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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 Douglas Emmett Inc was -2.25. The lowest was -2.90. And the median was -2.67.
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 Douglas Emmett 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 * 1.2014||+||0.528 * 1.0109||+||0.404 * 1.0594||+||0.892 * 1.0135||+||0.115 * 0.9621|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0133||+||4.679 * -0.0362||-||0.327 * 1.0405|
|This Year (Dec14) TTM:||Last Year (Dec13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2.1 Mil.|
Revenue was 151.091 + 148.146 + 151.426 + 148.876 = $599.5 Mil.
Gross Profit was 100.397 + 95.249 + 101.665 + 100.387 = $397.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $96.0 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,954.6 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5,626.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $186.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $27.3 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $84.8 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,435.3 Mil.
Net Income was 10.893 + 7.389 + 13.363 + 12.976 = $44.6 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 3.434 + 2.299 + 3.855 + 3.919 = $13.5 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 52.006 + 67.907 + 53.367 + 73.435 = $246.7 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1.8 Mil.
Revenue was 147.676 + 149.686 + 148.716 + 145.458 = $591.5 Mil.
Gross Profit was 98.429 + 98.035 + 101.052 + 99.14 = $396.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $115.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,847.8 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5,516.9 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $175.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $26.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $81.3 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,241.1 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)|
|=||(2.143 / 599.539)||/||(1.76 / 591.536)|
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)|
|=||(95.249 / 591.536)||/||(100.397 / 599.539)|
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 - (95.963 + 5626.446) / 5954.596)||/||(1 - (115.628 + 5516.914) / 5847.789)|
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))|
|=||(175.658 / (175.658 + 5516.914))||/||(186.428 / (186.428 + 5626.446))|
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)|
|=||(27.332 / 599.539)||/||(26.614 / 591.536)|
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)|
|=||((3435.29 + 84.787) / 5954.596)||/||((3241.14 + 81.284) / 5847.789)|
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|
|=||(44.621 - 13.507||-||246.715)||/||5954.596|
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.
Douglas Emmett Inc has a M-score of -2.44 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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