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Monro Muffler Brake Inc (NAS:MNRO)
Beneish M-Score
-1.33 (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.

Monro Muffler Brake Inc has a M-score of -1.33 signals that the company is a manipulator.

MNRO' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.17   Max: -0.12
Current: -1.33

-3.17
-0.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Monro Muffler Brake Inc was -0.12. The lowest was -3.17. And the median was -2.69.


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 Monro Muffler Brake 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 * 2.4523+0.528 * 1.0564+0.404 * 1.0437+0.892 * 1.087+0.115 * 1.0002
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9733+4.679 * -0.0582-0.327 * 1.1228
=-1.33

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

This Year (Mar17) TTM:Last Year (Mar16) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $11 Mil.
Revenue was 252.011 + 288.283 + 248.584 + 236.894 = $1,026 Mil.
Gross Profit was 93.223 + 105.6 + 99.997 + 98.068 = $397 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $199 Mil.
Total Assets was $1,185 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $395 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $45 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $281 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $186 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $396 Mil.
Net Income was 9.661 + 17.566 + 17.544 + 16.755 = $62 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0.183 + 0.165 + 0.126 + 0.154 = $1 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 28.181 + 33.608 + 46.437 + 21.709 = $130 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $4 Mil.
Revenue was 229.034 + 238.942 + 239.155 + 236.52 = $944 Mil.
Gross Profit was 91.893 + 93.367 + 100.725 + 99.718 = $386 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $170 Mil.
Total Assets was $999 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $352 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $40 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $265 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $168 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $269 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)
=(11.465 / 1025.772) / (4.301 / 943.651)
=0.01117695 / 0.00455783
=2.4523

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)
=(385.703 / 943.651) / (396.888 / 1025.772)
=0.4087348 / 0.38691639
=1.0564

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 - (199.23 + 394.634) / 1185.264) / (1 - (170.075 + 351.582) / 999.438)
=0.49896057 / 0.47804966
=1.0437

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
=1025.772 / 943.651
=1.087

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))
=(39.769 / (39.769 + 351.582)) / (44.629 / (44.629 + 394.634))
=0.10161977 / 0.10159972
=1.0002

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)
=(280.504 / 1025.772) / (265.114 / 943.651)
=0.27345648 / 0.28094497
=0.9733

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)
=((395.503 + 185.893) / 1185.264) / ((269.045 + 167.571) / 999.438)
=0.49052026 / 0.43686152
=1.1228

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
=(61.526 - 0.628 - 129.935) / 1185.264
=-0.0582

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.

Monro Muffler Brake Inc has a M-score of -1.33 signals that the company is likely to 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 local exchange's currency.

Monro Muffler Brake Inc Annual Data

Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15Mar16Mar17
DSRI 0.9030.89450.79020.84020.93091.45460.84720.87261.59192.4523
GMI 1.00380.98810.98221.01231.00461.05950.98740.97420.96651.0564
AQI 1.27980.94691.10631.02621.17761.26271.01211.13351.0341.0437
SGI 1.05311.08361.1861.12761.07831.06621.13581.07581.0551.087
DEPI 0.99531.00390.9950.99541.00691.09670.89951.02540.96981.0002
SGAI 1.03140.9970.96550.93060.96221.03660.96731.00781.03180.9733
LVGI 1.48450.91591.00870.76560.91371.51260.89261.06390.96381.1228
TATA -0.0416-0.066-0.1207-0.045-0.0559-0.0534-0.063-0.0721-0.0601-0.0582
M-score -2.77-2.81-3.04-2.62-2.63-2.28-2.77-2.85-2.17-1.33

Monro Muffler Brake Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DSRI 0.95580.87261.35861.3081.30851.59191.42322.60032.39122.4523
GMI 0.96410.97420.98860.98180.97620.96650.97690.99961.02481.0564
AQI 1.10281.13351.10561.07711.03121.0341.09281.06441.08921.0437
SGI 1.06611.07581.08391.08461.06281.0551.03341.02371.07391.087
DEPI 1.0551.02540.98530.96750.96810.96980.99551.0020.9761.0002
SGAI 1.00031.00781.00131.01321.02291.03181.03261.0230.97760.9733
LVGI 1.07181.06391.05150.95470.95090.96381.02851.05691.07651.1228
TATA -0.0675-0.0721-0.0656-0.0519-0.0544-0.0601-0.0495-0.0747-0.0698-0.0582
M-score -2.77-2.85-2.36-2.33-2.39-2.17-2.28-1.33-1.44-1.33
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