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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.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Nabors Industries Ltd was -1.25. The lowest was -3.82. And the median was -2.53.
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 Nabors Industries Ltd 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 * 0.6253||+||0.528 * 1.0166||+||0.404 * 1.5709||+||0.892 * 1.0683||+||0.115 * 0.8379|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9606||+||4.679 * -0.119||-||0.327 * 1.1316|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $972 Mil.|
Revenue was 1422.178 + 1785.003 + 1813.1 + 1623.471 = $6,644 Mil.
Gross Profit was 502.568 + 590.159 + 631.114 + 556.976 = $2,281 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,170 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,605 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $7,334 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,147 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $543 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,157 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,817 Mil.
Net Income was 123.634 + -891.07 + 106.048 + 64.444 = $-597 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 55.842 + -1020.029 + 1.513 + -16.504 = $-979 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 307.17 + 537.567 + 398.307 + 401.474 = $1,645 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,454 Mil.
Revenue was 1588.153 + 1606.496 + 1550.194 + 1474.147 = $6,219 Mil.
Gross Profit was 526.414 + 573.655 + 568.509 + 501.837 = $2,170 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,691 Mil.
Total Assets was $12,187 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $8,691 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,111 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $529 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,238 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,812 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)|
|=||(971.601 / 6643.752)||/||(1454.368 / 6218.99)|
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)|
|=||(590.159 / 6218.99)||/||(502.568 / 6643.752)|
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 - (2170.332 + 7333.808) / 10604.598)||/||(1 - (2691.268 + 8690.759) / 12187.073)|
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))|
|=||(1110.804 / (1110.804 + 8690.759))||/||(1147.129 / (1147.129 + 7333.808))|
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)|
|=||(542.601 / 6643.752)||/||(528.718 / 6218.99)|
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)|
|=||((3816.717 + 1156.596) / 10604.598)||/||((3812.476 + 1238.142) / 12187.073)|
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|
|=||(-596.944 - -979.178||-||1644.518)||/||10604.598|
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.
Nabors Industries Ltd has a M-score of -3.14 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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