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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.
Mattersight Corp has a M-score of -3.30 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Mattersight Corp was 1.63. The lowest was -7.62. And the median was -3.23.
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 Mattersight 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 * 1.3553||+||0.528 * 0.9139||+||0.404 * 0.792||+||0.892 * 0.9219||+||0.115 * 1.0454|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0285||+||4.679 * -0.222||-||0.327 * 0.7206|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2.76 Mil.|
Revenue was 7.68 + 7.34 + 7.013 + 9.267 = $31.30 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5.281 + 5.031 + 4.78 + 6.89 = $21.98 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $25.29 Mil.
Total Assets was $35.07 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4.65 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2.96 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $30.52 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $16.24 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was -4.182 + -3.28 + -3.963 + -1.543 = $-12.97 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.005 + 0.284 + -0.37 + -0.043 = $-0.13 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2.033 + -1.351 + -4.223 + -1.507 = $-5.05 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $2.21 Mil.
Revenue was 8.665 + 7.964 + 8.598 + 8.725 = $33.95 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5.725 + 5.203 + 5.637 + 5.227 = $21.79 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $20.33 Mil.
Total Assets was $31.67 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5.49 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3.76 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $32.19 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $20.35 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)|
|=||(2.76 / 31.3)||/||(2.209 / 33.952)|
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)|
|=||(5.031 / 33.952)||/||(5.281 / 31.3)|
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 - (25.29 + 4.647) / 35.073)||/||(1 - (20.329 + 5.487) / 31.672)|
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))|
|=||(3.761 / (3.761 + 5.487))||/||(2.959 / (2.959 + 4.647))|
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)|
|=||(30.524 / 31.3)||/||(32.193 / 33.952)|
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)|
|=||((0 + 16.24) / 35.073)||/||((0 + 20.352) / 31.672)|
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|
|=||(-12.968 - -0.134||-||-5.048)||/||35.073|
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.
Mattersight Corp has a M-score of -3.30 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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