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MasTec Inc (NYSE:MTZ)
Beneish M-Score
-2.49 (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.

MasTec Inc has a M-score of -2.49 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

MTZ' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -4.56   Max: -0.58
Current: -2.49

-4.56
-0.58

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of MasTec Inc was -0.58. The lowest was -4.56. And the median was -2.49.


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 MasTec 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 * 1.0004+0.528 * 1.0209+0.404 * 0.992+0.892 * 1.1543+0.115 * 1.0297
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0539+4.679 * -0.0301-0.327 * 1.0129
=-2.49

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

This Year (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,289 Mil.
Revenue was 1104.556 + 964.029 + 1159.13 + 1269.385 = $4,497 Mil.
Gross Profit was 153.667 + 122.975 + 172.05 + 188.253 = $637 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,490 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,396 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $619 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $146 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $222 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $868 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,089 Mil.
Net Income was 32.05 + 16.023 + 41.501 + 46.138 = $136 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.298 + -0.345 + 2.863 + 2.778 = $5 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 75.713 + -20.394 + 75.411 + 102.134 = $233 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,116 Mil.
Revenue was 977.624 + 918.648 + 932.358 + 1067.3 = $3,896 Mil.
Gross Profit was 154.969 + 127.149 + 138.219 + 142.996 = $563 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,272 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,821 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $471 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $115 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $183 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $799 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $806 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)
=(1288.672 / 4497.1) / (1115.991 / 3895.93)
=0.28655623 / 0.28645048
=1.0004

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)
=(122.975 / 3895.93) / (153.667 / 4497.1)
=0.14459526 / 0.14163461
=1.0209

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 - (1489.652 + 618.672) / 3395.87) / (1 - (1272.242 + 470.544) / 2820.906)
=0.37915056 / 0.38218927
=0.992

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
=4497.1 / 3895.93
=1.1543

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))
=(115.01 / (115.01 + 470.544)) / (145.822 / (145.822 + 618.672))
=0.19641229 / 0.19074316
=1.0297

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)
=(222.181 / 4497.1) / (182.631 / 3895.93)
=0.04940539 / 0.04687738
=1.0539

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)
=((1088.666 + 868.474) / 3395.87) / ((806.497 + 798.608) / 2820.906)
=0.57632948 / 0.56900336
=1.0129

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
=(135.712 - 4.998 - 232.864) / 3395.87
=-0.0301

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.

MasTec Inc has a M-score of -2.49 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.

MasTec Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.69591.12940.80860.89991.38930.8410.96411.14731.06551.1144
GMI 1.06910.78570.98530.99860.97350.94960.95271.19451.02340.8808
AQI 0.95991.05320.95950.971.23011.03570.97111.04770.88040.9186
SGI 1.13331.0391.12131.10351.32851.17761.42161.30371.23861.1605
DEPI 1.14160.8141.36391.11371.18460.76520.82161.10311.05280.9331
SGAI 0.9490.83411.05561.41730.58860.91760.91910.89890.85681.1783
LVGI 1.0281.00730.7511.10011.09970.94330.98970.94041.03951.048
TATA -0.0927-0.0005-0.1621-0.11190.0061-0.0413-0.07610.0341-0.0269-0.0205
M-score -3.04-2.42-3.22-3.11-1.66-2.67-2.53-1.74-2.35-2.48

MasTec Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 1.29991.23541.00781.05321.09631.08651.23691.12741.18551.0004
GMI 1.25121.27381.22621.01960.94990.84990.82350.8840.92531.0209
AQI 1.04910.82030.86070.88040.840.96170.94110.91860.95480.992
SGI 1.27971.24821.21811.2531.2341.14241.13451.1471.11751.1543
DEPI 0.94710.90460.91091.05281.10251.17181.13820.93310.97151.0297
SGAI 0.93150.92130.90620.87230.88061.00691.08421.15741.1551.0539
LVGI 0.9711.11611.09581.03951.1161.06771.0651.0481.01741.0129
TATA 0.00540.0196-0.0599-0.0269-0.0141-0.0309-0.0162-0.019-0.0059-0.0301
M-score -1.76-1.91-2.52-2.35-2.35-2.52-2.35-2.47-2.33-2.49
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