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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 HollyFrontier Corp was 1.89. The lowest was -4.61. And the median was -2.36.
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 HollyFrontier 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 * 1.0499||+||0.528 * 1.1823||+||0.404 * 0.9772||+||0.892 * 0.7219||+||0.115 * 0.9916|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.4328||+||4.679 * -0.1027||-||0.327 * 1.3386|
|This Year (Sep16) TTM:||Last Year (Sep15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $396 Mil.|
Revenue was 2847.27 + 2714.638 + 2018.724 + 2943.559 = $10,524 Mil.
Gross Profit was 248.889 + 353.62 + 197.099 + 68.28 = $868 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,031 Mil.
Total Assets was $8,596 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $3,984 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $360 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $123 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $967 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,666 Mil.
Net Income was 74.497 + -409.368 + 21.253 + -43.921 = $-358 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 3.874 + 3.751 + -5.888 + 2.704 = $4 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 133.898 + 303.69 + 6.636 + 76.285 = $521 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $522 Mil.
Revenue was 3585.823 + 3701.912 + 3006.626 + 4283.119 = $14,577 Mil.
Gross Profit was 441.115 + 703.752 + 498.203 + -221.748 = $1,421 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,308 Mil.
Total Assets was $9,072 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $3,977 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $356 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $119 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,092 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $983 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)|
|=||(395.937 / 10524.191)||/||(522.349 / 14577.48)|
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)|
|=||(1421.322 / 14577.48)||/||(867.888 / 10524.191)|
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 - (2031.466 + 3984.341) / 8596.448)||/||(1 - (2307.673 + 3977.258) / 9071.637)|
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))|
|=||(356.077 / (356.077 + 3977.258))||/||(360.005 / (360.005 + 3984.341))|
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)|
|=||(122.684 / 10524.191)||/||(118.604 / 14577.48)|
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)|
|=||((1665.602 + 966.818) / 8596.448)||/||((982.846 + 1092.453) / 9071.637)|
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|
|=||(-357.539 - 4.441||-||520.509)||/||8596.448|
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.
HollyFrontier Corp has a M-score of -3.26 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
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