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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 Occidental Petroleum Corp was -0.96. The lowest was -3.48. And the median was -2.75.
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 Occidental Petroleum Corp 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 * 0.8125||+||0.528 * 1.5124||+||0.404 * 1.5267||+||0.892 * 0.8702||+||0.115 * 0.5026|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.197||+||4.679 * -0.2179||-||0.327 * 1.2494|
|This Year (Sep15) TTM:||Last Year (Sep14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $3,507 Mil.|
Revenue was 3246 + 3514 + 3096 + 6314 = $16,170 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1833 + 2034 + 510 + 4581 = $8,958 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $10,540 Mil.
Total Assets was $50,089 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $36,835 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4,472 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,352 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $7,433 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,882 Mil.
Net Income was -2609 + 176 + -218 + -3413 = $-6,064 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -31 + -26 + -324 + -22 = $-403 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1020 + 805 + 561 + 2866 = $5,252 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $4,960 Mil.
Revenue was 4930 + 5705 + 4998 + 2949 = $18,582 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3194 + 4014 + 2378 + 5983 = $15,569 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $10,507 Mil.
Total Assets was $71,510 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $58,465 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3,364 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,298 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $9,521 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,837 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)|
|=||(3507 / 16170)||/||(4960 / 18582)|
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)|
|=||(2034 / 18582)||/||(1833 / 16170)|
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 - (10540 + 36835) / 50089)||/||(1 - (10507 + 58465) / 71510)|
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))|
|=||(3364 / (3364 + 58465))||/||(4472 / (4472 + 36835))|
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)|
|=||(1352 / 16170)||/||(1298 / 18582)|
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)|
|=||((6882 + 7433) / 50089)||/||((6837 + 9521) / 71510)|
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|
|=||(-6064 - -403||-||5252)||/||50089|
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.
Occidental Petroleum Corp has a M-score of -3.48 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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