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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 Calamos Asset Management Inc was 14.04. The lowest was -4.28. And the median was -3.34.
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 Calamos Asset Management 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 * 0.8289||+||0.528 * 1||+||0.404 * 0.7854||+||0.892 * 0.8504||+||0.115 * 1.0883|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0614||+||4.679 * -0.0617||-||0.327 * 0.5181|
|This Year (Sep16) TTM:||Last Year (Sep15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $3.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 48.317 + 48.274 + 48.501 + 55.494 = $200.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 48.317 + 48.274 + 48.501 + 55.494 = $200.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $763.7 Mil.
Total Assets was $822.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $13.3 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $180.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $65.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 Mil.
Net Income was 1.167 + 0.224 + -1.322 + 0.83 = $0.9 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 25.307 + 2.323 + -13.623 + 0.821 = $14.8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 15.274 + 14.465 + -13.209 + 20.265 = $36.8 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $4.2 Mil.
Revenue was 57.618 + 60.351 + 57.417 + 60.495 = $235.9 Mil.
Gross Profit was 57.618 + 60.351 + 57.417 + 60.495 = $235.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $493.8 Mil.
Total Assets was $546.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $13.7 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $200.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $37.8 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $46.0 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)|
|=||(2.961 / 200.586)||/||(4.201 / 235.881)|
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)|
|=||(235.881 / 235.881)||/||(200.586 / 200.586)|
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 - (763.738 + 13.339) / 822.716)||/||(1 - (493.76 + 13.658) / 545.98)|
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))|
|=||(4.265 / (4.265 + 13.658))||/||(3.733 / (3.733 + 13.339))|
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)|
|=||(180.55 / 200.586)||/||(200.04 / 235.881)|
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 + 65.356) / 822.716)||/||((45.955 + 37.761) / 545.98)|
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|
|=||(0.899 - 14.828||-||36.795)||/||822.716|
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.
Calamos Asset Management Inc has a M-score of -2.99 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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