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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 ExlService Holdings Inc was -1.49. The lowest was -3.31. And the median was -2.52.
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 ExlService Holdings 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 * 1.068||+||0.528 * 1.2088||+||0.404 * 1.1931||+||0.892 * 1.0759||+||0.115 * 0.9547|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0632||+||4.679 * -0.054||-||0.327 * 1.9532|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $89.3 Mil.|
Revenue was 143.51 + 135.286 + 122.457 + 119.738 = $521.0 Mil.
Gross Profit was 50.385 + 43.915 + 37.474 + 38.479 = $170.3 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $295.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $611.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $47.5 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $28.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $109.5 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $84.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $75.4 Mil.
Net Income was 9.567 + 7.46 + 6.075 + 7.762 = $30.9 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.193 + 0.323 + 0.642 + -0.137 = $2.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0.137 + 22.354 + 16.552 + 22.788 = $61.8 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $77.7 Mil.
Revenue was 121.797 + 124.123 + 122.315 + 116.008 = $484.2 Mil.
Gross Profit was 46.875 + 52.073 + 50.266 + 42.078 = $191.3 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $257.9 Mil.
Total Assets was $478.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $44.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $24.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $95.7 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $63.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1.2 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)|
|=||(89.323 / 520.991)||/||(77.737 / 484.243)|
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)|
|=||(43.915 / 484.243)||/||(50.385 / 520.991)|
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 - (295.088 + 47.467) / 611.018)||/||(1 - (257.947 + 44.031) / 478.011)|
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))|
|=||(24.761 / (24.761 + 44.031))||/||(28.725 / (28.725 + 47.467))|
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)|
|=||(109.507 / 520.991)||/||(95.729 / 484.243)|
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)|
|=||((75.424 + 84.906) / 611.018)||/||((1.222 + 62.994) / 478.011)|
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|
|=||(30.864 - 2.021||-||61.831)||/||611.018|
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.
ExlService Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.74 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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