Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Accenture's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ACN exceeded the US IT industry which returned 30.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACN exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Accenture's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Accenture undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ACN ($317.68) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($330.15)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ACN is good value based on its PE Ratio (34.9x) compared to the US IT industry average (35.8x).
PE vs Market: ACN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.9x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ACN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ACN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.4x) compared to the US IT industry average (5.2x).
How is Accenture forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ACN's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: ACN's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ACN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ACN's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ACN's revenue (8.5% 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 (29%)
How has Accenture performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ACN's current net profit margins (12.1%) are higher than last year (11.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACN's earnings have grown by 8.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ACN's earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ACN earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) underperformed the IT industry 19.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ACN's Return on Equity (29.4%) is considered high.
How is Accenture's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACN's short term assets ($21.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($14.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: ACN's short term assets ($21.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($7.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACN's debt to equity ratio (0.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ACN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 0.4% to 0.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ACN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (13696%).
Interest Coverage: ACN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (247.8x coverage).
What is Accenture current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ACN's dividend (1.11%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: ACN's dividend (1.11%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ACN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ACN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.7%), ACN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ACN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (36.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Julie T. Sweet (54 yo)
Ms. Julie T. Spellman Sweet has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Accenture plc since September 01, 2019. She was Chief Executive Officer of North America at Accenture Plc From June 2015 to Sept...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Julie T.'s total compensation ($USD17.18M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Julie T.'s compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ACN's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ACN's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ACN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Accenture plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Accenture plc
- Ticker: ACN
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$201.453b
- Shares outstanding: 634.14m
- Website: https://www.accenture.com
Number of Employees
- Accenture plc
- 1 Grand Canal Square
- Grand Canal Harbour
- Co. Dublin
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 co...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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