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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.
CBS Corp has a M-score of -2.43 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of CBS Corp was -1.16. The lowest was -5.04. And the median was -2.54.
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 CBS Corp 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 * 1.0011||+||0.528 * 1.0148||+||0.404 * 1.0118||+||0.892 * 1.0535||+||0.115 * 1.0206|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9797||+||4.679 * 0.004||-||0.327 * 1.1138|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $3,301 Mil.|
Revenue was 3856 + 3911 + 3634 + 3699 = $15,100 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1572 + 1608 + 1662 + 1635 = $6,477 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,077 Mil.
Total Assets was $26,115 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,179 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $453 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $2,727 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,072 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $7,448 Mil.
Net Income was 468 + 470 + 494 + 472 = $1,904 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 5 + 8 + 7 + -7 = $13 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 501 + 553 + 269 + 464 = $1,787 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $3,130 Mil.
Revenue was 4040 + 3698 + 3266 + 3329 = $14,333 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1566 + 1548 + 1549 + 1576 = $6,239 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,259 Mil.
Total Assets was $26,111 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,215 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $472 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $2,642 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,440 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,901 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)|
|=||(3301 / 15100)||/||(3130 / 14333)|
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)|
|=||(1608 / 14333)||/||(1572 / 15100)|
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 - (5077 + 2179) / 26115)||/||(1 - (5259 + 2215) / 26111)|
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))|
|=||(472 / (472 + 2215))||/||(453 / (453 + 2179))|
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)|
|=||(2727 / 15100)||/||(2642 / 14333)|
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)|
|=||((7448 + 4072) / 26115)||/||((5901 + 4440) / 26111)|
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|
|=||(1904 - 13||-||1787)||/||26115|
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.
CBS Corp has a M-score of -2.43 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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