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Iridex Corp (NAS:IRIX)
Beneish M-Score
0.53 (As of Today)

Warning Sign:

Beneish M-Score 0.53 higher than -2.22, which implies that it might have manipulated its financial results.

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.

Iridex Corp has a M-score of 0.53 signals that the company is a manipulator.

IRIX' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10000000   Max: 10000000
Current: 0.53

-10000000
10000000

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Iridex Corp was 10000000.00. The lowest was -10000000.00. And the median was -2.32.


Definition

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 Iridex 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 * 1.0261+0.528 * 1.0088+0.404 * 6.1587+0.892 * 0.9949+0.115 * 1.162
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0435+4.679 * 0.1809-0.327 * 0.8792
=0.53

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Sep15) TTM:Last Year (Sep14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $7.74 Mil.
Revenue was 9.815 + 9.033 + 10.796 + 11.778 = $41.42 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4.841 + 4.217 + 5.41 + 5.901 = $20.37 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $31.42 Mil.
Total Assets was $40.65 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1.09 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.50 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.55 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $7.15 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was 0.442 + -0.652 + 0.246 + 8.764 = $8.80 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.164 + -0.023 + 0.007 + 0.3 = $0.45 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -0.739 + -0.232 + 0.617 + 1.354 = $1.00 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $7.58 Mil.
Revenue was 10.118 + 10.589 + 10.329 + 10.598 = $41.63 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5.149 + 5.3 + 5.055 + 5.15 = $20.65 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $30.77 Mil.
Total Assets was $32.58 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $0.75 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.43 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.02 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6.51 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(7.736 / 41.422) / (7.578 / 41.634)
=0.18676066 / 0.1820147
=1.0261

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(4.217 / 41.634) / (4.841 / 41.422)
=0.49608493 / 0.49174352
=1.0088

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (31.424 + 1.089) / 40.651) / (1 - (30.772 + 0.748) / 32.579)
=0.20019188 / 0.0325056
=6.1587

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=41.422 / 41.634
=0.9949

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))
=(0.433 / (0.433 + 0.748)) / (0.502 / (0.502 + 1.089))
=0.36663844 / 0.31552483
=1.162

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)
=(14.553 / 41.422) / (14.018 / 41.634)
=0.35133504 / 0.33669597
=1.0435

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)
=((0 + 7.145) / 40.651) / ((0 + 6.513) / 32.579)
=0.17576443 / 0.19991406
=0.8792

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(8.8 - 0.448 - 1) / 40.651
=0.1809

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.

Iridex Corp has a M-score of 0.53 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Iridex Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DSRI 0.78850.94730.94821.0571.37070.72940.99110.96681.18571.0147
GMI 0.92450.93711.19771.07840.808611.02081.01760.99410.9714
AQI 0.18261.1676.7050.29540.86471.64780.83870.65910.72735.6656
SGI 1.12860.96961.54670.87390.665811.02631.02111.13041.1186
DEPI 1.10630.8440.4740.88332.09520.80840.84111.18880.98921.3045
SGAI 0.94141.53030.99990.7310.947811.01411.07160.87930.9954
LVGI 0.8571.24562.98980.97830.79410.67890.88080.79430.99270.77
TATA -0.0396-0.127-0.5198-0.28610.0392-0.054-0.01370.06140.04350.1441
M-score -3.05-3.31-2.77-4.08-2.21-2.64-2.56-2.26-2.080.29

Iridex Corp Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DSRI 0.98980.94151.18570.97071.01431.16961.01471.09170.99181.0261
GMI 1.01161.01690.99410.98280.97610.97090.97140.97340.99461.0088
AQI 0.66680.80320.72730.7480.84320.90725.66565.60765.89616.1587
SGI 1.04851.10981.13041.14991.1641.12821.11861.09121.01660.9949
DEPI 1.10221.11480.98921.10911.34091.30281.30451.51111.27471.162
SGAI 0.94430.8240.87930.91140.95581.03780.99541.01751.04331.0435
LVGI 1.13451.03710.99270.97870.9020.98250.770.92760.89180.8792
TATA -0.02120.00830.0366-0.00860.0025-0.01470.13940.13510.13850.1809
M-score -2.70-2.44-2.11-2.49-2.31-2.300.270.240.210.53
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