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NiSource 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 NiSource's Beneish M-Score or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of NiSource was 0.00. The lowest was -2.39. And the median was -2.12.


NiSource Beneish M-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for NiSource'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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NiSource Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Beneish M-Score
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - -1.85 - - -

NiSource Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 - - - - -

Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Gas subindustry, NiSource'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.

   

NiSource Beneish M-Score Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, NiSource's Beneish M-Score distribution charts can be found below:

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



NiSource 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 NiSource 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 (Dec21) TTM:Last Year (Dec20) TTM:
Total Receivables was $925 Mil.
Revenue was $4,900 Mil.
Gross Profit was $2,051 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,921 Mil.
Total Assets was $24,157 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $17,882 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $748 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,746 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $9,183 Mil.
Net Income was $585 Mil.
Gross Profit was $29 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was $1,218 Mil.
Total Receivables was $825 Mil.
Revenue was $4,682 Mil.
Gross Profit was $1,987 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,659 Mil.
Total Assets was $22,041 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $16,620 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $726 Mil.
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $0 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,279 Mil.
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $9,220 Mil.




1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of Revenue in Total 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)
=(925.2 / 4899.6) / (825.4 / 4681.7)
=0.18883174 / 0.17630348
=

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)
=(1986.5 / 4681.7) / (2051.3 / 4899.6)
=0.42431168 / 0.41866683
=

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 - (1920.8 + 17881.8) / 24156.9) / (1 - (1659.4 + 16619.5) / 22040.5)
=0.18025078 / 0.17066763
=

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
=4899.6 / 4681.7
=

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))
=(725.9 / (725.9 + 16619.5)) / (748.4 / (748.4 + 17881.8))
=0.04184971 / 0.04017133
=

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)
=(0 / 4899.6) / (0 / 4681.7)
=0 / 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)
=((9183.4 + 2746.2) / 24156.9) / ((9219.8 + 2279.4) / 22040.5)
=0.4938382 / 0.52173045
=

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
=(584.9 - 29.1 - 1217.9) / 24156.9
=-0.0274

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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NiSource Business Description

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Address
801 East 86th Avenue, Merrillville, IN, USA, 46410
NiSource is one of the nation's largest natural gas distribution companies with approximately 3.5 million customers in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. NiSource's electric utility transmits and distributes electricity in northern Indiana to about 500,000 customers. The regulated electric utility also owns more than 3,000 megawatts of generation capacity, most of which is now coal-fired but is being replaced by natural gas and renewable energy.
Executives
Johnson William D director 77 BEALE ST PO BOX 770000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94177
Lee Cassandra S. director 7615 ZIONSVILLE RD INDIANAPOLIS IN 46268
Barbour Sondra L director 6801 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE BETHESDA MD 20817
Cuccia Kimberly S officer: VP, Interim GC & Corp Sec 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Gode Gunnar officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer 1000 MAINE AVENUE, SW WASHINGTON DC 20024
D'angelo Anne-marie W officer: SVP, Gen Counsel & Corp Sec 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Anderson Shawn officer: SVP & Chief Strategy & Risk 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Creekmur Daniel A officer: SVP & President, Gas Utilities 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Hooper Michael officer: SVP and President, NIPSCO 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Yates Lloyd M director 1N 2ND ST HARTSVILLE SC 29550
Shafer Charles Edward Ii officer: SVP & Chief Safety Officer 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Keener Kenneth E officer: SVP HR & Chief HR Officer 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Hersman Deborah director 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410
Bunting Theodore H Jr director P. O. BOX 61000 NEW ORLEANS LA 70161
Kempic Mark officer: Chief Transformation Officer 801 E. 86TH AVENUE MERRILLVILLE IN 46410

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