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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.
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc has a M-score of -2.54 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 12 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc was -2.54. The lowest was -4.08. And the median was -3.23.
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 Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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 * 1.1332||+||0.528 * 1.0018||+||0.404 * 1.1211||+||0.892 * 1.1988||+||0.115 * 0.9798|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0315||+||4.679 * -0.0844||-||0.327 * 1.0086|
|This Year (Jul14) TTM:||Last Year (Jul13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $42 Mil.|
Revenue was 734.236 + 713.77 + 868.082 + 618.781 = $2,935 Mil.
Gross Profit was 259.342 + 245.953 + 293.561 + 231.661 = $1,031 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,128 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,780 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $647 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $118 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $665 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $300 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $0 Mil.
Net Income was 60.794 + 49.953 + 70.682 + 45.43 = $227 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.418 + 0 + 0.138 + 0.014 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 59.535 + 73.693 + 227.592 + 15.613 = $376 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $31 Mil.
Revenue was 600.998 + 582.712 + 758.835 + 505.64 = $2,448 Mil.
Gross Profit was 212.077 + 203.949 + 259.644 + 185.493 = $861 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $847 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,392 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $542 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $96 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $538 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $233 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $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)|
|=||(42.11 / 2934.869)||/||(30.998 / 2448.185)|
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)|
|=||(245.953 / 2448.185)||/||(259.342 / 2934.869)|
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 - (1127.693 + 646.89) / 1779.812)||/||(1 - (846.787 + 541.557) / 1391.992)|
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))|
|=||(96.366 / (96.366 + 541.557))||/||(117.908 / (117.908 + 646.89))|
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)|
|=||(664.632 / 2934.869)||/||(537.505 / 2448.185)|
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)|
|=||((0 + 300.141) / 1779.812)||/||((0 + 232.745) / 1391.992)|
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|
|=||(226.859 - 0.57||-||376.433)||/||1779.812|
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.
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc has a M-score of -2.54 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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