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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.
ExlService Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.76 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of ExlService Holdings Inc was -2.01. The lowest was -3.26. And the median was -2.49.
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 * 0.952||+||0.528 * 0.9818||+||0.404 * 0.8568||+||0.892 * 1.0658||+||0.115 * 1.106|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9813||+||4.679 * -0.0541||-||0.327 * 0.9716|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|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.
Net Income was 11.147 + 15.859 + 13.24 + 9.236 = $49.5 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.833 + -1.864 + -2.508 + -0.569 = $-5.8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 4.965 + 38.562 + 18.829 + 18.779 = $81.1 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $76.6 Mil.
Revenue was 116.006 + 117.653 + 112.639 + 108.03 = $454.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 43.093 + 47.144 + 43.989 + 41.985 = $176.2 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $210.7 Mil.
Total Assets was $437.9 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $39.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $25.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $91.5 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $58.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2.4 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)|
|=||(77.737 / 484.243)||/||(76.612 / 454.328)|
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)|
|=||(52.073 / 454.328)||/||(46.875 / 484.243)|
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 - (257.947 + 44.031) / 478.011)||/||(1 - (210.677 + 38.973) / 437.852)|
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))|
|=||(25.776 / (25.776 + 38.973))||/||(24.761 / (24.761 + 44.031))|
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)|
|=||(95.729 / 484.243)||/||(91.529 / 454.328)|
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)|
|=||((1.222 + 62.994) / 478.011)||/||((2.399 + 58.139) / 437.852)|
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|
|=||(49.482 - -5.774||-||81.135)||/||478.011|
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 -2.76 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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