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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.
CF Industries Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.55 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of CF Industries Holdings Inc was -0.02. The lowest was -3.31. And the median was -2.47.
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 CF Industries Holdings 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 * 1.0284||+||0.528 * 1.2289||+||0.404 * 0.867||+||0.892 * 0.8534||+||0.115 * 1.1523|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9904||+||4.679 * 0.0115||-||0.327 * 1.3109|
|This Year (Jun14) TTM:||Last Year (Jun13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $258 Mil.|
Revenue was 1472.7 + 1132.6 + 1326.3 + 1097 = $5,029 Mil.
Gross Profit was 590.3 + 442.8 + 593.8 + 386.1 = $2,013 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,406 Mil.
Total Assets was $11,305 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4,605 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $400 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $158 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $720 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,592 Mil.
Net Income was 312.6 + 708.5 + 325.8 + 234.1 = $1,581 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -3.1 + 0.1 + -0.4 + 0.3 = $-3 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -194.7 + 750 + 37.5 + 861 = $1,454 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $294 Mil.
Revenue was 1714.9 + 1336.5 + 1481.4 + 1359.4 = $5,892 Mil.
Gross Profit was 865.2 + 675.1 + 656.2 + 702 = $2,899 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,720 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,252 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4,087 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $415 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $187 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $577 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,098 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)|
|=||(258.3 / 5028.6)||/||(294.3 / 5892.2)|
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)|
|=||(442.8 / 5892.2)||/||(590.3 / 5028.6)|
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 - (3405.7 + 4605.1) / 11304.9)||/||(1 - (2719.5 + 4086.5) / 10251.6)|
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))|
|=||(414.5 / (414.5 + 4086.5))||/||(400 / (400 + 4605.1))|
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)|
|=||(158.4 / 5028.6)||/||(187.4 / 5892.2)|
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)|
|=||((4592.4 + 720.3) / 11304.9)||/||((3098 + 577.1) / 10251.6)|
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|
|=||(1581 - -3.1||-||1453.8)||/||11304.9|
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.
CF Industries Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.55 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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