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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 Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack was -1.57. The lowest was -3.05. And the median was -2.60.
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 Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack 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 * 1.0531||+||0.528 * 1.057||+||0.404 * 0.8172||+||0.892 * 1.0091||+||0.115 * 1.0265|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9999||+||4.679 * -0.0447||-||0.327 * 0.9948|
|This Year (Apr15) TTM:||Last Year (Apr14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $29 Mil.|
Revenue was 542.261 + 502.424 + 517.584 + 525.773 = $2,088 Mil.
Gross Profit was 133.767 + 99.684 + 118.334 + 124.297 = $476 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $804 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,521 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $598 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $74 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $478 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $645 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $194 Mil.
Net Income was 11.893 + -26.668 + -1.964 + -0.273 = $-17 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.372 + 0.013 + 0.418 + 0.316 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 33.829 + 15.819 + -3.933 + 4.104 = $50 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $27 Mil.
Revenue was 538.821 + 495.733 + 507.042 + 527.619 = $2,069 Mil.
Gross Profit was 133.126 + 104.016 + 122.812 + 138.708 = $499 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $817 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,593 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $623 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $79 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $474 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $680 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $203 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)|
|=||(29.101 / 2088.042)||/||(27.385 / 2069.215)|
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)|
|=||(99.684 / 2069.215)||/||(133.767 / 2088.042)|
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 - (803.714 + 597.783) / 1520.728)||/||(1 - (817.246 + 622.866) / 1592.951)|
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))|
|=||(79.058 / (79.058 + 622.866))||/||(73.673 / (73.673 + 597.783))|
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)|
|=||(477.959 / 2088.042)||/||(473.72 / 2069.215)|
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)|
|=||((193.5 + 644.641) / 1520.728)||/||((202.5 + 680.042) / 1592.951)|
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|
|=||(-17.012 - 1.119||-||49.819)||/||1520.728|
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.
Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack has a M-score of -2.67 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
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