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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.
NGL Energy Partners LP has a M-score of -1.40 signals that the company is a manipulator.
During the past 5 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of NGL Energy Partners LP was 0.16. The lowest was -1.40. And the median was -0.62.
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 NGL Energy Partners LP 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 * 0.7065||+||0.528 * 1.4673||+||0.404 * 1.112||+||0.892 * 2.1955||+||0.115 * 0.9307|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.6945||+||4.679 * -0.0093||-||0.327 * 1.0313|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $908 Mil.|
Revenue was 3975.935 + 2743.445 + 1593.937 + 1385.957 = $9,699 Mil.
Gross Profit was 211.191 + 167.416 + 105.087 + 82.881 = $567 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,309 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,167 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $829 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $133 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $339 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $996 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,630 Mil.
Net Income was 42.331 + 23.898 + -0.941 + -17.633 = $48 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.361 + 0.154 + 0.153 + -0.348 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 20.06 + 113.517 + -74.277 + 25.936 = $85 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $586 Mil.
Revenue was 1617.613 + 1338.208 + 1135.51 + 326.436 = $4,418 Mil.
Gross Profit was 135.723 + 133.663 + 81.82 + 27.451 = $379 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $762 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,292 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $526 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $78 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $222 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $660 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $740 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)|
|=||(908.349 / 9699.274)||/||(585.64 / 4417.767)|
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)|
|=||(167.416 / 4417.767)||/||(211.191 / 9699.274)|
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 - (1309.299 + 829.346) / 4167.223)||/||(1 - (761.987 + 526.437) / 2291.618)|
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))|
|=||(77.513 / (77.513 + 526.437))||/||(132.653 / (132.653 + 829.346))|
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)|
|=||(339.256 / 9699.274)||/||(222.497 / 4417.767)|
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)|
|=||((1629.834 + 995.792) / 4167.223)||/||((740.436 + 659.559) / 2291.618)|
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|
|=||(47.655 - 1.32||-||85.236)||/||4167.223|
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.
NGL Energy Partners LP has a M-score of -1.40 signals that the company is likely to 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
NGL Energy Partners LP Annual Data
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