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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 ITT Educational Services Inc was -0.21. The lowest was -4.41. And the median was -2.93.
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 ITT Educational Services 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 * 1.1982||+||0.528 * 1.0042||+||0.404 * 1.0877||+||0.892 * 0.8506||+||0.115 * 1.0977|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0035||+||4.679 * -0.0619||-||0.327 * 0.9038|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $47.1 Mil.|
Revenue was 191.499 + 202.442 + 203.178 + 214.231 = $811.4 Mil.
Gross Profit was 98.868 + 110.524 + 109.904 + 112.366 = $431.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $214.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $622.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $138.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $21.2 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $355.0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $291.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $118.6 Mil.
Net Income was 4.107 + 10.447 + 1.688 + 0.716 = $17.0 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 12.334 + 23.391 + 21.292 + -1.506 = $55.5 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $46.2 Mil.
Revenue was 229.975 + 243.203 + 242.561 + 238.096 = $953.8 Mil.
Gross Profit was 126.422 + 136.351 + 125.022 + 121.82 = $509.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $292.7 Mil.
Total Assets was $739.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $152.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $26.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $415.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $316.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $222.5 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)|
|=||(47.086 / 811.35)||/||(46.2 / 953.835)|
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)|
|=||(509.615 / 953.835)||/||(431.662 / 811.35)|
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 - (214.565 + 138.242) / 622.391)||/||(1 - (292.672 + 152.181) / 739.247)|
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))|
|=||(25.975 / (25.975 + 152.181))||/||(21.175 / (21.175 + 138.242))|
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)|
|=||(355.001 / 811.35)||/||(415.896 / 953.835)|
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)|
|=||((118.611 + 291.592) / 622.391)||/||((222.5 + 316.577) / 739.247)|
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|
|=||(16.958 - 0||-||55.511)||/||622.391|
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.
ITT Educational Services Inc has a M-score of -2.64 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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