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ACN

AccentureNYSE:ACN Stock Report

Market Cap

US$215.9b

7D

5.1%

1Y

48.6%

Updated

16 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
ACN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends4/6

ACN Overview

Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 8.79% per year

Earnings have grown 9.6% per year over the past 5 years

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for ACN from our risk checks.

Accenture Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Accenture
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$341.82
52 Week HighUS$212.45
52 Week LowUS$345.52
Beta1.12
1 Month Change-0.12%
3 Month Change9.59%
1 Year Change48.59%
3 Year Change115.96%
5 Year Change195.72%
Change since IPO2,153.26%

Recent News & Updates

Oct 10
Accenture's (NYSE:ACN) Dividend Will Be Increased To US$0.97

Accenture's (NYSE:ACN) Dividend Will Be Increased To US$0.97

Accenture plc's ( NYSE:ACN ) dividend will be increasing to US$0.97 on 15th of November. This takes the annual payment...

Oct 06
Is Accenture (NYSE:ACN) A Risky Investment?

Is Accenture (NYSE:ACN) A Risky Investment?

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Oct 05

Accenture Stock: Analyzing Attractiveness For Dividend Investors

Accenture is a technology, consulting and services company that also pays a dividend. The dividend has been growing by 10% CAGR and I also expect them to continue at this pace. The recently published Q4 2021 results, based on which I assess their performance. As a dividend value investor, I assess whether Accenture is an attractive investment right now.

Sep 26
Accenture's (NYSE:ACN) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Accenture's (NYSE:ACN) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Accenture plc ( NYSE:ACN ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 15th of November to US$0.97...

Shareholder Returns

ACNUS ITUS Market
7D5.1%3.2%2.0%
1Y48.6%20.6%27.6%

Return vs Industry: ACN exceeded the US IT industry which returned 20.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ACN exceeded the US Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ACN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ACN volatility
ACN Beta1.12
Industry Beta1.18
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: ACN is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ACN's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2009624,000Julie T. Sweethttps://www.accenture.com

Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide. The company also provides outsourcing services. It serves communications, media, high tech, software, and platform companies; banking, capital market, and insurance industries; and consumer goods, retail, travel services, industrial, and life science industries, as well as clients in health, public service, chemicals and natural resources, energy, and utility sectors.

Accenture Fundamentals Summary

How do Accenture's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ACN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$215.91b
Earnings (TTM)US$5.91b
Revenue (TTM)US$50.53b

36.6x

P/E Ratio

4.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ACN income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$50.53b
Cost of RevenueUS$34.17b
Gross ProfitUS$16.36b
ExpensesUS$10.46b
EarningsUS$5.91b

Last Reported Earnings

Aug 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Dec 16, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)9.35
Gross Margin32.38%
Net Profit Margin11.69%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.3%

How did ACN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.1%

Current Dividend Yield

39%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Accenture undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

36.55x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ACN ($341.82) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($285.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ACN is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ACN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.6x) compared to the US IT industry average (34.8x).

PE vs Market: ACN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.6x) compared to the US market (18.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ACN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ACN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.1x) compared to the US IT industry average (5.2x).


Future Growth

How is Accenture forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?

8.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ACN's forecast earnings growth (8.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: ACN's earnings (8.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ACN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ACN's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ACN's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ACN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (31.2%)


Past Performance

How has Accenture performed over the past 5 years?

9.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ACN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ACN's current net profit margins (11.7%) are higher than last year (11.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ACN's earnings have grown by 9.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ACN's earnings growth over the past year (15.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ACN earnings growth over the past year (15.6%) underperformed the IT industry 28%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ACN's Return on Equity (29.8%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Accenture's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ACN's short term assets ($19.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($15.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: ACN's short term assets ($19.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($7.4B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ACN's debt to equity ratio (0.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ACN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 0.3% to 0.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ACN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (13691.4%).

Interest Coverage: ACN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (291.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Accenture current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.14%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ACN's dividend (1.14%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).

High Dividend: ACN's dividend (1.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.49%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ACN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ACN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.8%), ACN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ACN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (36.6% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Julie T. Sweet (54 yo)

2.08yrs

Tenure

US$17,184,847

Compensation

Ms. Julie T. Spellman Sweet has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Accenture plc since September 01, 2019 and is Chairman of the Board since September 01, 2021. She was Chief Executive Officer of...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Julie T.'s total compensation ($USD17.18M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.20M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Julie T.'s compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ACN's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ACN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Accenture plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Accenture plc
  • Ticker: ACN
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2009
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$215.907b
  • Shares outstanding: 631.64m
  • Website: https://www.accenture.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Accenture plc
  • 1 Grand Canal Square
  • Grand Canal Harbour
  • Dublin
  • Co. Dublin
  • 2
  • Ireland

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/16 22:03
End of Day Share Price2021/10/15 00:00
Earnings2021/08/31
Annual Earnings2021/08/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.