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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.
Daktronics Inc has a M-score of -2.40 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Daktronics Inc was -1.70. The lowest was -3.26. And the median was -2.51.
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 Daktronics 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 * 1.2441||+||0.528 * 1.0062||+||0.404 * 0.9086||+||0.892 * 1.0649||+||0.115 * 1.1117|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9579||+||4.679 * -0.0382||-||0.327 * 1.0418|
|This Year (Apr14) TTM:||Last Year (Apr13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $90.2 Mil.|
Revenue was 136.24 + 115.369 + 161.639 + 138.722 = $552.0 Mil.
Gross Profit was 33.754 + 29.089 + 43.365 + 35.501 = $141.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $274.2 Mil.
Total Assets was $357.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $65.3 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $14.5 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $81.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $133.7 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 Mil.
Net Income was 1.826 + 2.871 + 11.79 + 5.72 = $22.2 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.004 + -0.237 + 0.278 + -0.392 = $-0.4 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -3.044 + 8.617 + 35.244 + -4.618 = $36.2 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $68.1 Mil.
Revenue was 124.482 + 111.05 + 149.871 + 132.919 = $518.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 28.103 + 27.049 + 42.352 + 36.39 = $133.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $240.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $319.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $61.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $15.6 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $80.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $114.7 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)|
|=||(90.194 / 551.97)||/||(68.08 / 518.322)|
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)|
|=||(29.089 / 518.322)||/||(33.754 / 551.97)|
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 - (274.24 + 65.27) / 357.451)||/||(1 - (240.148 + 61.625) / 319.418)|
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))|
|=||(15.607 / (15.607 + 61.625))||/||(14.501 / (14.501 + 65.27))|
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)|
|=||(81.777 / 551.97)||/||(80.163 / 518.322)|
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 + 133.708) / 357.451)||/||((0 + 114.692) / 319.418)|
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|
|=||(22.207 - -0.355||-||36.199)||/||357.451|
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.
Daktronics Inc has a M-score of -2.40 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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