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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 Pentair PLC was -1.23. The lowest was -3.17. And the median was -2.51.
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 Pentair PLC 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 * 0.9459||+||0.528 * 0.9757||+||0.404 * 1.0184||+||0.892 * 0.9349||+||0.115 * 0.8976|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0319||+||4.679 * -0.063||-||0.327 * 1.2062|
|This Year (Mar15) TTM:||Last Year (Mar14) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,248 Mil.|
Revenue was 1475 + 1802.5 + 1758.4 + 1910.8 = $6,947 Mil.
Gross Profit was 510.2 + 627.9 + 624.7 + 658.9 = $2,422 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,977 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,569 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $915 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $246 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,461 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,431 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3,403 Mil.
Net Income was 113.9 + 120.8 + -186 + 161.5 = $210 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.5 + 0.3 + 0.3 + 0.2 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -133.2 + 325 + 268.4 + 414.4 = $875 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,411 Mil.
Revenue was 1725.2 + 1916.7 + 1824.8 + 1963.7 = $7,430 Mil.
Gross Profit was 578.3 + 644.1 + 637.6 + 667.4 = $2,527 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,305 Mil.
Total Assets was $11,767 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,162 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $273 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,515 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,528 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,934 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)|
|=||(1247.5 / 6946.7)||/||(1410.7 / 7430.4)|
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)|
|=||(627.9 / 7430.4)||/||(510.2 / 6946.7)|
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 - (2976.9 + 915.4) / 10569.4)||/||(1 - (3305.3 + 1162) / 11766.5)|
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))|
|=||(272.8 / (272.8 + 1162))||/||(246 / (246 + 915.4))|
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)|
|=||(1461.1 / 6946.7)||/||(1514.5 / 7430.4)|
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)|
|=||((3403.4 + 1431.1) / 10569.4)||/||((2933.8 + 1528.1) / 11766.5)|
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|
|=||(210.2 - 1.3||-||874.6)||/||10569.4|
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.
Pentair PLC has a M-score of -2.97 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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