Astra Beneish M Score

ASTR -  USA Stock  

USD 2.47  0.12  5.11%

This module uses fundamental data of Astra Space to approximate the value of its Beneish M Score. Astra Space 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 Astra Space Piotroski F Score and Astra Space Altman Z Score analysis.
  
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Astra Space Total Debt is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Astra Space reported last year Total Debt of 8.88 Million. As of 05/28/2022, Debt Current is likely to grow to about 1.7 M, while Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities is likely to drop (6.6 M).
At this time, it appears that Astra Space is an unlikely manipulator. The earnings manipulation may begin if Astra Space'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 Astra Space 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 Astra Space'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.
-5.19
Beneish M Score - Unlikely Manipulator
Elasticity of ReceivablesN/AFocus
Asset QualityN/AFocus
Expense CoverageN/AFocus
Gross Margin StrengsN/AFocus
Accruals FactorN/AFocus
Depreciation Resistance0.96Focus
Net Sales GrowthN/AFocus
Financial Leverage Condition0.98Focus

Astra Space 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 Astra Space'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
Selling General and Administrative Expense68 M78.9 M
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion5.7 M6.4 M
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Assets538.4 M499 M
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Property Plant and Equipment Net63.9 M75.4 M
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Trade and Non Trade Receivables1.6 M1.6 M
Slightly Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities66.4 M62.5 M
Notably Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Assets374.1 M346.7 M
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Assets Non Current164.3 M152.3 M
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities41.7 M40.7 M
Fairly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Liabilities Non Current21.1 M21.8 M
Sufficiently Down
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Total Debt9.1 M8.9 M
Fairly Up
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Debt Current1.7 M1.7 M
Fairly Up
Increasing
Stable
Debt Non Current10.9 M7.2 M
Way Up
Decreasing
Slightly volatile

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

About Astra Space 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

5.72 Million

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Astra Space Depreciation Amortization and Accretion is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Astra Space reported last year Depreciation Amortization and Accretion of 6.44 Million

About Astra Space Fundamental Analysis

The Macroaxis Fundamental Analysis modules help investors analyze Astra Space's financials across various querterly and yearly statements, indicators and fundamental ratios. We help investors to determine the real value of Astra Space using virtually all public information available. We use both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to arrive at the intrinsic value of Astra Space 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.
Please read more on our fundamental analysis page.
Astra Space, Inc. designs, tests, manufactures, launches, and operates space products and services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Alameda, California. Astra Space operates under Aerospace Defense classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. It employs 324 people.

Astra Space Investors Sentiment

The influence of Astra Space's investor sentiment on the probability of its price appreciation or decline could be a good factor in your decision-making process regarding taking a position in Astra. The overall investor sentiment generally increases the direction of a stock movement in a one-year investment horizon. However, the impact of investor sentiment on the entire stock markets does not have a solid backing from leading economists and market statisticians.

Astra Space Implied Volatility

    
  67.76  
Astra Space's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Astra Space stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Astra Space's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Astra Space stock will not fluctuate a lot when Astra Space's options are near their expiration.
Some investors attempt to determine whether the market's mood is bullish or bearish by monitoring changes in market sentiment. Unlike more traditional methods such as technical analysis, investor sentiment usually refers to the aggregate attitude towards Astra Space in the overall investment community. So, suppose investors can accurately measure the market's sentiment. In that case, they can use it for their benefit. For example, some tools to gauge market sentiment could be utilized using contrarian indexes, Astra Space's short interest history, or implied volatility extrapolated from Astra Space options trading.

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Astra Space Investor Sentiment

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Pair Trading with Astra Space

One of the main advantages of trading using pair correlations is that every trade hedges away some risk. Because there are two separate transactions required, even if Astra Space position performs unexpectedly, the other equity can make up some of the losses. Pair trading also minimizes risk from directional movements in the market. For example, if an entire industry or sector drops because of unexpected headlines, the short position in Astra Space will appreciate offsetting losses from the drop in the long position's value.

Astra Space Pair Correlation

Correlation Analysis For Direct Indexing and Tax-loss Harvesting

The ability to find closely correlated positions to Astra Space could be a great tool in your tax-loss harvesting strategies, allowing investors a quick way to find a similar-enough asset to replace Astra Space when you sell it. If you don't do this, your portfolio allocation will be skewed against your target asset allocation. So, investors can't just sell and buy back Astra Space - that would be a violation of the tax code under the "wash sale" rule, and this is why you need to find a similar enough asset and use the proceeds from selling Astra Space to buy it.
The correlation of Astra Space is a statistical measure of how it moves in relation to other equities. This measure is expressed in what is known as the correlation coefficient, which ranges between -1 and +1. A perfect positive correlation (i.e., a correlation coefficient of +1) implies that as Astra Space moves, either up or down, the other security will move in the same direction. Alternatively, perfect negative correlation means that if Astra Space moves in either direction, the perfectly negatively correlated security will move in the opposite direction. If the correlation is 0, the equities are not correlated; they are entirely random. A correlation greater than 0.8 is generally described as strong, whereas a correlation less than 0.5 is generally considered weak.
Correlation analysis and pair trading evaluation for Astra Space can also be used as hedging techniques within a particular sector or industry or even over random equities to generate a better risk-adjusted return on your portfolios.
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Is Astra Space's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Astra Space. If investors know Astra will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Astra Space listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Astra Space is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Astra that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Astra Space's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Astra Space'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 Astra Space's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Astra Space'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 Astra Space's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Astra Space value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Astra Space'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.