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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 -4.71. And the median was -3.54.
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 * 0.2345||+||0.528 * 1||+||0.404 * 0.9665||+||0.892 * 0.9179||+||0.115 * 0.962|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.1563||+||4.679 * -0.0841||-||0.327 * 1.0926|
|This Year (Sep15) TTM:||Last Year (Sep14) TTM:|
|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.
Net Income was 0.363 + 2.033 + 0.101 + 4.794 = $7.3 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -10.997 + 0.692 + 5.737 + 3.384 = $-1.2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 17.454 + 21.74 + -17.335 + 32.521 = $54.4 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $19.5 Mil.
Revenue was 63.532 + 63.005 + 63.93 + 66.522 = $257.0 Mil.
Gross Profit was 63.532 + 63.005 + 63.93 + 66.522 = $257.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $533.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $591.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14.9 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $188.5 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $37.0 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)|
|=||(4.201 / 235.881)||/||(19.521 / 256.989)|
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)|
|=||(60.351 / 256.989)||/||(57.618 / 235.881)|
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 - (493.76 + 13.658) / 545.98)||/||(1 - (533.139 + 14.854) / 591.198)|
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))|
|=||(4.41 / (4.41 + 14.854))||/||(4.265 / (4.265 + 13.658))|
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)|
|=||(200.04 / 235.881)||/||(188.483 / 256.989)|
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)|
|=||((45.955 + 37.761) / 545.98)||/||((45.955 + 37.015) / 591.198)|
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|
|=||(7.291 - -1.184||-||54.38)||/||545.98|
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 -3.73 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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