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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 -2.59.
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 * 0.9223||+||0.528 * 0.9693||+||0.404 * 1.0011||+||0.892 * 1.0194||+||0.115 * 1.1467|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9867||+||4.679 * -0.0661||-||0.327 * 1.0458|
|This Year (Feb15) TTM:||Last Year (Feb14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $498 Mil.|
Revenue was 1108.847 + 1123.379 + 1102.077 + 1216.662 = $4,551 Mil.
Gross Profit was 475.307 + 481.424 + 477.946 + 521.578 = $1,956 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,710 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,266 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $853 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $139 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,270 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $579 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,300 Mil.
Net Income was 94.883 + 120.412 + 110.108 + 127.224 = $453 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 28.358 + 106.441 = $135 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 85.073 + 144.372 + 148.201 + 222.196 = $600 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $530 Mil.
Revenue was 1110.973 + 1123.931 + 1100.246 + 1129.086 = $4,464 Mil.
Gross Profit was 469.634 + 467.079 + 456.095 + 467.215 = $1,860 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,665 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,400 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $981 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $188 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,263 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $553 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,301 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)|
|=||(497.978 / 4550.965)||/||(529.668 / 4464.236)|
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)|
|=||(481.424 / 4464.236)||/||(475.307 / 4550.965)|
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 - (1710.125 + 853.391) / 4266.346)||/||(1 - (1664.909 + 981.197) / 4400.441)|
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))|
|=||(187.707 / (187.707 + 981.197))||/||(138.975 / (138.975 + 853.391))|
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)|
|=||(1269.925 / 4550.965)||/||(1262.568 / 4464.236)|
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)|
|=||((1300 + 579.231) / 4266.346)||/||((1300.523 + 552.802) / 4400.441)|
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|
|=||(452.627 - 134.799||-||599.842)||/||4266.346|
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 -2.86 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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