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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 Cintas Corp was -2.01. The lowest was -3.12. And the median was -2.60.
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 Cintas Corp 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 * 1.0614||+||0.528 * 0.9854||+||0.404 * 0.9673||+||0.892 * 1.0229||+||0.115 * 1.1781|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9673||+||4.679 * -0.0508||-||0.327 * 1.1469|
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
|This Year (Aug15) TTM:||Last Year (Aug14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $531 Mil.|
Revenue was 1198.89 + 1142.583 + 1108.847 + 1123.379 = $4,574 Mil.
Gross Profit was 524.144 + 486.66 + 475.307 + 481.424 = $1,968 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,734 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,123 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $897 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $141 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,250 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $959 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,050 Mil.
Net Income was 100.181 + 105.215 + 94.883 + 120.412 = $421 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 55.049 + 0 + 0 = $55 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 143.083 + 202.63 + 85.073 + 144.372 = $575 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $489 Mil.
Revenue was 1102.077 + 1134.415 + 1110.973 + 1123.931 = $4,471 Mil.
Gross Profit was 477.946 + 480.846 + 469.634 + 467.079 = $1,896 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,013 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,556 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $838 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $159 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,263 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $636 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,300 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)|
|=||(531.127 / 4573.699)||/||(489.211 / 4471.396)|
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)|
|=||(486.66 / 4471.396)||/||(524.144 / 4573.699)|
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 - (1733.952 + 896.786) / 4122.949)||/||(1 - (2012.949 + 838.493) / 4556.27)|
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))|
|=||(159.48 / (159.48 + 838.493))||/||(140.738 / (140.738 + 896.786))|
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)|
|=||(1249.517 / 4573.699)||/||(1262.811 / 4471.396)|
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)|
|=||((1050 + 959.326) / 4122.949)||/||((1300 + 636.011) / 4556.27)|
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|
|=||(420.691 - 55.049||-||575.158)||/||4122.949|
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.
Cintas Corp has a M-score of -2.68 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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