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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.
Shire PLC has a M-score of -2.46 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Shire PLC was -2.06. The lowest was -4.91. And the median was -2.66.
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 Shire PLC 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 * 0.8989||+||0.528 * 1.0207||+||0.404 * 1.5546||+||0.892 * 1.1379||+||0.115 * 0.8754|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 0.7848||+||4.679 * -0.066||-||0.327 * 0.8622|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,091 Mil.|
Revenue was 1346.8 + 1261.3 + 1236.6 + 1274.5 = $5,119 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1117.3 + 1119.2 + 1039.5 + 1098.8 = $4,375 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,641 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,900 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $884 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $346 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,643 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,520 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $850 Mil.
Net Income was 230.4 + 64 + 278.2 + 258.1 = $831 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 4.7 + -2 + 0.6 + -1.4 = $2 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 246.1 + 610.3 + 433.7 + 258.6 = $1,549 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,067 Mil.
Revenue was 1143.4 + 1047.4 + 1100.4 + 1207.8 = $4,499 Mil.
Gross Profit was 996 + 940.4 + 932.5 + 1055.3 = $3,924 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,333 Mil.
Total Assets was $7,586 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $951 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $311 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,840 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,620 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,100 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)|
|=||(1091.2 / 5119.2)||/||(1066.9 / 4499)|
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)|
|=||(1119.2 / 4499)||/||(1117.3 / 5119.2)|
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 - (2641.2 + 884) / 10900.2)||/||(1 - (3333.3 + 951) / 7585.6)|
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))|
|=||(310.6 / (310.6 + 951))||/||(345.9 / (345.9 + 884))|
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)|
|=||(1642.9 / 5119.2)||/||(1839.7 / 4499)|
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)|
|=||((850 + 2519.6) / 10900.2)||/||((1100 + 1619.7) / 7585.6)|
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|
|=||(830.7 - 1.9||-||1548.7)||/||10900.2|
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.
Shire PLC has a M-score of -2.46 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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