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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.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Genuine Parts Co was -2.07. The lowest was -3.21. And the median was -2.45.
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 Genuine Parts 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 * 0.9772||+||0.528 * 1.0043||+||0.404 * 0.9908||+||0.892 * 0.996||+||0.115 * 1.0104|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9929||+||4.679 * -0.0583||-||0.327 * 1.0389|
|This Year (Dec15) TTM:||Last Year (Dec14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,822 Mil.|
Revenue was $15,280 Mil.
Gross Profit was $4,556 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,555 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,145 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $648 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $142 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,277 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,941 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $250 Mil.
Net Income was $706 Mil.
Non Operating Income was $21 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was $1,159 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,872 Mil.
Revenue was $15,342 Mil.
Gross Profit was $4,594 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $5,593 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,246 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $670 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $148 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,314 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,584 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $500 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)|
|=||(1822.419 / 15280.044)||/||(1872.365 / 15341.647)|
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)|
|=||(4593.761 / 15341.647)||/||(4555.852 / 15280.044)|
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 - (5555.316 + 648.217) / 8144.771)||/||(1 - (5592.525 + 670.102) / 8246.238)|
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))|
|=||(148.313 / (148.313 + 670.102))||/||(141.675 / (141.675 + 648.217))|
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)|
|=||(3277.39 / 15280.044)||/||(3314.03 / 15341.647)|
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)|
|=||((250 + 3940.654) / 8144.771)||/||((500 + 3584.115) / 8246.238)|
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|
|=||(705.672 - 20.929||-||1159.373)||/||8144.771|
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.
Genuine Parts Co has a M-score of -2.79 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
Genuine Parts Co Annual Data