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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.
Hess Corp has a M-score of -2.14 signals that the company is a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Hess Corp was -0.98. The lowest was -3.82. And the median was -2.67.
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 Hess Corp 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 * 1.2921||+||0.528 * 1.2009||+||0.404 * 0.8694||+||0.892 * 1.3323||+||0.115 * 0.8853|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.4933||+||4.679 * -0.0456||-||0.327 * 0.9067|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $3,059 Mil.|
Revenue was 2745 + 2846 + 5554 + 13101 = $24,246 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1652 + 1342 + 1985 + 2059 = $7,038 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $8,865 Mil.
Total Assets was $40,975 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $27,667 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3,146 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,894 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,015 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,929 Mil.
Net Income was 1008 + 931 + 386 + 1925 = $4,250 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 57 + 754 + -48 + 400 = $1,163 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1338 + 911 + 1158 + 1550 = $4,957 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,777 Mil.
Revenue was 2706 + 3011 + 3466 + 9016 = $18,199 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1619 + 1783 + 1936 + 1006 = $6,344 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $9,257 Mil.
Total Assets was $41,896 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $27,414 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,724 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $952 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6,923 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,418 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)|
|=||(3059 / 24246)||/||(1777 / 18199)|
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)|
|=||(1342 / 18199)||/||(1652 / 24246)|
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 - (8865 + 27667) / 40975)||/||(1 - (9257 + 27414) / 41896)|
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))|
|=||(2724 / (2724 + 27414))||/||(3146 / (3146 + 27667))|
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)|
|=||(1894 / 24246)||/||(952 / 18199)|
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)|
|=||((5929 + 5015) / 40975)||/||((5418 + 6923) / 41896)|
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|
|=||(4250 - 1163||-||4957)||/||40975|
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.
Hess Corp has a M-score of -2.14 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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