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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 Jewett-Cameron Trading Co Ltd was 0.95. The lowest was -4.11. And the median was -2.49.
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 Jewett-Cameron Trading Co Ltd 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 * 0.7255||+||0.528 * 0.961||+||0.404 * 0.6138||+||0.892 * 1.2262||+||0.115 * 0.9566|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9119||+||4.679 * -0.1494||-||0.327 * 1.418|
|This Year (May16) TTM:||Last Year (May15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4.38 Mil.|
Revenue was 14.459 + 11.188 + 11.942 + 11.483 = $49.07 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.177 + 2.036 + 2.38 + 2.403 = $10.00 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $18.75 Mil.
Total Assets was $21.05 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2.14 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.30 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $5.82 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2.70 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was 0.909 + 0.132 + 0.532 + 0.702 = $2.28 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + -0.11 + 0 + 0 = $-0.11 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1.435 + 1.299 + -0.045 + 2.842 = $5.53 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $4.93 Mil.
Revenue was 13.289 + 9.483 + 7.983 + 9.265 = $40.02 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2.242 + 1.902 + 1.87 + 1.82 = $7.83 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $16.30 Mil.
Total Assets was $18.62 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2.08 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0.28 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $5.20 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1.68 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)|
|=||(4.382 / 49.072)||/||(4.926 / 40.02)|
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)|
|=||(7.834 / 40.02)||/||(9.996 / 49.072)|
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 - (18.747 + 2.139) / 21.054)||/||(1 - (16.298 + 2.076) / 18.616)|
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))|
|=||(0.275 / (0.275 + 2.076))||/||(0.298 / (0.298 + 2.139))|
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)|
|=||(5.819 / 49.072)||/||(5.204 / 40.02)|
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 + 2.699) / 21.054)||/||((0 + 1.683) / 18.616)|
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|
|=||(2.275 - -0.11||-||5.531)||/||21.054|
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.
Jewett-Cameron Trading Co Ltd has a M-score of -3.53 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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