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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.
Pixelworks Inc has a M-score of -2.78 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Pixelworks Inc was -1.88. The lowest was -5.68. And the median was -3.41.
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 Pixelworks 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 * 1.828||+||0.528 * 0.8508||+||0.404 * 0.967||+||0.892 * 0.9951||+||0.115 * 1.1036|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.9918||+||4.679 * -0.2226||-||0.327 * 0.8074|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $4.36 Mil.|
Revenue was 13.541 + 14.984 + 15.309 + 9.554 = $53.39 Mil.
Gross Profit was 7.995 + 8.489 + 9.322 + 4.622 = $30.43 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $29.88 Mil.
Total Assets was $38.17 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $6.17 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.50 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.33 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $15.40 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was -2.507 + -0.05 + 1.509 + -4.924 = $-5.97 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.00 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 1.17 + -2.995 + 6.402 + -2.054 = $2.52 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $2.40 Mil.
Revenue was 8.271 + 13.571 + 16.285 + 15.524 = $53.65 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.977 + 6.592 + 7.788 + 7.659 = $26.02 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $19.18 Mil.
Total Assets was $25.99 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5.32 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.62 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $14.52 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $12.98 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)|
|=||(4.362 / 53.388)||/||(2.398 / 53.651)|
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)|
|=||(8.489 / 53.651)||/||(7.995 / 53.388)|
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 - (29.876 + 6.172) / 38.17)||/||(1 - (19.177 + 5.316) / 25.987)|
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))|
|=||(4.621 / (4.621 + 5.316))||/||(4.495 / (4.495 + 6.172))|
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)|
|=||(14.334 / 53.388)||/||(14.523 / 53.651)|
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 + 15.396) / 38.17)||/||((0 + 12.982) / 25.987)|
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|
|=||(-5.972 - 0||-||2.523)||/||38.17|
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.
Pixelworks Inc has a M-score of -2.78 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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