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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 Iconix Brand Group Inc was 7.82. The lowest was -4.72. And the median was -2.35.
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 Iconix Brand Group 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 * 1.0654||+||0.528 * 1||+||0.404 * 1.0206||+||0.892 * 0.9928||+||0.115 * 1.2408|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0988||+||4.679 * -0.0205||-||0.327 * 0.9897|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $124.6 Mil.|
Revenue was 95.387 + 112.412 + 113.75 + 118.943 = $440.5 Mil.
Gross Profit was 95.387 + 112.412 + 113.75 + 118.943 = $440.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $327.4 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,021.9 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $8.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $6.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $201.4 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $144.7 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,425.2 Mil.
Net Income was 62.84 + 23.87 + 33.779 + 35.319 = $155.8 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 61.067 + 4.149 + 4.084 + 5.675 = $75.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 33.066 + 38.075 + 40.215 + 31.486 = $142.8 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $117.8 Mil.
Revenue was 116.138 + 105.264 + 107.175 + 115.125 = $443.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 116.138 + 105.264 + 107.175 + 115.125 = $443.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $358.8 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,846.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $8.5 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $9.8 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $184.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $136.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,357.8 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)|
|=||(124.591 / 440.492)||/||(117.8 / 443.702)|
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)|
|=||(112.412 / 443.702)||/||(95.387 / 440.492)|
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 - (327.445 + 8.219) / 3021.902)||/||(1 - (358.775 + 8.458) / 2846.046)|
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))|
|=||(9.831 / (9.831 + 8.458))||/||(6.282 / (6.282 + 8.219))|
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)|
|=||(201.363 / 440.492)||/||(184.591 / 443.702)|
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)|
|=||((1425.189 + 144.711) / 3021.902)||/||((1357.834 + 136.054) / 2846.046)|
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|
|=||(155.808 - 74.975||-||142.842)||/||3021.902|
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.
Iconix Brand Group Inc has a M-score of -2.50 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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