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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 Crane Co was -1.94. The lowest was -10000000.00. And the median was -2.55.
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 Crane 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 * 0.8872||+||0.528 * 0.9902||+||0.404 * 0.9703||+||0.892 * 1.0754||+||0.115 * 0.8674|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.9323||+||4.679 * -0.0232||-||0.327 * 1.0348|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $436 Mil.|
Revenue was 678.8 + 730.658 + 727.413 + 750.096 = $2,887 Mil.
Gross Profit was 236.8 + 249.02 + 251.122 + 262.065 = $999 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,183 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,387 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $281 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $70 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $56 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $662 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $749 Mil.
Net Income was 51.1 + 56.212 + 28.079 + 59.697 = $195 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.3 + 3.751 + 0.342 + -1.514 = $2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -11.6 + 150.517 + 68.16 + 64.174 = $271 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $457 Mil.
Revenue was 716.8 + 681.449 + 637.515 + 648.746 = $2,685 Mil.
Gross Profit was 254.1 + 226.851 + 216.198 + 222.721 = $920 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,170 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,553 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $304 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $64 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $27 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $681 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $749 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)|
|=||(436.2 / 2886.967)||/||(457.18 / 2684.51)|
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)|
|=||(249.02 / 2684.51)||/||(236.8 / 2886.967)|
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 - (1182.7 + 281.1) / 3387.3)||/||(1 - (1170.085 + 303.778) / 3553.345)|
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))|
|=||(63.927 / (63.927 + 303.778))||/||(70.466 / (70.466 + 281.1))|
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)|
|=||(56.207 / 2886.967)||/||(27.048 / 2684.51)|
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)|
|=||((749.2 + 661.6) / 3387.3)||/||((749.181 + 680.973) / 3553.345)|
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|
|=||(195.088 - 2.279||-||271.251)||/||3387.3|
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.
Crane Co has a M-score of -2.83 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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