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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 Halliburton Co was 1.13. The lowest was -3.55. And the median was -2.40.
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 Halliburton 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 * 0.9294||+||0.528 * 1.0076||+||0.404 * 0.9911||+||0.892 * 1.0939||+||0.115 * 0.9722|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9223||+||4.679 * -0.0487||-||0.327 * 0.9648|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $6,419 Mil.|
Revenue was 7050 + 8770 + 8701 + 8051 = $32,572 Mil.
Gross Profit was 765 + 1370 + 1513 + 1283 = $4,931 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $13,825 Mil.
Total Assets was $30,587 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $12,299 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,176 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $339 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,018 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $7,841 Mil.
Net Income was -643 + 901 + 1203 + 774 = $2,235 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -224 + 41 + 12 + -24 = $-195 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 812 + 1149 + 838 + 1121 = $3,920 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $6,314 Mil.
Revenue was 7348 + 7639 + 7472 + 7317 = $29,776 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1045 + 1238 + 1188 + 1071 = $4,542 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $13,486 Mil.
Total Assets was $29,256 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $11,463 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,962 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $336 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $4,932 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $7,816 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)|
|=||(6419 / 32572)||/||(6314 / 29776)|
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)|
|=||(1370 / 29776)||/||(765 / 32572)|
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 - (13825 + 12299) / 30587)||/||(1 - (13486 + 11463) / 29256)|
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))|
|=||(1962 / (1962 + 11463))||/||(2176 / (2176 + 12299))|
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)|
|=||(339 / 32572)||/||(336 / 29776)|
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)|
|=||((7841 + 5018) / 30587)||/||((7816 + 4932) / 29256)|
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|
|=||(2235 - -195||-||3920)||/||30587|
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.
Halliburton Co has a M-score of -2.67 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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