Belden Inc Stock Beneish M Score

BDC Stock  USD 95.15  1.13  1.20%   
This module uses fundamental data of Belden to approximate the value of its Beneish M Score. Belden 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. Check out Belden Piotroski F Score and Belden Altman Z Score analysis.
  
At present, Belden's Long Term Debt Total is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The current year's Short and Long Term Debt is expected to grow to about 1.9 B, whereas Short and Long Term Debt Total is forecasted to decline to about 801.5 M. At present, Belden's Book Value Per Share is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The current year's Operating Cash Flow Per Share is expected to grow to 7.95, whereas Price To Sales Ratio is forecasted to decline to 0.81.
At this time, it appears that Belden Inc is an unlikely manipulator. The earnings manipulation may begin if Belden'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 Belden 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 Belden'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.
-2.86
Beneish M Score - Unlikely Manipulator
Elasticity of Receivables

1.02

Focus
Asset Quality

1.12

Focus
Expense Coverage

0.94

Focus
Gross Margin Strengs

0.71

Focus
Accruals Factor

0.94

Focus
Depreciation Resistance

1.03

Focus
Net Sales Growth

0.64

Focus
Financial Leverage Condition

1.04

Focus

Belden 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 Belden'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
Net Receivables271 M413.8 M
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Total Revenue1.6 B2.5 B
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Total AssetsB3.2 B
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Total Current Assets851.7 M1.5 B
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Non Current Assets Total1.2 B1.8 B
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Property Plant Equipment363.3 M523.5 M
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Depreciation And Amortization66.3 M99.5 M
Way Down
Pretty Stable
Selling General Administrative301.3 M496.2 M
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Total Current Liabilities378 M633.5 M
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Non Current Liabilities Total910.7 M1.4 B
Way Down
Slightly volatile
Net Debt489.8 M707.1 M
Way Down
Pretty Stable
Long Term Debt982.9 M1.2 B
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Operating Income346.8 M330.3 M
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Total Cash From Operating Activities335.6 M319.6 M
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Long Term Investments25.2 M26.6 M
Notably Down
Slightly volatile
Gross Profit Margin0.260.3647
Way Down
Very volatile

Belden 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 Belden's different financial indicators related to revenue, expenses, operating profit, and net earnings helps investors identify and prioritize their investing strategies towards Belden in a much-optimized way. Analyzing correlations between earnings drivers directly associated with dollar figures is the most effective way to find Belden's degree of accounting gimmicks and manipulations.

About Belden 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.

Other Operating Expenses

1.47 Billion

At present, Belden's Other Operating Expenses is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting.

Belden 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 Belden. 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.
201920202021202220232024 (projected)
Net Receivables334.6M296.8M412.2M440.1M413.8M271.0M
Total Revenue2.1B1.9B2.4B2.6B2.5B1.6B
Total Assets3.4B3.1B3.4B3.2B3.2B2.0B
Total Current Assets1.4B1.1B1.5B1.5B1.5B851.7M
Net Debt1.1B1.1B883.5M549.6M707.1M489.8M
Short Term Debt14.1M14.8M18.3M16.8M18.9M34.6M
Long Term Debt1.4B1.6B1.5B1.2B1.2B982.9M
Operating Income207.2M125.4M296.5M363.3M330.3M346.8M
Investments(184.4M)(31.6M)(92.0M)168.4M(200.5M)(210.5M)

Belden ESG Sustainability

Some studies have found that companies with high sustainability scores are getting higher valuations than competitors with lower social-engagement activities. While most ESG disclosures are voluntary and do not directly affect the long term financial condition, Belden's sustainability indicators can be used to identify proper investment strategies using environmental, social, and governance scores that are crucial to Belden's managers, analysts, and investors.
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About Belden Fundamental Analysis

The Macroaxis Fundamental Analysis modules help investors analyze Belden Inc's financials across various querterly and yearly statements, indicators and fundamental ratios. We help investors to determine the real value of Belden using virtually all public information available. We use both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to arrive at the intrinsic value of Belden 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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When determining whether Belden Inc offers a strong return on investment in its stock, a comprehensive analysis is essential. The process typically begins with a thorough review of Belden's financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to assess its financial health. Key financial ratios are used to gauge profitability, efficiency, and growth potential of Belden Inc Stock. Outlined below are crucial reports that will aid in making a well-informed decision on Belden Inc Stock:
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Quarterly Earnings Growth
(0.38)
Dividend Share
0.2
Earnings Share
5.11
Revenue Per Share
57.591
Quarterly Revenue Growth
(0.17)
The market value of Belden Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Belden that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Belden's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Belden'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 Belden's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Belden's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Belden's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine if Belden is a good investment by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Belden'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.