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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 Prologis Inc was 5.03. The lowest was -3.54. And the median was -2.58.
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 Prologis 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 * 1||+||0.528 * 0.9832||+||0.404 * 0.938||+||0.892 * 1.2478||+||0.115 * 0.9149|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.7705||+||4.679 * -0.0301||-||0.327 * 1.0166|
|This Year (Dec15) TTM:||Last Year (Dec14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.|
Revenue was 643.201 + 580.622 + 510.404 + 462.847 = $2,197 Mil.
Gross Profit was 466.197 + 419.003 + 364.69 + 315.552 = $1,565 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $264 Mil.
Total Assets was $31,395 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $24,247 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $880 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $238 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $713 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $11,627 Mil.
Net Income was 119.995 + 260.65 + 141.918 + 346.876 = $869 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 99.54 + 292.92 + 124.818 + 333.434 = $851 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 313.595 + 293.926 + 274.357 + 81.532 = $963 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.
Revenue was 450.865 + 415.151 + 460.089 + 434.682 = $1,761 Mil.
Gross Profit was 320.441 + 290.385 + 322.676 + 300.002 = $1,234 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $351 Mil.
Total Assets was $25,775 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $19,399 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $642 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $248 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $628 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $9,337 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)|
|=||(0 / 2197.074)||/||(0 / 1760.787)|
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)|
|=||(419.003 / 1760.787)||/||(466.197 / 2197.074)|
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 - (264.08 + 24247.084) / 31394.767)||/||(1 - (350.692 + 19399.364) / 25775.001)|
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))|
|=||(642.461 / (642.461 + 19399.364))||/||(880.373 / (880.373 + 24247.084))|
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)|
|=||(238.199 / 2197.074)||/||(247.768 / 1760.787)|
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)|
|=||((11626.831 + 712.725) / 31394.767)||/||((9336.977 + 627.999) / 25775.001)|
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|
|=||(869.439 - 850.712||-||963.41)||/||31394.767|
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.
Prologis Inc has a M-score of -2.41 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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