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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.
Cenovus Energy Inc has a M-score of -3.17 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 6 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Cenovus Energy Inc was -2.60. The lowest was -3.10. And the median was -2.89.
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 Cenovus Energy Inc 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 * 0.853||+||0.528 * 1.0799||+||0.404 * 0.4112||+||0.892 * 1.0742||+||0.115 * 1.0513|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.8864||+||4.679 * -0.0968||-||0.327 * 0.9793|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,644 Mil.|
Revenue was 4626.2828081 + 5133.88734995 + 4603.96039604 + 4536.65413534 = $18,901 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1048.95104895 + 1248.38411819 + 1081.00810081 + 845.864661654 = $4,224 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,218 Mil.
Total Assets was $23,111 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $18,144 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,729 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $341 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,993 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,787 Mil.
Net Income was 321.496685133 + 567.867036011 + 222.322232223 + -54.5112781955 = $1,057 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -147.125601671 + 158.818097876 + 99.9099909991 + -161.654135338 = $-50 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 991.73553719 + 1024.00738689 + 411.341134113 + 917.293233083 = $3,344 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,794 Mil.
Revenue was 5024.17794971 + 4455.86808923 + 4274.4140625 + 3840.4040404 = $17,595 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1148.93617021 + 1072.74490786 + 1129.8828125 + 894.949494949 = $4,247 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,732 Mil.
Total Assets was $23,893 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $17,277 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,739 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $358 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,543 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,671 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)|
|=||(1643.81073472 / 18900.7846894)||/||(1794.00386847 / 17594.8641418)|
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)|
|=||(1248.38411819 / 17594.8641418)||/||(1048.95104895 / 18900.7846894)|
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 - (4217.60058124 + 18143.6745073) / 23110.5258378)||/||(1 - (4732.10831721 + 17276.5957447) / 23892.6499033)|
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))|
|=||(1738.89539592 / (1738.89539592 + 17276.5957447))||/||(1728.63074577 / (1728.63074577 + 18143.6745073))|
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)|
|=||(341.075074124 / 18900.7846894)||/||(358.182070874 / 17594.8641418)|
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)|
|=||((4787.03115067 + 2993.3702661) / 23110.5258378)||/||((4671.17988395 + 3542.55319149) / 23892.6499033)|
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|
|=||(1057.17467517 - -50.051648134||-||3344.37729127)||/||23110.5258378|
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.
Cenovus Energy Inc has a M-score of -3.17 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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