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Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC)
Beneish M-Score
-2.58 (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.

Tutor Perini Corp has a M-score of -2.58 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

TPC' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -5.75   Max: 4.06
Current: -2.58

-5.75
4.06

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Tutor Perini Corp was 4.06. The lowest was -5.75. And the median was -2.42.


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 Tutor Perini 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 * 0.9612+0.528 * 0.8981+0.404 * 0.9378+0.892 * 0.9871+0.115 * 1.0408
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0416+4.679 * 0.0044-0.327 * 0.9821
=-2.58

* 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 $1,263 Mil.
Revenue was 955.233 + 1099.291 + 1030.388 + 1053.065 = $4,138 Mil.
Gross Profit was 105.347 + 139.735 + 120.857 + 105.955 = $472 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,201 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,525 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $517 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $60 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $263 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,328 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $698 Mil.
Net Income was 15.939 + 33.259 + 23.759 + 15.478 = $88 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -3.373 + -5.026 + -9.488 + -3.234 = $-21 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was -41.13 + 61.786 + 27.512 + 45.885 = $94 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,332 Mil.
Revenue was 992.928 + 1114.198 + 1099.393 + 985.346 = $4,192 Mil.
Gross Profit was 100.357 + 126.449 + 115.463 + 87.061 = $429 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $2,073 Mil.
Total Assets was $3,387 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $487 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $59 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $255 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,245 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $737 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)
=(1263.39 / 4137.977) / (1331.555 / 4191.865)
=0.30531586 / 0.31765217
=0.9612

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)
=(139.735 / 4191.865) / (105.347 / 4137.977)
=0.10241981 / 0.11403978
=0.8981

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 - (2201.199 + 516.683) / 3525.349) / (1 - (2072.686 + 487.385) / 3387.438)
=0.22904598 / 0.24424565
=0.9378

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
=4137.977 / 4191.865
=0.9871

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))
=(59.46 / (59.46 + 487.385)) / (60.276 / (60.276 + 516.683))
=0.10873282 / 0.10447189
=1.0408

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)
=(262.654 / 4137.977) / (255.451 / 4191.865)
=0.06347401 / 0.0609397
=1.0416

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)
=((697.823 + 1327.689) / 3525.349) / ((737.083 + 1244.76) / 3387.438)
=0.57455645 / 0.58505661
=0.9821

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
=(88.435 - -21.121 - 94.053) / 3525.349
=0.0044

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.

Tutor Perini Corp has a M-score of -2.58 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.

Tutor Perini Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 0.84791.52870.89640.75691.15960.86771.3031.24640.86811.0382
GMI 1.02221.39830.63991.03520.91340.78160.71320.99271.05360.903
AQI 1.08720.89910.71030.694713.77681.11951.01311.05320.77590.9515
SGI 1.34070.94091.75531.52111.2230.91020.6211.16161.10631.0156
DEPI 0.74772.690.7961.02951.32730.77951.24940.90050.78591.0552
SGAI 0.80751.52450.90890.72011.01531.44721.51031.18031.03690.9949
LVGI 0.92641.12951.01490.98090.75470.87080.97581.14931.04030.9774
TATA -0.0316-0.0298-0.0652-0.1124-0.06860.05740.02890.0314-0.05940.0162
M-score -2.39-1.95-2.53-2.812.78-2.54-2.60-2.04-2.89-2.41

Tutor Perini Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
DSRI 1.24640.95510.80190.76180.86811.07661.13721.09751.03820.9612
GMI 0.99271.05271.0921.03311.05361.01940.95260.93010.9030.8981
AQI 1.05321.00990.80850.77850.77590.74660.95730.96410.95150.9378
SGI 1.16161.36081.46381.251.10631.04441.01931.01911.01560.9871
DEPI 0.90050.76270.6230.62970.78590.93381.09681.13831.05521.0408
SGAI 1.18031.10641.04331.12011.03690.96980.94640.94510.99491.0416
LVGI 1.14931.11831.15221.03981.04031.08440.96390.95860.97740.9821
TATA 0.03140.024-0.0999-0.1068-0.0594-0.03590.0560.04640.01620.0044
M-score -2.04-2.14-2.85-3.12-2.89-2.66-2.08-2.17-2.41-2.58
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