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Premier Exhibitions Inc (NAS:PRXI)
Beneish M-Score
-3.15 (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.

Premier Exhibitions Inc has a M-score of -3.15 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

PRXI' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 4.54
Current: -3.15

-5.3
4.54

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Premier Exhibitions Inc was 4.54. The lowest was -5.30. And the median was -2.63.


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 Premier Exhibitions 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 * 1.0393+0.528 * 1.3053+0.404 * 1.4096+0.892 * 0.9056+0.115 * 0.6286
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.1079+4.679 * -0.1812-0.327 * 1.1078
=-3.15

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

This Year (Aug14) TTM:Last Year (Aug13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1.27 Mil.
Revenue was 8.297 + 7.491 + 6.197 + 6.392 = $28.38 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.027 + 3.084 + 2.333 + 2.35 = $10.79 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $9.26 Mil.
Total Assets was $29.71 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $8.01 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.47 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $13.16 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $9.72 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.23 Mil.
Net Income was -1.653 + -1.212 + -1.39 + -0.233 = $-4.49 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.02 + 0.018 + -0.066 + 0.071 = $0.04 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0.657 + 1.119 + -0.481 + -0.444 = $0.85 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1.34 Mil.
Revenue was 7.819 + 8.94 + 6.663 + 7.912 = $31.33 Mil.
Gross Profit was 4.004 + 5.293 + 2.77 + 3.49 = $15.56 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $11.48 Mil.
Total Assets was $34.82 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $13.00 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3.78 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $13.11 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6.96 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $3.56 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)
=(1.265 / 28.377) / (1.344 / 31.334)
=0.04457836 / 0.0428927
=1.0393

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)
=(3.084 / 31.334) / (3.027 / 28.377)
=0.49648944 / 0.38037848
=1.3053

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 - (9.262 + 8.008) / 29.707) / (1 - (11.477 + 13.002) / 34.821)
=0.41865554 / 0.29700468
=1.4096

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
=28.377 / 31.334
=0.9056

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))
=(3.777 / (3.777 + 13.002)) / (4.467 / (4.467 + 8.008))
=0.22510281 / 0.35807615
=0.6286

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)
=(13.155 / 28.377) / (13.111 / 31.334)
=0.46357966 / 0.41842727
=1.1079

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)
=((0.226 + 9.72) / 29.707) / ((3.56 + 6.964) / 34.821)
=0.33480325 / 0.30223141
=1.1078

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
=(-4.488 - 0.043 - 0.851) / 29.707
=-0.1812

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.

Premier Exhibitions Inc has a M-score of -3.15 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.

Premier Exhibitions Inc Annual Data

Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14
DSRI 1.25070.78850.83410.57631.61070.63950.89840.81090.79191.3064
GMI 1.76850.68611.06671.11831.56880.94291.76650.55390.86771.1022
AQI 0.78180.83770.39931.65040.99550.36982.54771.15271.350.8662
SGI 2.39421.90192.30712.04250.8770.80581.03050.70861.24460.7436
DEPI 0.33771.151.09531.04241.20730.88710.93021.03661.00190.8913
SGAI 0.53980.79160.63990.98321.62251.09480.75691.02990.83931.1716
LVGI 1.66430.41940.47361.23613.71340.63181.63931.16031.22260.6952
TATA -0.10510.1372-0.1539-0.0956-0.2209-0.3909-0.3157-0.1945-0.0918-0.0446
M-score -1.39-1.22-2.15-2.13-3.73-5.01-3.17-4.05-2.86-2.58

Premier Exhibitions Inc Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
DSRI 1.31021.71232.05830.79191.07830.64931.27311.30641.17081.0393
GMI 0.61340.54880.75640.86770.84941.03371.07971.10221.26651.3053
AQI 0.77520.82110.86231.351.89881.22851.40330.86620.92661.4096
SGI 0.77041.01951.18931.24461.10460.81050.7390.74360.75510.9056
DEPI 1.27861.25281.10251.00190.77361.00470.82920.89130.87880.6286
SGAI 1.06880.880.79560.83920.87631.0521.16371.17161.1931.1079
LVGI 1.93481.1490.79181.22260.92961.07931.1020.69520.88771.1078
TATA -0.1577-0.0932-0.1043-0.0918-0.0541-0.109-0.0596-0.0446-0.1223-0.1812
M-score -3.72-2.55-1.89-2.86-2.27-3.41-2.62-2.58-3.01-3.15
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