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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.
Enbridge Energy Partners LP has a M-score of -3.12 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Enbridge Energy Partners LP was 2.72. The lowest was -3.28. And the median was -2.54.
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 Enbridge Energy Partners LP 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 * 0.4641||+||0.528 * 1.0882||+||0.404 * 0.8764||+||0.892 * 1.1494||+||0.115 * 1.061|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9831||+||4.679 * -0.0571||-||0.327 * 1.0525|
|This Year (Jun14) TTM:||Last Year (Jun13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $235 Mil.|
Revenue was 1871.1 + 2079.6 + 1962 + 1789.4 = $7,702 Mil.
Gross Profit was 518.9 + 535.5 + 472.9 + 488.3 = $2,016 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $842 Mil.
Total Assets was $16,063 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14,207 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $417 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $974 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,824 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,983 Mil.
Net Income was 43.9 + 93.3 + -16.8 + 14.9 = $135 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 13.8 + 19.9 + -85.3 + 9.7 = $-42 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 148.8 + 210.8 + 269.9 + 465 = $1,095 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $441 Mil.
Revenue was 1672.7 + 1693 + 1771.2 + 1564.3 = $6,701 Mil.
Gross Profit was 522.8 + 289.5 + 483.4 + 612.6 = $1,908 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $709 Mil.
Total Assets was $13,301 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $11,634 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $363 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $862 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,365 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,777 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)|
|=||(235.2 / 7702.1)||/||(440.9 / 6701.2)|
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)|
|=||(535.5 / 6701.2)||/||(518.9 / 7702.1)|
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 - (842 + 14207.1) / 16063.4)||/||(1 - (709.1 + 11633.6) / 13301)|
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))|
|=||(363.1 / (363.1 + 11633.6))||/||(417.2 / (417.2 + 14207.1))|
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)|
|=||(973.8 / 7702.1)||/||(861.8 / 6701.2)|
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)|
|=||((5982.7 + 1824.3) / 16063.4)||/||((4777.1 + 1364.6) / 13301)|
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|
|=||(135.3 - -41.9||-||1094.5)||/||16063.4|
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.
Enbridge Energy Partners LP has a M-score of -3.12 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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