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Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS)
Beneish M-Score
0.00 (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.

Masco Corp has a M-score of signals that the company is a manipulator.

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Masco Corp was -0.95. The lowest was -3.50. And the median was -2.67.


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 Masco Corp 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 * +0.528 * +0.404 * +0.892 * +0.115 *
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * +4.679 * -0.327 *
=

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

This Year (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,036 Mil.
Revenue was 1720 + 1715 + 1839 + 1929 = $7,203 Mil.
Gross Profit was 569 + 532 + 589 + 637 = $2,327 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,248 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,554 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,040 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,344 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,789 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,993 Mil.
Net Income was 109 + 75 + 111 + 105 = $400 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -1 + 2 + -6 + 3 = $-2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -100 + 277 + 283 + 291 = $751 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,248 Mil.
Revenue was 1659 + 1666 + 1834 + 1876 = $7,035 Mil.
Gross Profit was 495 + 481 + 522 + 575 = $2,073 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,179 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,468 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,106 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,348 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,207 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,418 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)
=(1036 / 7203) / (1248 / 7035)
=0.14382896 / 0.17739872
=

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)
=(532 / 7035) / (569 / 7203)
=0.29466951 / 0.32305984
=

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 - (4248 + 1040) / 6554) / (1 - (4179 + 1106) / 7468)
=0.19316448 / 0.29231387
=

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
=7203 / 7035
=

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))
=(0 / (0 + 1106)) / (0 / (0 + 1040))
=0 / 0
=

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)
=(1344 / 7203) / (1348 / 7035)
=0.18658892 / 0.19161336
=

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)
=((2993 + 2789) / 6554) / ((3418 + 2207) / 7468)
=0.88220934 / 0.75321371
=

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
=(400 - -2 - 751) / 6554
=-0.0532

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.

Masco Corp has a M-score of signals that the company is likely to 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.

Masco Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 0.94010.9250.87181.21230.92721.04650.98411.01970.78341.2411
GMI 1.03621.00971.10230.95571.06861.01440.94840.9130.98490.888
AQI 0.93841.10320.98370.95590.8850.87341.07570.9481.09680.6615
SGI 0.99990.94170.81560.81170.97430.98351.03721.05531.04260.8382
DEPI 1.06670.98690.9460.88210.82120.9631.03421.07430.93951.2008
SGAI 1.03561.06991.1111.14210.97630.9960.94950.96040.97430.9941
LVGI 1.03590.95891.06951.0191.15521.12891.00420.95510.96951.2181
TATA -0.0596-0.0871-0.1193-0.0989-0.1819-0.1221-0.0611-0.05280.0336-0.0606
M-score -2.83-2.96-3.32-3.00-3.50-3.11-2.73-2.70-2.45-2.93

Masco Corp Quarterly Data

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