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Beneish M-Score -0.50 higher than -2.22, which implies that it might have manipulated its financial results.
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 -0.50 signals that the company is a manipulator.
During the past 7 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc was 1628.83. The lowest was -3.38. And the median was -2.01.
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 * 2.2538||+||0.528 * 0.9735||+||0.404 * 0.2347||+||0.892 * 2.4711||+||0.115 * 1.4272|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.7499||+||4.679 * -0.0543||-||0.327 * 0.9988|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $33.7 Mil.|
Revenue was 113.7 + 92 + 51.5 + 28.4 = $285.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 112.6 + 88.1 + 41.8 + 28.4 = $270.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,136.5 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,713.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $3,861.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $72.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $220.3 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $261.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,748.3 Mil.
Net Income was -0.2 + 38.4 + 12.5 + -2.3 = $48.4 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 21.7 + 80.5 + 81 + 41.1 = $224.3 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 20.6 + 102 + -36.9 + 48.4 = $134.1 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $6.1 Mil.
Revenue was 33.5 + 36.4 + 22.8 + 22.876 = $115.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 32.6 + 31.3 + 20.9 + 21.921 = $106.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $247.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,641.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $518.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $14.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $118.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $116.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $749.6 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)|
|=||(33.7 / 285.6)||/||(6.051 / 115.576)|
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)|
|=||(88.1 / 115.576)||/||(112.6 / 285.6)|
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 - (1136.5 + 3861) / 5713.3)||/||(1 - (247.084 + 518.047) / 1641.194)|
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))|
|=||(14.034 / (14.034 + 518.047))||/||(72.7 / (72.7 + 3861))|
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)|
|=||(220.3 / 285.6)||/||(118.885 / 115.576)|
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)|
|=||((2748.3 + 261.2) / 5713.3)||/||((749.562 + 115.973) / 1641.194)|
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|
|=||(48.4 - 224.3||-||134.1)||/||5713.3|
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 -0.50 signals that the company is likely to 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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