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NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL)
Beneish M-Score
-2.99 (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.

NGL Energy Partners LP has a M-score of -2.99 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

NGL' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.95   Max: 1.85
Current: -2.99

-3.95
1.85

During the past 8 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of NGL Energy Partners LP was 1.85. The lowest was -3.95. And the median was -1.54.


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 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 * 1.1191+0.528 * 0.8965+0.404 * 0.9791+0.892 * 0.7431+0.115 * 0.9736
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0768+4.679 * -0.0627-0.327 * 1.0393
=-2.99

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Sep16) TTM:Last Year (Sep15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $592 Mil.
Revenue was 3045.538 + 2721.97 + 2325.44 + 2685.006 = $10,778 Mil.
Gross Profit was 116.808 + 155.53 + 248.28 + 251.506 = $772 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,250 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,074 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,755 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $233 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $459 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $799 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,063 Mil.
Net Income was -66.599 + 176.92 + -340.063 + 23.481 = $-206 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.075 + 19.753 + 30.697 + 2.297 = $54 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 15.023 + -71.422 + 58.361 + 119.039 = $121 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $712 Mil.
Revenue was 3193.195 + 3538.469 + 3220.771 + 4552.146 = $14,505 Mil.
Gross Profit was 187.369 + 215.918 + 287.75 + 240.478 = $932 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,277 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,450 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,845 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $237 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $574 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $852 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,094 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)
=(592.074 / 10777.954) / (712.025 / 14504.581)
=0.0549338 / 0.04908966
=1.1191

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)
=(931.515 / 14504.581) / (772.124 / 10777.954)
=0.06422212 / 0.0716392
=0.8965

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 - (1250.299 + 1755.416) / 6073.918) / (1 - (1276.919 + 1845.112) / 6449.837)
=0.50514396 / 0.51595195
=0.9791

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
=10777.954 / 14504.581
=0.7431

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))
=(237.402 / (237.402 + 1845.112)) / (232.793 / (232.793 + 1755.416))
=0.11399779 / 0.11708679
=0.9736

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)
=(459.417 / 10777.954) / (574.193 / 14504.581)
=0.04262562 / 0.03958701
=1.0768

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)
=((3063.008 + 798.853) / 6073.918) / ((3093.694 + 852.17) / 6449.837)
=0.63581053 / 0.61177732
=1.0393

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
=(-206.261 - 53.822 - 121.001) / 6073.918
=-0.0627

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 -2.99 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 local exchange's currency.

NGL Energy Partners LP Annual Data

Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16
DSRI 1.39582.0680.68280.67450.7268
GMI 0.99570.8321.46731.16310.653
AQI 4.70461.0271.11551.04121.0194
SGI 1.61863.37112.19551.73230.6988
DEPI 1.67290.53870.9371.19380.8742
SGAI 0.95481.04160.68770.88321.5064
LVGI 0.90711.33121.0280.92041.126
TATA -0.1114-0.03510.0022-0.033-0.1395
M-score -0.480.21-1.36-2.11-3.97

NGL Energy Partners LP Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DSRI 0.75820.89720.63260.67450.71840.53940.48560.72681.02611.1191
GMI 1.58461.74791.53081.16310.88320.68640.5860.6530.73420.8965
AQI 1.1130.84740.95721.04121.04961.33441.18851.01941.00250.9791
SGI 2.18392.65322.39171.73231.39540.9210.71980.69880.65450.7431
DEPI 0.98471.27531.1111.19381.27540.97131.04260.87420.96680.9736
SGAI 0.65270.5920.67210.87761.14921.43451.6061.4941.26421.0768
LVGI 0.90831.1361.04050.92041.0520.95490.93131.1261.01921.0393
TATA 0.0002-0.0035-0.0131-0.0331-0.0433-0.0682-0.058-0.1347-0.0669-0.0627
M-score -1.20-0.73-1.32-2.11-2.64-3.39-3.69-3.95-3.27-2.99
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