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Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW)
Beneish M-Score
-2.57 (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.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.57 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

KW' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -2.87   Max: 2656.27
Current: -2.57

-2.87
2656.27

During the past 7 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc was 2656.27. The lowest was -2.87. And the median was -1.92.


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 Kennedy-Wilson Holdings 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 * 0.3407+0.528 * 0.9736+0.404 * 0.3802+0.892 * 2.1204+0.115 * 1.7844
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.7763+4.679 * -0.052-0.327 * 1.3319
=-2.57

* 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 $36.8 Mil.
Revenue was 92 + 51.5 + 29.64 + 33.208 = $206.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 88.1 + 41.8 + 29.625 + 32.325 = $191.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $679.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,354.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $3,553.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $42.5 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $173.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $316.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,244.2 Mil.
Net Income was 38.4 + 12.5 + -2.339 + -2.033 = $46.5 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 80.5 + 81 + 41.583 + 1.668 = $204.8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 102 + -36.9 + 48.386 + 6.814 = $120.3 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $50.9 Mil.
Revenue was 36.4 + 22.8 + 22.876 + 15.24 = $97.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 31.3 + 20.9 + 21.921 + 13.965 = $88.1 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $190.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,513.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $488.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $10.5 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $105.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $103.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $439.3 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)
=(36.8 / 206.348) / (50.946 / 97.316)
=0.1783395 / 0.52351104
=0.3407

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)
=(41.8 / 97.316) / (88.1 / 206.348)
=0.90515434 / 0.92974005
=0.9736

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 - (679.1 + 3553.4) / 5354.7) / (1 - (190.597 + 488.435) / 1513.247)
=0.2095729 / 0.55127484
=0.3802

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
=206.348 / 97.316
=2.1204

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))
=(10.523 / (10.523 + 488.435)) / (42.5 / (42.5 + 3553.4))
=0.02108995 / 0.01181902
=1.7844

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)
=(173.783 / 206.348) / (105.581 / 97.316)
=0.84218408 / 1.08492951
=0.7763

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)
=((2244.2 + 316.2) / 5354.7) / ((439.348 + 103.908) / 1513.247)
=0.47815937 / 0.35900022
=1.3319

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
=(46.528 - 204.751 - 120.3) / 5354.7
=-0.052

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.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc has a M-score of -2.57 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.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 1.45392.65350.2385
GMI 0.77681.02951.0325
AQI 0.90530.90540.8945
SGI 1.23941.02271.8921
DEPI 0.80631.41910.6614
SGAI 0.8931.31180.7759
LVGI 1.33391.24580.9142
TATA -0.0002-0.0414-0.05
M-score -2.12-1.24-2.62

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 1.57861.63521.36122.65350.63440.52520.39550.23692.39410.3407
GMI 0.7620.75940.77781.03611.05831.10481.06431.0321.05480.9736
AQI 0.86721.19271.04920.90540.87360.84540.89310.89450.31390.3802
SGI 1.35711.48921.50911.02271.14131.36421.56211.90532.00932.1204
DEPI 0.79230.64710.87121.41911.65791.56221.28090.66141.5211.7844
SGAI 0.89580.87290.96341.30361.23321.09881.0230.77040.78070.7763
LVGI 1.26570.97860.81571.24581.13270.71971.23810.91420.75191.3319
TATA -0.0147-0.0362-0.0262-0.0462-0.0322-0.0168-0.0236-0.0502-0.0313-0.052
M-score -1.97-1.69-1.86-1.26-2.87-2.54-2.70-2.61-0.51-2.57
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