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Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)
Beneish M-Score
-2.60 (As of Today)

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.

Coca-Cola Co has a M-score of -2.60 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

KO' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.02   Max: -2.25
Current: -2.6

-3.02
-2.25

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Coca-Cola Co was -2.25. The lowest was -3.02. And the median was -2.62.


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 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 * 1.0955+0.528 * 0.9912+0.404 * 1.0327+0.892 * 0.9714+0.115 * 1.0119
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.002+4.679 * -0.0385-0.327 * 1.0303
=-2.60

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

This Year (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $5,870 Mil.
Revenue was 12574 + 10576 + 11040 + 12030 = $46,220 Mil.
Gross Profit was 7755 + 6493 + 6725 + 7237 = $28,210 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $33,871 Mil.
Total Assets was $95,489 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14,918 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,997 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $19,605 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $32,629 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $18,643 Mil.
Net Income was 2595 + 1619 + 1710 + 2447 = $8,371 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 177 + -170 + 119 + 862 = $988 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 3404 + 1066 + 2830 + 3756 = $11,056 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $5,516 Mil.
Revenue was 12749 + 11035 + 11455 + 12340 = $47,579 Mil.
Gross Profit was 7760 + 6711 + 6827 + 7487 = $28,785 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $32,572 Mil.
Total Assets was $89,511 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $14,549 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,974 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $20,141 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $32,469 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $14,179 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)
=(5870 / 46220) / (5516 / 47579)
=0.1270013 / 0.1159335
=1.0955

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)
=(6493 / 47579) / (7755 / 46220)
=0.6049938 / 0.61034184
=0.9912

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 - (33871 + 14918) / 95489) / (1 - (32572 + 14549) / 89511)
=0.48906157 / 0.47357308
=1.0327

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
=46220 / 47579
=0.9714

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))
=(1974 / (1974 + 14549)) / (1997 / (1997 + 14918))
=0.11946983 / 0.11806089
=1.0119

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)
=(19605 / 46220) / (20141 / 47579)
=0.42416703 / 0.42331701
=1.002

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)
=((18643 + 32629) / 95489) / ((14179 + 32469) / 89511)
=0.53694143 / 0.52114265
=1.0303

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
=(8371 - 988 - 11056) / 95489
=-0.0385

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 -2.60 suggests that the company will not 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.

Coca-Cola Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.99490.99871.08781.07030.84151.25361.04020.8380.93761.0494
GMI 0.96771.01070.97611.03390.99291.00271.00571.04921.0090.994
AQI 0.89271.08471.07221.07390.94290.89661.13360.98460.97111.0127
SGI 1.04361.0521.04261.1981.1070.97011.13321.32531.03170.9758
DEPI 0.95690.92171.15970.99320.93711.12281.28280.77150.96051.0321
SGAI 1.02540.97241.04520.97220.94970.99441.02231.00010.98581.0001
LVGI 1.01750.96470.91191.11991.02040.99151.15681.06281.0411.056
TATA -0.0538-0.0734-0.0392-0.0465-0.0213-0.0449-0.0539-0.0265-0.03-0.0348
M-score -2.77-2.73-2.49-2.44-2.66-2.51-2.54-2.49-2.67-2.63

Coca-Cola Co Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 0.85820.85090.95720.93761.02371.02061.01361.04941.07941.0955
GMI 1.04081.02351.00361.0091.0040.99711.00130.9940.99130.9912
AQI 0.97610.99011.00420.97110.99090.9921.00981.01271.03721.0327
SGI 1.23751.12651.03491.03171.0161.00150.9930.97580.96830.9714
DEPI 0.8920.93861.02080.96050.91690.9540.97011.03211.03321.0119
SGAI 0.91050.83390.76780.98581.13651.33171.43871.14391.0711.002
LVGI 1.07931.13381.03711.0411.04511.03511.05931.0561.03941.0303
TATA -0.0231-0.0258-0.0316-0.03-0.0294-0.0274-0.0335-0.0348-0.0412-0.0385
M-score -2.52-2.64-2.60-2.67-2.63-2.67-2.72-2.66-2.64-2.60
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