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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 -3.52. And the median was -2.77.
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 * 0.7246||+||0.528 * 1.0103||+||0.404 * 1.426||+||0.892 * 1.0231||+||0.115 * 0.7229|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9515||+||4.679 * -0.1899||-||0.327 * 1.211|
|This Year (Dec14) TTM:||Last Year (Dec13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4,206 Mil.|
Revenue was 2961 + 6022 + 6846 + 6118 = $21,947 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6038 + 2637 + 3549 + 2920 = $15,144 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $13,873 Mil.
Total Assets was $56,259 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $39,730 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4,261 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,503 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8,244 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,838 Mil.
Net Income was -3413 + 1208 + 1431 + 1390 = $616 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 341 + -31 + -46 + -30 = $234 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 2866 + 2638 + 2867 + 2697 = $11,068 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $5,674 Mil.
Revenue was 2949 + 6475 + 6121 + 5907 = $21,452 Mil.
Gross Profit was 5983 + 3261 + 2941 + 2770 = $14,955 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $11,323 Mil.
Total Assets was $69,443 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $55,821 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4,203 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,544 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $8,434 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $6,939 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)|
|=||(4206 / 21947)||/||(5674 / 21452)|
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)|
|=||(2637 / 21452)||/||(6038 / 21947)|
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 - (13873 + 39730) / 56259)||/||(1 - (11323 + 55821) / 69443)|
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))|
|=||(4203 / (4203 + 55821))||/||(4261 / (4261 + 39730))|
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)|
|=||(1503 / 21947)||/||(1544 / 21452)|
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)|
|=||((6838 + 8244) / 56259)||/||((6939 + 8434) / 69443)|
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|
|=||(616 - 234||-||11068)||/||56259|
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 -3.52 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.
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