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Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund 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 Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund's Beneish M-Score or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 4 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund was 0.00. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.00.


Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Beneish M-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund'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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Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Annual Data
Trend Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
Beneish M-Score
- - - -

Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Semi-Annual Data
Jul17 Jan18 Jul18 Jan19 Jul19 Jan20 Jul20 Jan21 Jul21
Beneish M-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - - - -

Competitive Comparison

For the Asset Management subindustry, Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund'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.

   

Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Beneish M-Score Distribution

For the Asset Management industry and Financial Services sector, Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund's Beneish M-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund's Beneish M-Score falls into.



Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund 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 Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund 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 (Jan21) TTM:Last Year (Jan20) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $ Mil.
Revenue was $ Mil.
Gross Profit was $ Mil.
Total Current Assets was $ Mil.
Total Assets was $ Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $ Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $ Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $ Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $ Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $ Mil.
Net Income was $ Mil.
Gross Profit was $ Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was $ Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $ Mil.
Revenue was $ Mil.
Gross Profit was $ Mil.
Total Current Assets was $ Mil.
Total Assets was $ Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $ Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $ Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $ Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $ Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $ 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)
=( / ) / ( / 164.156)
= /
=

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)
=( / 164.156) / ( / )
= /
=

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 - ( + 0) / ) / (1 - ( + 0) / )
= /
=

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
= / 164.156
=

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))
=(0 / (0 + 0)) / (0 / (0 + 0))
= /
=

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)
=( / ) / ( / 164.156)
= /
=

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)
=(( + ) / ) / (( + ) / )
= /
=

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
=( - - ) /
=

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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Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Business Description

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Industry
Financial Services » Asset Management NAICS : 523991 SIC : 6733
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
101 Munson Street, Greenfield, MA, USA, 01301
Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund is a Massachusetts-based business trust. Its primary investment objective is to seek current income and gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The fund pursues its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying common stocks and income-producing convertible securities.
Executives
Mowrey John R. other: Portfolio Manager 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Oliver Thomas W Jr other: Affiliated Person 2121 SAN JACINTO DRIVE DALLAS TX 75201
Pushpaharan Gem other: Affiliated Person 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Viggiano John other: Affiliated Person 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Cogan Sarah E director 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Macleod James S director 250 E KILBOURN AVE MILWAUKEE WI 53202
Parker Jeffrey D other: See Remarks 1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10105
Holt Erick director 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Ruckman Craig officer: Assistant Secretary 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Rappaport Alan director C/O PIMCO 650 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Magnuson Paul A other: Portfolio Manager 2121 SAN JACINTO, SUITE 1840 DALLAS TX 75201
Mildner Heiko other: Affiliated Person 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Thompson Kathleen C. other: Affiliated Person 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Fischer Ben J other: Portfolio Manager 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019
Grau William other: SEE REMARKS C/O ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS U.S. LLC 1633 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10019

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