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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 CommVault Systems Inc was -2.11. The lowest was -3.27. And the median was -2.91.
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 CommVault Systems 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 * 0.9585||+||0.528 * 1.0097||+||0.404 * 0.9337||+||0.892 * 1.0362||+||0.115 * 1.0768|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.1404||+||4.679 * -0.1376||-||0.327 * 1.1214|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $117.7 Mil.|
Revenue was 150.735 + 153.021 + 151.144 + 152.643 = $607.5 Mil.
Gross Profit was 129.821 + 133.08 + 130.858 + 131.716 = $525.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $541.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $713.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $140.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $9.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $414.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $257.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 Mil.
Net Income was 3.352 + 3.073 + 6.496 + 12.729 = $25.7 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 35.982 + 20.239 + 32.182 + 35.444 = $123.8 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $118.5 Mil.
Revenue was 156.819 + 153.25 + 141.863 + 134.408 = $586.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 136.95 + 134.752 + 123.707 + 116.63 = $512.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $630.5 Mil.
Total Assets was $755.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $88.9 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $6.2 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $350.4 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $243.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 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)|
|=||(117.716 / 607.543)||/||(118.527 / 586.34)|
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)|
|=||(133.08 / 586.34)||/||(129.821 / 607.543)|
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 - (541.551 + 140.208) / 713.466)||/||(1 - (630.531 + 88.901) / 755.384)|
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))|
|=||(6.207 / (6.207 + 88.901))||/||(9.046 / (9.046 + 140.208))|
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)|
|=||(414.043 / 607.543)||/||(350.41 / 586.34)|
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)|
|=||((0 + 257.929) / 713.466)||/||((0 + 243.527) / 755.384)|
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|
|=||(25.65 - 0||-||123.847)||/||713.466|
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.
CommVault Systems Inc has a M-score of -3.21 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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