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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 CH Robinson Worldwide Inc was 0.58. The lowest was -3.06. And the median was -2.41.
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 CH Robinson Worldwide 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 * 0.9934||+||0.528 * 0.9936||+||0.404 * 0.9606||+||0.892 * 1.0553||+||0.115 * 0.9519|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9954||+||4.679 * -0.0085||-||0.327 * 0.9954|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,641 Mil.|
Revenue was 3467.362 + 3502.918 + 3142.585 + 3152.882 = $13,266 Mil.
Gross Profit was 527.564 + 521.037 + 457.235 + 444.465 = $1,950 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,825 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,942 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $157 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $58 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,234 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,329 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $500 Mil.
Net Income was 124.981 + 118.596 + 93.187 + 92.952 = $430 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + -6.131 + -9.289 = $-15 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 176.954 + 113.928 + 14.44 + 164.848 = $470 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,565 Mil.
Revenue was 3316.665 + 3288.262 + 2994.267 + 2970.876 = $12,570 Mil.
Gross Profit was 463.306 + 472.602 + 455.722 + 444.632 = $1,836 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,753 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,892 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $156 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $54 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,175 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,306 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $500 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)|
|=||(1640.634 / 13265.747)||/||(1564.997 / 12570.07)|
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)|
|=||(521.037 / 12570.07)||/||(527.564 / 13265.747)|
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 - (1824.716 + 156.936) / 2941.784)||/||(1 - (1753.441 + 155.693) / 2891.568)|
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))|
|=||(54.061 / (54.061 + 155.693))||/||(58.272 / (58.272 + 156.936))|
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)|
|=||(1234.498 / 13265.747)||/||(1175.121 / 12570.07)|
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)|
|=||((500 + 1329.202) / 2941.784)||/||((500 + 1306.231) / 2891.568)|
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|
|=||(429.716 - -15.42||-||470.17)||/||2941.784|
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.
CH Robinson Worldwide Inc has a M-score of -2.50 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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