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The Spectranetics Corp (NAS:SPNC)
Beneish M-Score
-2.52 (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.

The Spectranetics Corp has a M-score of -2.52 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

SPNC' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.93   Max: 1.15
Current: -2.52

-3.93
1.15

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of The Spectranetics Corp was 1.15. The lowest was -3.93. And the median was -2.26.


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 The Spectranetics 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 * 0.8355+0.528 * 1.0085+0.404 * 1.1241+0.892 * 1.3255+0.115 * 0.818
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9358+4.679 * -0.0328-0.327 * 1.229
=-2.52

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

This Year (Sep15) TTM:Last Year (Sep14) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $40.1 Mil.
Revenue was 61.66 + 61.677 + 57.422 + 62.959 = $243.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 45.851 + 45.763 + 42.369 + 46.04 = $180.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $117.2 Mil.
Total Assets was $436.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $45.1 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $25.5 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $143.1 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $71.2 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $230.0 Mil.
Net Income was -14.493 + -7.216 + -27.305 + -15.997 = $-65.0 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.006 + -0.07 + -0.179 + -0.091 = $-0.3 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -10.225 + -10.082 + -22.461 + -7.576 = $-50.3 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $36.2 Mil.
Revenue was 58.786 + 43.555 + 39.614 + 41.92 = $183.9 Mil.
Gross Profit was 43.086 + 33.049 + 29.28 + 31.561 = $137.0 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $174.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $469.3 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $32.4 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $13.6 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $115.3 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $33.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $230.0 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)
=(40.072 / 243.718) / (36.186 / 183.875)
=0.16441953 / 0.19679674
=0.8355

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)
=(45.763 / 183.875) / (45.851 / 243.718)
=0.74494086 / 0.73865287
=1.0085

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 - (117.194 + 45.136) / 436.725) / (1 - (174.563 + 32.435) / 469.34)
=0.62830156 / 0.55895939
=1.1241

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
=243.718 / 183.875
=1.3255

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))
=(13.609 / (13.609 + 32.435)) / (25.537 / (25.537 + 45.136))
=0.29556511 / 0.36134026
=0.818

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)
=(143.067 / 243.718) / (115.343 / 183.875)
=0.5870186 / 0.62729028
=0.9358

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)
=((230 + 71.204) / 436.725) / ((230 + 33.389) / 469.34)
=0.68968802 / 0.56119018
=1.229

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
=(-65.011 - -0.346 - -50.344) / 436.725
=-0.0328

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.

The Spectranetics Corp has a M-score of -2.52 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.

The Spectranetics Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DSRI 1.01280.93510.98880.85850.95070.93431.07180.99861.18541.1898
GMI 0.98671.03210.99711.02461.008510.98890.98590.98661.0006
AQI 0.49161.26610.73123.22480.84990.30141.80911.10160.77035.7628
SGI 1.2451.46931.30531.2551.10411.02681.07951.10211.13211.2903
DEPI 1.57011.07340.97540.85160.77840.92580.96330.99930.9820.8216
SGAI 1.00261.12240.96281.01251.08770.85010.97971.05860.98531.0823
LVGI 1.04050.4841.02560.98991.02791.31821.29180.71090.58675.4333
TATA 0.02780.05750.0696-0.0262-0.0626-0.2237-0.0535-0.0265-0.0212-0.0433
M-score -2.28-1.57-2.01-1.61-2.83-3.93-2.37-2.40-2.26-1.81

The Spectranetics Corp Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DSRI 1.07451.05981.18541.10561.46881.26361.18981.01350.71880.8355
GMI 1.00040.99230.98660.9810.97250.98581.00061.00521.01871.0085
AQI 0.89870.90780.77030.42864.57894.62835.76286.48091.10231.1241
SGI 1.12151.12921.13211.1111.10561.19681.29031.38551.4611.3255
DEPI 0.94770.94890.9821.02421.08170.95650.82160.77490.70310.818
SGAI 1.01620.99720.98531.03061.05931.08221.08231.02510.96860.9358
LVGI 0.56420.54220.58670.64725.99946.33345.43336.49081.18761.229
TATA -0.025-0.0257-0.0212-0.0346-0.0184-0.0342-0.0433-0.0622-0.0456-0.0328
M-score -2.33-2.33-2.26-2.57-2.24-2.53-1.81-2.02-2.58-2.52
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