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McCormick & Co Inc (NYSE:MKC)
Beneish M-Score
-2.59 (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.

McCormick & Co Inc has a M-score of -2.75 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

MKC' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.04   Max: -1.94
Current: -2.59

-3.04
-1.94

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of McCormick & Co Inc was -1.94. The lowest was -3.04. And the median was -2.59.


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 McCormick & Co 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 * 0.9108+0.528 * 1.0084+0.404 * 1.015+0.892 * 1.0125+0.115 * 0.9958
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9924+4.679 * -0.0419-0.327 * 1.0511
=-2.75

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Nov15) TTM:Last Year (Nov14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $455 Mil.
Revenue was $4,296 Mil.
Gross Profit was $1,737 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,407 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,508 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $618 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $106 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,127 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,240 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,053 Mil.
Net Income was $402 Mil.
Non Operating Income was $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was $590 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $494 Mil.
Revenue was $4,243 Mil.
Gross Profit was $1,730 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,416 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,414 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $603 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $103 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,122 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,122 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,014 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)
=(455.2 / 4296.3) / (493.6 / 4243.2)
=0.10595163 / 0.1163273
=0.9108

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)
=(1730.2 / 4243.2) / (1737.3 / 4296.3)
=0.4077583 / 0.4043712
=1.0084

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 - (1406.5 + 618.4) / 4507.8) / (1 - (1416.2 + 602.7) / 4414.3)
=0.55080083 / 0.54264549
=1.015

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
=4296.3 / 4243.2
=1.0125

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))
=(102.7 / (102.7 + 602.7)) / (105.9 / (105.9 + 618.4))
=0.14559115 / 0.14621013
=0.9958

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)
=(1127.4 / 4296.3) / (1122 / 4243.2)
=0.26241184 / 0.26442308
=0.9924

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)
=((1052.7 + 1240.2) / 4507.8) / ((1014.1 + 1122) / 4414.3)
=0.50865167 / 0.48390458
=1.0511

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
=(402.1 - 1.1 - 590) / 4507.8
=-0.0419

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.

McCormick & Co Inc has a M-score of -2.75 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 local exchange's currency.

McCormick & Co Inc Annual Data

Nov06Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13Nov14Nov15
DSRI 0.97951.12170.76560.95491.01270.99651.0051.03540.9680.9108
GMI 0.97471.0041.00780.97540.97861.03191.02170.99760.99081.0084
AQI 1.03871.01171.17731.02310.98471.02260.97761.00440.96471.015
SGI 1.0481.07361.08931.00491.04531.10811.08561.02721.02911.0125
DEPI 0.93281.05080.92520.96980.98991.0311.00041.01831.06660.9958
SGAI 1.08110.97280.99050.96771.02590.97630.97491.00681.01430.9924
LVGI 1.02750.97911.15790.83860.94471.04810.95410.9911.03421.0511
TATA -0.0451-0.0011-0.0238-0.0349-0.00570.0076-0.0119-0.0173-0.0146-0.0419
M-score -2.70-2.28-2.71-2.63-2.46-2.33-2.43-2.50-2.58-2.75
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