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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.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Sherwin-Williams Co was -2.15. The lowest was -3.23. And the median was -2.67.
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 Sherwin-Williams Co 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 * 1.0227||+||0.528 * 0.9401||+||0.404 * 0.9706||+||0.892 * 1.0223||+||0.115 * 1.0559|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0082||+||4.679 * -0.0478||-||0.327 * 0.8994|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $1,291 Mil.|
Revenue was 2574.024 + 2604.596 + 3152.285 + 3132.139 = $11,463 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1261.745 + 1322.239 + 1574.552 + 1529.986 = $5,689 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,889 Mil.
Total Assets was $6,038 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $1,057 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $198 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,987 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,263 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,909 Mil.
Net Income was 147.128 + 198.017 + 374.491 + 349.937 = $1,070 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -17.78 + -31.857 + -4.061 + -10.648 = $-64 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -79.807 + 544.959 + 553.484 + 404.088 = $1,423 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $1,235 Mil.
Revenue was 2450.284 + 2569.412 + 3150.57 + 3042.995 = $11,213 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1132.449 + 1217.975 + 1470.955 + 1409.653 = $5,231 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,765 Mil.
Total Assets was $5,853 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $998 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $199 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,868 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,379 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,116 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)|
|=||(1290.749 / 11463.044)||/||(1234.612 / 11213.261)|
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)|
|=||(1322.239 / 11213.261)||/||(1261.745 / 11463.044)|
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 - (2888.625 + 1057.025) / 6038.309)||/||(1 - (2764.576 + 998.432) / 5852.846)|
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))|
|=||(199.39 / (199.39 + 998.432))||/||(197.834 / (197.834 + 1057.025))|
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)|
|=||(3986.676 / 11463.044)||/||(3868.075 / 11213.261)|
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)|
|=||((1908.774 + 2262.561) / 6038.309)||/||((1116.337 + 3379.045) / 5852.846)|
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|
|=||(1069.573 - -64.346||-||1422.724)||/||6038.309|
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.
Sherwin-Williams Co has a M-score of -2.67 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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