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Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN)
Beneish M-Score
0.00 (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.

Banco Santander SA has a M-score of signals that the company is a manipulator.

SAN' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Banco Santander SA was 0.00. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.00.


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 Banco Santander SA 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 * +0.528 * +0.404 * +0.892 * +0.115 *
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * +4.679 * -0.327 *
=

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

This Year (Dec13) TTM:Last Year (Sep12) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.
Revenue was 12813.3514986 + 13285.1296044 + 13506.5445026 + 27030.5851064 = $66,636 Mil.
Gross Profit was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $0 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,519,941 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $22,634 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $3,063 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $29,138 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $21,988 Mil.
Net Income was 1444.14168937 + 1439.29058663 + 1374.34554974 + -2809.84042553 = $1,448 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 0 + 0 + -42053.6649215 + 46065.1595745 = $4,011 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $0 Mil.
Revenue was 13383.9169909 + 13664.6191646 + 30260.6451613 + 14237.6373626 = $71,547 Mil.
Gross Profit was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $0 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,686,130 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $22,121 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $2,655 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $31,642 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $291,978 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)
=(0 / 66635.610712) / (0 / 71546.8186795)
=0 / 0
=

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)
=(0 / 71546.8186795) / (0 / 66635.610712)
=0 / 0
=

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 - (0 + 22633.5149864) / 1519941.41689) / (1 - (0 + 22120.6225681) / 1686129.70169)
=0.98510896 / 0.98688083
=

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
=66635.610712 / 71546.8186795
=

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))
=(2655.46404692 / (2655.46404692 + 22120.6225681)) / (3063.34939289 / (3063.34939289 + 22633.5149864))
=0.10717851 / 0.11921102
=

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)
=(29138.1399103 / 66635.610712) / (31641.908536 / 71546.8186795)
=0.4372758 / 0.44225458
=

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)
=((21987.7384196 + 0) / 1519941.41689) / ((291977.950713 + 0) / 1686129.70169)
=0.01446617 / 0.17316459
=

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
=(1447.93740021 - 0 - 4011.494653) / 1519941.41689
=-0.0017

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.

Banco Santander SA has a M-score of 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.

Banco Santander SA Annual Data

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Banco Santander SA Quarterly Data

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