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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 DineEquity Inc was -0.55. The lowest was -4.77. And the median was -2.53.
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 DineEquity 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 * 1.0382||+||0.528 * 0.9577||+||0.404 * 1.0188||+||0.892 * 1.0078||+||0.115 * 0.9377|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0919||+||4.679 * -0.0081||-||0.327 * 1.0322|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $97.9 Mil.|
Revenue was 163.524 + 171.3 + 162.437 + 171.549 = $668.8 Mil.
Gross Profit was 99.424 + 105.228 + 96.685 + 96.807 = $398.1 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $317.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,262.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $214.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $33.1 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $160.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $246.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,403.8 Mil.
Net Income was 25.543 + 25.357 + 24.257 + 26.897 = $102.1 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -3.378 + -4.312 + -0.605 + -3.19 = $-11.5 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 37.494 + 64.92 + 22.466 + 6.993 = $131.9 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $93.5 Mil.
Revenue was 175.814 + 164.413 + 162.853 + 160.521 = $663.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 100.286 + 91.941 + 91.629 + 94.473 = $378.3 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $356.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,377.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $235.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $33.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $146.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $242.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,437.1 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)|
|=||(97.871 / 668.81)||/||(93.532 / 663.601)|
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)|
|=||(378.329 / 663.601)||/||(398.144 / 668.81)|
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 - (317.067 + 214.206) / 2262.192)||/||(1 - (356.559 + 235.355) / 2377.314)|
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))|
|=||(33.777 / (33.777 + 235.355))||/||(33.099 / (33.099 + 214.206))|
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)|
|=||(160.622 / 668.81)||/||(145.955 / 663.601)|
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)|
|=||((1403.767 + 246.03) / 2262.192)||/||((1437.077 + 242.544) / 2377.314)|
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|
|=||(102.054 - -11.485||-||131.873)||/||2262.192|
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.
DineEquity Inc has a M-score of -2.52 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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