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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 Campbell Soup Co was -1.90. The lowest was -3.15. And the median was -2.65.
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 Campbell Soup Co 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 * 1.0015||+||0.528 * 1.0303||+||0.404 * 0.9526||+||0.892 * 1.0432||+||0.115 * 1.2169|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.8646||+||4.679 * -0.0204||-||0.327 * 0.93|
|This Year (Oct14) TTM:||Last Year (Oct13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $840 Mil.|
Revenue was 2255 + 1852 + 1970 + 2281 = $8,358 Mil.
Gross Profit was 783 + 631 + 676 + 814 = $2,904 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,358 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,297 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,286 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $306 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,481 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,168 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,244 Mil.
Net Income was 234 + 137 + 184 + 325 = $880 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 188 + 136 + 400 + 325 = $1,049 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $804 Mil.
Revenue was 2165 + 1723 + 1962 + 2162 = $8,012 Mil.
Gross Profit was 777 + 623 + 706 + 762 = $2,868 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,587 Mil.
Total Assets was $9,055 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,283 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $383 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,642 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,104 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,247 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)|
|=||(840 / 8358)||/||(804 / 8012)|
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)|
|=||(631 / 8012)||/||(783 / 8358)|
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 - (2358 + 2286) / 8297)||/||(1 - (2587 + 2283) / 9055)|
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))|
|=||(383 / (383 + 2283))||/||(306 / (306 + 2286))|
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)|
|=||(1481 / 8358)||/||(1642 / 8012)|
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)|
|=||((2244 + 3168) / 8297)||/||((2247 + 4104) / 9055)|
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|
|=||(880 - 0||-||1049)||/||8297|
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.
Campbell Soup Co has a M-score of -2.47 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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