Amazon Beneish M Score

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USD 3,409  109.16  3.31%

This module uses fundamental data of Amazon to approximate the value of its Beneish M Score. Amazon M Score tells investors if the company management is likely to be manipulating earnings. The score is calculated using eight financial indicators that are adjusted by a specific multiplier. Please note, the M Score is a probabilistic model and cannot detect companies that manipulate their earnings with 100% accuracy. Please continue to Amazon Piotroski F Score and Amazon Altman Z Score analysis.

Amazon Beneish M Score 

 
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Amazon Total Debt is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Total Debt is estimated at 91.05 Billion. Debt Non Current is expected to rise to about 91.1 B this year, although the value of Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities will most likely fall to (1.2 B). Amazon Operating Margin is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Operating Margin is estimated at 6.40. Return on Investment is expected to rise to 23.45 this year, although the value of Inventory Turnover will most likely fall to 9.18.
At this time, it appears that Amazon Inc is an unlikely manipulator. The earnings manipulation may begin if Amazon's top management creates an artificial sense of financial success, forcing the stock price to be traded at a high price-earnings multiple than it should be. In general, excessive earnings management by Amazon executives may lead to removing some of the operating profits from subsequent periods to inflate earnings in the following periods. This way, the manipulation of Amazon's earnings can lead to misrepresentations of actual financial condition, taking the otherwise loyal stakeholders on to the path of questionable ethical practices and plain fraud.
-3.03
Beneish M Score - Unlikely Manipulator
Elasticity of Receivables
1.0
Asset Quality
1.0
Expense Coverage
1.0
Gross Margin Strengs
0.98
Accruals Factor
1.0
Depreciation Resistance
1.0
Net Sales Growth
1.08
Financial Leverage Condition
1.0

Amazon Beneish M-Score Indicator Trends

The cure to earnings manipulation is the transparency of financial reporting. It will typically remove the temptation of the top executives to inflate earnings (i.e., to promote the idea of 'winning at any cost'). Because a healthy internal audit department can enhance transparency, the board should promote the auditors' access to all the record-keeping systems across the enterprise. For example, if Amazon's auditors report directly to the board (not management), the managers will be reluctant to manipulate simply due to the fear of punishment. On the other hand, the auditors will be free to investigate the ledgers properly because they know that the board has their back.
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Revenues416.5 B386.1 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Selling General and Administrative Expense30.9 B28.7 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations71.3 B66.1 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion27.2 B25.3 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Assets346.6 B321.2 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Investments45.6 B42.3 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Investments Current45.6 B42.3 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Property Plant and Equipment Net162.6 B150.7 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Trade and Non Trade Receivables26.5 B24.5 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities245.8 B227.8 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Assets143.2 B132.7 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Assets Non Current203.3 B188.5 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities136.4 B126.4 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Liabilities Non Current109.4 B101.4 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Debt91.1 B84.4 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Debt Non Current91.1 B84.4 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Operating Income24.7 B22.9 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Gross Margin0.390.396
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile

Amazon Inc Beneish M-Score Driver Matrix

One of the toughest challenges investors face today is learning how to quickly synthesize historical financial statements and information provided by the company, SEC reporting, and various external parties in order to detect the potential manipulation of earnings. Understanding the correlation between Amazon's different financial indicators related to revenue, expenses, operating profit, and net earnings helps investors identify and prioritize their investing strategies towards Amazon in a much-optimized way. Analyzing correlations between earnings drivers directly associated with dollar figures is the most effective way to find Amazon's degree of accounting gimmicks and manipulations.

About Amazon Beneish M Score

M-Score is one of many grading techniques for value stocks. It was developed by Professor M. Daniel Beneish of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and published in 1999 under the paper titled The Detection of Earnings Manipulation. The Beneish score is a multi-factor model that utilizes financial identifiers to compile eight variables used to classify whether a company has manipulated its reported earnings. The variables are built from the officially filed financial statements to create a final score call 'M Score.' The score helps to identify companies that are likely to manipulate their profits if they show deteriorating gross margins, operating expenses, and leverage against growing revenue.

Depreciation Amortization and Accretion

27.24 BillionShare
Amazon Depreciation Amortization and Accretion is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Depreciation Amortization and Accretion is estimated at 27.24 Billion

Amazon Earnings Manipulation Drivers

Although earnings manipulation is typically not the result of intentional misconduct by the c-level executives, it is still a widespread practice by the senior management of public companies such as Amazon. It is usually done by a series of misrepresentations of various accounting rules and operating activities across multiple financial cycles. The best way to spot the manipulation is to examine the historical financial statement to find inconsistencies in earning reports to find trends in assets or liabilities that are not sustainable in the future.
201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Revenues135.99 B177.87 B232.89 B280.52 B386.06 B416.54 B
Total Assets83.4 B131.31 B162.65 B225.25 B321.19 B346.55 B
Current Assets45.78 B60.2 B75.1 B96.33 B132.73 B143.21 B
Assets Non Current37.62 B71.11 B87.55 B128.91 B188.46 B203.34 B
Total Liabilities64.12 B103.6 B119.1 B163.19 B227.79 B245.77 B
Current Liabilities43.82 B57.88 B68.39 B87.81 B126.39 B136.36 B
Total Debt7.69 B24.74 B33.15 B63.2 B84.39 B91.05 B
Debt Non Current7.69 B24.74 B33.15 B63.2 B84.39 B91.05 B
Operating Income4.19 B4.11 B12.42 B14.54 B22.9 B24.71 B
Investments6.65 B10.46 B9.5 B18.93 B42.27 B45.61 B
Investments Current6.65 B10.46 B9.5 B18.93 B42.27 B45.61 B
Gross Margin0.330.350.370.40.410.39

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The Macroaxis Fundamental Analysis modules help investors analyze Amazon Inc's financials across various querterly and yearly statements, indicators and fundamental ratios. We help investors to determine the real value of Amazon using virtually all public information available. We use both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to arrive at the intrinsic value of Amazon Inc based on its fundamental data. In general, a quantitative approach, as applied to this company, focuses on analyzing financial statements comparatively, whereas a qaualitative method uses data that is important to a company's growth but cannot be measured and presented in a numerical way.
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Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. Amazon.com, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Amazon operates under Internet Retail classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. It employs 1335000 people.

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The market value of Amazon Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Amazon that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Amazon's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Amazon's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Amazon's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Amazon Inc underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Amazon's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Amazon value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Amazon's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.