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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.
Intermolecular Inc has a M-score of -3.23 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 5 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Intermolecular Inc was -2.06. The lowest was -3.28. And the median was -3.02.
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 Intermolecular 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 * 0.6689||+||0.528 * 1.0868||+||0.404 * 1.4691||+||0.892 * 0.9705||+||0.115 * 0.9917|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.1469||+||4.679 * -0.1414||-||0.327 * 0.8873|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4.91 Mil.|
Revenue was 15.905 + 15.617 + 17.748 + 16.608 = $65.88 Mil.
Gross Profit was 9.337 + 7.179 + 8.684 + 9.468 = $34.67 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $79.27 Mil.
Total Assets was $121.95 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $26.71 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $9.65 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $18.78 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $11.36 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $22.50 Mil.
Net Income was -3.851 + -4.418 + -2.171 + -0.744 = $-11.18 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.005 + -0.009 + -0.002 + 0.087 = $0.07 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2.047 + 1.8 + -4.086 + 6.225 = $5.99 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $7.56 Mil.
Revenue was 17.433 + 17.443 + 16.489 + 16.513 = $67.88 Mil.
Gross Profit was 9.59 + 10.906 + 9.285 + 9.039 = $38.82 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $91.57 Mil.
Total Assets was $126.18 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $23.37 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $8.34 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $16.87 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $39.48 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)|
|=||(4.907 / 65.878)||/||(7.559 / 67.878)|
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)|
|=||(7.179 / 67.878)||/||(9.337 / 65.878)|
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 - (79.274 + 26.709) / 121.951)||/||(1 - (91.565 + 23.368) / 126.179)|
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))|
|=||(8.344 / (8.344 + 23.368))||/||(9.645 / (9.645 + 26.709))|
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)|
|=||(18.78 / 65.878)||/||(16.872 / 67.878)|
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)|
|=||((22.5 + 11.357) / 121.951)||/||((0 + 39.482) / 126.179)|
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|
|=||(-11.184 - 0.071||-||5.986)||/||121.951|
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.
Intermolecular Inc has a M-score of -3.23 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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