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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 Cryo-Cell International Inc was -0.37. The lowest was -5.10. And the median was -3.07.
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 Cryo-Cell International 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 * 1.1377||+||0.528 * 1.0151||+||0.404 * 0.9534||+||0.892 * 0.9967||+||0.115 * 0.9446|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0245||+||4.679 * -0.2184||-||0.327 * 0.9984|
|This Year (Feb15) TTM:||Last Year (Feb14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4.20 Mil.|
Revenue was 4.843 + 4.975 + 4.938 + 4.893 = $19.65 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.569 + 3.667 + 3.438 + 3.403 = $14.08 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8.85 Mil.
Total Assets was $10.52 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $0.92 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.34 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $12.04 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8.70 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was 0.286 + -0.296 + 0.237 + 0.216 = $0.44 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.012 + 0.689 + 0.142 + -0.069 = $0.75 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0.329 + 0.243 + 0.95 + 0.468 = $1.99 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $3.70 Mil.
Revenue was 5.32 + 4.706 + 4.83 + 4.859 = $19.72 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.986 + 3.399 + 3.469 + 3.484 = $14.34 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8.56 Mil.
Total Assets was $10.47 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1.12 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.39 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $11.79 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8.68 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)|
|=||(4.2 / 19.649)||/||(3.704 / 19.715)|
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)|
|=||(3.667 / 19.715)||/||(3.569 / 19.649)|
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 - (8.847 + 0.918) / 10.519)||/||(1 - (8.558 + 1.123) / 10.468)|
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))|
|=||(0.385 / (0.385 + 1.123))||/||(0.34 / (0.34 + 0.918))|
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)|
|=||(12.043 / 19.649)||/||(11.794 / 19.715)|
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 + 8.703) / 10.519)||/||((0 + 8.675) / 10.468)|
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|
|=||(0.443 - 0.75||-||1.99)||/||10.519|
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.
Cryo-Cell International Inc has a M-score of -3.40 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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