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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.
ExamWorks Group Inc has a M-score of -2.53 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 6 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of ExamWorks Group Inc was -2.52. The lowest was -2.77. And the median was -2.65.
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 ExamWorks 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 * 1.0795||+||0.528 * 0.9848||+||0.404 * 0.972||+||0.892 * 1.1724||+||0.115 * 1.0158|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0191||+||4.679 * -0.056||-||0.327 * 0.9704|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $187.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 173.028 + 158.811 + 152.354 + 156.148 = $640.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 61.993 + 53.815 + 51.523 + 54.03 = $221.4 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $206.8 Mil.
Total Assets was $847.6 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $11.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $60.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $141.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $126.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $413.4 Mil.
Net Income was -0.289 + -1.59 + -2.251 + -2.783 = $-6.9 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + -0.003 + 0.004 + -0.159 = $-0.2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 3.205 + 13.637 + 5.104 + 18.724 = $40.7 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $147.8 Mil.
Revenue was 148.703 + 139.637 + 130.085 + 127.777 = $546.2 Mil.
Gross Profit was 51.319 + 47.062 + 44.005 + 43.554 = $185.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $162.4 Mil.
Total Assets was $731.6 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $10.1 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $60.9 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $118.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $104.7 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $375.6 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)|
|=||(187.045 / 640.341)||/||(147.795 / 546.202)|
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)|
|=||(53.815 / 546.202)||/||(61.993 / 640.341)|
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 - (206.81 + 11.238) / 847.625)||/||(1 - (162.421 + 10.132) / 731.61)|
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))|
|=||(60.852 / (60.852 + 10.132))||/||(60.764 / (60.764 + 11.238))|
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)|
|=||(141.141 / 640.341)||/||(118.135 / 546.202)|
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)|
|=||((413.398 + 126.607) / 847.625)||/||((375.612 + 104.712) / 731.61)|
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|
|=||(-6.913 - -0.158||-||40.67)||/||847.625|
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.
ExamWorks Group Inc has a M-score of -2.53 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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