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VF Corp (NYSE:VFC)
Beneish M-Score
-2.49 (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.

VF Corp has a M-score of -2.49 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

VFC' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -4.23   Max: -1.08
Current: -2.49

-4.23
-1.08

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of VF Corp was -1.08. The lowest was -4.23. And the median was -2.55.


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 VF 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 * 1.0399+0.528 * 0.9842+0.404 * 0.96+0.892 * 1.0687+0.115 * 0.9615
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 1.0079+4.679 * -0.0168-0.327 * 1.0028
=-2.49

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

This Year (Jun14) TTM:Last Year (Jun13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,179 Mil.
Revenue was 2402.076 + 2780.778 + 3290.099 + 3297.269 = $11,770 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1162.732 + 1374.212 + 1585.409 + 1569.125 = $5,691 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,780 Mil.
Total Assets was $10,215 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $922 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $268 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,980 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,870 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,425 Mil.
Net Income was 157.682 + 297.193 + 367.667 + 433.761 = $1,256 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -0.508 + -2.092 + -2.302 + -1.25 = $-6 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 205.933 + 13.654 + 1087.965 + 126.663 = $1,434 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,061 Mil.
Revenue was 2220.411 + 2611.869 + 3033.26 + 3148.354 = $11,014 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1077.053 + 1256.592 + 1437.748 + 1470.264 = $5,242 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,298 Mil.
Total Assets was $9,550 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $883 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $244 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $3,695 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $1,644 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $1,428 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)
=(1178.874 / 11770.222) / (1060.778 / 11013.894)
=0.10015733 / 0.09631271
=1.0399

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)
=(1374.212 / 11013.894) / (1162.732 / 11770.222)
=0.47591315 / 0.48354891
=0.9842

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 - (3779.912 + 921.97) / 10215.327) / (1 - (3297.707 + 883.197) / 9549.567)
=0.53972281 / 0.56218915
=0.96

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
=11770.222 / 11013.894
=1.0687

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))
=(243.9 / (243.9 + 883.197)) / (267.759 / (267.759 + 921.97))
=0.21639664 / 0.22505882
=0.9615

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)
=(3980.395 / 11770.222) / (3695.415 / 11013.894)
=0.33817501 / 0.33552302
=1.0079

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)
=((1425.123 + 1870.324) / 10215.327) / ((1427.823 + 1644.298) / 9549.567)
=0.32259829 / 0.32170265
=1.0028

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
=(1256.303 - -6.152 - 1434.215) / 10215.327
=-0.0168

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.

VF Corp has a M-score of -2.49 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.

VF Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 1.18330.93830.96371.03260.82820.96510.93371.180.94871.0604
GMI 0.92110.95310.99540.9990.98940.99320.94751.02010.9840.9681
AQI 1.20531.05640.96851.16380.99831.02370.93931.23350.9610.959
SGI 1.0021.08361.09931.16151.05860.94471.06681.22811.15021.0496
DEPI 0.76031.11410.99251.00230.86680.94560.97261.05220.95111.0452
SGAI 1.11351.04141.01660.99881.05151.0221.0330.97591.01341.0175
LVGI 0.89510.9030.86741.1710.94680.93521.01181.18580.87380.8846
TATA -0.0504-0.01180.0074-0.036-0.0113-0.0792-0.0673-0.02-0.0245-0.0283
M-score -2.52-2.48-2.37-2.46-2.65-2.91-2.86-2.15-2.50-2.51

VF Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
DSRI 1.06340.91560.84030.94870.92160.9650.99381.06041.02311.0399
GMI 1.02971.02321.00580.9840.96540.95630.95980.96810.97380.9842
AQI 1.21841.23390.97790.9610.99280.99040.98670.9590.97950.96
SGI 1.27121.26981.23991.15021.08731.06331.03771.04961.05971.0687
DEPI 1.01250.96910.8870.95111.00831.07011.06131.04520.99790.9615
SGAI 0.98351.00561.01531.01341.01841.00611.01181.01751.01391.0079
LVGI 1.3341.33240.85850.87380.840.84270.87310.88460.91.0028
TATA -0.0101-0.0328-0.0249-0.0245-0.032-0.039-0.0396-0.0283-0.0264-0.0168
M-score -2.23-2.48-2.50-2.50-2.60-2.61-2.62-2.51-2.52-2.49
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