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Beneish M-Score 7.05 higher than -2.22, which implies that it might have manipulated its financial results.
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.
HCP Inc has a M-score of 7.05 signals that the company is a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of HCP Inc was 21.39. The lowest was -3.49. And the median was -2.53.
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 HCP 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 * 11.3794||+||0.528 * 0.9935||+||0.404 * 0.9991||+||0.892 * 1.0914||+||0.115 * 0.8779|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.2608||+||4.679 * -0.0096||-||0.327 * 0.9875|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $400 Mil.|
Revenue was 529.992 + 536.586 + 543.958 + 516.284 = $2,127 Mil.
Gross Profit was 454.285 + 463.286 + 467.389 + 441.47 = $1,826 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $480 Mil.
Total Assets was $19,859 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $10,593 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $425 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $110 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $344 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,450 Mil.
Net Income was 259.111 + 293.095 + 233.756 + 213.401 = $999 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.93 + 1.329 + 1.584 + 3.24 = $8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 247.181 + 305.307 + 272.078 + 357.252 = $1,182 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $32 Mil.
Revenue was 511.186 + 508.971 + 468.066 + 460.415 = $1,949 Mil.
Gross Profit was 438.5 + 438.289 + 395.413 + 390.339 = $1,663 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $117 Mil.
Total Assets was $19,733 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $10,878 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $381 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $80 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $303 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,546 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)|
|=||(399.711 / 2126.82)||/||(32.183 / 1948.638)|
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)|
|=||(463.286 / 1948.638)||/||(454.285 / 2126.82)|
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 - (479.745 + 10593.355) / 19858.678)||/||(1 - (117.405 + 10877.68) / 19732.731)|
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))|
|=||(381.34 / (381.34 + 10877.68))||/||(425.109 / (425.109 + 10593.355))|
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)|
|=||(110.043 / 2126.82)||/||(79.968 / 1948.638)|
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)|
|=||((8450.347 + 344.143) / 19858.678)||/||((8545.59 + 303.449) / 19732.731)|
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|
|=||(999.363 - 8.083||-||1181.818)||/||19858.678|
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.
HCP Inc has a M-score of 7.05 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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