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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 Investment Technology Group Inc was -1.85. The lowest was -9.75. And the median was -2.84.
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 Investment Technology 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 * 0.0841||+||0.528 * 1||+||0.404 * 2.1771||+||0.892 * 1.0663||+||0.115 * 1.0025|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9721||+||4.679 * 0.0035||-||0.327 * 0.8517|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $110.2 Mil.|
Revenue was 149.727 + 148.966 + 134.773 + 138.466 = $571.9 Mil.
Gross Profit was 149.727 + 148.966 + 134.773 + 138.466 = $571.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,337.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,529.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $57.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $47.5 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $500.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,109.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $14.6 Mil.
Net Income was 16.733 + 12.981 + 11.365 + 12.926 = $54.0 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -55.853 + 89.882 + 81.516 + -66.859 = $48.7 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,229.6 Mil.
Revenue was 137.609 + 131.9 + 127.558 + 139.293 = $536.4 Mil.
Gross Profit was 137.609 + 131.9 + 127.558 + 139.293 = $536.4 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,844.2 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,030.6 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $63.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $53.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $483.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,587.3 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $27.2 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)|
|=||(110.225 / 571.932)||/||(1229.605 / 536.36)|
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)|
|=||(148.966 / 536.36)||/||(149.727 / 571.932)|
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 - (1337.628 + 56.967) / 1529.451)||/||(1 - (2844.212 + 63.611) / 3030.56)|
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))|
|=||(53.296 / (53.296 + 63.611))||/||(47.511 / (47.511 + 56.967))|
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)|
|=||(500.834 / 571.932)||/||(483.163 / 536.36)|
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)|
|=||((14.612 + 1109.15) / 1529.451)||/||((27.212 + 2587.342) / 3030.56)|
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|
|=||(54.005 - 0||-||48.686)||/||1529.451|
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.
Investment Technology Group Inc has a M-score of -2.72 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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