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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.
Xcel Energy Inc has a M-score of -2.76 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.
During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Xcel Energy Inc was -1.23. The lowest was -15.20. And the median was -2.72.
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 Xcel Energy 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 * 0.9028||+||0.528 * 1.0301||+||0.404 * 0.9113||+||0.892 * 1.0702||+||0.115 * 1.0931|
|-||0.172 * SGAI||+||4.679 * TATA||-||0.327 * LVGI|
|-||0.172 * 1.0431||+||4.679 * -0.0493||-||0.327 * 1.0198|
|This Year (Sep14) TTM:||Last Year (Sep13) TTM:|
|Accounts Receivable was $760 Mil.|
Revenue was 2869.807 + 2685.096 + 3202.604 + 2730.822 = $11,488 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1682.596 + 1425.231 + 1502.326 + 1356.926 = $5,967 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,197 Mil.
Total Assets was $35,363 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $27,630 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,047 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $292 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $3,471 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $11,502 Mil.
Net Income was 368.582 + 195.164 + 261.221 + 150.055 = $975 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 23.807 + 40.322 + 22.998 + 47.238 = $134 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 964.83 + 446.862 + 592.649 + 581.128 = $2,585 Mil.
|Accounts Receivable was $787 Mil.
Revenue was 2822.338 + 2578.913 + 2782.849 + 2551.135 = $10,735 Mil.
Gross Profit was 1642.007 + 1371.223 + 1410.02 + 1320.32 = $5,744 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,121 Mil.
Total Assets was $33,127 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $25,343 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $1,053 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $262 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,839 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $10,914 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)|
|=||(760.213 / 11488.329)||/||(786.874 / 10735.235)|
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)|
|=||(1425.231 / 10735.235)||/||(1682.596 / 11488.329)|
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 - (3196.594 + 27630.363) / 35363.441)||/||(1 - (3120.741 + 25342.578) / 33126.652)|
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))|
|=||(1053.142 / (1053.142 + 25342.578))||/||(1046.757 / (1046.757 + 27630.363))|
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)|
|=||(291.99 / 11488.329)||/||(261.573 / 10735.235)|
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)|
|=||((11501.72 + 3470.869) / 35363.441)||/||((10914.273 + 2839.061) / 33126.652)|
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|
|=||(975.022 - 134.365||-||2585.469)||/||35363.441|
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.
Xcel Energy Inc has a M-score of -2.76 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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