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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 -2.93. And the median was -2.56.
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 * 0.9742||+||0.528 * 0.9768||+||0.404 * 0.9368||+||0.892 * 1.0016||+||0.115 * 1.1824|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9672||+||4.679 * -0.0556||-||0.327 * 1.0591|
|This Year (May15) TTM:||Last Year (May14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $496 Mil.|
Revenue was 1142.583 + 1108.847 + 1123.379 + 1102.077 = $4,477 Mil.
Gross Profit was 486.66 + 475.307 + 481.424 + 477.946 = $1,921 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,736 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,192 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $871 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $141 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,225 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $621 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,300 Mil.
Net Income was 105.215 + 94.883 + 120.412 + 110.108 = $431 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 55.049 + 0 + 0 + 28.358 = $83 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 202.63 + 85.073 + 144.372 + 148.201 = $580 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $508 Mil.
Revenue was 1134.415 + 1110.973 + 1123.931 + 1100.246 = $4,470 Mil.
Gross Profit was 480.846 + 469.634 + 467.079 + 456.095 = $1,874 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,806 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,462 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $856 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $168 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,265 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $630 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)|
|=||(496.13 / 4476.886)||/||(508.427 / 4469.565)|
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)|
|=||(475.307 / 4469.565)||/||(486.66 / 4476.886)|
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 - (1735.807 + 871.421) / 4192.46)||/||(1 - (1805.681 + 855.702) / 4462.452)|
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))|
|=||(168.22 / (168.22 + 855.702))||/||(140.624 / (140.624 + 871.421))|
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)|
|=||(1225.338 / 4476.886)||/||(1264.836 / 4469.565)|
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 + 621.058) / 4192.46)||/||((1300.477 + 630.131) / 4462.452)|
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|
|=||(430.618 - 83.407||-||580.276)||/||4192.46|
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 -2.79 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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