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Federal Realty Investment Trust  (NYSE:FRT) Beneish M-Score: -2.68 (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.

Federal Realty Investment Trust has a M-score of -2.68 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

NYSE:FRT' s Beneish M-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.57   Max: 5.41
Current: -2.68

-3.57
5.41

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Federal Realty Investment Trust was 5.41. The lowest was -3.57. And the median was -2.54.


Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Annual Data

Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Beneish M-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2.53 -2.46 -2.55 -1.91 -2.93

Federal Realty Investment Trust Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
Beneish M-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2.38 -2.69 -2.84 -2.93 -2.68

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Federal Realty Investment Trust Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Federal Realty Investment Trust's Beneish M-Score falls into.



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 Federal Realty Investment Trust 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 * 0.9136+0.528 * 0.9872+0.404 * 1.0071+0.892 * 1.0536+0.115 * 1
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9305+4.679 * -0.0397-0.327 * 0.9561
=-2.68

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

This Year (Mar19) TTM:Last Year (Mar18) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was USD 137.8 Mil.
Revenue was 232.227 + 235.376 + 229.753 + 224.902 = USD 922.3 Mil.
Gross Profit was 160.28 + 159.934 + 158.758 + 156.69 = USD 635.7 Mil.
Total Current Assets was USD 433.1 Mil.
Total Assets was USD 6,351.4 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was USD 0.0 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was USD 245.8 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was USD 35.2 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was USD 254.0 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 3,228.6 Mil.
Net Income was 60.144 + 54.507 + 62.558 + 63.595 = USD 240.8 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -1.434 + -0.705 + -1.44 + -0.728 = USD -4.3 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 104.919 + 151.972 + 101.605 + 138.931 = USD 497.4 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was USD 143.1 Mil.
Revenue was 225.405 + 223.957 + 217.953 + 208.049 = USD 875.4 Mil.
Gross Profit was 152.184 + 149.819 + 149.211 + 144.399 = USD 595.6 Mil.
Total Current Assets was USD 470.3 Mil.
Total Assets was USD 6,293.6 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was USD 0.0 Mil.
(DDA) was USD 222.8 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was USD 35.9 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was USD 274.1 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 3,335.4 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)
=(137.779 / 922.258) / (143.148 / 875.364)
=0.14939312 / 0.16352969
=0.9136

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)
=(595.613 / 875.364) / (635.662 / 922.258)
=0.68041752 / 0.68924531
=0.9872

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 - (433.06 + 0) / 6351.366) / (1 - (470.265 + 0) / 6293.625)
=0.93181624 / 0.92527915
=1.0071

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
=922.258 / 875.364
=1.0536

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))
=(222.781 / (222.781 + 0)) / (245.757 / (245.757 + 0))
=1 / 1
=1

6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index

The ratio of c 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)
=(35.236 / 922.258) / (35.943 / 875.364)
=0.03820623 / 0.04106063
=0.9305

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)
=((3228.63 + 253.957) / 6351.366) / ((3335.414 + 274.1) / 6293.625)
=0.54832094 / 0.57351908
=0.9561

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
=(240.804 - -4.307 - 497.427) / 6351.366
=-0.0397

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.

Federal Realty Investment Trust has a M-score of -2.68 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.


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