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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 8 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Horizon Pharma PLC was 8.78. The lowest was -17.04. And the median was -0.01.
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 Horizon Pharma PLC 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 * 0.9627||+||0.528 * 1.0534||+||0.404 * 1.4067||+||0.892 * 2.3692||+||0.115 * 0.9326|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.8851||+||4.679 * -0.0622||-||0.327 * 0.9856|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $290.3 Mil.|
Revenue was 204.69 + 244.538 + 226.544 + 172.821 = $848.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 127.457 + 176.965 + 165.294 + 110.995 = $580.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $876.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,205.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $18.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $170.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $508.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $442.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,136.2 Mil.
Net Income was -45.406 + 23.994 + 3.277 + 31.814 = $13.7 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.187 + -29.391 + -0.176 + -76.245 = $-106.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 54.181 + 134.938 + 88.383 + 41.584 = $319.1 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $127.3 Mil.
Revenue was 113.141 + 103.841 + 75.126 + 66.062 = $358.2 Mil.
Gross Profit was 84.288 + 71.161 + 61.482 + 41.252 = $258.2 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $735.9 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,527.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $8.9 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $46.9 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $242.7 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $196.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $566.9 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)|
|=||(290.289 / 848.593)||/||(127.265 / 358.17)|
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)|
|=||(176.965 / 358.17)||/||(127.457 / 848.593)|
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 - (876.604 + 18.581) / 3205.494)||/||(1 - (735.925 + 8.873) / 1527.296)|
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))|
|=||(46.941 / (46.941 + 8.873))||/||(170.65 / (170.65 + 18.581))|
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)|
|=||(508.901 / 848.593)||/||(242.689 / 358.17)|
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)|
|=||((1136.18 + 442.924) / 3205.494)||/||((566.914 + 196.438) / 1527.296)|
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|
|=||(13.679 - -105.999||-||319.086)||/||3205.494|
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.
Horizon Pharma PLC has a M-score of -1.37 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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