NXST has been removed from your Stock Email Alerts list.
Please enter Portfolio Name for new portfolio.
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 Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc was -1.33. The lowest was -3.63. And the median was -2.79.
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 Nexstar Broadcasting 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 * 0.8957||+||0.528 * 1.0525||+||0.404 * 1.0257||+||0.892 * 1.3567||+||0.115 * 0.7577|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9358||+||4.679 * -0.0523||-||0.327 * 0.9887|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $200.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 255.658 + 246.767 + 224.897 + 221.322 = $948.6 Mil.
Gross Profit was 165.535 + 169.623 + 144.48 + 146.311 = $625.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $234.3 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,892.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $287.7 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $118.6 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $243.4 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $145.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,489.9 Mil.
Net Income was 21.727 + 27.174 + 17.282 + 20.321 = $86.5 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.136 + -0.134 + -0.115 + -0.15 = $-0.5 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 38.431 + 56.611 + 60.062 + 30.967 = $186.1 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $164.6 Mil.
Revenue was 201.735 + 192.804 + 157.744 + 146.93 = $699.2 Mil.
Gross Profit was 133.706 + 140.873 + 109.349 + 101.673 = $485.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $281.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,903.2 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $277.8 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $78.9 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $191.7 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $136.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,526.8 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)|
|=||(199.999 / 948.644)||/||(164.581 / 699.213)|
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)|
|=||(485.601 / 699.213)||/||(625.949 / 948.644)|
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 - (234.327 + 287.655) / 1892.185)||/||(1 - (281.638 + 277.837) / 1903.151)|
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))|
|=||(78.891 / (78.891 + 277.837))||/||(118.556 / (118.556 + 287.655))|
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)|
|=||(243.356 / 948.644)||/||(191.678 / 699.213)|
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)|
|=||((1489.899 + 145.111) / 1892.185)||/||((1526.83 + 136.413) / 1903.151)|
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|
|=||(86.504 - -0.535||-||186.071)||/||1892.185|
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.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc has a M-score of -2.48 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
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc Annual Data
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc Quarterly Data