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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 Lydall Inc was -2.02. The lowest was -3.18. And the median was -2.67.
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 Lydall 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 * 0.976||+||0.528 * 0.9463||+||0.404 * 0.845||+||0.892 * 1.0247||+||0.115 * 0.9221|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.8558||+||4.679 * 0.0022||-||0.327 * 0.8416|
|This Year (Sep15) TTM:||Last Year (Sep14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $91.8 Mil.|
Revenue was 131.24 + 134.561 + 127.306 + 127.583 = $520.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 31.691 + 33.889 + 27.7 + 25.562 = $118.8 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $244.3 Mil.
Total Assets was $383.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $110.8 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $17.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $68.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $72.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $40.0 Mil.
Net Income was 11.186 + 10.817 + 18.937 + 5.733 = $46.7 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.15 + -0.553 + 19.669 + 0.547 = $19.8 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 10.402 + 5.592 + -1.097 + 11.129 = $26.0 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $91.7 Mil.
Revenue was 134.227 + 148.793 + 125.226 + 99.894 = $508.1 Mil.
Gross Profit was 28.564 + 34.653 + 26.199 + 20.329 = $109.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $229.3 Mil.
Total Assets was $375.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $113.7 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $16.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $78.5 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $71.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $60.5 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)|
|=||(91.754 / 520.69)||/||(91.741 / 508.14)|
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)|
|=||(33.889 / 508.14)||/||(31.691 / 520.69)|
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 - (244.328 + 110.843) / 383.261)||/||(1 - (229.266 + 113.71) / 375.548)|
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))|
|=||(16.294 / (16.294 + 113.71))||/||(17.437 / (17.437 + 110.843))|
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)|
|=||(68.824 / 520.69)||/||(78.478 / 508.14)|
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)|
|=||((40.003 + 72.926) / 383.261)||/||((60.488 + 70.989) / 375.548)|
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|
|=||(46.673 - 19.813||-||26.026)||/||383.261|
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.
Lydall Inc has a M-score of -2.49 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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