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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.
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. has a M-score of -2.60 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. was -0.66. The lowest was -9.15. And the median was -2.46.
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 NASDAQ OMX Group, 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 * 0.9768||+||0.528 * 0.9149||+||0.404 * 0.9115||+||0.892 * 1.117||+||0.115 * 0.9861|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0428||+||4.679 * -0.0204||-||0.327 * 1.0497|
|This Year (Jun14) TTM:||Last Year (Jun13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $395 Mil.|
Revenue was 865 + 898 + 849 + 805 = $3,417 Mil.
Gross Profit was 523 + 529 + 520 + 506 = $2,078 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,718 Mil.
Total Assets was $13,116 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $280 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $136 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,095 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,424 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,408 Mil.
Net Income was 101 + 103 + 141 + 113 = $458 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 25 + -1 = $24 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 200 + 183 + 237 + 82 = $702 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $362 Mil.
Revenue was 814 + 744 + 755 + 746 = $3,059 Mil.
Gross Profit was 451 + 418 + 421 + 412 = $1,702 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,610 Mil.
Total Assets was $11,953 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $227 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $108 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $940 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,416 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,647 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)|
|=||(395 / 3417)||/||(362 / 3059)|
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)|
|=||(529 / 3059)||/||(523 / 3417)|
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 - (3718 + 280) / 13116)||/||(1 - (2610 + 227) / 11953)|
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))|
|=||(108 / (108 + 227))||/||(136 / (136 + 280))|
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)|
|=||(1095 / 3417)||/||(940 / 3059)|
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)|
|=||((2408 + 3424) / 13116)||/||((2647 + 2416) / 11953)|
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|
|=||(458 - 24||-||702)||/||13116|
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.
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. has a M-score of -2.60 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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