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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 Penn National Gaming Inc was -0.50. The lowest was -3.92. And the median was -2.49.
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 Penn National Gaming 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 * 0.9909||+||0.528 * 1.0126||+||0.404 * 0.9907||+||0.892 * 1.0957||+||0.115 * 1.1342|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9188||+||4.679 * -0.0815||-||0.327 * 0.9737|
|This Year (Dec15) TTM:||Last Year (Dec14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $45 Mil.|
Revenue was 733.967 + 739.297 + 700.956 + 664.138 = $2,838 Mil.
Gross Profit was 305.004 + 315.927 + 304.537 + 291.314 = $1,217 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $372 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,139 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,980 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $259 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $449 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $558 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $5,133 Mil.
Net Income was -9.066 + 4.9 + 2.983 + 1.869 = $1 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 3.66 + 6.431 + 3.198 + 7.071 = $20 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 92.837 + 106.453 + 121.656 + 78.036 = $399 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $42 Mil.
Revenue was 651.361 + 645.94 + 652.146 + 641.08 = $2,591 Mil.
Gross Profit was 278.121 + 278.545 + 287.636 + 280.274 = $1,125 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $332 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,625 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,670 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $267 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $446 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $485 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $4,775 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)|
|=||(45.186 / 2838.358)||/||(41.618 / 2590.527)|
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)|
|=||(315.927 / 2590.527)||/||(305.004 / 2838.358)|
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 - (372.476 + 2980.068) / 5138.752)||/||(1 - (332.265 + 2669.732) / 4624.551)|
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))|
|=||(266.742 / (266.742 + 2669.732))||/||(259.461 / (259.461 + 2980.068))|
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)|
|=||(449.433 / 2838.358)||/||(446.436 / 2590.527)|
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)|
|=||((5132.931 + 557.774) / 5138.752)||/||((4775.206 + 484.587) / 4624.551)|
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|
|=||(0.686 - 20.36||-||398.982)||/||5138.752|
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.
Penn National Gaming Inc has a M-score of -2.74 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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