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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.

MAS' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.5   Max: -0.95
Current: 0

-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 * +0.528 * +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 (Mar15) TTM:Last Year (Mar14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,248 Mil.
Revenue was 2018 + 2064 + 2232 + 2260 = $8,574 Mil.
Gross Profit was 568 + 568 + 611 + 661 = $2,408 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 $1,609 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,207 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,418 Mil.
Net Income was 64 + 100 + 543 + 139 = $846 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1 + 2 + 7 + 6 = $16 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -152 + 296 + 245 + 305 = $694 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,215 Mil.
Revenue was 1965 + 1998 + 2150 + 2149 = $8,262 Mil.
Gross Profit was 547 + 531 + 607 + 609 = $2,294 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,418 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,880 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,232 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,601 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,720 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)
=(1248 / 8574) / (1215 / 8262)
=0.14555633 / 0.14705882
=

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)
=(568 / 8262) / (568 / 8574)
=0.27765674 / 0.28084908
=

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 - (4179 + 1106) / 7468) / (1 - (3418 + 1232) / 6880)
=0.29231387 / 0.32412791
=

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
=8574 / 8262
=

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 + 1232)) / (0 / (0 + 1106))
=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)
=(1609 / 8574) / (1601 / 8262)
=0.18766037 / 0.19377875
=

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)
=((3418 + 2207) / 7468) / ((3421 + 1720) / 6880)
=0.75321371 / 0.74723837
=

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
=(846 - 16 - 694) / 7468
=0.0182

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

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DSRI 0.93390.94010.94410.86461.19770.94031.03191.0170.98680.9936
GMI 1.08231.03621.00781.09890.96041.05771.02490.91550.94590.9849
AQI 0.89580.93841.10320.98370.95590.8850.87341.07570.9480.9395
SGI 1.06090.99990.92260.82240.82160.96070.99751.00371.09051.0426
DEPI 0.94621.06670.98690.9460.88210.82120.9631.03421.07431.0115
SGAI 0.92691.03561.06711.10721.14890.97780.98870.97030.94510.9743
LVGI 1.07351.03590.95891.06951.0191.15521.12891.00420.95510.9751
TATA -0.0377-0.0339-0.079-0.1195-0.0989-0.1819-0.1221-0.0609-0.0530.0338
M-score -2.68-2.71-2.92-3.32-3.00-3.50-3.11-2.75-2.68-2.31

Masco Corp Quarterly Data

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