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Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS)
Beneish M-Score
-2.36 (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 -2.36 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

MAS' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.5   Max: -0.95
Current: -2.36

-3.5
-0.95

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 * 0.961+0.528 * 0.9774+0.404 * 0.9201+0.892 * 1.0561+0.115 * 1.0473
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9759+4.679 * 0.0279-0.327 * 0.9621
=-2.36

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

This Year (Sep14) TTM:Last Year (Sep13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,229 Mil.
Revenue was 2232 + 2260 + 1965 + 1998 = $8,455 Mil.
Gross Profit was 611 + 661 + 547 + 531 = $2,350 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,001 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,373 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,153 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $186 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,615 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,415 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,919 Mil.
Net Income was 543 + 139 + 74 + 32 = $788 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 7 + 6 + -3 + -29 = $-19 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 245 + 305 + -244 + 295 = $601 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,211 Mil.
Revenue was 2150 + 2149 + 1876 + 1831 = $8,006 Mil.
Gross Profit was 607 + 609 + 508 + 451 = $2,175 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,493 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,059 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,257 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $214 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,567 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,887 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,421 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)
=(1229 / 8455) / (1211 / 8006)
=0.14535778 / 0.15126155
=0.961

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)
=(661 / 8006) / (611 / 8455)
=0.27167125 / 0.27794205
=0.9774

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 - (4001 + 1153) / 7373) / (1 - (3493 + 1257) / 7059)
=0.30096297 / 0.32710016
=0.9201

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
=8455 / 8006
=1.0561

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))
=(214 / (214 + 1257)) / (186 / (186 + 1153))
=0.14547927 / 0.13890963
=1.0473

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)
=(1615 / 8455) / (1567 / 8006)
=0.19101124 / 0.1957282
=0.9759

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)
=((2919 + 2415) / 7373) / ((3421 + 1887) / 7059)
=0.72345043 / 0.75194787
=0.9621

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
=(788 - -19 - 601) / 7373
=0.0279

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 -2.36 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.

Masco Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.91110.93390.94010.94410.86461.19770.94031.03191.0170.9868
GMI 0.99331.08231.03621.00781.09890.96041.05771.02490.91550.9459
AQI 0.94440.89580.93841.10320.98370.95590.8850.87341.07570.941
SGI 1.13561.06090.99990.92260.82240.82160.96070.99751.00371.0905
DEPI 10.94621.06670.98690.9460.88210.82120.9631.03421.0743
SGAI 0.9910.92691.03561.06711.10721.14890.97780.98870.97030.9451
LVGI 1.01711.07351.03590.95891.06951.0191.15521.12891.00420.9764
TATA -0.0501-0.0377-0.0339-0.079-0.1195-0.0989-0.1819-0.1221-0.0609-0.0529
M-score -2.71-2.68-2.71-2.92-3.32-3.00-3.50-3.11-2.75-2.69

Masco Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DSRI 0.99751.01421.0170.98071.00020.96850.98680.94760.96560.961
GMI 0.97330.960.91550.93640.92170.91350.94590.94260.950.9774
AQI 0.85620.93681.07571.14671.11171.00790.9410.95080.94370.9201
SGI 1.01771.0061.00371.0061.04041.08161.09051.09211.07771.0561
DEPI 0.94010.95781.03421.0251.04521.03481.07431.08191.08261.0473
SGAI 0.9380.96310.97030.98130.99160.94940.94510.95560.95040.9759
LVGI 1.14941.10491.00420.99980.97230.9790.97640.96540.96290.9621
TATA -0.1142-0.1224-0.0609-0.0522-0.0438-0.0585-0.0529-0.043-0.03780.0279
M-score -3.12-3.11-2.75-2.70-2.63-2.73-2.69-2.67-2.64-2.36
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