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Fluor Corp (NYSE:FLR)
Beneish M-Score
-2.02 (As of Today)

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.

Fluor Corp has a M-score of -2.02 signals that the company is a manipulator.

FLR' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.81   Max: -1.66
Current: -2.02

-2.81
-1.66

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Fluor Corp was -1.66. The lowest was -2.81. And the median was -2.51.


Definition

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 Fluor Corp 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 * 1.3448+0.528 * 1.4557+0.404 * 1.316+0.892 * 1.0509+0.115 * 0.9649
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0801+4.679 * -0.0461-0.327 * 1.1253
=-2.02

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Dec16) TTM:Last Year (Dec15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,700 Mil.
Revenue was 4989.655 + 4766.864 + 4856.117 + 4423.889 = $19,037 Mil.
Gross Profit was 249.018 + 37.227 + 248.249 + 255.822 = $790 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,610 Mil.
Total Assets was $9,216 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,017 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $226 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $191 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,816 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,518 Mil.
Net Income was 70.461 + 4.804 + 101.813 + 104.323 = $281 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 253.435 + 361.94 + -24.111 + 114.655 = $706 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,203 Mil.
Revenue was 4370.681 + 4384.612 + 4810.106 + 4548.649 = $18,114 Mil.
Gross Profit was 252.462 + 250.793 + 293.981 + 297.46 = $1,095 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,105 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,625 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $892 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $190 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $168 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,935 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $987 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(1700.224 / 19036.525) / (1203.024 / 18114.048)
=0.08931378 / 0.06641387
=1.3448

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(1094.696 / 18114.048) / (790.316 / 19036.525)
=0.06043354 / 0.04151577
=1.4557

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (5610.27 + 1017.223) / 9216.417) / (1 - (5105.4 + 892.34) / 7625.406)
=0.28090352 / 0.21345303
=1.316

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=19036.525 / 18114.048
=1.0509

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))
=(189.738 / (189.738 + 892.34)) / (225.913 / (225.913 + 1017.223))
=0.17534595 / 0.18172831
=0.9649

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)
=(191.073 / 19036.525) / (168.329 / 18114.048)
=0.01003718 / 0.00929273
=1.0801

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)
=((1517.949 + 3816.029) / 9216.417) / ((986.564 + 2935.352) / 7625.406)
=0.57874747 / 0.51432225
=1.1253

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(281.401 - 0 - 705.919) / 9216.417
=-0.0461

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.

Fluor Corp has a M-score of -2.02 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Fluor Corp Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DSRI 0.88280.96930.81821.29580.90570.85381.03371.46740.97171.3448
GMI 0.82220.88730.91571.74920.68841.53120.6430.76821.07521.4557
AQI 0.93220.90511.14230.91671.14020.83751.09331.0931.20121.316
SGI 1.18561.33760.9850.94811.12141.17940.99180.78720.84131.0509
DEPI 0.97790.92980.94770.99221.00320.98481.03471.07420.93650.9649
SGAI 0.91440.88380.79090.92330.93270.78331.16941.32521.09511.0801
LVGI 0.93330.99720.93391.00571.13181.01180.88071.12480.9751.1253
TATA -0.0641-0.0482-0.0307-0.0254-0.0358-0.0178-0.0146-0.0161-0.0347-0.0461
M-score -2.81-2.52-2.74-2.00-2.77-2.29-2.66-2.49-2.70-2.02

Fluor Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DSRI 1.24891.46741.38161.05381.20990.97171.37071.48711.45751.3448
GMI 0.58770.76820.78160.86760.97971.07521.14251.17821.45451.4557
AQI 1.14051.0930.9431.09811.07491.20121.68321.48811.43491.316
SGI 0.79650.78720.810.85780.85830.84130.86920.89050.95931.0509
DEPI 1.161.07421.04390.98610.96070.93651.09951.03080.98860.9649
SGAI 1.60741.32521.27381.00671.0631.09511.12751.18681.05421.0801
LVGI 0.95631.12481.0981.02011.07430.9751.14621.16691.14941.1253
TATA -0.0038-0.01610.00140.0206-0.0257-0.0347-0.0422-0.0257-0.0356-0.0461
M-score -2.68-2.49-2.50-2.50-2.55-2.70-2.16-2.04-1.91-2.02
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