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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 9 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Douglas Dynamics Inc was -1.97. The lowest was -2.93. And the median was -2.45.
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 Douglas Dynamics 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 * 0.9838||+||0.528 * 1.119||+||0.404 * 0.913||+||0.892 * 1.2315||+||0.115 * 0.9317|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9364||+||4.679 * -0.0497||-||0.327 * 0.9082|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $29.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 48.789 + 118.81 + 120.565 + 107.143 = $395.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 14.131 + 38.551 + 40.865 + 37.01 = $130.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $160.0 Mil.
Total Assets was $492.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $42.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $12.3 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $47.6 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $28.8 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $182.2 Mil.
Net Income was 5.278 + 15.141 + 15.548 + 13.104 = $49.1 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 9.986 + -0.004 + -0.06 + -0.069 = $9.9 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 18.551 + 68.387 + -22.353 + -0.895 = $63.7 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $23.9 Mil.
Revenue was 53.89 + 100.054 + 78.836 + 88.225 = $321.0 Mil.
Gross Profit was 16.437 + 38.696 + 29.09 + 34.415 = $118.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $126.8 Mil.
Total Assets was $463.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $37.6 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $10.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $41.3 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $32.6 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $186.1 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)|
|=||(28.965 / 395.307)||/||(23.907 / 321.005)|
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)|
|=||(118.638 / 321.005)||/||(130.557 / 395.307)|
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 - (159.974 + 42.418) / 492.744)||/||(1 - (126.771 + 37.648) / 463.665)|
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))|
|=||(10.001 / (10.001 + 37.648))||/||(12.335 / (12.335 + 42.418))|
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)|
|=||(47.646 / 395.307)||/||(41.319 / 321.005)|
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)|
|=||((182.214 + 28.788) / 492.744)||/||((186.064 + 32.56) / 463.665)|
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|
|=||(49.071 - 9.853||-||63.69)||/||492.744|
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.
Douglas Dynamics Inc has a M-score of -2.46 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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