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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.
TripAdvisor Inc has a M-score of -2.98 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 6 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of TripAdvisor Inc was -2.17. The lowest was -2.98. And the median was -2.84.
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 TripAdvisor Inc 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 * 0.8255||+||0.528 * 1.0058||+||0.404 * 1||+||0.892 * 1.2304||+||0.115 * 1.4023|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.1094||+||4.679 * -0.1259||-||0.327 * 0.9601|
|This Year (Mar14) TTM:||Last Year (Mar13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $163.0 Mil.|
Revenue was 281 + 212.669 + 255.136 + 246.937 = $995.7 Mil.
Gross Profit was 273 + 208.09 + 249.929 + 242.653 = $973.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $645.0 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,615.0 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $114.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $40.2 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $491.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $293.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $290.0 Mil.
Net Income was 68 + 20.274 + 55.882 + 66.988 = $211.1 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0.059 + 2.016 + -2.15 = $-0.1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 109 + 71.2 + 145.036 + 89.287 = $414.5 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $160.5 Mil.
Revenue was 230 + 169.393 + 212.71 + 197.148 = $809.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 226 + 165.855 + 209.834 + 194.222 = $795.9 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $583.8 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,341.7 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $46.7 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $27.0 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $360.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $174.5 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $330.0 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)|
|=||(163 / 995.742)||/||(160.467 / 809.251)|
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)|
|=||(208.09 / 809.251)||/||(273 / 995.742)|
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 - (645 + 114) / 1615)||/||(1 - (583.824 + 46.742) / 1341.678)|
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))|
|=||(26.956 / (26.956 + 46.742))||/||(40.226 / (40.226 + 114))|
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)|
|=||(491.75 / 995.742)||/||(360.237 / 809.251)|
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)|
|=||((290 + 293) / 1615)||/||((330 + 174.453) / 1341.678)|
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|
|=||(211.144 - -0.075||-||414.523)||/||1615|
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.
TripAdvisor Inc has a M-score of -2.98 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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