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NetSuite Inc (NYSE:N)
Beneish M-Score
-2.82 (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.

NetSuite Inc has a M-score of -2.82 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

N' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.56   Max: 1.33
Current: -2.82

-3.56
1.33

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of NetSuite Inc was 1.33. The lowest was -3.56. And the median was -3.02.


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 NetSuite 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 * 1.0032+0.528 * 1.0235+0.404 * 1.705+0.892 * 1.3256+0.115 * 0.9418
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0046+4.679 * -0.1993-0.327 * 0.9687
=-2.82

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

This Year (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $162.8 Mil.
Revenue was 216.578 + 206.229 + 192.823 + 177.28 = $792.9 Mil.
Gross Profit was 144.726 + 138.399 + 126.727 + 118.139 = $528.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $670.5 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,155.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $95.3 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $52.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $506.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $532.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $280.3 Mil.
Net Income was -29.745 + -32.403 + -37.34 + -32.287 = $-131.8 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.158 + -4.885 + -0.214 + -0.266 = $-5.2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 31.314 + 21.054 + 27.479 + 23.907 = $103.8 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $122.4 Mil.
Revenue was 164.817 + 157.869 + 143.66 + 131.794 = $598.1 Mil.
Gross Profit was 112.456 + 107.332 + 97.661 + 90.197 = $407.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $671.5 Mil.
Total Assets was $919.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $66.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $33.2 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $380.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $393.9 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $273.9 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)
=(162.795 / 792.91) / (122.418 / 598.14)
=0.20531334 / 0.20466446
=1.0032

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)
=(407.646 / 598.14) / (527.991 / 792.91)
=0.68152272 / 0.6658902
=1.0235

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 - (670.461 + 95.278) / 1155.463) / (1 - (671.515 + 66.048) / 919.446)
=0.33728817 / 0.19781803
=1.705

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
=792.91 / 598.14
=1.3256

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))
=(33.169 / (33.169 + 66.048)) / (52.433 / (52.433 + 95.278))
=0.33430763 / 0.35497018
=0.9418

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)
=(506.14 / 792.91) / (380.073 / 598.14)
=0.63833222 / 0.63542482
=1.0046

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)
=((280.312 + 532.635) / 1155.463) / ((273.902 + 393.869) / 919.446)
=0.70356818 / 0.72627539
=0.9687

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
=(-131.775 - -5.207 - 103.754) / 1155.463
=-0.1993

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.

NetSuite Inc has a M-score of -2.82 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.

NetSuite Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 0.75791.01560.88470.9111.17351.26930.99731.19490.9527
GMI 0.95491.01111.02750.9740.97241.01391.02480.98781.0199
AQI 0.1738.95611.64190.82760.84090.90061.07181.27761.6795
SGI 1.61511.40481.09221.15981.22351.30681.34221.3421.3323
DEPI 1.11950.99891.56081.09751.03071.02321.1470.93490.9711
SGAI 0.78990.96070.95770.99861.01870.96971.01181.01361.003
LVGI 0.2591.03491.02171.04751.09281.06711.30691.02610.9733
TATA -0.1295-0.0278-0.1372-0.2075-0.2427-0.241-0.1712-0.1892-0.1894
M-score -2.830.98-2.81-3.48-3.37-3.13-3.02-2.79-2.82

NetSuite Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DSRI 0.99730.97151.08151.23051.19491.11081.13721.0860.95271.0032
GMI 1.02481.01210.99810.990.98780.99261.00511.0171.01991.0235
AQI 1.07180.94751.08791.67841.27761.22562.31191.54061.67951.705
SGI 1.34221.34641.33351.33531.3421.34161.35031.34941.33231.3256
DEPI 1.1470.88910.91080.9430.93490.98070.99880.9950.97110.9418
SGAI 1.01181.00960.98411.00931.01361.00821.041.01061.0031.0046
LVGI 1.30691.31961.04091.041.02611.04690.95320.97330.97330.9687
TATA -0.1712-0.1854-0.1881-0.1917-0.1892-0.2-0.1864-0.1989-0.1926-0.1993
M-score -3.02-3.20-2.97-2.62-2.79-2.94-2.37-2.79-2.84-2.82
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