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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 PS Business Parks Inc was 4.11. The lowest was -4.24. And the median was -2.84.
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 PS Business Parks 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 * 0.5123||+||0.528 * 0.9822||+||0.404 * 2.1963||+||0.892 * 1.0374||+||0.115 * 1.0202|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9969||+||4.679 * -0.0631||-||0.327 * 0.49|
|This Year (Sep16) TTM:||Last Year (Sep15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $2.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 97.47 + 96.218 + 95.973 + 94.68 = $384.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 66.674 + 66.468 + 64.079 + 65.707 = $262.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $36.7 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,999.8 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,890.8 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $101.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $15.4 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $83.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $60.0 Mil.
Net Income was 33.679 + 29.68 + 28.544 + 29.001 = $120.9 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 70.859 + 61.341 + 55.473 + 59.457 = $247.1 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $3.8 Mil.
Revenue was 93.452 + 93.081 + 92.462 + 91.486 = $370.5 Mil.
Gross Profit was 63.004 + 63.024 + 60.716 + 62.196 = $248.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $284.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,264.5 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,943.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $106.1 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $80.7 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $250.0 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)|
|=||(2.013 / 384.341)||/||(3.788 / 370.481)|
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)|
|=||(248.94 / 370.481)||/||(262.928 / 384.341)|
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 - (36.746 + 1890.824) / 1999.784)||/||(1 - (284.077 + 1943.227) / 2264.537)|
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))|
|=||(106.053 / (106.053 + 1943.227))||/||(101.037 / (101.037 + 1890.824))|
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)|
|=||(15.392 / 384.341)||/||(14.883 / 370.481)|
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)|
|=||((60 + 83.093) / 1999.784)||/||((250 + 80.662) / 2264.537)|
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|
|=||(120.904 - 0||-||247.13)||/||1999.784|
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.
PS Business Parks Inc has a M-score of -2.55 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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