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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.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Unit Corp was 14.85. The lowest was -8.10. And the median was -2.95.
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 Unit 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 * 0.9993||+||0.528 * 0.1045||+||0.404 * 1.359||+||0.892 * 0.5106||+||0.115 * 0.9081|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.627||+||4.679 * -0.4544||-||0.327 * 1.4382|
|This Year (Mar16) TTM:||Last Year (Mar15) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $68.4 Mil.|
Revenue was 136.184 + 172.292 + 212.393 + 214.447 = $735.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was -49.641 + -492.636 + -314.409 + -419.666 = $-1,276.4 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $124.1 Mil.
Total Assets was $2,681.1 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,478.1 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $307.4 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $34.7 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $139.4 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $898.7 Mil.
Net Income was -41.149 + -309.337 + -205.281 + -274.389 = $-830.2 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 10.914 + 13.435 + 8.266 + -1.895 = $30.7 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 70.713 + 65.462 + 123.876 + 97.297 = $357.3 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $134.1 Mil.
Revenue was 255.099 + 378.551 + 400.974 + 405.431 = $1,440.1 Mil.
Gross Profit was -389.451 + -89.796 + 103.983 + 113.973 = $-261.3 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $190.6 Mil.
Total Assets was $4,050.9 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $3,772.5 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $420.1 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $41.8 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $207.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $883.6 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)|
|=||(68.424 / 735.316)||/||(134.093 / 1440.055)|
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)|
|=||(-261.291 / 1440.055)||/||(-1276.352 / 735.316)|
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 - (124.092 + 2478.076) / 2681.088)||/||(1 - (190.64 + 3772.524) / 4050.905)|
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))|
|=||(420.101 / (420.101 + 3772.524))||/||(307.356 / (307.356 + 2478.076))|
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)|
|=||(34.69 / 735.316)||/||(41.756 / 1440.055)|
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)|
|=||((898.722 + 139.411) / 2681.088)||/||((883.584 + 207.009) / 4050.905)|
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|
|=||(-830.156 - 30.72||-||357.348)||/||2681.088|
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.
Unit Corp has a M-score of -5.63 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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