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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.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a M-score of -2.59 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 4 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Chesapeake Lodging Trust was -1.93. The lowest was -3.87. And the median was -2.57.
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 Chesapeake Lodging Trust 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 * 0.9206||+||0.528 * 1.0076||+||0.404 * 0.8496||+||0.892 * 1.1837||+||0.115 * 0.8122|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9853||+||4.679 * -0.0321||-||0.327 * 0.93|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $21.9 Mil.|
Revenue was 130.84 + 128.865 + 94.774 + 111.563 = $466.0 Mil.
Gross Profit was 46.12 + 47.178 + 22.015 + 34.464 = $149.8 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $301.4 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,766.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,427.7 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $50.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.7 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $51.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $589.3 Mil.
Net Income was 28.688 + 21.249 + 2.178 + 11.528 = $63.6 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 7.006 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $7.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 38.819 + 36.508 + 10.367 + 27.566 = $113.3 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $20.1 Mil.
Revenue was 122.443 + 115.57 + 70.601 + 85.1 = $393.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 42.911 + 42.2 + 15.639 + 26.738 = $127.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $108.0 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,573.1 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,426.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $40.6 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $12.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $49.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $564.2 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)|
|=||(21.9 / 466.042)||/||(20.096 / 393.714)|
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)|
|=||(47.178 / 393.714)||/||(46.12 / 466.042)|
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 - (301.374 + 1427.673) / 1766.184)||/||(1 - (107.977 + 1426.171) / 1573.079)|
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))|
|=||(40.573 / (40.573 + 1426.171))||/||(50.335 / (50.335 + 1427.673))|
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)|
|=||(14.709 / 466.042)||/||(12.612 / 393.714)|
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)|
|=||((589.287 + 51.2) / 1766.184)||/||((564.229 + 49.199) / 1573.079)|
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|
|=||(63.643 - 7.006||-||113.26)||/||1766.184|
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.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a M-score of -2.59 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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