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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 Walt Disney Co was -1.04. The lowest was -3.05. And the median was -2.55.
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 Walt Disney Co 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 * 0.9929||+||0.528 * 1.3646||+||0.404 * 0.9775||+||0.892 * 1.0698||+||0.115 * 1.0216|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.2856||+||4.679 * -0.0376||-||0.327 * 0.9842|
|This Year (Jun15) TTM:||Last Year (Jun14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $8,012 Mil.|
Revenue was 13101 + 12461 + 13391 + 12389 = $51,342 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6438 + 5771 + 5735 + 5370 = $23,314 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $16,512 Mil.
Total Assets was $87,367 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $24,436 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,341 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $8,501 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $14,826 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $12,154 Mil.
Net Income was 2483 + 2108 + 2182 + 1499 = $8,272 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 212 + 206 + 212 + 243 = $873 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2808 + 2918 + 1855 + 3105 = $10,686 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $7,543 Mil.
Revenue was 12466 + 11649 + 12309 + 11568 = $47,992 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6102 + 5677 + 5244 + 12716 = $29,739 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $15,205 Mil.
Total Assets was $83,723 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $23,013 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,257 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $6,181 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $13,351 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $12,920 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)|
|=||(8012 / 51342)||/||(7543 / 47992)|
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)|
|=||(5771 / 47992)||/||(6438 / 51342)|
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 - (16512 + 24436) / 87367)||/||(1 - (15205 + 23013) / 83723)|
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))|
|=||(2257 / (2257 + 23013))||/||(2341 / (2341 + 24436))|
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)|
|=||(8501 / 51342)||/||(6181 / 47992)|
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)|
|=||((12154 + 14826) / 87367)||/||((12920 + 13351) / 83723)|
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|
|=||(8272 - 873||-||10686)||/||87367|
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.
Walt Disney Co has a M-score of -2.46 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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