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SanDisk Corp (NAS:SNDK)
Beneish M-Score
-2.94 (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.

SanDisk Corp has a M-score of -2.94 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

SNDK' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -10.58   Max: 25.25
Current: -2.94

-10.58
25.25

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of SanDisk Corp was 25.25. The lowest was -10.58. And the median was -2.09.


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 SanDisk 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 * 0.748+0.528 * 0.712+0.404 * 1.0954+0.892 * 1.2224+0.115 * 0.9278
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0096+4.679 * -0.0559-0.327 * 1.1167
=-2.94

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

This Year (Mar14) TTM:Last Year (Mar13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $597 Mil.
Revenue was 1511.945 + 1727.858 + 1625.153 + 1476.263 = $6,341 Mil.
Gross Profit was 751.29 + 857.155 + 801.993 + 676.819 = $3,087 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,508 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,586 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $640 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $479 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $490 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,878 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,166 Mil.
Net Income was 268.948 + 337.78 + 276.859 + 261.789 = $1,145 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -15.635 + 6.231 + -2.058 + 0.848 = $-11 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 357.646 + 616.815 + 382.413 + 390.793 = $1,748 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $653 Mil.
Revenue was 1340.729 + 1541.503 + 1273.19 + 1032.255 = $5,188 Mil.
Gross Profit was 531.516 + 603.012 + 382.921 + 280.777 = $1,798 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,851 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,376 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $659 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $434 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $397 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,873 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $800 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)
=(596.669 / 6341.219) / (652.568 / 5187.677)
=0.09409374 / 0.12579195
=0.748

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)
=(857.155 / 5187.677) / (751.29 / 6341.219)
=0.34663415 / 0.48685545
=0.712

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 - (4508.023 + 639.653) / 10586.371) / (1 - (4850.861 + 659.222) / 10376.439)
=0.51374498 / 0.46898131
=1.0954

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
=6341.219 / 5187.677
=1.2224

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))
=(434.135 / (434.135 + 659.222)) / (478.584 / (478.584 + 639.653))
=0.3970661 / 0.42798083
=0.9278

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)
=(490.032 / 6341.219) / (397.06 / 5187.677)
=0.07727726 / 0.07653908
=1.0096

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)
=((1166.497 + 1878.395) / 10586.371) / ((799.628 + 1873.09) / 10376.439)
=0.28762378 / 0.25757565
=1.1167

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
=(1145.376 - -10.614 - 1747.667) / 10586.371
=-0.0559

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.

SanDisk Corp has a M-score of -2.94 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.

SanDisk Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.64161.30331.52520.71610.23381.80391.15941.20941.78550.7799
GMI 1.05270.91481.10861.232716.39780.05230.76851.08791.29310.7168
AQI 1.00660.84653.23461.40480.97970.9761.0991.05460.9111.0081
SGI 1.64571.29771.41261.19610.86011.06431.35331.17310.89231.2212
DEPI 1.33350.8790.79470.79330.86461.00460.94420.90981.31250.9286
SGAI 0.88691.09171.27721.09581.30120.66990.7320.80921.17481.0248
LVGI 0.62561.20161.66330.9711.26420.80511.01150.87140.97441.1866
TATA 0.021-0.0285-0.0259-0.0612-0.343-0.0118-0.0209-0.0087-0.0101-0.0786
M-score -1.92-2.27-1.08-2.603.05-2.13-2.16-2.04-1.77-3.07

SanDisk Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 1.36990.74731.0661.78551.93362.75791.66270.77990.7480.787
GMI 1.11161.20771.27011.29311.19260.96730.78390.71680.7120.7988
AQI 1.03570.96240.92110.9110.85770.89760.92561.00811.09541.0536
SGI 1.10711.00010.940.89230.93081.07661.1761.22121.22241.154
DEPI 1.00611.05691.1051.31251.16461.13881.05690.92860.92780.9114
SGAI 0.8650.95961.06331.17481.19811.08441.02231.02481.00961.0729
LVGI 0.87950.87730.93850.97441.01880.77390.86731.18661.11671.4652
TATA 0.01440.0160.005-0.0101-0.0453-0.062-0.0723-0.0788-0.0559-0.0387
M-score -1.84-2.49-2.32-1.77-1.87-1.07-2.15-3.07-2.94-2.98
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