 + 356.944 = $1,576 Mil.
Gross Profit was 109.394 + 112.517 + 92.709 + 81.101 = $396 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $509 Mil.
Total Assets was $929 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $359 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $41 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $160 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $102 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $41 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)|
|=||(62.012 / 1908.65)||/||(99.013 / 1576.128)|
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)|
|=||(395.721 / 1576.128)||/||(648.074 / 1908.65)|
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 - (626.283 + 392.274) / 1111.765)||/||(1 - (508.964 + 358.79) / 928.653)|
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))|
|=||(40.708 / (40.708 + 358.79))||/||(44.592 / (44.592 + 392.274))|
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)|
|=||(177.76 / 1908.65)||/||(160.386 / 1576.128)|
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)|
|=||((9.25 + 83.451) / 1111.765)||/||((40.795 + 101.546) / 928.653)|
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|
|=||(316.041 - 13.777||-||381.838)||/||1111.765|
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.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc has a M-score of -2.93 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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