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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.
KBR Inc has a M-score of -2.46 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 12 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of KBR Inc was -1.08. The lowest was -5.35. And the median was -2.56.
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 KBR 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 * 1.008||+||0.528 * 1.9273||+||0.404 * 1.2057||+||0.892 * 0.9143||+||0.115 * 0.9165|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.1165||+||4.679 * -0.0912||-||0.327 * 1.0729|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $964 Mil.|
Revenue was 1657 + 1659 + 1633 + 1817 = $6,766 Mil.
Gross Profit was 30 + 28 + 39 + 144 = $241 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,823 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,386 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $410 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $74 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $245 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,896 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $70 Mil.
Net Income was 30 + -8 + -43 + -56 = $-77 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 31 + -5 + -7 + 1 = $20 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 158 + 37 + -17 + 216 = $394 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,046 Mil.
Revenue was 1755 + 1950 + 1829 + 1866 = $7,400 Mil.
Gross Profit was 114 + 140 + 156 + 98 = $508 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,218 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,420 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $405 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $66 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $240 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,764 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $80 Mil.
1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index
A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.
|DSRI||=||(Receivables_t / Revenue_t)||/||(Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)|
|=||(964 / 6766)||/||(1046 / 7400)|
2. GMI = Gross Margin Index
Measured as the ratio of gross margin in year t-1 to gross margin in year t.
Gross margin has deteriorated when this index is above 1. A firm with poorer prospects is more likely to manipulate earnings.
|=||(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)||/||(GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)|
|=||(28 / 7400)||/||(30 / 6766)|
3. AQI = Asset Quality Index
AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.
|AQI||=||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||(1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||(1 - (2823 + 410) / 5386)||/||(1 - (3218 + 405) / 5420)|
4. SGI = Sales Growth Index
Ratio of sales in year t to sales in year t-1.
Sales growth is not itself a measure of manipulation. However, growth companies are likely to find themselves under pressure to manipulate in order to keep up appearances.
5. DEPI = Depreciation Index
Measured as the ratio of the rate of depreciation in year t-1 to the corresponding rate in year t.
DEPI greater than 1 indicates that assets are being depreciated at a slower rate. This suggests that the firm might be revising useful asset life assumptions upwards, or adopting a new method that is income friendly.
|DEPI||=||(Depreciation_t-1 / (Depreciaton_t-1 + PPE_t-1))||/||(Depreciation_t / (Depreciaton_t + PPE_t))|
|=||(66 / (66 + 405))||/||(74 / (74 + 410))|
6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index
The ratio of SGA expenses in year t relative to year t-1.
SGA expenses index > 1 means that the company is becoming less efficient in generate sales.
|SGAI||=||(SGA_t / Sales_t)||/||(SGA_t-1 /Sales_t-1)|
|=||(245 / 6766)||/||(240 / 7400)|
7. LVGI = Leverage Index
The ratio of total debt to total assets in year t relative to yeat t-1.
An LVGI > 1 indicates an increase$sgai= in leverage
|LVGI||=||((LTD_t + CurrentLiabilities_t) / TotalAssets_t)||/||((LTD_t-1 + CurrentLiabilities_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)|
|=||((70 + 1896) / 5386)||/||((80 + 1764) / 5420)|
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|
|=||(-77 - 20||-||394)||/||5386|
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.
KBR Inc has a M-score of -2.46 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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