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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 DeVry Education Group Inc was -1.21. The lowest was -3.36. And the median was -2.66.
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 DeVry Education Group 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 * 0.9262||+||0.528 * 1.0344||+||0.404 * 1.0393||+||0.892 * 1.0019||+||0.115 * 1.0089|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9345||+||4.679 * -0.0299||-||0.327 * 0.9391|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $150 Mil.|
Revenue was 489.83 + 484.88 + 462.044 + 485.073 = $1,922 Mil.
Gross Profit was 236.644 + 234.071 + 215.713 + 229 = $915 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $668 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,149 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $545 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $89 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $703 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $400 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Net Income was 47.12 + 42.413 + 20.44 + 37.484 = $147 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 117.058 + -48.754 + 141.063 + 2.352 = $212 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $161 Mil.
Revenue was 496.117 + 491.269 + 450.913 + 479.964 = $1,918 Mil.
Gross Profit was 253.486 + 248.272 + 209.176 + 234.266 = $945 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $638 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,049 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $552 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $91 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $750 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $406 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 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)|
|=||(149.586 / 1921.827)||/||(161.202 / 1918.263)|
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)|
|=||(234.071 / 1918.263)||/||(236.644 / 1921.827)|
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 - (667.921 + 544.623) / 2148.677)||/||(1 - (638.496 + 551.511) / 2048.865)|
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))|
|=||(90.926 / (90.926 + 551.511))||/||(88.871 / (88.871 + 544.623))|
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)|
|=||(702.594 / 1921.827)||/||(750.455 / 1918.263)|
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)|
|=||((0 + 399.558) / 2148.677)||/||((0 + 405.688) / 2048.865)|
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|
|=||(147.457 - 0||-||211.719)||/||2148.677|
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.
DeVry Education Group Inc has a M-score of -2.62 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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