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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 Lowe's Companies Inc was -1.74. The lowest was -3.63. And the median was -2.75.
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 Lowe's Companies 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 * 1||+||0.528 * 1.0079||+||0.404 * 1.9809||+||0.892 * 1.1006||+||0.115 * 1.0158|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9747||+||4.679 * -0.0734||-||0.327 * 1.0873|
|This Year (Jan17) TTM:||Last Year (Jan16) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.|
Revenue was 15784 + 15739 + 18260 + 15234 = $65,017 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5432 + 5407 + 6288 + 5337 = $22,464 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $12,000 Mil.
Total Assets was $34,408 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $19,949 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,590 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $15,144 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $11,974 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $14,394 Mil.
Net Income was 663 + 379 + 1167 + 884 = $3,093 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 348 + 641 + 1408 + 3220 = $5,617 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.
Revenue was 13236 + 14360 + 17348 + 14129 = $59,073 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4588 + 4990 + 5981 + 5012 = $20,571 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $10,561 Mil.
Total Assets was $31,266 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $19,577 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,587 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14,117 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $10,492 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $11,545 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)|
|=||(0 / 65017)||/||(0 / 59073)|
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)|
|=||(20571 / 59073)||/||(22464 / 65017)|
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 - (12000 + 19949) / 34408)||/||(1 - (10561 + 19577) / 31266)|
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))|
|=||(1587 / (1587 + 19577))||/||(1590 / (1590 + 19949))|
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)|
|=||(15144 / 65017)||/||(14117 / 59073)|
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)|
|=||((14394 + 11974) / 34408)||/||((11545 + 10492) / 31266)|
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|
|=||(3093 - 0||-||5617)||/||34408|
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.
Lowe's Companies Inc has a M-score of -2.36 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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