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Mobile Mini Inc (NAS:MINI)
Beneish M-Score
-2.58 (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.

Mobile Mini Inc has a M-score of -2.58 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

MINI' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.15   Max: 4.92
Current: -2.58

-3.15
4.92

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Mobile Mini Inc was 4.92. The lowest was -3.15. And the median was -2.38.


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 Mobile Mini 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 * 1.0372+0.528 * 0.988+0.404 * 0.9873+0.892 * 1.0764+0.115 * 1.1278
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.1041+4.679 * -0.0442-0.327 * 0.9463
=-2.58

* 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 $61.0 Mil.
Revenue was 113.322 + 106.533 + 102.404 + 106.799 = $429.1 Mil.
Gross Profit was 108.123 + 101.154 + 96.851 + 101.327 = $407.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $80.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,694.1 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $95.3 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $37.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $269.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $393.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $218.9 Mil.
Net Income was 14.82 + 9.263 + 7.44 + 11.958 = $43.5 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + -0.001 + -0.001 = $-0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 38.473 + 22.473 + 26.812 + 30.637 = $118.4 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $54.6 Mil.
Revenue was 105.04 + 97.135 + 97.512 + 98.924 = $398.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 99.104 + 91.617 + 89.025 + 94.25 = $374.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $77.4 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,682.9 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $77.5 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $35.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $226.5 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $440.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $201.8 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)
=(60.951 / 429.058) / (54.594 / 398.611)
=0.14205772 / 0.1369606
=1.0372

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)
=(101.154 / 398.611) / (108.123 / 429.058)
=0.93824807 / 0.94965016
=0.988

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 - (80.147 + 95.322) / 1694.135) / (1 - (77.373 + 77.542) / 1682.861)
=0.89642561 / 0.90794546
=0.9873

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
=429.058 / 398.611
=1.0764

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))
=(35.677 / (35.677 + 77.542)) / (36.96 / (36.96 + 95.322))
=0.31511495 / 0.27940309
=1.1278

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)
=(269.203 / 429.058) / (226.525 / 398.611)
=0.62742799 / 0.56828587
=1.1041

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)
=((218.926 + 393.165) / 1694.135) / ((201.845 + 440.649) / 1682.861)
=0.36130001 / 0.38178673
=0.9463

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
=(43.481 - -0.002 - 118.395) / 1694.135
=-0.0442

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.

Mobile Mini Inc has a M-score of -2.58 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.

Mobile Mini Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 1.05191.03751.07950.91451.26450.73811.18391.0091.01550.9869
GMI 0.98830.98411.01121.00550.99951.00150.99751.0090.98521.0016
AQI 1.02360.10091.19390.91959.24131.01671.00070.99571.00030.9929
SGI 1.14861.23071.31951.16441.30510.90140.88211.09391.05141.07
DEPI 0.963511.48930.98440.92250.09430.82791.05080.99310.99481.052
SGAI 0.99870.97890.97051.02510.97431.00761.05311.03391.02661.0152
LVGI 1.00330.80840.78081.08581.29710.91280.94390.9330.91880.876
TATA 0.0013-0.0545-0.0308-0.035-0.0386-0.0336-0.021-0.0311-0.0301-0.055
M-score -2.30-1.59-2.11-2.650.99-2.95-2.50-2.52-2.55-2.65

Mobile Mini Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DSRI 0.95961.06081.01551.0331.01560.93960.98691.00671.02291.0372
GMI 0.99830.98840.98520.99240.99080.9951.00160.98770.98960.988
AQI 0.99770.99511.00030.99811.0011.00010.99290.9940.99070.9873
SGI 1.07231.05141.05141.05841.06131.06651.071.05851.07181.0764
DEPI 0.99151.00680.99480.99690.95740.96541.0521.05061.09641.1278
SGAI 1.06161.05411.02660.98490.96420.97751.01521.09661.11991.1041
LVGI 0.93270.92980.91880.91330.9160.89730.8760.87670.8790.9463
TATA -0.0311-0.0249-0.0301-0.0315-0.0516-0.0564-0.055-0.0579-0.0416-0.0442
M-score -2.59-2.49-2.55-2.52-2.63-2.71-2.65-2.67-2.57-2.58
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