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Allergan PLC (AGN)


Financial Reporting Quality: Aggregate Accruals

Difficulty: Advanced

Earnings can be decomposed into cash and accrual components. The accrual component (aggregate accruals) has been found to have less persistence than the cash component, and therefore (1) earnings with higher accrual component are less persistent than earnings with smaller accrual component, all else equal; and (2) the cash component of earnings should receive a higher weighting evaluating company performance.


Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio

Allergan PLC, balance sheet computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in thousands

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Operating Assets
Total assets 101,787,600  118,341,900  128,986,300  135,840,700  52,529,100 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents 880,400  1,817,200  1,724,000  1,096,000  250,000 
Less: Marketable securities 1,026,900  4,632,100  11,501,500  9,300  1,000 
Operating assets 99,880,300  111,892,600  115,760,800  134,735,400  52,278,100 
Operating Liabilities
Total liabilities 36,656,600  44,504,800  52,785,800  59,251,400  24,193,600 
Less: Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases 868,300  4,231,800  2,797,900  2,432,800  697,400 
Less: Long-term debt and capital leases, excluding current portion 22,929,400  25,843,500  29,970,800  40,293,400  14,846,300 
Operating liabilities 12,858,900  14,429,500  20,017,100  16,525,200  8,649,900 
Net operating assets1 87,021,400  97,463,100  95,743,700  118,210,200  43,628,200 
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals2 (10,441,700) 1,719,400  (22,466,500) 74,582,000 
Ratio
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio3 -11.32% 1.78% -21.00% 92.17%
Benchmarks
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors4
Abbott Laboratories -6.71% 69.42% -1.06% -3.34%
AbbVie Inc. -31.42% -7.02% 25.20% 105.82%
Amgen Inc. -9.88% -33.04% -6.85% -4.19%
Biogen Inc. 3.85% 7.67% 9.75% 26.50%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -3.17% -24.97% -0.82% 9.08%
Celgene Corp. 62.19% -18.63% -5.27% 79.80%
Eli Lilly & Co. -10.27% -5.99% 1.26% -2.72%
Gilead Sciences Inc. -41.29% -16.94% 23.56% 38.29%
Johnson & Johnson -8.03% 31.51% 5.55% -5.16%
Merck & Co. Inc. -15.70% -0.65% -12.97% 6.02%
Pfizer Inc. -9.34% 12.36% 4.12% 11.13%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 20.14% 33.15% 26.37% 34.77%
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology -9.53% 8.00% -1.83% 29.02%
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Health Care -1.89% 7.94% 0.81% 35.33%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
Net operating assets = Operating assets – Operating liabilities
= 99,880,30012,858,900 = 87,021,400

2 2018 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals = Net operating assets 2018 – Net operating assets 2017
= 87,021,40097,463,100 = -10,441,700

3 2018 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio = 100 × Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × -10,441,700 ÷ [(87,021,400 + 97,463,100) ÷ 2] = -11.32%

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Ratio Description The company
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the balance-sheet-based accruals ratio, Allergan PLC deteriorated earnings quality from 2017 to 2018.

Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio

Allergan PLC, cash flow statement computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in thousands

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders (5,096,400) (4,125,500) 14,973,400  3,915,200  (1,630,500)
Less: Net cash provided by operating activities 5,640,100  5,873,400  1,425,300  4,530,000  2,243,000 
Less: Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities 3,098,500  (878,000) 24,333,300  (37,120,900) (5,370,600)
Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals (13,835,000) (9,120,900) (10,785,200) 36,506,100  1,497,100 
Ratio
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio1 -15.00% -9.44% -10.08% 45.11%
Benchmarks
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories -5.39% 12.34% -6.46% 4.27%
AbbVie Inc. -23.85% -12.92% 16.02% 59.26%
Amgen Inc. -95.70% -22.85% 22.06% 11.81%
Biogen Inc. 1.91% 6.65% 12.70% 39.81%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -1.14% -28.29% 0.76% 8.10%
Celgene Corp. 34.03% 4.95% -7.35% 55.24%
Eli Lilly & Co. -25.54% -11.43% 5.63% -2.13%
Gilead Sciences Inc. -73.15% 28.23% 29.15% 45.78%
Johnson & Johnson -5.08% -7.40% 4.68% 7.15%
Merck & Co. Inc. -19.26% -13.29% -5.97% -5.73%
Pfizer Inc. -10.12% 10.69% -1.06% -5.98%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 28.32% 19.22% 13.64% 8.37%
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology -15.74% -2.28% 1.73% 16.40%
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Health Care -8.00% -0.19% 2.89% 18.47%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio = 100 × Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × -13,835,000 ÷ [(87,021,400 + 97,463,100) ÷ 2] = -15.00%

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Ratio Description The company
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio, Allergan PLC deteriorated earnings quality from 2017 to 2018.