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Portland General Electric Co (NYSE:POR)
Beneish M-Score
-2.80 (As of Today)

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.

Portland General Electric Co has a M-score of -2.80 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

POR' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.58   Max: 3.12
Current: -2.8

-3.58
3.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Portland General Electric Co was 3.12. The lowest was -3.58. And the median was -2.82.


Definition

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 Portland General Electric Co 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 * 0.8526+0.528 * 0.9571+0.404 * 1.106+0.892 * 1+0.115 * 1.0028
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0756+4.679 * -0.0481-0.327 * 0.9033
=-2.80

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Sep15) TTM:Last Year (Sep14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $133 Mil.
Revenue was 476 + 450 + 473 + 500 = $1,899 Mil.
Gross Profit was 231 + 236 + 250 + 239 = $956 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $605 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,197 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5,920 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $304 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $242 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $465 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,204 Mil.
Net Income was 36 + 35 + 50 + 43 = $164 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 4 + 6 + 5 + 11 = $26 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 191 + 114 + 134 + 45 = $484 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $156 Mil.
Revenue was 484 + 423 + 493 + 499 = $1,899 Mil.
Gross Profit was 222 + 214 + 255 + 224 = $915 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $542 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,657 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5,553 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $286 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $225 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $482 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $2,251 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(133 / 1899) / (156 / 1899)
=0.07003686 / 0.0821485
=0.8526

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.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(236 / 1899) / (231 / 1899)
=0.48183254 / 0.50342285
=0.9571

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (605 + 5920) / 7197) / (1 - (542 + 5553) / 6657)
=0.09337224 / 0.08442241
=1.106

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.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=1899 / 1899
=1

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))
=(286 / (286 + 5553)) / (304 / (304 + 5920))
=0.04898099 / 0.04884319
=1.0028

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)
=(242 / 1899) / (225 / 1899)
=0.12743549 / 0.11848341
=1.0756

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)
=((2204 + 465) / 7197) / ((2251 + 482) / 6657)
=0.37084896 / 0.41054529
=0.9033

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(164 - 26 - 484) / 7197
=-0.0481

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.

Portland General Electric Co has a M-score of -2.80 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Portland General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DSRI 2.55150.82950.8770.94270.91550.87181.03371.06020.95790.9722
GMI 1.70281.07621.00471.23921.05810.86420.93090.97721.05120.9346
AQI 0.99121.09120.88541.28040.7681.05211.00590.90610.89250.9131
SGI 0.99451.05121.14671.00111.03380.98841.01680.99561.00281.0497
DEPI 1.06421.17081.33770.94041.14310.95241.08230.94131.10520.9608
SGAI 1.14140.92870.97841.03140.91131.05131.15260.99521.25120.798
LVGI 1.09571.00391.04241.01231.00280.9890.94190.92481.04321.1253
TATA -0.0855-0.0096-0.0504-0.0186-0.0603-0.0515-0.0544-0.064-0.0752-0.0541
M-score -1.14-2.53-2.71-2.40-2.84-2.91-2.72-2.76-2.93-2.79

Portland General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DSRI 1.04221.09020.95791.07860.85411.06370.97220.79470.97810.8526
GMI 1.00011.03391.05121.03390.98730.95460.93460.94740.96220.9571
AQI 0.95381.0480.89250.86530.79910.74560.91311.02231.07251.106
SGI 0.98840.97421.00281.01721.03411.07051.04971.02731.03081
DEPI 1.0231.06291.10521.06611.06331.02390.96081.0020.98781.0028
SGAI 1.20061.24111.25121.23340.79680.79020.7980.83691.04511.0756
LVGI 0.96960.9581.04321.0561.07961.12961.12531.11460.95410.9033
TATA -0.0732-0.0737-0.0752-0.0721-0.0664-0.062-0.0541-0.0515-0.046-0.0481
M-score -2.83-2.75-2.93-2.82-2.97-2.78-2.79-2.91-2.67-2.80
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