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3M Co (FRA:MMM)
Beneish M-Score
-2.60 (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.

3M Co has a M-score of -2.66 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

FRA:MMM' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.29   Max: -2.28
Current: -2.6

-3.29
-2.28

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of 3M Co was -2.28. The lowest was -3.29. And the median was -2.63.


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 3M Co 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 * 0.9984+0.528 * 0.9918+0.404 * 1.0399+0.892 * 0.9843+0.115 * 1.254
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0129+4.679 * -0.0362-0.327 * 1.113
=-2.66

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

This Year (Mar14) TTM:Last Year (Mar13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was €3,329 Mil.
Revenue was 5670.52860246 + 5557.26872247 + 5803.51906158 + 5922.07792208 = €22,953 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2751.62925416 + 2638.03230543 + 2762.46334311 + 2856.3789152 = €11,009 Mil.
Total Current Assets was €9,241 Mil.
Total Assets was €24,292 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was €6,249 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was €770 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was €4,748 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was €5,395 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was €3,187 Mil.
Net Income was 874.004344678 + 809.838472834 + 901.759530792 + 914.438502674 = €3,500 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = €0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 790.731354091 + 1463.28928047 + 843.841642229 + 1282.65851795 = €4,381 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was €3,388 Mil.
Revenue was 5854.29447853 + 5554.13533835 + 5780.26214341 + 6130.18714402 = €23,319 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2810.58282209 + 2553.38345865 + 2746.33770239 + 2981.28559805 = €11,092 Mil.
Total Current Assets was €10,625 Mil.
Total Assets was €26,096 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was €6,379 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was €1,017 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was €4,762 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was €4,553 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was €3,730 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)
=(3329.47139754 / 22953.3943086) / (3388.03680982 / 23318.8791043)
=0.14505355 / 0.14529158
=0.9984

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)
=(2638.03230543 / 23318.8791043) / (2751.62925416 / 22953.3943086)
=0.47564849 / 0.47960244
=0.9918

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 - (9241.12961622 + 6249.0948588) / 24291.8175235) / (1 - (10625 + 6378.83435583) / 26095.8588957)
=0.36232748 / 0.34840871
=1.0399

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
=22953.3943086 / 23318.8791043
=0.9843

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))
=(1016.74595694 / (1016.74595694 + 6378.83435583)) / (769.501363143 / (769.501363143 + 6249.0948588))
=0.13748021 / 0.1096375
=1.254

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)
=(4748.43952535 / 22953.3943086) / (4762.47275034 / 23318.8791043)
=0.20687309 / 0.20423249
=1.0129

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)
=((3186.8211441 + 5394.64156408) / 24291.8175235) / ((3730.06134969 + 4552.91411043) / 26095.8588957)
=0.35326557 / 0.31740574
=1.113

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
=(3500.04085098 - 0 - 4380.52079474) / 24291.8175235
=-0.0362

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.

3M Co has a M-score of -2.66 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.

3M Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.80450.9611.00931.08210.89861.06820.98920.96571.01141.0145
GMI 0.98110.9841.03941.02011.01880.98790.98981.02390.98850.9942
AQI 1.24911.2580.79321.10771.07720.96141.0191.04760.94591.035
SGI 1.05741.14321.01210.94111.14840.84971.23071.15110.97951.0081
DEPI 0.98510.99340.97031.10280.97651.01121.06370.96041.0420.9742
SGAI 1.00090.98671.01010.92771.01251.02240.96841.0140.97931.0134
LVGI 0.84750.97091.23320.97361.12080.85510.93730.92051.04361.0724
TATA -0.0659-0.05190.0039-0.0041-0.0416-0.0641-0.0361-0.0317-0.0253-0.0345
M-score -2.78-2.52-2.59-2.39-2.64-2.83-2.42-2.47-2.64-2.64

3M Co Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 1.03761.03530.9940.91610.97480.96380.98911.02340.99841.0123
GMI 1.01891.00280.99060.98740.98840.99811.00260.99450.99180.9876
AQI 1.011.00521.02590.94590.97780.99991.01141.0351.03991.028
SGI 1.08691.11781.10321.08141.05811.01381.00170.99930.98430.9955
DEPI 1.00191.00880.97530.95830.99440.97770.99160.98161.2541.8414
SGAI 1.00980.99890.98630.97850.98240.99271.00531.01381.01291
LVGI 0.92851.02960.95881.04361.02460.96440.98351.07241.1131.1072
TATA -0.0323-0.0281-0.0265-0.0259-0.0299-0.0371-0.0312-0.0349-0.0362-0.0315
M-score -2.48-2.48-2.50-2.65-2.61-2.67-2.63-2.64-2.66-2.55
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