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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 Coca-Cola Co was -2.25. The lowest was -2.96. And the median was -2.63.
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 Coca-Cola Co 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 * 0.9777||+||0.528 * 1.0159||+||0.404 * 0.9433||+||0.892 * 0.9508||+||0.115 * 0.9021|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.4277||+||4.679 * -0.0348||-||0.327 * 1.1075|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4,147 Mil.|
Revenue was 10282 + 10000 + 11427 + 12156 = $43,865 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6213 + 5946 + 6850 + 7408 = $26,417 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $36,510 Mil.
Total Assets was $91,263 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $12,613 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,955 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $7,039 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $30,987 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $26,990 Mil.
Net Income was 1483 + 1237 + 1449 + 3108 = $7,277 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -250 + 9 + -671 + 1805 = $893 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 604 + 2138 + 3272 + 3544 = $9,558 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $4,461 Mil.
Revenue was 10711 + 10872 + 11976 + 12574 = $46,133 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6608 + 6515 + 7346 + 7755 = $28,224 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $32,119 Mil.
Total Assets was $91,016 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14,346 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,976 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $17,308 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $26,123 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $26,087 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)|
|=||(4147 / 43865)||/||(4461 / 46133)|
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)|
|=||(5946 / 46133)||/||(6213 / 43865)|
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 - (36510 + 12613) / 91263)||/||(1 - (32119 + 14346) / 91016)|
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))|
|=||(1976 / (1976 + 14346))||/||(1955 / (1955 + 12613))|
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)|
|=||(7039 / 43865)||/||(17308 / 46133)|
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)|
|=||((26990 + 30987) / 91263)||/||((26087 + 26123) / 91016)|
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|
|=||(7277 - 893||-||9558)||/||91263|
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.
Coca-Cola Co has a M-score of -2.67 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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