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Fluor Corp (NYSE:FLR)
Beneish M-Score
-2.89 (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 -2.89 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

FLR' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.23   Max: -1.66
Current: -2.89

-3.23
-1.66

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Fluor Corp was -1.66. The lowest was -3.23. And the median was -2.46.


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 * 1.2483+0.528 * 0.5925+0.404 * 1.1218+0.892 * 0.8275+0.115 * 1.1575
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.6922+4.679 * -0.0491-0.327 * 0.9674
=-2.89

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,400 Mil.
Revenue was 5251.664 + 5384.636 + 6291.405 + 6684.216 = $23,612 Mil.
Gross Profit was 345.312 + 312.332 + 335.93 + 354.531 = $1,348 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,005 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,399 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $985 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $193 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $205 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,571 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $497 Mil.
Net Income was 77.79 + 149.074 + 166.795 + 173.046 = $567 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 239.015 + 186.714 + 76.256 + 477.118 = $979 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,356 Mil.
Revenue was 7190.328 + 7185.624 + 7022.722 + 7136.056 = $28,535 Mil.
Gross Profit was 332.856 + 341.874 + -15.642 + 306.275 = $965 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $6,187 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,368 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $929 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $218 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $146 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,693 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $496 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)
=(1400.452 / 23611.921) / (1355.841 / 28534.73)
=0.05931123 / 0.04751547
=1.2483

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)
=(312.332 / 28534.73) / (345.312 / 23611.921)
=0.03383116 / 0.05709425
=0.5925

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 - (6004.845 + 984.578) / 8398.951) / (1 - (6186.539 + 929.275) / 8367.597)
=0.16782191 / 0.14959886
=1.1218

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
=23611.921 / 28534.73
=0.8275

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))
=(217.778 / (217.778 + 929.275)) / (193.181 / (193.181 + 984.578))
=0.18985871 / 0.16402422
=1.1575

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)
=(205.112 / 23611.921) / (146.482 / 28534.73)
=0.0086868 / 0.00513346
=1.6922

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)
=((496.825 + 3570.758) / 8398.951) / ((496.384 + 3692.543) / 8367.597)
=0.48429655 / 0.5006129
=0.9674

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
=(566.705 - 0 - 979.103) / 8398.951
=-0.0491

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 -2.89 suggests that the company will not 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 own currency.

Fluor Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 1.12320.79610.99440.88280.96930.81821.29580.90710.85251.0337
GMI 1.03021.35190.8380.82220.88730.91571.74910.68841.53120.643
AQI 0.93691.06860.91130.93220.90511.14230.91671.140.83771.0933
SGI 1.06531.40311.06971.18561.33760.9850.94811.12141.17940.9918
DEPI 0.73821.09480.9850.97790.92980.94770.99221.00320.98481.0347
SGAI 0.94490.71941.16310.91440.88380.79090.92340.93260.78331.1694
LVGI 0.97930.99921.00090.93330.99720.93391.00571.1321.01160.8807
TATA 0.0679-0.0413-0.0076-0.0711-0.0482-0.0299-0.0254-0.0358-0.0208-0.0146
M-score -2.01-2.23-2.61-2.84-2.52-2.74-2.00-2.76-2.31-2.66

Fluor Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 0.9920.76080.75560.85250.96180.96120.9081.03370.79151.2483
GMI 0.72620.74390.92781.53121.40451.34091.2510.6430.63890.5925
AQI 1.04081.01680.9530.83770.87160.961.05131.09331.19561.1218
SGI 1.17271.17551.19691.17941.15681.111.04760.99180.89740.8275
DEPI 0.98760.97831.04420.98480.99770.970.9441.03471.071.1575
SGAI 0.89710.87750.89310.78330.75240.78750.84561.16941.37851.6922
LVGI 1.10211.09320.96921.01161.00670.98670.96810.88070.8730.9674
TATA 0.0160.0073-0.0086-0.0208-0.022-0.0375-0.0383-0.0146-0.0434-0.0491
M-score -2.40-2.65-2.59-2.31-2.28-2.39-2.52-2.66-3.09-2.89
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