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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.
FMC Corporation has a M-score of -2.18 signals that the company is a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of FMC Corporation was -0.61. The lowest was -3.21. 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 FMC Corporation 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 * 1.2612||+||0.528 * 1.0824||+||0.404 * 0.9072||+||0.892 * 1.0891||+||0.115 * 1.0573|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9042||+||4.679 * 0.0018||-||0.327 * 1.1888|
|This Year (Jun14) TTM:||Last Year (Jun13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,500 Mil.|
Revenue was 987.8 + 941.8 + 1130.7 + 957.4 = $4,018 Mil.
Gross Profit was 357.6 + 328.5 + 354.9 + 304.4 = $1,345 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,752 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,127 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,285 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $135 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $511 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,693 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,154 Mil.
Net Income was 109.1 + 65.6 + 27.1 + 17.9 = $220 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.2 + 0 + -0.4 + -0.1 = $-0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 211.9 + -96.8 + -20.5 + 116.1 = $211 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,092 Mil.
Revenue was 876 + 910.7 + 1000 + 902.4 = $3,689 Mil.
Gross Profit was 327.5 + 353.6 + 340.6 + 315.5 = $1,337 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,183 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,350 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,147 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $129 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $519 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,269 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $762 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)|
|=||(1500 / 4017.7)||/||(1092.1 / 3689.1)|
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)|
|=||(328.5 / 3689.1)||/||(357.6 / 4017.7)|
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 - (2752 + 1284.9) / 5127.3)||/||(1 - (2182.7 + 1147.3) / 4349.7)|
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))|
|=||(128.6 / (128.6 + 1147.3))||/||(135.4 / (135.4 + 1284.9))|
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)|
|=||(511 / 4017.7)||/||(518.9 / 3689.1)|
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)|
|=||((1153.7 + 1692.9) / 5127.3)||/||((762.4 + 1268.9) / 4349.7)|
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|
|=||(219.7 - -0.3||-||210.7)||/||5127.3|
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.
FMC Corporation has a M-score of -2.18 signals that the company is likely to 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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