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Group 1 Automotive Inc (NYSE:GPI)
Beneish M-Score
-1.87 (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.

Group 1 Automotive Inc has a M-score of -1.87 signals that the company is a manipulator.

GPI' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -4.06   Max: 1.33
Current: -1.87

-4.06
1.33

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Group 1 Automotive Inc was 1.33. The lowest was -4.06. And the median was -2.38.


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 Group 1 Automotive Inc 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 * 1.4478+0.528 * 0.9902+0.404 * 1.0292+0.892 * 1.097+0.115 * 0.9682
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9797+4.679 * 0.0281-0.327 * 1.0742
=-1.87

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

This Year (Mar15) TTM:Last Year (Mar14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $112 Mil.
Revenue was 2432.854 + 2538.94 + 2626.448 + 2511.638 = $10,110 Mil.
Gross Profit was 363.884 + 365.959 + 374.709 + 369.148 = $1,474 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,982 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,098 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $944 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $44 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,076 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,817 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,078 Mil.
Net Income was 35.815 + 18.677 + 26.162 + 16.862 = $98 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -94.556 + 0 + -22.79 + -23.614 = $-141 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 58.167 + -73.548 + 140.903 + -2.259 = $123 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $71 Mil.
Revenue was 2260.863 + 2279.492 + 2340.147 + 2335.11 = $9,216 Mil.
Gross Profit was 338.122 + 321.321 + 329.462 + 341.274 = $1,330 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,936 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,826 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $827 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $37 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,001 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,851 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $665 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)
=(112.105 / 10109.88) / (70.581 / 9215.612)
=0.01108866 / 0.00765885
=1.4478

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)
=(365.959 / 9215.612) / (363.884 / 10109.88)
=0.14433974 / 0.1457683
=0.9902

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 - (1982.489 + 944.485) / 4098.467) / (1 - (1936.273 + 827.121) / 3825.937)
=0.28583688 / 0.27772099
=1.0292

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
=10109.88 / 9215.612
=1.097

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))
=(37.338 / (37.338 + 827.121)) / (44.103 / (44.103 + 944.485))
=0.04319233 / 0.04461211
=0.9682

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)
=(1075.875 / 10109.88) / (1000.981 / 9215.612)
=0.10641818 / 0.10861796
=0.9797

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)
=((1077.964 + 1817.106) / 4098.467) / ((665.042 + 1850.919) / 3825.937)
=0.70637875 / 0.65760649
=1.0742

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
=(97.516 - -140.96 - 123.263) / 4098.467
=0.0281

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.

Group 1 Automotive Inc has a M-score of -1.87 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 own currency.

Group 1 Automotive Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DSRI 0.96720.9251.02480.92081.15930.9940.57121.06441.04970.9885
GMI 0.97980.98491.01760.96240.94471.07681.00761.05731.03120.9947
AQI 1.03411.08040.97550.90821.15320.90090.94010.90391.05841.0103
SGI 1.09841.01911.05090.88440.80041.21731.10361.22971.19291.1143
DEPI 0.81271.54811.53371.08430.92171.03681.12420.97951.04751.0093
SGAI 1.00430.9791.00081.07451.04930.91750.96050.93850.96510.9756
LVGI 0.99171.05441.07970.99080.86680.98871.03851.0461.02611.0689
TATA -0.16560.01750.0327-0.1035-0.16660.05570.03180.1440.0163-0.0142
M-score -3.21-2.38-2.22-3.20-3.23-2.01-2.64-1.56-2.14-2.47

Group 1 Automotive Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
DSRI 1.06440.58070.95311.05011.04970.97470.50442.36620.98851.4478
GMI 1.05731.05971.04251.03621.03121.03121.02151.00620.99470.9902
AQI 0.90391.0071.03361.07561.05840.9640.98311.02521.01031.0292
SGI 1.22971.22731.21571.19751.19291.18531.14341.12831.11431.097
DEPI 0.97950.98570.94940.95921.04751.03371.02311.02191.00930.9682
SGAI 0.93850.94830.95780.97060.96510.95670.97180.96910.97560.9797
LVGI 1.0461.03861.00210.99361.02611.01811.07981.09971.06891.0742
TATA 0.1440.08950.07860.08190.05880.06420.04940.00780.0060.0281
M-score -1.56-2.22-1.93-1.82-1.94-2.03-2.59-1.08-2.38-1.87
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