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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 Insight Enterprises Inc was 64.29. The lowest was -4.79. And the median was -2.36.
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 Insight Enterprises 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 * 1.0338||+||0.528 * 1.0225||+||0.404 * 0.9152||+||0.892 * 1.0317||+||0.115 * 0.9208|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9811||+||4.679 * -0.0064||-||0.327 * 1.0971|
|This Year (Sep15) TTM:||Last Year (Sep14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,106 Mil.|
Revenue was 1342.195 + 1424.031 + 1219.679 + 1446.134 = $5,432 Mil.
Gross Profit was 182.251 + 191.415 + 161.813 + 182.239 = $718 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,502 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,717 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $93 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $38 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $581 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $934 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $85 Mil.
Net Income was 20.825 + 25.499 + 10.951 + 19.483 = $77 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.204 + -0.301 + -0.944 + 0.582 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -71.682 + 75.506 + 20.818 + 62.523 = $87 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,037 Mil.
Revenue was 1237.668 + 1417.897 + 1214.53 + 1395.158 = $5,265 Mil.
Gross Profit was 171.82 + 194.599 + 163.745 + 181.155 = $711 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,417 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,656 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $111 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $41 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $574 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $842 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $54 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)|
|=||(1106.231 / 5432.039)||/||(1037.173 / 5265.253)|
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)|
|=||(191.415 / 5265.253)||/||(182.251 / 5432.039)|
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 - (1502.497 + 92.864) / 1716.596)||/||(1 - (1416.878 + 110.965) / 1655.608)|
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))|
|=||(40.855 / (40.855 + 110.965))||/||(38.348 / (38.348 + 92.864))|
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)|
|=||(581.19 / 5432.039)||/||(574.172 / 5265.253)|
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)|
|=||((85.057 + 933.757) / 1716.596)||/||((53.591 + 842.055) / 1655.608)|
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|
|=||(76.758 - 0.541||-||87.165)||/||1716.596|
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.
Insight Enterprises Inc has a M-score of -2.51 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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