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Crane Co (NYSE:CR)
Beneish M-Score
-2.56 (As of Today)

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.

Crane Co has a M-score of -2.50 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

CR' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.45   Max: 30513.62
Current: -2.56

-3.45
30513.62

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Crane Co was 30513.62. The lowest was -3.45. And the median was -2.54.


Definition

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 * 1.0328+0.528 * 0.9977+0.404 * 0.9774+0.892 * 0.9369+0.115 * 1.06
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9956+4.679 * 0.0001-0.327 * 0.9807
=-2.50

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Dec15) TTM:Last Year (Dec14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $398 Mil.
Revenue was $2,741 Mil.
Gross Profit was $954 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,204 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,337 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $276 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $67 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $574 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $573 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $745 Mil.
Net Income was $229 Mil.
Non Operating Income was $-1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was $229 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $411 Mil.
Revenue was $2,925 Mil.
Gross Profit was $1,016 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,195 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,451 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $290 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $76 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $615 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $640 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $749 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(397.6 / 2740.5) / (410.9 / 2925)
=0.14508301 / 0.14047863
=1.0328

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(1016.3 / 2925) / (954.4 / 2740.5)
=0.34745299 / 0.34825762
=0.9977

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (1203.5 + 276) / 3336.9) / (1 - (1195.2 + 290.3) / 3450.8)
=0.55662441 / 0.56952011
=0.9774

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=2740.5 / 2925
=0.9369

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))
=(75.8 / (75.8 + 290.3)) / (67 / (67 + 276))
=0.20704725 / 0.19533528
=1.06

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)
=(573.7 / 2740.5) / (615 / 2925)
=0.20934136 / 0.21025641
=0.9956

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)
=((744.6 + 572.8) / 3336.9) / ((749.2 + 640) / 3450.8)
=0.39479757 / 0.40257332
=0.9807

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(228.9 - -0.7 - 229.3) / 3336.9
=0.0001

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 -2.50 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Crane Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 1.04150.90090.97391.0021.07721.00820.92530.83331.0328
GMI 0.96211.87390.52770.98530.97671.00491.00540.97980.9977
AQI 1.03251.03620.97850.9661.04291.01140.92850.96290.9774
SGI 1.09491.16050.99430.84340.99221.14731.03151.1270.9369
DEPI 1.10450.90381.06330.96930.96460.96891.0310.73551.06
SGAI 1.0291.03331.06730.99630.97890.935201.01880.9956
LVGI 1.09141.80661.00430.49811.03930.98870.96181.01050.9807
TATA -0.0104-0.106-0.0209-0.02070.0071-0.0444-0.0058-0.02140.0001
M-score -2.44-2.73-2.87-2.57-2.39-2.53-2.39-2.68-2.50
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