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Pixelworks Inc (NAS:PXLW)
Beneish M-Score
-3.75 (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.

Pixelworks Inc has a M-score of -3.75 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

PXLW' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.37   Max: -1.86
Current: -3.75

-8.37
-1.86

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Pixelworks Inc was -1.86. The lowest was -8.37. And the median was -3.50.


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 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 * 1.3127+0.528 * 1.0813+0.404 * 0.5379+0.892 * 0.9113+0.115 * 0.8909
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0134+4.679 * -0.2859-0.327 * 0.9341
=-3.75

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

This Year (Mar16) TTM:Last Year (Mar15) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $5.69 Mil.
Revenue was 11.167 + 13.477 + 16.57 + 15.078 = $56.29 Mil.
Gross Profit was 3.592 + 6.814 + 8.278 + 7.234 = $25.92 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $31.51 Mil.
Total Assets was $36.58 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4.32 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.16 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $16.36 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $15.81 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.
Net Income was -8.642 + -3.167 + -1.243 + -2.796 = $-15.85 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0.00 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -3.477 + -1.825 + -0.172 + 0.084 = $-5.39 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $4.76 Mil.
Revenue was 14.392 + 15.105 + 17.111 + 15.166 = $61.77 Mil.
Gross Profit was 6.967 + 7.559 + 8.566 + 7.661 = $30.75 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $24.55 Mil.
Total Assets was $31.52 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $5.76 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $4.47 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $17.71 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $14.59 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.00 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)
=(5.694 / 56.292) / (4.76 / 61.774)
=0.10115114 / 0.07705507
=1.3127

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)
=(6.814 / 61.774) / (3.592 / 56.292)
=0.4978308 / 0.46042066
=1.0813

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 - (31.507 + 4.32) / 36.583) / (1 - (24.546 + 5.762) / 31.519)
=0.02066534 / 0.03842127
=0.5379

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
=56.292 / 61.774
=0.9113

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))
=(4.468 / (4.468 + 5.762)) / (4.155 / (4.155 + 4.32))
=0.43675464 / 0.49026549
=0.8909

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)
=(16.358 / 56.292) / (17.713 / 61.774)
=0.29059191 / 0.28673876
=1.0134

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 + 15.814) / 36.583) / ((0 + 14.586) / 31.519)
=0.43227729 / 0.46276849
=0.9341

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
=(-15.848 - 0 - -5.39) / 36.583
=-0.2859

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 -3.75 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.

Pixelworks Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 0.60070.84221.22961.27390.70171.09290.89571.56630.77111.3187
GMI 1.87680.44330.88941.10910.96580.98420.94020.91081.05211.0599
AQI 0.37890.82810.75431.40450.65190.74130.69851.25140.5780.4565
SGI 0.77810.79320.80360.71741.13810.92920.92420.80591.26610.9769
DEPI 0.80660.68871.1421.13151.17611.19420.95350.82781.25541.0482
SGAI 1.47140.91480.87791.06770.96961.08321.05921.15281.01690.938
LVGI 1.87571.13690.97170.6031.09550.56531.06041.08121.07370.7685
TATA -1.0992-0.1787-0.2023-0.1474-0.0303-0.2107-0.2531-0.2092-0.3411-0.1533
M-score -8.37-4.08-3.50-2.82-2.94-3.41-4.02-3.13-4.19-3.02

Pixelworks Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DSRI 1.56631.8281.27551.90450.77110.94311.09770.76871.31871.3127
GMI 0.91080.85080.84960.97561.05211.14481.15381.09511.05991.0813
AQI 1.25140.9670.73830.51260.5780.69110.60090.37320.45650.5379
SGI 0.80590.99511.23741.30181.26611.15711.04551.00560.97690.9113
DEPI 0.82781.10361.27491.21381.25540.96481.02141.04631.04820.8909
SGAI 1.18211.01290.86650.870.93580.98521.05321.02110.9381.0134
LVGI 1.08120.80740.70711.10431.07371.14731.18640.71060.76850.9341
TATA -0.2092-0.2226-0.2387-0.1609-0.3411-0.2983-0.2794-0.1758-0.1533-0.2859
M-score -3.13-2.78-3.17-2.33-4.18-3.89-3.80-3.62-3.02-3.75
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