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Assurant Beneish M-Score

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The zones of discrimination for M-Score is as such:

An M-Score of equal or less than -1.78 suggests that the company is unlikely to be a manipulator.
An M-Score of greater than -1.78 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.

The historical rank and industry rank for Assurant's Beneish M-Score or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Assurant was 6.61. The lowest was -4.57. And the median was -2.51.


Assurant Beneish M-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Assurant's Beneish M-Score can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Specialty subindustry, Assurant's Beneish M-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Beneish M-Score data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Assurant Beneish M-Score Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Assurant's Beneish M-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Assurant's Beneish M-Score falls into.



Assurant Beneish M-Score Calculation

The M-score was created by Professor Messod Beneish. Instead of measuring the bankruptcy risk (Altman Z-Score) or business trend (Piotroski 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 Assurant 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 * +0.528 * +0.404 * +0.892 * +0.115 *
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * +4.679 * -0.327 *
=

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

This Year (Jun21) TTM:Last Year (Jun20) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $8,402 Mil.
Revenue was 2542.3 + 2432.6 + 2553.1 + 2500.4 = $10,028 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2542.3 + 2432.6 + 2553.1 + 2500.4 = $10,028 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $17,870 Mil.
Total Assets was $45,995 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $495 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $164 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $5,126 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $5,394 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2,551 Mil.
Net Income was 203.4 + 163 + 139.2 + -30.2 = $475 Mil.
Non Operating Income was 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = $0 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 947.7 + -418.7 + 440.4 + 609.4 = $1,579 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $11,057 Mil.
Revenue was 2331.2 + 2448.7 + 2609 + 2494.9 = $9,884 Mil.
Gross Profit was 2331.2 + 2448.7 + 2609 + 2494.9 = $9,884 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $26,042 Mil.
Total Assets was $44,233 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $450 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $130 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $6,125 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2,008 Mil.




1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of Revenue in Accounts Receivable 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)
=(8402.4 / 10028.4) / (11057.3 / 9883.8)
=0.83786048 / 1.11872964
=

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)
=(9883.8 / 9883.8) / (10028.4 / 10028.4)
=1 / 1
=

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 Property, Plant and Equipment to Total Assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (17870 + 495.2) / 45994.8) / (1 - (26042.2 + 450.1) / 44233.2)
=0.60071138 / 0.40107657
=

4. SGI = Sales Growth Index

Ratio of Revenue 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
=10028.4 / 9883.8
=

5. DEPI = Depreciation Index

Measured as the ratio of the rate of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 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))
=(130.4 / (130.4 + 450.1)) / (163.7 / (163.7 + 495.2))
=0.22463394 / 0.24844438
=

Note: If the Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization data is not available, we assume that the depreciation rate is constant and set the Depreciation Index to 1.

6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index

The ratio of Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) to Sales 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)
=(5125.5 / 10028.4) / (0 / 9883.8)
=0.51109848 / 0
=

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 in leverage

LVGI=((LTD_t + CurrentLiabilities_t) / TotalAssets_t) / ((LTD_t-1 + CurrentLiabilities_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=((2550.5 + 5393.9) / 45994.8) / ((2008 + 6124.9) / 44233.2)
=0.17272387 / 0.18386416
=

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
=(475.4 - 0 - 1578.8) / 45994.8
=-0.024

An M-Score of equal or less than -1.78 suggests that the company is unlikely to be a manipulator. An M-Score of greater than -1.78 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.


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Assurant Business Description

Assurant logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524298 SIC : 6411
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
55 Broadway, Suite 2901, New York, NY, USA, 10006
Assurant Inc offers a range of property-casualty, health, employee benefit, and warranty insurance to a client base made up of individuals and institutions. The company has four reportable segments namely Global Housing, Global Lifestyle, Global Preneed and Total Corporate and Other. Global Housing segment provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing, flood insurance, and other related products, Global Lifestyle provides mobile device protection and related services, Global Preneed is engaged in providing pre-funded funeral insurance and annuity products whereas Total Corporate and others includes activities related to holding company primarily related to the company's frozen benefit plans. It generates a majority of its revenue from the Global Lifestyle Segment.
Executives
Dirienzo Dimitry officer: SVP, CAO, Controller C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST. 41 F. NEW YORK NY 10005
Mergelmeyer Gene officer: EVP, COO ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST. 41 FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10005
Dziadzio Richard S officer: EVP and CFO C/O ALLIANCE CAPITAL 1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10105
Luthi Francesca officer: EVP, CAO 1180 NORTH TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 100 LAS VEGAS NV 89144
Rosenblum Jay officer: EVP and CLO C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Carter J Braxton Ii director C/O T-MOBILE US, INC. 12920 SE 38TH STREET BELLEVUE WA 98006
Jackson Lawrence V director C/O ASSURANT, INC., 28 LIBERTY ST., 41 F NEW YORK NY 10005
Redzic Ognjen director C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY STREET, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Stein Robert W director ASSURANT, INC. ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA, 41 FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Cento Juan director ASSURANT, INC. ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA, 41 FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Alves Paget Leonard director SPRINT NEXTEL 6200 SPRINT PARKWAY KSOPHF0410 - 4A403 OVERLAND PARK KS 66251
Perry Debra J director 515 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE GLEN RIDGE NJ 07028
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Reilly Paul J director C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY STREET, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005

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