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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 Cincinnati Bell Inc was 11.61. The lowest was -5.01. And the median was -2.85.
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 Cincinnati Bell 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 * 0.8903||+||0.528 * 1.0862||+||0.404 * 0.712||+||0.892 * 1.0254||+||0.115 * 0.9034|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0352||+||4.679 * -0.1136||-||0.327 * 0.9586|
|This Year (Jun15) TTM:||Last Year (Jun14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $155 Mil.|
Revenue was 285.8 + 292.9 + 308.3 + 327.5 = $1,215 Mil.
Gross Profit was 123.6 + 126.7 + 124.6 + 148 = $523 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $273 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,510 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $895 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $219 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $226 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $273 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,379 Mil.
Net Income was 191.6 + 49.2 + -18.3 + -27.3 = $195 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 280.4 + -3.5 + -5.1 + -19.2 = $253 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 26.4 + 6.3 + 54.4 + 27 = $114 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $170 Mil.
Revenue was 283 + 282.2 + 308.4 + 310.8 = $1,184 Mil.
Gross Profit was 128.9 + 131.5 + 142.6 + 150.9 = $554 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $608 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,177 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $875 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $189 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $213 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $271 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,214 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)|
|=||(155.2 / 1214.5)||/||(170 / 1184.4)|
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)|
|=||(126.7 / 1184.4)||/||(123.6 / 1214.5)|
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 - (272.5 + 894.5) / 1509.6)||/||(1 - (608.3 + 874.7) / 2176.9)|
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))|
|=||(189 / (189 + 874.7))||/||(219 / (219 + 894.5))|
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)|
|=||(226.1 / 1214.5)||/||(213 / 1184.4)|
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)|
|=||((1379 + 272.7) / 1509.6)||/||((2214.2 + 270.6) / 2176.9)|
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|
|=||(195.2 - 252.6||-||114.1)||/||1509.6|
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.
Cincinnati Bell Inc has a M-score of -3.16 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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
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