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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 DR Horton Inc was 0.04. The lowest was -8.84. And the median was -1.70.
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 DR Horton 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||+||0.528 * 1.1215||+||0.404 * 1.0241||+||0.892 * 1.3394||+||0.115 * 0.9077|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9622||+||4.679 * 0.1043||-||0.327 * 0.9217|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.|
Revenue was 2398 + 2302.6 + 2472.4 + 2147 = $9,320 Mil.
Gross Profit was 506 + 488.2 + 522.7 + 421.5 = $1,938 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8,845 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,713 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $242 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $47 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,093 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,347 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,946 Mil.
Net Income was 147.9 + 142.5 + 166.2 + 113.1 = $570 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 4.5 + 5.5 + 3.9 + 3.1 = $17 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -39.8 + -129 + -86.3 + -309.3 = $-564 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.
Revenue was 1735 + 1670.6 + 1859.9 + 1692.8 = $6,958 Mil.
Gross Profit was 415.2 + 397 + 413.4 + 397.4 = $1,623 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $7,815 Mil.
Total Assets was $9,373 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $169 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $29 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $848 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,161 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,862 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)|
|=||(0 / 9320)||/||(0 / 6958.3)|
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)|
|=||(488.2 / 6958.3)||/||(506 / 9320)|
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 - (8845 + 242.4) / 10713.1)||/||(1 - (7814.8 + 169.1) / 9372.8)|
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))|
|=||(29.3 / (29.3 + 169.1))||/||(47.1 / (47.1 + 242.4))|
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)|
|=||(1093.1 / 9320)||/||(848.2 / 6958.3)|
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)|
|=||((3945.5 + 1346.6) / 10713.1)||/||((3862.1 + 1161.1) / 9372.8)|
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|
|=||(569.7 - 17||-||-564.4)||/||10713.1|
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.
DR Horton Inc has a M-score of -1.59 signals that the company is likely to 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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