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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.
Dana Holding Corp has a M-score of -2.96 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Dana Holding Corp was 3.95. The lowest was -3.79. And the median was -2.63.
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 Dana Holding 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 * 0.7214||+||0.528 * 0.9818||+||0.404 * 0.8405||+||0.892 * 1.2729||+||0.115 * 1.4663|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0374||+||4.679 * -0.0715||-||0.327 * 1.3212|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,112 Mil.|
Revenue was 1688 + 1624 + 1669 + 1800 = $6,781 Mil.
Gross Profit was 234 + 212 + 235 + 259 = $940 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,219 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,158 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,220 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $253 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $412 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,355 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,568 Mil.
Net Income was 34 + 42 + 68 + 92 = $236 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 13 = $13 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0 + 284 + 106 + 202 = $592 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,211 Mil.
Revenue was 1676 + 0 + 1715 + 1936 = $5,327 Mil.
Gross Profit was 214 + 0 + 238 + 273 = $725 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,157 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,234 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,209 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $407 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $312 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,406 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $839 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)|
|=||(1112 / 6781)||/||(1211 / 5327)|
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)|
|=||(212 / 5327)||/||(234 / 6781)|
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 - (3219 + 1220) / 5158)||/||(1 - (3157 + 1209) / 5234)|
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))|
|=||(407 / (407 + 1209))||/||(253 / (253 + 1220))|
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)|
|=||(412 / 6781)||/||(312 / 5327)|
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)|
|=||((1568 + 1355) / 5158)||/||((839 + 1406) / 5234)|
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|
|=||(236 - 13||-||592)||/||5158|
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.
Dana Holding Corp has a M-score of -2.96 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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