Switch to:
RPX Corp (NAS:RPXC)
Beneish M-Score
-1.20 (As of Today)

Warning Sign:

Beneish M-Score -1.2 higher than -2.22, which implies that it might have manipulated its financial results.

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.

RPX Corp has a M-score of -1.20 signals that the company is a manipulator.

RPXC' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.06   Max: -1.2
Current: -1.2

-4.06
-1.2

During the past 7 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of RPX Corp was -1.20. The lowest was -4.06. And the median was -3.42.


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 RPX Corp 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 * 2.9513+0.528 * 1.221+0.404 * 1.5819+0.892 * 1.0271+0.115 * 1.0133
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.1184+4.679 * -0.1645-0.327 * 1.3
=-1.20

* 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 $46.5 Mil.
Revenue was 79.735 + 72.831 + 68.212 + 67.551 = $288.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 32.069 + 33.356 + 30.573 + 30.566 = $126.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $264.3 Mil.
Total Assets was $769.8 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $7.3 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $156.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $84.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $156.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $93.4 Mil.
Net Income was 4.237 + 5.527 + 7.834 + 8.03 = $25.6 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 1.805 + -2.619 + 0.876 + 0.934 = $1.0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 55.129 + 34.691 + 30.464 + 30.997 = $151.3 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $15.4 Mil.
Revenue was 83.287 + 67.747 + 65.407 + 64.293 = $280.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 48.528 + 34.218 + 34.963 + 32.751 = $150.5 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $404.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $691.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $4.2 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $128.7 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $73.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $172.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0.0 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)
=(46.531 / 288.329) / (15.351 / 280.734)
=0.16138162 / 0.05468166
=2.9513

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)
=(150.46 / 280.734) / (126.564 / 288.329)
=0.53595218 / 0.43895689
=1.221

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 - (264.334 + 7.289) / 769.776) / (1 - (404.074 + 4.23) / 690.967)
=0.64714021 / 0.40908321
=1.5819

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
=288.329 / 280.734
=1.0271

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))
=(128.731 / (128.731 + 4.23)) / (156.379 / (156.379 + 7.289))
=0.96818616 / 0.95546472
=1.0133

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)
=(84.864 / 288.329) / (73.883 / 280.734)
=0.29433044 / 0.26317795
=1.1184

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)
=((93.435 + 156.423) / 769.776) / ((0 + 172.522) / 690.967)
=0.32458533 / 0.24968197
=1.3

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
=(25.628 - 0.996 - 151.281) / 769.776
=-0.1645

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.

RPX Corp has a M-score of -1.20 signals that the company is likely to 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.

RPX Corp Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DSRI 0.78791.21241.27370.59010.4983
GMI 0.96050.96421.09361.02581.0616
AQI 0.59011.15750.9191.09621.0206
SGI 1.62371.28331.20141.09191.1255
DEPI 1.02181.00131.0050.99110.9988
SGAI 1.04531.02870.97111.04990.9598
LVGI 0.46770.87881.0780.95160.851
TATA -0.2083-0.1064-0.292-0.2375-0.2021
M-score -3.11-2.45-3.42-3.83-3.68

RPX Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DSRI 1.27370.89620.44060.98540.59010.99650.80740.43460.49832.9513
GMI 1.09361.1521.15511.10541.02580.9570.95481.01551.06161.221
AQI 0.9191.05530.95861.04641.09620.91920.93070.92651.02061.5819
SGI 1.20141.10771.12761.10091.09191.17861.15911.13871.12551.0271
DEPI 1.0051.0030.99710.98680.99110.99350.99660.99780.99881.0133
SGAI 0.97111.07511.05951.07441.04990.95990.94060.93980.95981.1184
LVGI 1.0780.98431.05031.03160.95161.02450.9870.92010.8511.3
TATA -0.292-0.2404-0.2524-0.2194-0.2375-0.2218-0.2249-0.2555-0.2021-0.1645
M-score -3.42-3.51-4.02-3.38-3.83-3.42-3.61-4.06-3.68-1.20
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK